Can a child get ringworm from a dog?

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If worms freak you out, there is good news—ringworm is not a worm, it is a fungus. The bad news is that ringworm is highly contagious and can spread from dogs to humans.
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Dogs can become infected with this fungal infection due to several causes, but luckily for owners, ringworm isn't life threatening, and can easily be treated with proper medication.

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YES! People may think because dogs and cats differ vastly biologically, that your dog could not catch ringworm from your cat, but it absolutely can! Due to the highly contagious nature of the fungal infection, it is certainly possible for your dog to catch ringworm from your cat.
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Your dog can get ringworm from you, and you can get it from your dog.

It is much more common, however, for humans to give it to other humans, and dogs to dogs.

Infection occurs from direct contact with skin or infected materials, such as towels, locker room surfaces, or bedding.

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It is caused by a fungal infection of the skin, and the fungi responsible for the infection are known as dermatophytes.

In this case, ringworm is an example of a zoonotic disease, or a disease transmitted from animals to humans.

Although cats are affected by ringworm more than dogs, dogs are also commonly affected.

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If worms freak you out, there is good news—ringworm is not a worm, it is a fungus.

The bad news is that ringworm is highly contagious and can spread from dogs to humans.

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There are a few ways that dogs can get ringworm.

Dogs most commonly are infected with the fungi Microsporum canis, Microsporum gypseum, and Trichophyton mentagrophytes.

Ringworm fungus can also be spread through contaminated objects like bedding, brushes, clippers, and cages.

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If worms freak you out, there is good news—ringworm is not a worm, it is a fungus.

The bad news is that ringworm is highly contagious and can spread from dogs to humans.

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