Hello,Pam and welcome!My name is XXXXX XXXXX it will be my pleasure to assist you today.If the crusty sores are spreading, it's possible Meeble may have ringworm and this can only be diagnosed with a special light, at the vet's office. It would be a good idea to get her in the see the vet in person as soon as possible, so you can get a definite diagnosis and treatment, if needed. Be careful when you handle her, as ringworm can be transmitted from cats to humans and vice-versa.I hope all will be well with Meeble!Warmest regards,Cher
Hello again, Pam and thanks for your reply.You hadn't mentioned you were a low income person and might have trouble taking her to the vet due to this reason. I'm listing some helpful sites for you below, to try to get financial aid.It's difficult to tell you how to treat a condition that cannot be diagnosed definitely over the internet. The cause of these crusty sores must be determined and this has to be done in person. A skin scraping (painless) might provide more diagnostic tools for the vet. However, if the description I included about ringworm sounds like what she has, you can get an anti-fungal creme for humans over the counter in your pharmacy or supermarket like Lotrimin AF; however, not all over the counter ringworm remedies are safe for cats and your vet should always be consulted first. Here is more information: http://www.wvcats.com/ringworm.htmlIf you need help paying for vet care, the following two animal hospitals offer free online coupons:
http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/trouble_affording_pet.html The organizations at this site may help with vet fees:http://speakingforspot.com/?p=Financial%20Assistance%20for%20Veterinary%20CareCare Credit is accepted by most vet offices. It is a credit card that can be paid off in lower monthly installments with some plans offering no interest for a certain period of time:http://www.carecredit.com/vetmed/Call Cat Rescue Organizations in your area and ask who they use; I'm sure they can recommend some lower cost vets to you.
I hope all will be well with your kitty!