My 4 month old Ragdoll has developed a two different skin problems atthe same time, one of then is his neck and back have these raised crust like spots that are obvious when you stroke him and upon closer inspection the ccrust lies on red skin. This led me to discover a circular patch of hairless skin, and when looked at closely it looks scaly, its size grows at a noticeable rate, but as far as ive seen its the only patch so far. he has started to scrath himself.
I have read that it may be ringworm , so far I have done nothing to medicate the cat, but I have stopped him sleeping on our bed, ( I have 3 children) he still sleeps on our sofa in the living room.
Is it indeed contageous to my children and should he be isolated untill he gets better, and what treatment do you suggest.
I live in Qatar (middle East) and the local vet is on hoilday now, but I can try to administer medicine myself.
Awaiting your much appreciated advise
Ringworm is a fungus and it is common in kittens. The infected area looks like a round circle of hair loss. You can apply Miconazole, an over the counter anti-fungal cream, to the area until your vet comes back to town. I would have the children wash their hands after touching the cat to be on the safe side. Your pet needs to be seen by a vet for a diagnosis and treatemnt so when your vet comes back please make an appointment. vetcare