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  1. ALABAMA ROT AND LYME DISEASE: TWO RARE DOG DISEASES ON THE RISE IN THE UK

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    I was recently contacted by Distinctly PR to highlight the increase in Albabama Rot in dogs or more commonly known as Lymes Disease, which has been on the increase in the Uk, due to the increase in ticks.  Its important we all know the signs of the disease so we have a chance to catch and treat it early.
     
    Symptoms include:
    Unexplained skin sores most commonly below the elbow or knee, occassionally stomach or face

    Between two and seven days later – with outward symptoms of kidney failure: reduced appetite, fatigue, and vomiting.

    To find out more about this disease so that you can be better prepared visit their website here.

    One preventative measure is to remove ticks as soon as you see them, its a good idea to check your dog after they have walked in long grass, especially in the spring and summer. And kill them! Squash them.

    We could all spend all our lives worrying about all the different diseases and illnesses our beloved pets could get (or ourselves), its important to know the signs of any illness. But its also important to enjoy your animals.