Hi! I bought a kitten, Siya (her name) off a girl I found on Craigslist…

Hi! I bought a kitten, Siya (her name) off a girl I found on Craigslist. She had found the kitten wondering the streets in Queens, NY. Siya was found with another sibling. The girl said Siya’s sibling was diagnosed with ring worm and passed it on to Siya. When I bought her she was missing patches of fur on her head. The girl said that was due to the medicine she was given from her vet to treat the ring worm. I have had Siya for a week now and brought her to a vet to be checked out. After the $300 pet visit the vet recommended I take Siya to a pet dermatologist to look at her where the fur was growing back if she starts getting red there again. The dermatologist is $175 just to see the Dr. plus the costs of each test and treatment. I don’t have the money for that right now so I was hoping someone on here would be able to look at the photo of Siya and tell me if it is the ring coming back or if it’s a cut on her head or something else. Thanks for your time in advance.

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Krista Magnifico
6 years ago

Hello Jason, This picture certainly looks as if it might be ringworm, which is actually not a worm, but an infection caused by a fungus. We tend to see it in cats that are young and have been under some sort of stress, which in Siya’s case might just be having been shifted around in multiple homes. So, here is my advice. I cannot diagnose a cat with a pictre, or over the internet. I would in some cases be making an incorrect "guess" and a diagnosis is dependent on many factors that a picture cannot provide me with. BUT,… Read more »