With FeLv+ cats or any cats for that matter, it's always good to get the vet's
opinion on what shampoo to use or not. Remember that some residue of the
shampoo may be absorbed through the cat's skin. If you want to know more about
cat diseases (or cattle, pig, horse, rabbit or anything disases) you can go to
www.merckmanuals.com and click on The Merck Veterinary Manual. They list
everything there. It's really wonderful. If you want to know about a particular
medication you are told to use, go to www.drugs.com and type "cat medication"
in the search area. Everything is listed in alphabetical order. You will
discover that Malaseb is for dogs and horses. You might want to hold off using
this on a cat or kitten. Ketochlor and other shampoos that begin with Keto-
should be used only under the recommendation of a veterinarian. This one forms
a coating of the substance on the cat's skin and lasts long after the shampoo
has been used, according to the
information on drugs.com.
I'm not sure that shampooing a cat is for everyone. I tried it once or twice.
What I got was a mass of soap bubbles and foam with ears and eyes, racing
around the house, screaching and snarling. Getting a cat to stand around for 5
to 10 minutes while the shampoo works, as advised in the information, is sooo
not realistic. If you do want to shampoo, notify your next of kin first.
Incidentally, it was a flea shampoo I used on an adult cat who was usually Mr.
Charming but turned into a vampire the minute the water and soap hit him. This
was before I found out about Capstar and Frontline Plus, many moons ago.
> From: Catherine Chang <changic...@gmail.com>
>Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 11:48 PM
>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] ringworm
>Hi felv friends,
>I was away from emails for several days, so I am not sure whether bathing
>options has been mentioned in this thread about ringworm. If they been
>mentioned, please skip this email. If not, here they are:
>I know 2 shampoos can eliminate ringworm very effectively by just bathing the
>cat (or just his/her infected area) twice a week.
>1. Malaseb shampoo: it contains 2% Miconazole which can treat ringworm very
>effectively. It is available on Amazon.
>2. Nizoral Shampoo: it is a human dandruff shampoo made with Ketoconazole. The
>1% version can be obtained in drug stores. Although taking Ketoconazole by
>mouth could make cat lethargy, such side effect is less seen when only using
>it by bathing as far as I know. There is also a pet version of 2% Ketoconazole
>shampoo, but you will need a prescription to get that.
>hope it helps.
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