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Dog owners warned about deadly disease

Wednesday June 15 2016


Credit: Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists Credit: Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists


DOG owners are being warned about the spread of a deadly disease that can cause potentially fatal kidney failure.

Alabama Rot, which first appeared in the late 1980s in America, is spreading across England.

It is not known how the disease is caused or how it can be prevented, but it is thought to be picked up on paws and legs on muddy walks.

The first symptom that is normally seen is a skin sore that isn’t caused by injury. Animals also become unusually tired.

Vets say washing off mud after walks can help prevent the illness. 

However, if it is left untreated, the condition can cause sudden and potentially fatal kidney failure.

Visit http://www.vets4pets.com/stop-alabama-rot/ for more information.

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Reply Posted by Susan williams on Wednesday June 15 2016 at 17:30
Iv been told the vets can't do anything for your dog if it gets this is this true

Reply Posted by Liz on Wednesday June 15 2016 at 17:38
They can of you catch it early enough.

Reply Posted by Sue Wood on Wednesday June 15 2016 at 18:30
can dogs be vaccinated against this

Reply Posted by John on Friday June 17 2016 at 12:15
The article says it is not known how the disease is caused or how it can be prevented.

Reply Posted by Sandra Kilner on Saturday June 18 2016 at 16:57
When I asked my vet at vet 4 pets he said that their were no known cases in our area. And it was something to ve aware of any doubts to take your dog straight to a vet



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