We sadly have to confirm a further three cases of cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (often termed CRGV and sometimes known as Alabama Rot).
The cases were from Atherton (Greater Manchester), and Redhill and Woldingham (Surrey). This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 184 since 2012, with 9 in 2019.
We are in the time of year when historically we have identified more cases of CRGV and although this disease remains rare, we continue to advise owners to be vigilant and to seek advice from their local vet if their dog develops unexplained skin lesions/sores. Although an environmental trigger for this disease is possible, this has not been proven.
For help recognising some of the signs and to see a map of confirmed cases, please visit www.vets4pets.com/stop-alabama-rot/.
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