Savannah Super Cat
Hello, I'm new to this site and also a new kitten owner. We've never had one before and recently adopted a kitten from the Humane Society. We made an appointment for our Vet to check him over and found out he has ringworm. Poor little guy. I have so many questions and everything I read on the internet make it sound like a plague and burning or bleaching everything on top of keeping the kitten completely isolated is the only thing we can do to prevent our other animals (tow dogs) from getting it. We've been treating him for 5 days now with the cream our vet gave us, but how long must he stay isolated? How likely is it that the dogs will get it? I'm not worried about us getting it, but one of our dogs is a show dog that we are fostering. We bought a black light and his spots still glow green, but I heard the spots arent contagious, only the spores...but I dont know what they look like under a black light. He had a very few white specks on his fur that show with the light, but I'm not sure. We vacuum daily and clean our surfaces with bleach, we've also been sprinkling Tinactin powder on our carpets and rubbing some on the dogs. We've given all of them bathes in anti-fungal shampoo, but is this enough to help keep the chances down of them contracting ringworm if we let the kitten out? It's breaking our hearts to keep him alone in a room. Please help.