'Surge' in Alabama rot: What is the deadly dog disease and how to spot the symptoms

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A number of cases of have been reported this year in Wales, Scotland and the North of England.

British dog owners and walkers have been warned of a “flesh-eating” disease affecting pets, with new cases confirmed across the UK.It's particularly prevalent at this time of year when the ground is soggy due to increased rainfall.What is Alabama rot?

Alabama rot was first identified in greyhounds in the United States in the 1980s but there have been reports of the disease across the UK. Skin lesions typically appear below the knee or elbow, and occasionally on the face or at the bottom of the chest or abdomen

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