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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. 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.

“Ringworms??? Are they painful?”

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.

“Dandruff...I am not sure my girlfriend will like it…” 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.


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.”


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

“Clean me, feed me, love me” 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” 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.

Craig Davis

Craig is an entrepreneur and business executive with an extensive background in all aspects of small business management. As a long-time dog advocate and guardian, he founded Vet Organics to develop an affordable, all-natural, safe, and effective dog ear infection remedy. With the help of natural chemists and botanical experts, Vet Organics products have helped thousands of dogs around the world find relief for painful, chronic ear infections. Craig went on to design powerful all-natural formulas that address a variety of dog and cat ailments, health-boosting supplements, and nutritious treats. When he isn’t designing solutions for dog and cat well-being, he can be found mentoring young entrepreneurs in his community, traveling the world, or building other businesses with an ethical and sustainable focus.

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