Alabama Rot: Where the deadly dog disease has been reported in Surrey

March 13, 2018

An online map shows that several cases of a deadly canine disease have been reported around Surrey in recent years.

According to the map, created by animal care organisation Vets4Pets, Guildford , East Molesey and Fetcham were just some of the locations affected by Alabama Rot in the past five years.

The disease can lead to a dog’s flesh rotting , as well as resulting in kidney failure, vomiting and, in severe cases, even death.

Although the most recent case reported in Surrey was April 2016, the map pinpoints Petworth in West Sussex – which is near Haslemere and only around seven miles from the Surrey border – as the location of an incident in January 2018.

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A number of suspected cases have also been reported in places as far afield as Manchester, Warwickshire, Somerset and Cornwall – with nearly 130 cases across the UK since 2012, as reported by Gloucestershire Live .

Here are the locations of cases confirmed by Vets4Pets around Surrey.

The map was created by Vets4Pets
(Image: Vets4Pets)


Date: April 2016

Areas walked: Unknown

East Molesey

Date: March 2016

Areas walked: Unknown

Albury Hill

Date: February 2014

Areas walked: Unknown

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We will keep you informed about the latest news that affects your adorable animals, as well as sharing our favourite dog walking routes, any animal food product recalls we hear about and general owner advice.

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Pewley Down

Date: February 2013

Areas walked: Unknown

What are the symptoms?


Date: December 2012

Areas walked: Unknown

You can find the map and location checker here .

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