Treatment typically involves antifungal shampoos, ointments, or oral medications. Since ringworm is contagious to pets and their humans, it's also important to handle an infected dog with care and clean the environment thoroughly to prevent the spread of the infection. This is how to treat ringworm on dogs:
Always consult a veterinarian for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. Ringworm can mimic other skin conditions, and misdiagnosis can lead to ineffective treatment.
Treatment usually needs to continue for several weeks, and it's important to complete the full course of treatment as prescribed by a vet, even if the symptoms seem to have resolved.
Ringworm can spread in the environment, so it's important to regularly clean and disinfect areas where the dog spends time. This includes bedding, grooming tools, and surfaces.
Ringworm is a zoonotic disease, meaning it can be transmitted from pets to humans, so it's important to handle infected animals with care and maintain good hygiene practices.
Ringworm treatment costs can vary by $300 to $500. More severe cases of ringworm can cost in the thousands of dollars.
Early detection and treatment of ringworm can cost less than treatment at a later stage.
Prices of treatment can vary based of where you live. If you take your dog to the veterinarian, it could save you money to call around for pricing.
The lengthier the treatment, the more it will cost.
Diagnostic tests, including physical exam, skin scraping and fungal culture. Follow-up visits and rechecks can cost additional time and money.
Medications, including anti-fungal medication and topical creams
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