We play with them. We cuddle with them. We even allow them to sleep in our beds with us. The closeness that exists between us and our pets is a true testament to the human-animal bond. However, having such regular contact with our pets also requires knowledge about potential illnesses that can be transmitted from animals to humans. Of these illnesses, known as zoonotic diseases, ringworm is one of the most common. As a pet owner, what do you need to know about this skin infection? In this podcast, Dr. Sandy Merchant, a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and professor of veterinary dermatology at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, discusses ringworm.