Posts Tagged ‘ringworm on dogs’

Does my pet have to be dirty to get ringworm?

Your pet does not have to be dirty to catch ringworm. They can be indoor or outdoor pets and still catch ringworm fungus spores. Ringworm is spread by contact with the ringworm spore in the environment or by touching and infected pet.

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How to get rid of cat ringworm?

It is a common misconception about ringworm that if it is left untreated it will go away. If you do not use some sort of treatment for pet ringworm it will not go away on its own.

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How can ringworm on dogs be prevented?

You can try to take necessary precautions to avoid your dog getting ringworm. However, if your dog comes into contact with ringworm spores from scratching on the ground or playing with other infected pets.

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Are there different kinds of pet ringworm?

Yes, there are different types of ringworm conditions. You may naturally assume that ringworm conditions would actually involve a worm. Ringworm is not similar to tape worms or round worms. Ringworm is not a worm but a fungal infection of the fur or epidermal layers.

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How many animals have ringworm?

There is no specific number of ringworm cases in pets. Some are reported and some are not so it is difficult to give a true answer to this question. It is most important to treat your pet for ringworm once you realize they have come in contact with the ringworm fungus spores.

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Are some animals more susceptible to ringworm than others?

Ringworm is spread by contact with infected animals or by touch objects that have been contaminated with ringworm spores. It takes about 10 to 14 days after contact to mature enough on the skin for you to be able to see it. Some common items that contain spores are bedding, brushes, grooming tools, saddles, furniture…

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