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Old 11-13-2009, 07:14 AM
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I am pretty sure Ruckus has ring worm. we are going to the vet first thing in the morning. EWWW, thats just yucky! I dont have ring worm, but I wouldnt doubt if I was carrying it and spread it to him.
i read that the incubation is 10-12 days long. well, 11 days ago I was grooming a cocker that had 5 or 6 spots on him. I took precautions, but maybe i still came home with the "cooties"

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ring worm + allergies and rashes+ constant cracked paw pads+ zits on his nose.....
we need to talk about this poor guys immune system!
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:11 PM
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What makes you think it's ringworm? Staph collarettes will sometimes be mistaken for ringworm.
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:47 PM
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ring worm + allergies and rashes+ constant cracked paw pads+ zits on his nose.....
we need to talk about this poor guys immune system!
We currently have a few dogs at work that have ringworm. Though we are taking every precaution we can, it is impossible for us to completely prevent spreading it to other dogs. In the last few weeks, though, only about 1/4 of the dogs have gotten it at all, and it is the ones who have compromised immune systems or skin allergies to begin with. So, we're doubling up on the probiotics, giving more healthy kibble and less treats, and focusing on stress reduction. It seems to be going away. *fingers crossed!*
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:15 PM
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colliewog, i seen about 5 dogs with ringworm at work that we have to use special shampoo for. it just looks like what i am seeing on those dogs. but i know it might not be. i always think the worse.

Great to hear about the ringworm going away. It seems all of the dogs i know who have had ring worm have prior skin issues.
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:24 PM
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Aw, that's no fun. Poor Ruckus!. Hope that it's nothing too serious. keep us posted!
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the vet said she wasnt sure what it was. she said that it doesnt look infectiousness or fungal.
she just gave me some cream to put on it and some tameral-p that cost an arm and a leg.

i am annoyed that no skin scrapping was done!

and that bump on his nose is a skin tag.
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Old 11-14-2009, 03:56 PM
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i am annoyed that no skin scrapping was done!


How can it be diagnosed with no scraping?
When Leo had ringworm, the vet and I both thought it looked like demodectic mange. Scrapings were negative though, so we cultured and it was positive for ringworm. Without the test, we wouldn't have known.
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yeah, no scrapping.

think I should be in the market for another vet?
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I'd be seriously considering it and would certainly want to know why they didn't do a scraping.
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i assume its because it DIDNT LOOK like fungal or anything infectious.

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