Confirmed case of “Alabama Rot” in Wimbledon

Confirmed case of Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy (CRGV), more commonly known as “Alabama Rot” in Wimbledon

Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists in Hampshire, who are leading on this disease, have this morning confirmed a case of Alabama Rot in Wimbledon.
The Ranger’s Office has been contacted by the owner who has advised that the dog was walked on Wimbledon Common, as well as several other locations away from the Commons.
Our sympathies and thoughts are very much with the family on their sad loss.
The causes of the disease, and how it is contracted, are still not understood but given its potential seriousness, we would encourage dog owners and dog walkers to be aware of the symptoms and, if at all concerned, to seek veterinary advice as soon as possible.
The symptoms to look out for are:
  • unexplained redness, sores or swellings anywhere on the body
  • unexplained lesions or wounds, particularly on lower limbs but also on the chest or in the mouth.
  • severe depression, loss of appetite and vomiting.
Further information can be found on Anderson Moores’ website
They have also held a useful video Q&A session which answers many questions that dog owners may have around the disease, such as which breeds are more prone to it, their thinking around environmental causes and what precautions may be sensible to take.