That was the first really good laugh I had in a month. Thanks. 

> From: Margo <>
>Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:08 PM
>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] ringworm
>How to Bathe Your 
1) First …. dress for the occasion. A 4-ply rubber wet suit is suggested, along 
with a helmet, face mask and welders gloves. 
>>2) A Bathtub with a glass enclosure is preferred to the one with a shower 
>>curtain. A frenzied cat can shred one of these in about 3.5 seconds.
>>3) Have the Kitty Bubbles and towel in the enclosed bathtub area beforehand. 
>>No… blow drying the cat after the bath is not suggested.
>>4) Draw the water, making it a little warmer than needed as you still need to 
>>find the cat. Position everything strategically in the shower, so you can 
>>reach it even if you are face down or prone in the tub.
>>5) Find your cat. Use the element of surprise. Pick the cat up, nonchalantly 
>>as if you were simply carrying him/her to the supper dish. No need to worry 
>>about the cat noticing your strange attire, the cat barely notices you anyway.
>>6) Once you and the cat are inside the bathroom speed is essential. In one 
>>single fluid motion shut the door to the bathroom, step into the shower, 
>>close the sliding doors, and drop the cat into the water. While the cat is 
>>still in a state of shock locate the Kitty Bubbles and squirt whatever part 
>>of him is above the water line. You have just begun the wildest 45 seconds of 
>>your life. Remember that cats have no handles and add the fact that he now 
>>has soapy fur. His state of shock has worn off and he’s madder than hell.
>>7) As best you can, wearing welder’s gloves, try to field his body as he 
>>catapults through the air toward the ceiling. If possible, give another 
>>squirt of Kitty Bubbles with his body now fully exposed.
>>8) During the 5 seconds you are able to hold onto him, rub vigorously. No 
>>need to worry about rinsing. As he slides down the glass enclosure into the 
>>tub, he will fall back into the water, rinsing himself in the process.
>>9) Only attempt the lather and rinse process about 3 times. The cat will 
>>realize the lack of traction on the glass by then and will use the next 
>>attempt on the first available part of you.
>>10) Next, the cat must be dried. No, this is NOT the easiest part. By this 
>>stage, you are worn out and the cat has just become semi-permanently affixed 
>>to your right leg. We suggest here that you drain the tub and in full view of 
>>your cat, reach for the bottle of Kitty Bubbles.
>>11) If you have done step 10 correctly, the cat will be off your leg and 
>>hanging precariously from your helmet. Although this view of the cat is most 
>>disgusting, he will be in a much better position for wrapping the towel 
>>around him.
>>12) Be sure cat is firmly wrapped in towel before opening tub enclosure. Open 
>>bathroom door. Put towel-wrapped cat on floor and step back quickly. Into 
>>tub, if possible, and do not open enclosure until all you can see is the 
>>shredded towel.
>>13) In about 2 hours, it will be safe to exit the bathroom. Your cat will be 
>>sitting out there somewhere looking like a small hedgehog while plotting 
>>revenge. But doesn’t he smell better?
>>-----Original Message----- 
>>From: Lee Evans 
>>Sent: Aug 27, 2013 12:59 PM 
>>To: "" 
>>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] ringworm 
>>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 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 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 
>>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 <>
>>>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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