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Ringworm Owner Factsheet

Ringworm is the common name given to a fungal infection also known as dermatophytosis. Ringworm is not uncommon in dogs and if your dog has skin problems is may have ringworm. The disease is highly contagious and can be passed on to humans so if any signs develop it is important that you seek veterinary advice immediately.

What is ringworm?

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How can my dog be infected?

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How do I know if my dog is infected?

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What tests will my vet do?

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How can ringworm be treated?

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How can I prevent other pets from being infected?

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What does ringworm look like in people?

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