Alabama Rot kills another dog as experts reveal one pooch a week dies from bug

Alabama Rot has killed another dog as experts reveal one pooch a week dies from the bug.

Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists confirmed the dog died as a result of the disease which causes damage to the blood vessels of the skin and kidneys.

Dogs infected with Alabama Rot typically suffer from skin ulcers, kidney failure and in the very worst cases, it can be fatal.

The dog was treated by Southmoor Vets, next to Endsleigh Garden Centre and the vets4pets website states that the case was confirmed in May and it is known where the dog was walked.

Posting on Facebook on June 28, Anderson Moores said: "Unfortunately, we have to confirm a further two cases of cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (often termed CRGV and sometimes known as Alabama Rot).

"The cases were from Ivybridge (Devon) and Manningtree (Essex). This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 188 since 2012, with 13 in 2019."

Sadly, the dog who contracted the disease in Ivybridge, Devon, did not survive.

Plymouth Live has made attempts to speak with Lilly Cross, the vet who treated the dog, but she was not available.

Ms Cross told Kingsbridge Today that the dog was treated for acute kidney failure, but sadly he did not survive.

She said: “As happens in most cases with kidney injury, he unfortunately passed away. The owners’ other dog, who was walked in the same area, is absolutely fine.

"There is no need to stop taking your dog for a walk, just take your dog to a vet if you see the signs."

South Moor Vets wrote on Facebook on June 28: "There has been a confirmed case of Alabama Rot (Cutaneous Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy) in the Ivybridge area, but the patient had been exercised at numerous locations in the wider local area.

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