Vinegar Treatment for Ringworm in Cats

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Ringworm is a fungus (not a worm as the name implies) that infects the hair follicles of a cat and creates lesions and hair loss. Though veterinary treatment is highly recommended for ringworm, homeopathic remedies such as apple cider vinegar are also popular.

Function

  • Holistic practitioners recommend rubbing apple cider vinegar onto affected areas to eliminate ringworm and stimulate hair growth.

Effects

  • Apple cider vinegar changes the pH balance of the cat's skin, making the skin inhospitable for ringworm fungus.

Benefits

  • Anti-fungal medications and medicated baths or dips are usually used by veterinarians to treat ringworm. Apple cider vinegar is a treatment option that allows the cat to avoid harmful medications or stressful procedures.

Considerations

  • There is no medical or scientific evidence supporting the claim that apple cider vinegar treats ringworm in cats.

Warnings

  • Ringworm is highly contagious and can be passed to other pets as well as humans. Ringworm should be treated seriously and immediately. Veterinary treatment is recommended.

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