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Alabama Rot disease: Fulwood dog understood to have died from kidney failure

Posted on - 13th February, 2016 - 10:58am | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Preston News
The dog is understood to have been walked regularly in Highgate Woods

The dog is understood to have been walked regularly in Highgate Woods

A dog in Preston has died after contracting the Alabama Rot disease.

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Understood to be from the Fulwood area of the city the dog died on Monday 8 February at a vets in Preston.

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Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists posted on their Facebook page the update regarding the latest case of the disease. They say it is the 65th confirmed case of the disease since 2012.

The disease causes a failure of the kidneys.

Friends of the family who had the dog say it was walked regularly in Highgate Woods off Garstang Road.

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It is not known at this stage which breed of dog has died.

What is Alabama rot?

It is known as cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy and symptoms include wounds on legs, paws and faces.

Dogs develop clinical signs of kidney failure which can include vomiting, reduced appetite and tiredness.

The disease was first identified in the United States in the 1980s.

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