Like any other infectious disease, ringworm can take on a protracted form, which is especially dangerous. If this disease is not cured in time, then it can become chronic. However, these days there are a number of effective drugs available to treat this condition that will help your dog get rid of ringworm once and for all.
It is necessary
Iodine tincture, clean water, neck muzzle, antibiotics, antifungal ointments, vitamin complex, disinfectants
Lichen (trichophytosis) is one of the most common infectious diseases in the world. It is most commonly found in dogs and humans. Ringworm is caused by the fungus Trichophyton. This fungus is quite stable in the external environment, survives in the coldest, or vice versa, hot weather, is quickly transmitted from one animal to another. Your dog can get ringworm from another sick dog through its feeder or bedding.
Despite the fact that this disease, having arisen, progresses rapidly and is difficult to treat, most pet owners, with the right approach to treatment, easily and quickly rid their pets of lichen.
It mainly affects people and animals with weak immune systems. In particular, the risk group includes very young or, conversely, very old people and animals. In addition, the weaker and smaller the animal is, the more severe the consequences of the disease can be for it. For example, lichen is more dangerous for cats. than for dogs, as it quickly affects all healthy skin areas.
The disease begins with an incubation period that is not accompanied by symptoms. It lasts from 10 to 30 days. Then the dog has gray scaly spots on the skin of the muzzle, in the area of the ears, tail, which have a different shape and size. Later, these spots spread to the paws, back, and sometimes the abdomen. The dog itches, its hair falls out, inflamed spots are clearly visible on the affected skin.
If you suspect your dog has ringworm, then the first thing to do is to limit contact of the sick dog with children and other animals. You should follow the rules of personal hygiene, always wash your hands, treat the floor of the room with disinfectants.
As with any fungal disease, the treatment of trichophytosis should begin with the appointment of potent antifungal drugs. Most fungi are hypersensitive to drugs that contain iodine. Therefore, drugs based on this substance are widely used to treat lichen. Also used drugs such as "Dermatol", "Juglon", "Griseofulfin". Antibiotics are often included in the course of treatment.
Before using ointments and other medicinal products, you should cut the dog's hair, treat the affected areas with clean water, and then iodine. After that, an ointment is applied. At the same time, it is important to ensure that the dog does not lick the places where it is applied. In addition, immunity-boosting vitamins are given to your dog, and the earlier treatment is started, the better for you and your pet.