All About Ringworms in Dogs

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It’s no secret that bad skin conditions and infections can be very common in our pets. This is, of course, unfortunate, but if they happen to, you need to know how to spot them. Ringworms in dogs are pretty easy to notice since they affect your dog’s skin, hair or nails. “Ringworms??? Are they painful?” While younger dogs are more prone to getting ringworms, you shouldn’t rule them out in an adult dog either. Let’s take a closer look at some of the main symptoms of ringworms and their causes.

Common ringworm symptoms in dogs

Hair Loss or Poor Coat.

One of the first ringworm symptoms in dogs could be hair loss or a poor hair coat. There might me patches of missing hair on the scalp and the body, hair can fall easier with a petting, etc. These are small warnings that say “something is not right here, folks, and your dog might need help”. “I don’t wanna lose my fur coat!” “I don’t wanna lose my fur coat!”

Dandruff-like scalp.

Another thing you might notice is an accumulation of skin cells on your dog’s scalp, usually looking like dandruff. It’s a probably a little harder to notice this, but it is a pretty good warning sign of ringworms in your dog. “Dandruff...I am not sure my girlfriend will like it…” “Dandruff...I am not sure my girlfriend will like it…”

Itchiness.

While it might signal a ton of other problems, ringworms will almost always make your dog itchy. “Ringworms will almost always make your dog itchy.”

Redness.

Also known as erythema, you’ll see some redness on your pet’s skin, which usually shows up in patches. This is a clear sign that something is not right with your pet’s skin health. “I don’t wanna be red either…” “I don’t wanna be red either…”

Round red knots.

If the ringworms have progressed to an infection, then you’ll notices red, round and raised knots on your dog’s skin. This is a serious condition and should be treated immediately with your vet’s help. “You have to be pay much attention to your pup!” “You have to be pay much attention to your pup!”

Causes of ringworms in dogs

Ringworms are infections that are caused by parasitic fungus. They are more likely to attack dogs that have a weaker immune system as a result of diseases or those that live in poor conditions. For example, dogs in animal shelters are way more likely to get ringworms, especially if they are not receiving proper nutrition. “Clean me, feed me, love me” “Clean me, feed me, love me” Now you some of the most common symptoms and what causes them. By providing your pet with good nutrition, simple hygiene, and a clean environment you are likely to keep them out ringworm’s way. But if you do see some signs that your dog has ringworms, treat them right away.

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