Alabama Rot is a serious disease which has only recently been recognised in dogs in the UK. It causes lesions on the skin and occasionally on the mouth, which can look like sores, wounds or stings. Some dogs go on to develop life-threatening kidney failure. Any age, sex or breed of dog can be affected.
Recently there have been reports of two cases in Kent. As the cause of the disease is unknown, it is very difficult to give specific advice about prevention. Although an environmental cause is considered possible, it has not been proven and we are not currently advising dog owners to avoid any particular locations.
The disease has been under investigation by Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists for almost 3 years. They have a very informative website with the latest news and information about the disease.