As in the previous post, Agri has informed you about the causes and symptoms of fungal diseases in cats. Today with this article, let’s dig deeper into the diagnosis, treatment and care of pets when they have cat fungus.
- Diagnosis of cat fungus
Your veterinarian will perform a scalpel scraping to remove fungal spores, then microscopically examine a sample of the resulting skin. Another more accurate way is to immediately check the infected pet’s skin with Blue Light for more accurate results.
- Treatment of cat fungus
Most cats can be treated on an outpatient basis, but precautions must be taken due to the infectious nature of some of the fungi that cause feline skin disease that can be transmitted to humans. If your veterinarian needs to prescribe antifungal medications to be applied to the skin, use a collar to prevent these antifungals from getting into your cat’s system.
- Care, management and prevention
A course of fungal treatment and long-term care is the only way to truly guarantee an effective treatment for a cat with thrush. Many animals will improve their coat and look like they’re recovering with treatment, but they can still keep fungal pathogens on their bodies. Prophylaxis should be repeated until the end of treatment, and continued until the fungus has been effectively eradicated. In resistant cases, the fungus can be repeated weekly, and treatment continued until 2-3 negative results on consecutive tests are obtained. Blood tests will be done weekly or bi-weekly for cats treated with griseofulvin or antifungal antibiotics because they have an adverse effect on the body’s filtering organs such as the liver. , Dear
To prevent reinfection of the fungus from other animals, all domestic animals should be isolated and monitored. Treatment of infected animals should be reviewed and checked periodically to prevent recurrence of the disease. Rodents are also the cause of disease transmission. If you suspect that your cat has had contact with rodents, or that rodents are in your vicinity, you should take the necessary steps to exclude them from your living area.
Preventive care and management of infected animals is a necessary measure because often when the animal is infected and treated with fungus, the possibility of re-infection is very high, so you should take measures to prevent disease from now on. Time to protect your pet as well as protect yourself. If your pet has symptoms that are likely to be cat fungus, please contact Agri for your pet to be consulted and treated soon.