Ringworm

The name of this disease is often confusing since RINGWORM is not caused by worms, and in pets, often doesn’t show up as a circular skin lesion. Ringworm can be a persistent skin infection, costly to treat, difficult to clear from your pet’s living quarters and contagious to other pets and humans.

The patch below is typical of the lesion seen in ringworm. Diagnosis of this disease cannot be made based just on the appearance of this lesion because other skin conditions can show similar lesions. See your veterinarian for diagnosis and proper treatment.

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