one of the newer dogs in from early september was possibly exposed to ringworm in the previous shelter..my advice to anyone who has been here working with the house dogs or bringing to saints their own family dog...is that you take precautions.
bathing yourself and family members...esp. children (and your pet if he or she was here) with nizorol shampoo as a full head/body wash, a couple of times a week for the next couple of weeks and watch closely for any fungal lesions.
today i will purchase extra nizorol shampoo (i think the cheapest place to get it is costco where you can purchase 2 bottles for under $20 but can be purchased at any drug store selling dandruff shampoos) and there will be some available here for anyone for whom this cost will be a burden.
also showering and changing your clothes and putting them straight into the washer machine as soon as getting home from here should always in any case be a normal routine simply because we are an animal shelter and our animals come in from other shelters and are sometimes unknowingly exposed to various things....like ringworm....it is just a good habit to get into.
please note...the dog in question is NOT showing any signs or symptoms of lesions (and neither am i and i have had my face and hands all over him continuously..altho..right now i am psychologically feeling kind of itchy!!!)..this is precautionary only because he was possibly exposed and i do not want ringworm sneaking in and spreading thru here or into your homes either....i would prefer to err on the side of caution and better safer than sorry is always the best way to go in terms of any possible infection control.
if anyone has any questions call me on my cell phone.
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