There have been new reports of cases of Alabama Rot recently, so we feel this is a good opportunity to talk to you about this disease.

There is still a lot we don’t know about Alabama Rot disease, including what causes it.

However, this condition only affects dogs, and most cases have occurred during the winter and spring months.

Also known as cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy, common clinical signs include skin lesions on the legs and feet, which can also appear on the face, belly and other areas of the body.

Affected dogs can also develop life-threatening acute kidney failure, at which stage they may be vomiting, lethargic and have a decreased urine production.

Please keep in mind that the sooner treatment is started, the better chances of recovery and that when there’s kidney involvement, Alabama Rot can have a fatal outcome.

Since the cause of this disease is still unknown, no preventive measures can be recommended.

Even though Alabama Rot disease is rare, if your dog has unexplained skin lesions anywhere in his or her body, don’t hesitate to book an appointment.