Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialist, David Walker, recently gave an interview to ITV about the growing number of cases of Alabama Rot and the symptoms associated.
Alabama Rot, also known as Cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV), is a disease, found commonly in dogs, that causes tiny blood clots to form in the blood vessels which blocks them and can ultimately lead to damage of the affected tissue. In the skin, this causes ulceration; however, in the kidney it can lead to severe organ dysfunction (kidney failure). You can find out more about Alabama Rot here.
To listen to the interview, click here.
There have been a total of 94 confirmed cases across the UK between November ‘12 and April ’17. We would advise owners to be vigilant and to seek advice from their local vet if their dog develops unexplained skin lesions/sores.