Then ringworm appeared. An older cat had it for a while before I noticed it, and several of the babies got patches. Rough skin...it's a fungus. Thing is, all the experts I know have fits, washing fits, bleaching-all-the-bedding fits, and go so far as to deem the kittens unadoptable, or as the Marin Humane did two years ago, kill them. I'm here to tell ya that all you need to do to kill ringworm is to buy OXY-DOC, which I get at Holistic Hound in Berkeley, which costs next to nothing, which is tasteless, odorless, clear, non-toxic except to the ringworm, and apply it.
My first ringworm adventure was with little Desmond, who came to me from another rescue lady looking way punked out...gentian violet is another remedy for ringworm, and it dyes the fur,yes, violet! (what fur he had left) He was the SWEETEST tiny boy, and slept in the crook of my neck. He had it all over, and I got it on my neck. Wise Heidi at Holistic Hound recommended Oxy-Doc, and it worked for us both! The little ones here are clearing up.Most shelters isolate those who have ringworm, but I don't. Another heresy. It's so easy to treat, there's no need to put them through the terrible stress...kittens in cages: NO! of being cut off from all the fun, cuddling, etc. They're all in a pile, and no one except the original four who got it has contacted it. Stronger immune systems, I'm sure, help them resist. Learned from Dr. Reed, too, that some can be carriers and asymptomatic.
So fear ringworm no more! That's tonight's message!
Old pictures: hope the new camera comes tomorrow!!