Ringworm is a fungal infection that can affect various animals, including our beloved pets. Ringworm isn't actually caused by a worm but by fungi. At Dessau Veterinary Clinic Austin, TX, we understand the concerns pet owners have about contracting ringworm and ringworm treatment. Let's delve into what ringworm is, its symptoms, potential severity, and common treatments.


Understanding Ringworm

Ringworm infections are highly contagious and can be transmitted through direct or indirect contact with infected animals, people, or contaminated environments. The infection is commonly seen in the skin, causing characteristic ring-shaped lesions. The good news is that pet dermatology treatment can help the pet get relief.


Identifying ringworm in pets involves recognizing specific symptoms. Look out for circular, red, and itchy skin lesions, often with raised edges that resemble a ring. Hair loss may occur in the affected area, making the skin appear scaly.


Ringworm severity can vary. In some cases, the infection might resolve on its own, especially in healthy and well-cared-for animals. However, if left untreated, it can persist, spread, and become chronic. Skin condition treatment can be effectively handled at an animal hospital with the right team monitoring severity.

Common Treatments

At Dessau Veterinary Clinic, our experienced will first confirm that your pet actually has ringworm. Topical antifungal medications, oral medications, or a combination of both may be prescribed. Medicated shampoos and dips might also be effective in managing the infection. In severe cases, addressing environmental factors and decontamination may be necessary to prevent reinfection.

Get Ringworm Treatment and Pet Skin Condition Treatment from a Veterinarian Near You at Our Animal Hospital

Our dedicated team prioritizes your pet's well-being. If you suspect your pet has ringworm or you've noticed any concerning symptoms, schedule a consultation. Our veterinarians will conduct a thorough examination, perform necessary tests, and recommend a personalized treatment plan tailored to your pet's needs.

A visit with a veterinarian near you offers the appropriate treatment that can lead to successful outcomes. If you have concerns or questions about ringworm or other pet health issues, reach out - your pet's well-being is our top priority. Call us at (512) 339-3177 for ringworm treatment, pet dermatology, and pet skin treatment from a veterinarian near you. We at Dessau Veterinary Clinic in Austin, TX, are here to help.


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