MY cat is in bad health

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    he is getting sores that scab over on his neck and back of his head. they are bloody then seem to scab over but they are spreading. i put oinment on but i just dont have the money for a vet
     
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    Well I hope for your sake it isn't ringworm.

    If you don't have money to care for your animals, you shouldn't have them. First law of pet ownership.
     
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    Take the cat to the vet.
     
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    i suppose i may have to. could he get ring worms if he has no contact with other animals? he never goes outside and hasnt been outside in 16 months except to be on the porch to get brushed off
     
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    Ringworm is a fungal infection that generally is passed from one host to another, but I suppose theoretically he could have picked it up without being outside, if maybe he had a mild case of it, or his immune system is compromised now or something like that.

    People can get ringworm, too, btw.

    Or it could be mange, which is a mite infection.

    I have heard people have used over-the-counter athlete's foot medication successfully for ringworm, but I have never used it on my animals.

    I would want him to see a vet, though, to determine what it is. Those things can be hard to treat and it's easier just to do a lab, identify the issue and do it right the first time. It's usually cheaper, too.
     
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    take your cat to the vet...odd you dont have money for the vet but you have that sign line ....cant pay my rent etc

    if you cant care for the cat turn it in to the humane...at least it will be cared for
     
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    call your local SPCA or humane society or whatever your local organization is. tell them your situation. they may be able to help you.

    no group that cares for animals will turn you away. they may be able to send you to a vet who will work for either free or cheap or gear his/her fee to your ability to pay.

    it sounds like some type of parasite, btw, but should be easily treated if you deal with it soon.
     
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    would disinfecting ointment help?
     
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    stop putting random mal on the cat..that is just gonna make it worse....call a vet and see a vet....

    dont be penny wise and pound foolish
     
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    no. call your local animal society.
     

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