lamisil says its for athletes foot for humans is this the one? i can check that out. i have been giving him fish oil pills and also putting vaseline thinking maybe its just dry skin
That's the one. If you read the label you will see it also says for Ringworm. Athletes Foot is a type of Ringworm caused by a fungus. Lamisil is effective for both.
Ringworm is highly contagious to other animals and people. It can be a long, drawn out, labor intensive process to get rid of it. Ringworm spores are shed throughout the environment; furniture, carpet, etc. thus reinfecting pets and people.
Diagnosis is done via skin scraping, plucking a few hairs. It takes 10 days to get the results. Treatment, if caught early, consists of weekly baths and dips with Vet Basics ChlorConazole Shampoo and Vet Basics Lime Sulfur Dip. Much less expensive if you buy it online rather than getting it from the Vet. I found the best price at Revival Animal Health.
In more severe cases treatment will consist of an oral anti-fungal in addition to weekly baths and dips.
Additionally, you need to clean every surface your dog may have come in contact with, with a bleach/water solution (1 part bleach to 10 parts water). Spray carpets and furniture with an Anti-fungal spray (PuraCleenRX Disinfectant Spray), let set for an hour or so, and then steam clean carpets and furniture. You need to do the same with clothing, bedding, literally every fabric item your pet has come in contact with needs to be sprayed with anti-fungal spray and then washed.
Spray dogs bedding daily with anti-fungal spray and wash.
Once everything has been cleaned, it really helps to isolate the pet to one, easy to clean room.
Re-culture at 2-3 week intervals until you get 2 negative cultures.
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