The other day, the staff came across a terrific article on Ringworm posted on Dogster/Catster. AND I realized it was written by Dr. Eric Barchas, who I met last week during a tour of the Iams/Eukanuba Headquarters. I’ll tell you more about that soon…..
Anyhoo, the topic piqued my interest (as did the fact it was written by Dr. B who, by the way, is a fabulous bowler but more on that later) because I have had a personal experience with Ringworm.
Ringworm is not actually a worm. It’s a fungus that spreads easily from pets to people and people to pets. It often causes a circular reddish mark on the skin that is very, very itchy. It also takes time to get rid of it. Humans need to take an anti-fungal medication and there are several treatments for pets.
Shortly after I arrived at my forever home, I was falsely accused of giving Ringworm to my female staff member. She had the telltale “ring” sign on her neck, which she probably got from hugging and holding an infected cat. WHICH WAS NOT ME.
They assumed it was me because I had just come from the rescue a couple of months prior. Sooooo I was subjected to regular LIME DIPS at the vet until they were sure I was all clear. And guess what? It turned out that it was my sister Molly (who is now at the Rainbow Bridge) who had the Ringworm. Grr.
So I wanted to share the article with you and elicit some pity from you guys because lime dips are not fun. I think I am making myself clear about my feelings about this.