Ringworm in Pets

Ringworm in Pets

Ringworm in pets is a fungal disease of the skin is highly contagious to both pets and people. There are three specific forms of fungi that are the cause of ringworm.

They are:

  • Microsporum Canis – 98% of the source is from cats.
  • Microsporum Gypseum – dogs and cats from digging in contaminated soil.
  • Trichophyton mentagrophytes – dogs and cats from exposure to rodents.

The most common is Microsporum Canis. Long-haired cats are at greater risk for infection and/or maintaining a reservoir of infectious elements of ringworm. Transmission occurs by direct contact between infected and non-infected pets and individuals.

Ringworm in pets is passed by direct contact such as from dogs to cats to rabbits to ferrets to owners and vice versa.   Children often catch ringworm in pets by cuddling their pets against their faces.

Although ringworm is more common with cats, dogs encounter the ringworm fungus also.  Note that this is a skin disease and in most cases the ringworm fungus can be treated and off your pet in 3 to 5 days by using our PetsBestRx™ Ringworm Products.

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Ringworm in pets and their living areas

Ringworm spores can live off its host for many days most often in the sleeping or resting areas of your pets.  This makes ringworm difficult to control when you have multiple pets.

PuraCleenRx™ offers Benzalkonium Chloride disinfectants for your environmental disinfecting needs when treating for ringworm.  Benzalkonium Chloride is 99.999% effective against ringworm fungus and it will not harm clothing.

PuraCleenRx™ offers two  disinfectants; one that is ready to use in a 1:400 dilution and one that is a concentrate starting at 19.95.  The concentrate allows you to mix your formula to your specific needs.

One gallon of concentrated Xtreme Cleen makes 64 gallons of ringworm killing power for your pet’s and your environment.

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