“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!”
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.
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…”
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!”