My female lab, Jennie, has two sores, one on each hip that resemble the online pictures of ringworms. However, the pics show a border and hers don't seem to have borders. Does anyone know how to positively identify a ringworm? She gets car-sick so a visit to the vet is a major event for this 57 lb. dog. Also would like to know what to treat it with. Lotrimin??
Ringworm is not really a worm, it's a fungus. Could, you take a picture by chance?
I will try to take a picture after she's eaten. She gets upset when I look at the sores so I want her to eat first. Thanks for your help here.
Since ringworm is also contagious to humans you MUST take Jennie to the vet. Sorry. Feed her a couple of ginger snap cookies (human) before you go. Ginger is good for motion sickness.
♣ Laura ♣
One positively identifies ringwork via microscope and/or culture, but really usually it is easy to just see what it is. Most of the time this does all not require a vet visit (nor a visit of a physician for humans, if one knows what is wrong so please do not listen to any alarmist voices), as many cases respond well to over the counter antifungals. You should see an improvement after about 2 weeks, but should keep going for another 2 at least. If you see no improvement after 2 or 3 weeks, do visit a vet (sometimes ringworm does need heavier meds). Try not to touch it, and if you do for treatment, try wearing gloves or wash and disinfect your hands after.
My Lab got ringworm on her nose from a stray cat, then in turn so did we..Ugh it was awful.
If its a ringworm take her to the vet you don't want to expose yourself to that. I caught ringworms when i went on a trip and it took me years to get fully rid of them.