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Alabama Rot

If you have a dog, you have probably heard of Alabama Rot.  It is a horrible disease that causes skin lesions, vomiting and acute kidney failure. There have been a number of new cases confirmed so far this year in Devon, the New Forest, Hampshire and closer to home in Berkshire. It is important to remember though that while Alabama Rot is a well publicised disease, it is still very rare.  There have been 241 confirmed cases since 2012.

There is very little information on what causes Alabama Rot so there is no guaranteed way of preventing your dog from becoming affected.  Research shows there may be a link with walking dogs in muddy areas so it is advised to wash your dogs after a walk if they get wet or muddy.

Anderson Moores are the leading veterinary specialist in the UK regarding Alabama Rot and they have a really informative information sheet that is definitely worth a read.  You can find the details here.


"A huge thank you to Christie who has been walking our dog Padda since October. She has welcomed him into her family and Padda is as happy being with her and her dogs as he is with us. There's been lots of change for Padda with the arrival of another baby, he's been poorly and we have had to travel more due to family illness. Christie been there for Padda through all if this and we couldn't have survived the last few months without her support."
Tracey Wood