What does a ringworm look like on a dog? Ringworm can manifest itself in dogs in a variety of ways, most commonly as patches of hair loss with a crusty coating or (rarely) as asymptomatic. Ringworm patches in some dogs look like a grey, scaly patch, while others look like a scarlet lesion.
What is the fastest way to treat ringworm on a dog? Oral antifungal medications that your dog takes in pill or tablet form are a good ringworm treatment for dogs, according to Dr. Rowan. He recommends terbinafine oral medication along with topical creams you apply directly on your dog’s skin such as miconazole and clotrimazole.
How long does ringworm last in a dog? Most pets are completely cured in four to eight weeks. The good news is that almost all pets and people recover completely with no long-term effects. People who have any skin lesions they think could be ringworm should seek advice from their doctor about treatment.
How contagious is ringworm from dog to human? Dogs with ringworm are contagious to humans. If your dog has been diagnosed, or if you suspect they may have ringworm, do not handle them and then directly touch your skin. Wash your hands after every touch, and if you notice any red, circular itchy spots on your own skin, call your doctor.