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Prescription Cat Antifungal Medication

Signs and symptoms of a possible fungal infection in your cat can include skin problems, loss of appetite, and fever. Cats can get infected by coming into contact with spores or other infected animals. Most fungal infections will be too complicated to treat your cat with over the counter anti-fungal sprays, gels, or creams. With veterinary consultation, these products may be used until your cat can be taken to your veterinarian for proper diagnosis. Prescription antifungal medications come in tablet form. Consult with your veterinarian to learn more about the infection and to begin treating it properly.

Frequently Asked Questions About Antifungal Medicine for Cats

Signs and symptoms of fungal infections in cats include skin problems (most commonly owners report hair loss in patches), fever, lack of appetite and weight loss. Less common signs and symptoms include lameness, neurological signs, eye abnormalities, and difficulty breathing.

Treatment of fungal infections can vary depending on which infection your cat has contracted. The most common fungal infection in cats is ringworm and a treatment plan should be given to you after confirmation of ringworm by your veterinarian. Talk to a trusted veterinarian to find which treatment is best for your cat based on their specific condition.

Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin usually spread through contaminated surfaces or skin to skin contact with infected animals. Ringworm is zoonotic to humans so please seek the attention of your human physician if you have any concerns.

Cats can be infected with ringworm when they're exposed to infectious spores through contact with infected animals or contaminated objects and environments. This most typically occurs through breaks in the skin.