How to Eliminate Ringworm in a Kennel

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How to Eliminate Ringworm in a Kennel
Ringworm affects both cats and dogs. (kitten image by AGphotographer from

Ringworm, a fungal infection, spreads quickly from animal to animal, according to "Ringworm." Clear a kennel of ringworm to prevent infecting other animals. Animals infected with ringworm have round, itchy spots on their skin. As with any type of fungal infection, the faster you start combating the fungus, the sooner the ringworm will disappear. Ringworm treatments take anywhere from two weeks to a month, depending on how bad the infection.

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Things you need

  • Ringworm medication
  • Bleach
  • Bucket
  • Water
  • Rubber gloves
  • Mop
  • Vacuum cleaner

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  1. 1

    Treat all the affected animals in the kennel for ringworm. Either give them oral medication or apply skin ointment.

  2. 2

    Separate the affected animals from the animals without ringworm.

  3. 3

    Wash all the bedding every two to three days with hot water and bleach, according to "Ringworm."

  4. 4

    Put on the rubber gloves. Check the animals daily for new signs of ringworm. Also check to see if the infected areas are healing.

  5. 5

    Take the animal to the vet if there is no improvement in two weeks.

  6. 6

    Discourage the animals from licking themselves or others.

  7. 7

    Put on the gloves. Fill a bucket one-fourth full of bleach. Add water until it is almost full. Mop the floors. Dip a rag into the bleach water and wipe down any surface the animal touches.

Tips and warnings

  • Always wear gloves when handing faeces.

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