Alabama Rot Confirmed in Wiltshire After Two Dogs Die

The mystery disease which killed two Wiltshire dogs at the end of 2015 has been confirmed as Alabama Rot, according to the BBC.

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Symptoms of the dogs affected by the disease has been on the rise since 2012 across the UK with outbreaks concentrated predominantly in countryside/woodland areas, but was first identified in the US in the 1980s.

A website has been set up to track the latest hot spots for outbreaks of the disease across the UK here.

Owners are asked to remain vigilant for sores and lesions as well as signs which may point to kidney failure, including vomiting, reduced appetite and tiredness, but if you suspect your dog might have been affected then you should contact your vet immediately.

 

 

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