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I think i am over reacting

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by NEW2CATS, Nov 12, 2012.


  1. NEW2CATS

    NEW2CATS PetForums VIP

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    Hello guys,


    I want an opinion as to whether or not i should take Gizzy to the vet. I think probably not but i cant help worrying.

    I noticed this morning that she suddenly has a little bald patch on her ear, I am pretty sure it wasnt there last night when she was on my lap.

    I have looked at it and it isnt red or sore looking, she isnt itching it either. It is about half a centimetre in diameter. she is an indoor cat so I dont think it can be ringworm.


    Her and Billy were playing chase at bed time last night - but surely if a chunk of fur came out in their rough and tumble she would of made a noise? or it would look sore??

    So what do you reckon?
     
  2. Etienne

    Etienne Dad to Puss and Shadow

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    Maybe just keep an eye on it. Has the skin been broken?
     
  3. catcoonz

    catcoonz PetForums VIP

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    if the skin isnt broken then no infections are occur, i would keep an eye on it see what happens.:)
     
  4. NEW2CATS

    NEW2CATS PetForums VIP

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    No the skin isnt broken

    ok you have put my mind at rest and I will stop being over protective lol
     
  5. Wiz201

    Wiz201 PetForums VIP

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    Just to mention about ringworm, just because the cat's indoors doesn't mean he can't catch it. It doesn't sound like anything serious in this instance though.
     
  6. NEW2CATS

    NEW2CATS PetForums VIP

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    Really? I assumed it was something they caught from other animals
     
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    Wiz201 PetForums VIP

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    human-to-human contact
    human-to-animal contact - for example, by stroking an infected dog or cat
    human-to-object contact - both animals and humans can leave traces of fungi spores on objects and surfaces, such as towels, clothing, bed linen, combs or brushes
    human-to-soil contact - less commonly, you can develop a ringworm infection after lengthy exposure to infected soil

    Its very easy to spread once you have it.
     
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    NEW2CATS PetForums VIP

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    Thanks for the info!

    *note to self buy sanatising gel on the way home*
     
  9. catcoonz

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    or hibiscrub ;)
     
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