Dog owners warned about deadly disease

A warning has been issued to all dog owners about Alabama Rot which can be fatal for dogs.

Symptoms:

The skin lesions are a symptom of the disease rather than being traumatic wounds from an injury.

Typically the skin lesions have been below the knee or elbow although they are occasionally seen on the face or bottom of the chest or abdomen.

They may present as a focal swelling, a patch of red skin or a defect in the skin (like an ulcer).

Over the subsequent two to ten days the affected dogs have developed clinical signs of kidney failure which can include vomiting, reduced appetite and tiredness.

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If your dog has any of the symptoms the advice is to contact your vet immediately.

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