Recently, we had a query on treating and looking after sporo cats. Here is a sharing from Fenton Yong (first published in August 2012):
The Cat Condition:Sporo has spread to all over his body. His right front leg (paw) was the worst and the private vet even suggested to have it amputated (the surface flesh has already been consumed by this fungal and they are spreading fast). Left front leg has also sporo wound, both hind legs condition were also quite serious. His tail has quite a lot of wounds too (at least 45 to 50%), he is not neutered and his testicles look like going to fall off. Both the side below of his ears have also large sporo wounds. There were around 10 to 13 minor wounds around his body. Prior coming to my home, I was told that there was blood in his sneeze and which the private vet suggested that the sporo might have gone into his nasal system.Med:The cat is given Sporanox (by the vet). Upon researching, we also give him Liver52, Transfer Factor, Colloidal Silver, multivets and most importantly terbenafine (cream).In our case here, the vet prescribed a dosage of 1/2 tablet of sporonox per day. To boost his immune system, he is fed two capsules of T-Factor daily (one each time). We also feed him colloidal silver and multivits as we noticed that he licked the cement floor.Someone I met in an online forum told me to open up the T-Factor capsule and sprinkle the power around the cat wounds. We also did this initially but we don’t think that it would work as his condition was very serious.This is important:Initially, we were looking to buy Potassium iodite (ki) but soon we learnt that this drug has been banned in Malaysia at least for commercial use. And so we opt to terbenafine (cream) which we apply to all his wounds, twice a day – he is put on a collar to prevent him from licking the cream. [There are two brands of terbenafine in the market, at least that of we are aware of – we are using the original brand Lamisil, costs RM27.50 a tube from Caring pharmacy]. We could notice that the wounds were showing signs of recovery in just less than two days. The wounds started to dry and those dead cells (skin/meat) were dropping off. Less than two weeks later, his tail has fully recovered, his testicles are back in shape, those minor wounds have all gone now, fur has started to grow on his front paw (which the vet recommend to have it amputated). He has stopped sneezing blood.The day he first came to us, he had no energy at all, he just sat quitely at the corner of the cage but now he is so active that he wants to stay out of the cage all the time and cry to let him out. Luckily we quarantine him in an alternative bathroom (which we stopped using for this purpose) and let him roam around. We can’t say about what happens to those sporo sign in his system, the only way to make sure is to bring him to a vet for checkup. Note that not all external wounds are cured especially the front paw.* On top of that, we also fed him with Great Compassionate Water (obtained from a Buddhist prayer ceremony). The same person from the forum told me that with the Right, MED, PATIENCE, CARING and LOVE, the cat will definitely recover.That’s it. We nursed Wong Wong (that’s his name) and he recovered in just one month. He’s back with his owner now.Sincerely,Yong
Please note that this is a sharing from our reader upon my request as I believe that some of these “barefoot experiential knowledge” may prove to be helpful for those of us who wish to opt for complementary or holistic treatment. If your cat has similar symptoms, kindly consult a veterinarian for professional advice.
Latest updates from Fenton in April 2013: Wong Wong is doing well and weighs 10kg now!
From: Fenton Yong
Date: Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: any photos?
To: Chan Kah Yein <email@example.com>Wong Wong belonged to my relative. He was sent back after spending about one month with us (about 99% cure). His owner couldn’t hardly sleep everynight, thinking of him!? Wong Wong is spending his leisure time at his home in JohoreIt was a sad case as Wong Wong was suspected of getting infected with sporo from a vet that his owner had brought him to.I will try to get his latest photos. Wong Wong weighs 10kg now! He is well.Regards,