There have been several suspected cases of Alabama rot (or Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy) in Wiltshire over the winter period.
It is thought that dogs can be exposed to this toxin during the winter months in wet muddy conditions (especially wooded areas). The toxin can cause skin lesions on the lower legs or feet and damage the kidneys, sometimes causing kidney failure.
Our advice to all our clients is to wash mud off your dog after walking and to monitor for any unusual skin lesions. It is important to stress that this is very rare disease, but if you are at all concerned please ring any of our branches or bring your pet in to be checked.
Please feel free to ask any questions about Alabama Rot below and we will try to answer them!
Read more about it alabamarot.co.uk or read about a local veterinary nurse whose own dog died from the disease and she is trying to raise funds – Vet nurse aims to raise £10 000 for Alabama Rot research
Keep your dogs away from acorns & conkers
The most consistent signs of dermatitis are scratching and reddening of the skin
Leo is a beautiful 3 year old who visited us for dental surgery