Dog Health.


by Dennis Fisher.


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 This particular skin condition is called "ringworm" because the appearance of the skin lesions appear to be in a circular pattern, but the cause of this condition is not a worm but a fungus.

It is difficult to diagnose ringworm accurately by simply looking at the lesions. Because of this it is often mistaken for mange. The Veterinarian is able to diagnose the condition by means of a special ultra violet light.  Once the condition is correctly diagnosed the Veterinarian knows the most effective medication.

It is important for the correct medication to be used, because self-diagnosis  and application of a human anti-fungal treatment ointment can be toxic for the animal.