Alabama Rot

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Gwenoakes
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Alabama Rot

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Just heard from a friend that another friend has lost her dog to the above. Horrible, horrible disease and nothing they can do for the animal apart from pts unfortunately. Can cause kidney failure from 2 - 7 days of the onset, along with sores plus more.
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{cry} so sad

Do you know how it is contracted - are there specific things to watch out for?
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They don 't really know the cause but the main common factor is the dogs which have caught it have been walked in muddy woodland areas. Skin lesions are the early signs and Vet must be contacted immediately.
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We have had the first case of it up here in North Yorkshire - terrifying! It is in the place where Hector goes for his 'holidays' when we need him looked after. Luckily they are avoiding woodland walks & are washing all the dogs down when they finish their walks. It really is a horrendous disease.
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Yes avoid wet woodland and wash after muddy walks etc..
Frightening disease.
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I have never heard of it. Our back garden is muddy, thanks to the excessive rainfall, but I always dry Angel's feet off after taking her out. It sounds horrendous.
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