What to watch out for with Alabama Rot

Monday, April 23, 2018

Our friends at Anderson Moores vets have kindly shared some advice about Alabama Rot. Obviously if you are worried, see your vet immediately.

Alabama Rot is a disease that damages blood vessels in the skin. This causes ulcerated skin lesions and Kidney disease. It's not known what causes the disease, but more cases are found during the Winter and Spring, which means there may be a link to walking in water and mud. This is why advice is to wash and dry muddy dogs after walking. 

It is important to keep a close eye on your dogs coat and check them all over for any unhealing sores. These can be found anywhere on the body, sometimes even inside the mouth.  Other symptoms are lack of appetite, vomiting, lethargy and possibly drinking more. If you are are concerned please contact your vet for more advice.

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