Alabama Rot or CRGV (cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy) is a disease that affects all ages, breeds and weight of dogs.
It is unknown what causes the disease.
If not spotted early enough, it can cause sudden and potentially fatal kidney failure. Other signs are, loss of appetite, tiredness and vomiting. Without urgent treatment, dogs develop a raging fever & can eventually die.
HOW TO SPOT ALABAMA ROT?
Skin lesions– It can show as a distinct swelling, a patch of red skin or open & ulcer like. They are often on the lower leg, below the knee and elbow.
HOW TO STOP ALABAMA ROT?
It is believed to be picked up on the paws and legs on muddy, wooded walks, especially if there has been heavy rainfall.
Always wash off woodland mud from your dog’s legs & paws. Also check for any signs of the disease.
IF IN ANY DOUBT SEE YOUR VET.