Ringworm – What is it and How to Treat Ringworm in Dogs & Puppies, Cats & Kittens, Horses, Cattle

What is Ringworm? It’s one of the most common fungal skin conditions affecting pets of all shapes and sizes, from horses and show cattle to dogs and cats. Aptly named for the characteristic circular pattern of hair loss, this is the hallmark of this infection. Ringworm’s symptoms make it an easy problem to identify, but it’s always a good idea to consult your veterinarian for a definitive diagnosis.

So what is ringworm exactly?

Despite its name, ringworm has nothing at all to do with worms, but rather with an insidious fungus that hides in the dark, moist areas under saddle pads, cinches, or collars. Ringworm in dogs, cats, and any other pet is extremely contagious and can be easily transmitted from animal to animal, or even animal to human, through infected grooming supplies, tack, or even skin-to-skin contact. Due to its contagious nature, treatment of your pet's entire environment is vitally important to success.

What is the best treatment for ringworm in dogs, cats, cattle?

Treating for dog ringworm goes well beyond your pet. Once you’re sure that ringworm is what you’re dealing with, the next step is to begin some basic disinfecting procedures such as cleaning grooming equipment, brushes and tack with a bleach and water solution, while treating the affected skin with a quality anti-fungal like Banixx Horse & Pet Care. A quick trip to your veterinarian can provide a definitive diagnosis. It’s a good idea to limit your animal’s contact with its neighbors (any pets within the vicinity) and to take precautions yourself (by wearing gloves or washing your hands) to avoid contracting or transmitting the ringworm infection. Wash all bedding, blankets etc in a solution of bleach since fungal spores will lurk in all of those areas, ready to re-infect your pet. Ringworm often affects very young or older animals due to their weaker immune systems, or, may be seen more frequently in strays, because their health may be compromised due to an inconsistent or poor diet or general poor health. You can also use the Banixx hot spot treatment if your dog has painful hotspots.

Why Choose Banixx for ringworm treatment?

Thankfully, with a powerful antifungal like Banixx on your side, eliminating ringworm on dog's, cat's or any pet's skin is a relatively straightforward and painless procedure. Because Banixx doesn’t sting or burn upon application and has no odor or foreign smell, it’s easy to apply to even the most skittish critters. More importantly, it’s safe to use around sensitive areas like the eyes and ears, and on the most delicate puppy and kitten skin — hence, even a case of kittens with ringworm or ringworm in or on kittens can be treated without worry. So whether you’re dealing with ringworm in dogs, puppies or horses, cats or kittens, Banixx is the clear choice!