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Old 05-30-2005, 06:02 AM
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Default think holly has ringworm

remember the circle of hair missing on her back? well she now has two, and a big one on her belly. its not sore looking or red but its defenate patches of circle hair loss. taking her to the clinic tonight. will they give her tablets or cream?
how on earth did she get it? i read that its a fungal thingy that passes through other dogs but she's never been near other dogs and the other two dont have it
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Old 05-30-2005, 11:52 AM
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Well be careful because if that's what it is, the other dogs and Ellie could get it. Has a cat been close to them?
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Let us know !!!
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Old 05-30-2005, 01:12 PM
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aww im sorry to hear that but i hope she getts better soon!! let us know how she gets on!!
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Old 05-30-2005, 01:20 PM
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I Hope she's OK!
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Old 05-30-2005, 03:07 PM
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Ringworm is highly contagious to you and your other pets. It is a fungus and can be quite hard to get rid of. Make sure to wash all the stuff she sleeps on and have an anti-fungal hand wash on hand for you to use. Most likley the vet will give you a shampoo. They usually give Malaseb shampoo or chlorhexidine shampoo. These are both anti-fungal. Sometimes a tablet, spray or cream is also prescribed. If you get a shampoo, I would wash your other pets with it as well if they are in contact with Holly. You can also find miconazole cream at your local drug store...it treats ringworm and is the EXACT same thing your vet prescribes. Malaseb shampoo is made by DVM Pharmaseuticles (sp) and can be purchased on line for a LOT cheaper. Anyway, good luck and let us know
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Wouldn't hurt to bathe humans and dogs with soap and shampoo with tea tree oil on a regular basis for awhile either . . .
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