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Q. my dog has had ring worm for 3 months.The vet diagnosed him with very low thyroid.He's taking a dip 2 times a wk and thyroid med. looks worse ?

A. Both of these(low thyroid and ringworm) cause hair loss. Ringworm can be frustrating, keep up with the lime dips. Goodwinol ointment may help get rid of the ringworm. As for the thyroid, he needs to have his t4 checked regularly to make sure the soloxine dose is correct. Hope this helps

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JEFF MILLER



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