We have just this hour received confirmation that a lovely young Jack Russell Terrier that died as a consequence of severe acute kidney failure last week did indeed have idiopathic Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy (CRGV), the disease that is very similar to Alabama Rot.
The dog in question lived and was walked almost exclusively in Salcey Forest, Northamptonshire. The Forestry Commission have been contacted and made aware of the case and are putting signs up warning dog owners immediately.
We understand that this is very worrying for pet owners but we don’t want you to panic too much – very few cases have been confirmed in the UK. However as the disease is proving to be fatal in most cases it may be prudent to adopt a better safe than sorry stance.
The most frustrating and worrying thing is that the cause is unknown making it impossible for us to give you advice on prevention. More detailed information can be found in our previous news update.
Please call us if you are at all concerned about your dog. We promise to keep you updated.