Can a cat get a yeast infection from licking a yeast infection?

November 26th, 2012 by Emily

Question: Can a cat get a yeast infection from licking a yeast infection?
I know this sounds like a gross question but, I had a yeast infection in my belly button (odd, I know, but the physician confirmed it) and I woke up one morning to my cat licking my belly button!!! Gross. But anyway, is it doable that he will get a yeast infection in his mouth now? If so, how would I treat it or what signs do I need to look for to tell if he has one?

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Answer by Akhil The Pro
First of all, that is fucking nasty. Second of all, yes, but im not sure how to treat it.

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4 Comments on “Can a cat get a yeast infection from licking a yeast infection?”

  1. ▐▀▀☆▀▀▌ ☆ Lady Gaga ☆ ▐▄▄☆▄▄▌ says:

    ar first i thot u were trolling lol! but i dont think so call a vet or the spca and ask just in case. good luck with your belly button lol

  2. Dat_Nerd.EMO Bish says:

    well one site says it’s not a prolproblemhealthy cats, but the symptoms can be redness, hair loss, and etc…let me just copy n paste lol.

    The most common symptom of Malassezia (YEAST) infections in cats is hair loss. Chin acne, redness, and seborrhea can also occur.

    Treatment can be approached in several different ways. For a long-term solution to the problem the underlying condition must be properly treated, whether it is a bacterial infection, allergy, or seborrhea. Once all of the underlying conditions are addressed, then either localized or generalized treatment can begin.

    To provide an inhospitable environment for Malassezia, lipids on the skin need to be removed. Chlorhexidine shampoos that are 1% or stronger, and shampoos containing benzoyl peroxide and sulfur can be used. Human shampoos containing ketoconazole have also been used.

    For localized treatment of very small areas, miconazole cream is applied twice daily for several weeks.

    For cats with more severe cases, or in those that are resistant to topical treatment, oral ketoconazole or itraconazole can be administered for several weeks. A response is generally seen within 1-2 weeks, however, therapy needs to continue for an additional 3-5 weeks. Both of these oral antifungal drugs are very effective, but because of their potentially toxic side effects and expense they should only be used under direct veterinary supervision.

  3. Bob N says:

    I doubt it. The yeast would wind up going down to the cat’s stomach and the acid and digestive juices would kill the yeast.

  4. Jobs says:

    , I had a yeast infection in my belly button (odd, I know, but the doctor confirmed it) and

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