as informed in Dog owners in the South West have been warned after cases of the flesh-eating dog disease Alabama Rot have been reported in the region.
The cause of Alabama rot is unknown, but most dogs that need treatment have been walked in muddy, woodland areas.
Idiopathic cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV) – commonly referred to as Alabama Rot – is a dog disease of unknown cause affecting all breeds and was first discovered in the USA in the 1980s.
“Alabama rot causes skin lesions and can cause fatal kidney disease in dogs.
A case of Alabama Rot.
according to Cases of the deadly flesh-eating dog disease Alabama Rot have been reported in the South West.
CRGV, commonly known as Alabama Rot, is a dog disease of unknown cause that affects all breeds.
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Unlike the Alabama Rot that presented in US greyhounds, the disease seen in the UK does not seem to target any specific breed, age, sex or weight of dog.
How to spot Alabama Rot:The first sign that is normally seen is a skin sore not caused by any known injury.
‘Black death’ disease dubbed Alabama Rot which EATS the flesh of dogs kills again amid fears wet weather will cause deadly bug to spread across the UK
according to The plague-like outbreak of Alabama Rot – dubbed the Black Death – gnaws and rots the flesh of much-loved pets.
“We have a strong suspicion Alabama Rot has an environment trigger but we cannot confirm that with 100 per cent confidence.
Alabama Rot leads to the dog’s flesh rotting, resulting in kidney failure, loss of appetite, tiredness and vomiting.
What is Alabama Rot and how can I spot it?
“Dog owners should keep their dogs on leads and under close control, and may wish to consider topical spray treatments for mites.
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