Not only have we seen a re-emergence of Alabama Rot recently there has been reports of dogs with vomiting episodes.
So, what do we know about this outbreak?
- It has so far been noted in the North West and South of England.
- We have had some cases at our branches.
- We are not sure if it is seasonal or a specific type of virus/bacteria.
- It affects both vaccinated and unvaccinated dogs.
- Prolific (sometimes forceful) vomiting – about 4 to 8 times, it can stop overnight and restart the next morning.
- No interest in food for a period of 2-5 days.
- Quiet & Lethargic – this is the big one. The dogs we have seen have been noticeably lethargic for a few days after vomiting.
- Diarrhoea – not all dogs have had this, but some have described light brown faeces or gravy-like diarrhoea.
- Treatment is bland food and encouraging dogs to drink. It is also advisable to limit your dog’s contact with other dogs.
- Most cases have responded to this and recovered.
If your dog is showing symptoms please do not hesitate to contact your local branch for advice.