ALABAMA ROT is a dog disease, and unfortunately has been on the rise steadily here in the UK, but how big a threat is it to your dog? Here is our wNw guide explaining what it is, how to spot the signs and what you can do to protect your dog from catching this deadly disease:-
The first sign of Alabama Rot is skin sores that have not been caused by a physical injury.
These sores can present as lesions, swelling, a patch of red skin, or may be open and ulcer-like.
The sores are most commonly found below the knee or elbow or occasionally on the stomach or face.
Usually, this will cause localised hair loss and the dog will begin licking the wound.
These lesions will be followed – between two and seven days later – with outward symptoms of kidney failure: reduced appetite, fatigue, and vomiting.
Affected dogs will also develop signs of severe depression, loss of appetite and vomiting, quickly accompanied by acute injury to the kidneys.
WHAT should I do if I fear my dog may have it?