Best oral meds for ringworm

texasrose

TCS Member
Thread starter
Young Cat
Joined
May 21, 2015
Messages
69
Reaction score
36
We have one cat with ringworm (4 cats total).  Our vet prescribed Griseofulvin, but I quit after one dose as she was foaming at the mouth with it.  Any suggestions on an oral medication I can ask my vet to give us?
 

cray4cats

TCS Member
Kitten
Joined
Nov 1, 2016
Messages
2
Reaction score
1
Itraconzole is the most effective oral treatment from what I hear.
Also you can talk to your vet about topical treatment like miconazole.
 

mrsgreenjeens

Every Life Should Have Nine Cats
Staff Member
Advisor
Joined
Aug 13, 2009
Messages
13,510
Reaction score
3,455
Location
Arizona
 
We have one cat with ringworm (4 cats total).  Our vet prescribed Griseofulvin, but I quit after one dose as she was foaming at the mouth with it.  Any suggestions on an oral medication I can ask my vet to give us?
Probably the reason she was foaming at the mouth was because the pill may be bitter.  Many pills are to cats, and one way to get around it is to put the pill in an empty gel cap before administering it.  Also, if you follow-up the pill with a little bit of water to wash it down, this always helps.
 
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #4

texasrose

TCS Member
Thread starter
Young Cat
Joined
May 21, 2015
Messages
69
Reaction score
36
I thought I'd update.  We got rid of the ringworm using colloidal silver spray on directly on the spots for 1 week.  Cleaned the room well and used Odoban on any surfaces that could not be washed.  Ringworm is gone, no other cats caught it.
 
Top