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5 Things You Should Know About Alabama Rot In The UK
8 CommentsTuesday, 12 January 2016 | Kate
The headlines on Alabama Rot in the UK are:
What is Alabama Rot?
However, we do know it’s a bacterial infection. Alabama Rot doesn’t discriminate based on breed, age or sex.
How do dogs catch Alabama Rot?
What are the signs and symptoms of Alabama Rot?
Skin lesions and reddening of the skin are the main symptoms of Alabama Rot. Typically, skin lesions occur below the knee or elbow and can be mistaken for wounds caused by injury. Lesions can also be seen on the face and the skin of the bottom of the chest and abdomen.
Once a lesion has developed, over the next few days affected dogs can develop the clinical signs of kidney failure which can include vomiting, reduced appetite and lethargy.
If your dog is presenting with any of these symptoms you need to see a vet immediately. Alabama Rot is diagnosed by a blood test.
Not all dogs will develop full-blown symptoms and kidney failure but all dogs will need diagnosis and help.
How you can protect your dog from Alabama Rot?
The best ways to protect your dog are:
If you are concerned about your dog please speak to your vet.