One of the most common questions I get on our website is “does my dog shed hair?” It seems like a simple question, but a lot of people don’t think about the fact that this is an actual issue that affects their dog. Instead, they assume that a dog with ringworm is always a bad dog.
Well, that’s not entirely true. Although it is a common misconception that dogs with ringworm have poor skin quality, there is some truth to that. In fact, there are numerous studies that show that dogs with ringworm have actually the best skin quality of any dog.
The dog with ringworm is actually one of the dogs that many people do not even think about because it seems to be such a common problem. If you happen to own a dog with ringworm, your vet will most likely give you a prescription for medication to treat the problem. When you go to your vet, they will have no idea that you are dealing with a dog that is affected by ringworm.
There are several reasons that ringworm is so common and so troublesome, the main one being the fact that our canine friends are still growing and developing. Ringworm is caused by a group of bacteria called mites that live in our dog’s hair follicles. These mites can actually feed off dog’s hair, literally eating away at the skin of your dog.
For most people, the first reaction to knowing there could be something going on with their dog is to go to their veterinarian and demand a visit. However, many people don’t realize that not all vets have the knowledge to deal with all pet dermatopathies, and that many more vets are also unaware of what is going on in their patient’s life when they’ve asked the vet about ringworm.
Skin problems are very common with dogs, and most vets are not aware of what is going on with their patients. There are a number of reasons for this, the main one being that many dermatopathies are self-limiting, meaning the skin lesions come and go on their own without any sign of infection.
Ringworm is a more serious and potentially life-threatening skin disease, but it can also be treated with a topical treatment. The problem with the topical treatment is that it can be quite painful, so much so that it can cause skin lesions to regress or even disappear, so vet techs should be aware of this.
So it’s not just our skin that’s affected; skin problems like this can impact not just our skin but our entire body from head to toe. While a couple of the skin-related problems listed above can be treated with topical treatments, the rest are best treated with a good general health checkup and proper treatment.
Skin conditions like ringworm and dog allergies are usually treated with a good dose of good old-fashioned care. But, if your skin is sensitive to anything at all, then you should definitely have your vet vet you and see a dermatologist.
Sure, there are skin problems that you may get from food or cleaning products, but the problem really is your own. Your skin is a self-healing organ. The more you treat it right, the better it will heal. There are a few things you can do to lower your risk of skin problems like dog hair (aka dog hair hotspot) or ringworm, but some people find that doing this regularly is easier than getting the skin checked out.