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Cat mushroom: treatment of the disease


If your room tiger is ill with cat fungus, treatment should start as soon as possible. The infection is not only uncomfortable, but also very contagious - both for animals and for humans. Cat mushroom should be treated as quickly as possible - Image: Shutterstock / sematadesign

If you notice symptoms of cat fungus in your house tiger, you should go to the vet as soon as possible. Treatment should begin as soon as possible to prevent the disease from spreading further and to minimize the very high risk of infection. Once the doctor has identified the pathogen beyond doubt - this requires a cat skin sample - drug therapy can begin.

Fast treatment is important

As a rule, fungal diseases are treated with so-called antifungals - antifungal agents. They are available in the form of tablets, washing solutions or ointments. Your veterinarian knows which one is best for your four-legged friend. The active ingredients that help fight fungal infections can include ketoconazole, itraconazole or griseofulvin. Treatment with such a fungus can be very lengthy. It usually takes a few weeks for the cat to heal completely. It is best to treat all four-legged friends living in your household right away - dogs, guinea pigs and the like can also become infected with Microsporum Canis.

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Cat mushroom: Thorough cleaning of the apartment

In addition to drug therapy for your parlor tiger, you should also thoroughly clean your apartment. In particular, all furniture with upholstery, curtains, carpets, etc. are a perfect breeding ground for the pathogen of the unpleasant infection. The fungus nests in all textiles. All blankets, pillows and baskets your cat likes to lie in should be disinfected by the veterinarian using a special agent. The fungus is also contagious to humans.