Yes. Ringworm is highly contagious and if caught it’s important to apply a ringworm cure as soon as possible to reduce treatment times. It can be passed from cat to cat, dog to cat, cat to dog, cat to human, etc. and the longer it is allowed to sit untreated, the worse the infection will become.
How does a cat become infected with ringworm?
A animal can become infected with ringworm either by direct exposure with an infected animal or through contaminated bedding, grooming equipment, carpet & furniture. The spores are attached to the hairs, which are shed into the environment & can remain infective for up to a year.
How do I know if my cat has ringworm?
The most recognized sign that your cat is infected with ringworm is circular patches of hair loss which can be seen all over the body but is most common around the head & limbs. Other signs are grey, patchy areas of baldness, with or without redness & itching, seborrhea sicca (a type of dandruff), dry/flaky skin, onychomycosis (infection of the claw & clawbed). Either way, please read the articles on this website to find a ringworm cure and how best to deal with infections once there are contracted.