Fungus of the skin in cats

The head, ears and limbs are particularly frequently affected by dermatophytes (skin fungi). Hairless areas develop here, sometimes accompanied by redness, scales and crusts. Accordingly, a very unpleasant itching may occur for the cat. If the cat licks or bites these areas of skin, this can aggravate the disease and cause inflammation.
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  • For the support of skin function in the case of dermatosis and excessive loss of hair
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How do you recognise skin fungus in cats?

There are different methods to detect and correctly diagnose a fungal disease: Some fungal strains are already visible under special light. The spores of the fungi can be detected under the microscope. By growing a fungal culture, the exact type of fungus can be differentiated after a period of about four weeks. Another method to detect fungi is to take a skin sample (biopsy). Especially important: If there are signs of skin fungus, caution is advised, as dermatophytes can also be transmitted to other animals and to humans.

Effective treatment of skin fungus

One of the difficulties with a fungal skin disease is its costly treatment. Apart from the cat itself, all objects around the animal must be treated thoroughly several times so that they are effectively disinfected. This also means washing all clothing, fabrics, blankets, pillows, etc. thoroughly several times. The treatment of the cat itself and advice on the correct disinfection of the enclosure should definitely be left to a veterinarian. Supporting skin regeneration through nutrition is also useful in this case.