Hi everyone, I have been doing more reading than posting, and I love all the info I'm getting. I have a few skin issues going on with Ruckus though. He has some small bald spots. A few on his chest, back and sides. They look similar to some of the pics I've come across on here. I took him to the vet tonight and they are running a culture to see if it is ringworm. They are treating him with antibiotics and a fungal shampoo. I know ringworm is highly contagious and was wondering if anyone knows how long it can take for a person to get it from a dog? Also, I'm planning on switching his food but thought I should wait until he if off the antibiotics. At his last appt., the vet said not to switch him, it's only going to open a whole new can of worms with allergies and stuff. Ruckus has been on the same food since his old owners got him ( Nutro Max Puppy) this is the first issue I've had with him and we got him in August. Does it take this long for a food allergy to show up, or am I totally on the wrong track here? Sorry for rambling, just trying to figure this out.