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Are ringworms from cats and dogs? What about other pets?

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Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, sometimes

Ringworm, or tinea, is caused by a fungal infection in the skin (not a worm as the name suggests!).
In most cases, the fungal infection is from a dermatophyte, which is a skin fungus that only affects humans. Sometimes, tinea can come from fungus that usually infects cats and dogs, and even pigs, horses, and other animals. It is transmitted via direct contact and fortunately easily treatable.

In brief: Yes, sometimes

Ringworm, or tinea, is caused by a fungal infection in the skin (not a worm as the name suggests!).
In most cases, the fungal infection is from a dermatophyte, which is a skin fungus that only affects humans. Sometimes, tinea can come from fungus that usually infects cats and dogs, and even pigs, horses, and other animals. It is transmitted via direct contact and fortunately easily treatable.
Dr. Margaret Mann
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Vet

Here are three sites where you can get this answered: my pet ed : http://www.
Mypeted.Com/ * just answer on-line vets at: http://www.Justanswer.Com/sip/veterinary * ask a vet: http://www.Banfield.Com/pet-owners/pet-health/ask-a-vet * good luck.

In brief: Vet

Here are three sites where you can get this answered: my pet ed : http://www.
Mypeted.Com/ * just answer on-line vets at: http://www.Justanswer.Com/sip/veterinary * ask a vet: http://www.Banfield.Com/pet-owners/pet-health/ask-a-vet * good luck.
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