What Is Ringworm in Dogs?

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Key points

  • The scientific name for ringworm is dermatophytosis.
  • Ringworm is caused by a fungal infection of the skin and hair follicles. It can sometimes affect the nails too.
  • Dogs can be asymptomatic carriers of ringworm, passing on the infection to others.
  • Cats are often the original source of ringworm in multi-pet households
  • The most common dermatophytes affecting dogs are zoonotic, meaning that they can also infect humans and other animals.

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Symptoms & types

The first sign of a ringworm skin infection is usually a circular bald patch.

Understanding the diagnostics

Despite its name, ringworm isn't caused by a worm or any other parasite for that matter!

Learning About The Causes

Once your dog has ringworm, it takes time and commitment to cure it.

Best Treatment Options



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