How to treat dog ringworm at home?
February 7, 2010 8:37 AM Subscribe
How can I treat puppy ringworm at home/over-the-counter?
posted by jwfree to pets & animals (12 answers total)
I got my seven month old puppy four weeks ago and when I got her she had a mysterious spot on her. Being my first dog and concerned, I took her to the vet to get everything looked at. After expensive tests and scraping, it was just ringworm, she received medicine, and was fine in a month.
Fast forward to a week ago and she how somehow managed to get it again. It's exactly the same type of spot and loss of hair. Maybe I didn't clean well enough, maybe it was a neighbor dog, or maybe it never fully went away. Regardless, she has it on her neck which conveniently is easy to scratch and I'm pretty sure she is spreading it to other areas. The vet insists on running tests again even though I know what it is. I say this because I had a little medicine left over from the first time and it is looking a lot better, I'm just almost out. The tests at the vet are a couple hundred dollars.
Are there any OTC medicines or creams I could use or is my best bet to just pay the $250 and be told what I already know to get more of the same medicine?
Picture of the spot: http://imgur.com/8tqO9