Pet ringworm is a skin disease in your pet caused by spores of dermatophyte fungi. Because the pet ringworm lesions are often circular, it was once thought to be caused by a worm curling up in the tissue. However, there is no truth to that; pet ringworm has nothing to do with a worm. There is not a worm in your body that is crawling around.
There are four fungal species affecting dogs which can cause the disease that we call ringworm. These may also affect humans. The fungi live in hair follicles and cause the hair shafts to break off at the skin line. This usually results in round patches of hair loss. As the fungus multiplies, the lesions may become irregularly shaped and spread over the dog’s body.
Pet ringworm is transmitted by direct contact between dogs. This may be passed from cat to dog or dog to cats. Children are more resistant to receiving the ringworm than an adult is. Transmitting may also occur from the infected environment.
Is there a cure for pet ringworm?
There is a non toxic cure for pet ringworm. PetsBestRx products are highly effective in eliminating ringworm in pets quickly and safely. Many people ask, “how long does it take to get rid of ringworm”? The answer is simple…. In 3 to 5 days! PetsBestRx has antifungal and ringworm lotions to respond to every skin type and each type of pet!