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How to tell if cat moss is getting better soon

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This article is provided by Veterinarian Dr. Daniel Miller
To judge whether cat moss is about to heal, you can observe clinical symptoms, Wood's lamp irradiation, and skin scraping examination. First of all, if the color of the cat's affected area becomes lighter, the skin returns to normal color, the dandruff is reduced, and the itching is significantly relieved, it means that cat moss is getting better. Secondly, if the fluorescent green of cat moss is significantly reduced under the illumination of Wood's lamp, it also means that the cat moss is getting better. Finally, if you perform a skin scraping examination and see a significant reduction in bacteria and hyphae under a microscope, it also indicates that cat moss is improving.

1. Observe the clinical symptoms

The main manifestations of feline tinea are itching, redness, dandruff, patchy hair loss, etc. Owners need to pay attention to observation. If the color of the cat’s affected area becomes lighter and gradually approaches the surrounding area, The color of healthy skin no longer spreads, and small hairs begin to grow in the hair loss area, the dandruff is reduced, the itching sensation is weakened, and the frequency of scratching by the cat is reduced, which means that the cat moss is almost gone.

2. Wood's lamp irradiation

If the cat has tinea felis, it will appear fluorescent green when irradiated with Wood's lamp, so the owner can use Wood's lamp again. If under dim conditions, the fluorescent green color of the affected area is significantly reduced or absent, it means that the cat moss is almost healed.

3. Skin scraping examination

If conditions permit, the owner can take the cat directly to the pet hospital for a skin scraping examination, and stain the skin secretions from the affected area for viewing under a microscope. If the bacterial cells and hyphae are significantly reduced, it means that the cat moss is almost gone.