Ringworm is a very very contagious fungal infection of the skin and it is difficult to control. It causes hairloss in patches and is very itchy and scaly. It is very contagious to people and other animals and is very hard to get rid of.
Your veterinarian can possibly diagnose it using a black light to glow it. They will have medications to treat it if they do diagnose it.
I would advise using an anti-fungal shampoo on all the dogs and cats and people in the household every 3 days for 4 treatments. You will need to wash all the bedding in bleach water and clean up all the dishes they eat out of. You can put Tinactin (for athletes foot) on any apparent lesions, but it is very important to bathe them in anti-fungal shampoo because you need to treat the entire dog.
It depends on how severe the infection is. The shampoo should be enough to treat them in most cases.
Can you send a picture of the puppies?
It's always better to take them to the vet just to be sure.
How long has the grown dog had the patch?
You probably ought to take them to the vet. It might not be ringworm. It could be mange or something else.
They surely might. Ringworm is tough to get rid of.
Oh, I see.
Yes, they might need oral medication, but the shampoo really does work well, and it's safe for puppies.
The vet might not want to treat the puppies orally if it's not necessary.
I think that is a sensible plan.
Miconazole shampoo is what I have at my clinic.
You are very welcome.
Please keep me updated with your puppies and dogs, and I hope I have answered your questions. Let me know if I need to clarify anything.
Do you have any additional questions I can help you with?
If I can ever help you with any of your animals, please just text me back here or add me to your Favorite Expert list and the question will come directly to me. I will get the message much faster. I will help you any time I can.
Dr Beverly Chevallier
You are very welcome. It takes some time, but you will clean them up.
9300 satisfied customers