Fungi on the skin of our cats: Dermatomycosis

Dermatomycosis is a disease caused by fungi that affect your pet's skin. This is a disease that not only cats can suffer but also dogs and humans. So pay close attention as your cat can give it to you too.

This disease mainly attacks the youngest animals since their defenses are less prepared for any disease.

Dermatomycosis characterized by hair loss and medallion-shaped lesions, frequently located on the head and legs, both front and rear.

Your pet You can get this disease in the following way: by contact with an animal that already suffers from this disease, through the environment by spores, or by using transport cages that are contaminated. However, pay close attention as there are different factors that will make your cat predisposed to acquiring this parasite:

  • Excessive cleaning of your cat, in addition to removing natural barriers that can prevent disease, spread the fungus throughout the rest of his body.
  • If you are in contact with other cats you notice that they lack hair in the areas already mentioned above.
  • If your cat is with low defenses due to another disease that he is suffering, he can be infected more easily.

If your pet suffers from this disease it is very important that you immediately visit your veterinarian to start the treatment to remove it. Do not worry that it is not a lethal disease, but it is very important that you complete the treatment that the veterinarian sends you, which usually lasts about a month and consists of fungicidal creams or pills to eliminate the parasite.

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  1.   Good morning said

    My kitten is beginning to present this disease, I took him to the vet and they sent him an anti flea pipette and if it did not work, they will have to do some tests, he scratches a lot behind his ears, he has already removed a lot of hair there, but I do not understand how it could be infected, because it is always at home. Does the medicine they give them remove the fungus fast? How can I prevent it from giving it again :(?