This is a newsfeed summarising some of the latest news about Alabama Rot
We are sad to report that confirmed cases of Alabama Rot have been recorded in Cornwall.
Maggie was a beautiful, young Cocker Spaniel that tragically lost her life to Alabama rot. Maggie’s owner is running the Bournemouth marathon in October and is raising funds for the Alabama rot research fund (http://www.arrf.co.uk/). If anybody would like to donate then please visit the just giving page (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/aaronsrunformaggie)
We are now up to 94 confirmed cases since 2012, and 11 in 2017 alone. It has spread to Ireland with the first case recorded in Dublin.
Read Lulu's story told by our ARRF chairman Michael!
A dog has died near Bournemouth just three days after showing symptoms of Alabama rot.
The speed of the disease shocked the owner and our hearts go out to them.
Two new cases of Alabama Rot, or CRGV, brings the total number of confirmed cases in the UK to 86 since 2012.
Please be alert and help us spread the word to #StopAlabamaRot
Dog owners are being warned to look out for symptoms of a potentially fatal flesh-eating disease in their pets after a surge of cases in the UK.
Known as Alabama Rot, symptoms begin with skin lesions on the paws or legs, which has led vets to advise that owners wash their pets after muddy walks.
Three new cases of Alabama Rot have been confirmed in Carlisle, Cumbria, and near Axminster in Devon.
It is suspected that Alabama Rot is spreading as there haven't been confirmed cases in some of these areas before.
Unfortunately, we fear that more cases will be seen over the next few months as we head through winter.
Be on the lookout and contact your vet immidiately if you suspect that your dog has CRGV (Alabama Rot).
Alabama Rot is on the rise in the UK – But do you know what you are looking for?
To give you a brief overview, Alabama Rot is a fatal fungal disease which is seemingly becoming more and more apparent across the UK, with 78 confirmed cases in the last four years and 14 recorded cases in the first four months of this year.
Albeit a rare disease for dogs to contract, the cause remains unknown and the treatment for the illness is considered, in most cases, ineffective.
Regardless of how rare the disease is, for those who own, care or walk a dog you should be able to recognise the symptoms so that you are able to catch the disease in the early stages and do something about it with your local vet.
Alabama rot dog disease on the rise in the UK but how big a threat is it to your dog? We asked expert advice
What is Alabama Rot?
Alabama Rot is a disease that causes damage to a dog's blood vessels and the kidney. It is a mysterious disease which is hard to identify and sadly, very difficult to treat. Since December 2012, there have been 78 confirmed cases in the UK, including 14 in 2016 so far.