Embarrassing>>ringworm! how do you get rid of it?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by bwebb7, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dog had 2 surgeries in the last 6 weeks-bowel obstruction.
    He was very sick when I got him in and I suppose his immunities were down. Anyway he had TERRIBLE RINGWORM! When they shaved his belly the vet was aghast! She really wanted to ring my neck!
    I take good care of him! He has a Major win already and a few singles. He is a nice dog!
    I am shocked and embarassed. I had surgery a few weeks ago too. My sister took care of my dog after I had surgery and we both thought it was going away. I put stuff on him (MTG) and she bathed him with sulfer shampoo.

    What else can I do?

    Does anyone have a home remedy?

    TIA,B.
     
  2. lou

    lou Out Of The Brooder

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    I never used medication oon ringworm just crest toothpaste. It works. I also used it on my horse. Then add vitamin A D and E to help the skin heal. I hope it helps.[​IMG] You might want to clean his sleeping space with a good strong cleaner as well. Ringworm can lay dormant for a long time until it hits the right temperature.
     
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  3. tallieb

    tallieb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know on humans I have used stuff for athletes foot and vagasil. I'm sure it will help on dogs since i got that remedy from my sister n law the vet tech.
     
  4. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I wouldn't be embarrased about it, that's for sure. Ringworm is not a worm at all, but a fungal infection.
    Fungal infections happen, no matter how clean you keep your own place. Having one stray cat come in and use your yard as a toilet or having your dog in contact with other dogs is enough.
    I grew up part time in south florida, warm moist enviroment. I think all of us kids had ringworm at one time or another; not to mention impetigo.
    Don't be so hard on yourself. [​IMG]
     
  6. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Scrub betadine into the area a couple of times a day for a few days, works every time.
     
  7. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Genetian Violet kills fungus.

    It's the stuff that makes Blue-Kote "blue"

    it's also in Pad Kote (by Happy Jacks) which I used on my dog when she had ringworm

    or you can get it plain for humans at some pharmacies - it's safe stuff you can use it for thrush on mamma's nipples.
     
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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  9. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Scrub betadine into the area a couple of times a day for a few days, works every time.
     
  10. Evermore Ranch

    Evermore Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    listerine also works
     

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