If you’re a dog owner, make sure you read this.

We’ve had a couple of queries over the last week where concerned dog owners have asked us about Alabama Rot.

Please be assured that there are currently no known cases of Alabama Rot in Wrexham’s country parks.

If you are concerned, the advice is to clean your dog’s feet with water – please do this when you get home to avoid infecting areas of the park – making sure you remove all woodland dirt and mud.

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This will also give you the chance to have a good look at you dog for any early signs of the disease.

What are the signs?

  1. Firstly, look for skin lesions, appearing as swelling, red skin or open, ulcer-like wounds
  2. Your dog may also have sore skin that hasn’t been caused by an injury (usually below the knee)
  3. Finally, after 2-7 days, your dog will show signs of kidney failure – vomiting, reduced hunger and unusual tiredness.

If you spot any of these symptoms, make sure you contact your vet as soon as possible.

Again, please be assured that no cases of the disease have been reported in the Wrexham area since 2016, but if the situation changes we will make people aware.

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