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Possible Ringworm?

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:47 pm
by Bamadan
I got a 9 year old Yellow Lab male (always been a great dog), somewhere around the middle of December, he developed several crusted spots and lost most of the hair in those places. Several of the spots on his head, nose and around his eyes. He would chew hair off in places and scratch places raw. The Vet suspected something fungal, possible ringworm and began treatment based on that diagnosis (with some really strong meds). After six to eight weeks of treatment, we began to see results. By the end of February, we thought we had him well on the way to being healed, then bout 10 days ago, he relapsed. Don't have "ringworm" looking spots as before, but has smaller sores over most of his body and loss of appitite. Our Vet is puzzled.
Anyone had experience with anything similar, any thoughts, ideas. Would appreciate any help.

Re: Possible Ringworm?

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:59 pm
by Bright Raven
Try a dog food with no grain. It is possible that it is an allergy. I am dealing with a similar circumstance. I recently started the no grain diet. Give me a minute and I will look up the brand I was told to use.

Re: Possible Ringworm?

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:03 pm
by Bright Raven
4Health.

Make sure it says no grain. It could still be fungal.

Re: Possible Ringworm?

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:12 pm
by M-5
Burnt motor oil

Re: Possible Ringworm?

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:42 pm
by Bright Raven
M-5 wrote:Burnt motor oil


That is what we used for the coon hounds to control ticks and mange but not a good prescription for a house dog. The OP does not identify the patient as an outside dog or inside dog. Unless you don't mind old motor oil all over the house and furniture!

Re: Possible Ringworm?

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:46 pm
by TennesseeTuxedo
Bright Raven wrote:
M-5 wrote:Burnt motor oil


That is what we used for the coon hounds to control ticks and mange but not a good prescription for a house dog. The OP does not identify the patient as an outside dog or inside dog. Unless you don't mind old motor oil all over the house and furniture!


Some folks live in environments where it wouldn't much matter.

Re: Possible Ringworm?

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:23 pm
by talltimber
Sounds like it may be hotspots. Doc may recommend athlete's foot creme. Won't be a huge mess for the furniture.

Re: Possible Ringworm?

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:17 am
by M-5
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
M-5 wrote:Burnt motor oil


That is what we used for the coon hounds to control ticks and mange but not a good prescription for a house dog. The OP does not identify the patient as an outside dog or inside dog. Unless you don't mind old motor oil all over the house and furniture!


Some folks live in environments where it wouldn't much matter.


without the OP saying , I would assume it would be an outside dog. He asked what might help and in my professional opinion motor oil could help.

Re: Possible Ringworm?

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:12 am
by TennesseeTuxedo
M-5 wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
That is what we used for the coon hounds to control ticks and mange but not a good prescription for a house dog. The OP does not identify the patient as an outside dog or inside dog. Unless you don't mind old motor oil all over the house and furniture!


Some folks live in environments where it wouldn't much matter.


without the OP saying , I would assume it would be an outside dog. He asked what might help and in my professional opinion motor oil could help.


I didn't realize he had a question regarding shingles vs. metal as preferred roofing materials.

Re: Possible Ringworm?

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:34 am
by M-5
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
M-5 wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Some folks live in environments where it wouldn't much matter.


without the OP saying , I would assume it would be an outside dog. He asked what might help and in my professional opinion motor oil could help.


I didn't realize he had a question regarding shingles vs. metal as preferred roofing materials.


Grasshopper , roofing is just one of my professions.

Re: Possible Ringworm?

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:36 am
by TennesseeTuxedo
M-5 wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
M-5 wrote:
without the OP saying , I would assume it would be an outside dog. He asked what might help and in my professional opinion motor oil could help.


I didn't realize he had a question regarding shingles vs. metal as preferred roofing materials.


Grasshopper , roofing is just one of my professions.


I know, you were once an outstanding grocer.

Re: Possible Ringworm?

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:40 am
by M-5
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
M-5 wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
I didn't realize he had a question regarding shingles vs. metal as preferred roofing materials.


Grasshopper , roofing is just one of my professions.


I know, you were once an outstanding grocer.


Yes, among other things . My resume is quite extensive

Re: Possible Ringworm?

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:00 am
by TennesseeTuxedo
M-5 wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
M-5 wrote:
Grasshopper , roofing is just one of my professions.


I know, you were once an outstanding grocer.


Yes, among other things . My resume is quite extensive



Yet nowhere does it say DVM.

Re: Possible Ringworm?

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:06 am
by M-5
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
M-5 wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
I know, you were once an outstanding grocer.


Yes, among other things . My resume is quite extensive



Yet nowhere does it say DVM.


no where did I recommend DVM care , It does say im ROWT certified

Re: Possible Ringworm?

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:17 am
by TennesseeTuxedo
M-5 wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
M-5 wrote:
Yes, among other things . My resume is quite extensive



Yet nowhere does it say DVM.


no where did I recommend DVM care , It does say im ROWT certified


Certified to pour motor oil on a dog? Congrats.