Ringworm is the most common fungal condition in cats, however it is also a well recognised problem in dogs and horses. Malaseb will help to sterilise the coat of ringworm spores, helping to speed recovery and prevent spread of the disease. Ringworm in cats is a systemic disease which means that although you many only see a few spots the cat is actually covered in ringworm infection and thus all over treatment is needed. Malaseb can be used alone or in combination with systemic medication (usually anti-fungal tablets) to treat ringworm. Combination therapy results in a faster cure than either alone. Malaseb should be used twice weekly during ringworm treatment. It is important if you have young children or immune-compromised adults in the same household as an infected cat that you discuss this with your veterinarian or doctor. Ringworm can have serious consequences for those without a good immune system.
Malaseb - Various Sizes
- Malaseb is registered to treat skin infections involving bacteria (Staphylococcus) and yeast (Malassezia), and the treatment for ringworm, a condition which is not due to worms (like the name suggests) but is in fact a fungal infection. It is normal in dogs to have low numbers of resident bacteria and yeasts on the skin surface. When there is a disruption to the skin’s natural ecosystem these bacteria and yeasts can overgrow causing disease. Reasons for disruption to the natural balance Allergy, including to pollens, grasses, foods (meats) and fleas. Parasites, such as fleas, mites and lice. Hormonal problems Conformational problems such as deep skin folds, making sweaty crevices. Malaseb helps as it kills the micro-organisms, helping to keep the numbers of yeasts and bacteria at manageable levels.It also removes excess scale and oils, commonly produced when the skin is infected, and removes allergens such as pollens which can be caught in fur or on skin causing irritation.