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There have been two cases of Alabama Rot - one confirmed and one suspected - in the Cradley/Suckley area. For more
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Cutaneous and Renal Vasculopathy, better known as Alabama Rot, was first diagnosed in dogs in the UK in 2012. Since then 20-40 cases have been reported annually mainly in the autumn, winter and spring, and often associated with dogs being exercised in woodland. There have been 216 confirmed cases since 2012
Breeds or Genetics?
Recent investigations have shown that hounds and gun-dogs are more likely to be diagnosed with disease. It has been found to be rare in Terriers, GSD’s, and cross-breeds, and it has never been diagnosed in toy dogs.
Is it genetic? Or is it just that these breeds are more likely to exercise in the typical woodland areas?
Female dogs and neutered dogs were also found to be more likely to contract the disease. However, these findings need to be interpreted with caution.
What to do?
We are still no further on with finding a cause, so we can give no definite advice on prevention. Thorough cleaning of your dog's paw after walks is a good thing to do.
Last updated 28 February 2020