阿拉巴马州的腐烂

What is 阿拉巴马州的腐烂?

阿拉巴马州的腐烂, otherwise known as Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy (CRGV), is a disease that affects dogs. It damages the blood vessels in the skin and kidneys, which causes visible sores on the skin and can lead to severe organ dysfunction and ultimately kidney failure.

What causes 阿拉巴马州的腐烂?

The cause of the disease is currently unknown, though research is on-going. Since December 2012, a small number of cases have been seen throughout the UK. 

Most reports come from pet owners who walk their dogs in the countryside, and most cases are reported during winter and spring. 一般ly, cases are rare in the summer months compared to the colder months.

What are the symptoms of 阿拉巴马州的腐烂?

The following are typical signs of 阿拉巴马州的腐烂: 

  • Skin sores, visible swelling, red patch or skin defects not caused by a known injury. These skin lesions typically appear below the knee or elbow, and occasionally on the face or at the bottom of the chest or abdomen.
  • Changes in appetite - reduced appetite, drinking more, vomiting and lethargy are signs of acute kidney injury.

还记得, the majority of visible skin lesions will not be caused by 阿拉巴马州的腐烂 disease, and most cases of kidney failure will be a result of another cause.

Can I do anything to avoid 阿拉巴马州的腐烂?

While it's extremely difficult to give advice about how to avoid 阿拉巴马州的腐烂, we recommend washing off all mud following a wet and muddy walk, especially through woodland.

What should I do if my dog is showing signs of 阿拉巴马州的腐烂?

If you're concerned that your dog may be suffering, we urge that you contact your vet immediately for further advice. If it is 阿拉巴马州的腐烂, early recognition and aggressive management are likely to have the best results.

Should I be worried about my dog contracting 阿拉巴马州的腐烂?

The number of cases reported in the UK is extremely low, so there's little reason to be worried. Thousands of dogs are walked in the countryside every day, and it's important to remember that only a very small number of dogs have been affected. The threat is very low, and while there may be an environmental trigger, we can't confirm that some areas are safer than others.

You have no need to panic, but you can visit specialist vets Anderson Moore for more information if you'd like to know more. If you wish, you can contribute to furthering research at The 阿拉巴马州的腐烂 Research Fund (ARRF).

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