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|11-09-2008, 09:53 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2008
newbie has a new yorkie with ringworm need some suggestions...
HI I'm new to this all but have visited many times. I just got a female Yorkie from a breeder that is posted on this site and is very very well known. I wont name names but my lil girl has a horrible case of ringworm. It spread to me and my cats. She sent medicine to me and it almost killed her i had to rush her to the emergency room she got so sick. I been to the vet and they gave me this shampoo to use. I have done a lot of research I always do before I do anything. and I'm going to try a natural way to cure it using coconut oil. She seems to love taking it. If anyone else has ideas. I been giving her a shampoo once a week and doin just about everything else i can do for her. I believe this breeder knew she had it and sent her anyway without telling me.I would have still took her but it would have been nice to be warned. I also have breast cancer so i have this ringworm all over me now and my body is having a hard time fighting it off. If anyone has any ideas I'm open to them.
|11-09-2008, 10:10 PM||#2|
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Join Date: Oct 2008
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It is easy for it to spread, so I am sure that you did some cleaning to get rid of the stuff in the area, but I had a bad case of it once and I just used anti-fungal cream. I used Lotrimin (clotrimazole or miconazole (Tinactin)) and it too a couple of weeks but it does works....... just takes forever. I did hear some home remedies of apple cider vinegar, bleach, and nail polish, but I am too much of a chicken to try something like that.
As far as YT breeder goes, everyone on here seems wonderful and they are all helpful. If you feel wronged by a YT member maybe you should talk it out with them.
|11-19-2008, 09:38 AM||#3|
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Join Date: Aug 2004
Sorry, just saw this thread. I have quite a bit of experience with ringworm unfortunately. Years ago my MIL's new kittens that someone gave her ended up having ringworm and we didn't realize it until my daughters had it all over them! It was incredible the amount of spots they had! Then about 3 years ago, two kittens that we rescued from the shelter ended up having it. We discovered it after one of the kids got a spot. By then Tatum had one spot and Stormie (our Aust Shep) had at least one. First of all, to treat it on humans, Lotrimin is usually all it takes. We rubbed it into the spots several times a day. The dr. says though to be sure to keep using the Lotrimin for a couple weeks even after the spot appears to be gone. As for the animals, we got an anti-fungal shampoo from the vet and were instructed to bathe all the animals every 3 days - leaving the shampoo sit on them for at least 10 minutes after bathing and before rinsing. Because Tatum had long hair by then, I had to use a conditioner afterwards on her but didn't with the others. Let me tell you, bathing the cats was loads of fun but they got used to it after a little while.
Hopefully by now you've been able to manage the ringworm and get rid of it all but if not, maybe my post will help you some.
|11-19-2008, 09:52 AM||#4|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: West Virginia
I heard to put vitamin E on it.However I have did this with one of my boys and it did work but never on my dog but it wouldnt hurt him.