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15 Mar 2004

Ringworm?
i noticed a little circle in my baby kittys ear, could this be ring worm? ive notcied also he has a red mark on her back leg

is there summing i can buy to put on her like creme or summing?
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CyberVet
cybervet

01 Jan 0001

It may well be ringworm, and remember that this can be contagious to dogs and people. Kittens are extremely susceptible to toxicity, though, and the right treatment must therefore be prescribed which is safe to kittens. There are also other reasons for similar lesions, like mites (Demodex) and therefore the right diagnosis must be made after taking small hair samples and examining that under the microscope. The right and safe ointment can then be prescribed, which must be obtained from your veterinarian, as these are usually prescription only medicines, for reasons of safety. It is therefore better, safer and more accurate to ask your vet for assistance.

Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
Cape Town
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