I purchased two guinea pigs from petsmart, a week and a half later one of them developed a large scab on his face. Returned the animal not wanting vet bills as we did not want the expense or did we know what it was.
1 month later i started to develop ring like marking on my face and neck. At the time I was working for a battery company doing installs and figured i had splashed battery acid on my face. I wasn't untill crossing the border that a border guard told me that it looks like ringworm. So I seen a doctor and was diagnosed with ringworm and prescribed lamasil cream @$26.oo per tube.Treated the ringworm with two tubes of cream and it seemed to be gone, ha ha 3 weeks later it was back on my sons scalp with large lesions in 4 places, dont know how it went un noticed.
He is 3 years old and has taken two weeks of fluconisol and is now having to take another months worth of lamisil pills, not fun and I would expect these problems from buying a animal online or from a private dealer not a pet store, they told me that they quarentine there pets for one week before selling them, this is not adequate as ringworm can sit dorment for a month before showing signs. do not buy you pets from petsmart this has been *** for us and you do not want to have to deal with ringworm in your home