It joins the other ten cases confirmed so far this year in Dublin, Penkhull in Staffordshire, Bearwood, West Chelborough and Ensbury Park in Dorset, Stalybridge in Greater Manchester, Crewe in Cheshire, Caldicot in Monmouthshire, Claverdon in Warwickshire and Malvern in Worcestershire.
If dogs displaying any of these symptoms are not treated urgently, they can die of a deadly fever.
Every single one of the more than 50,000 bottles produced to date has gone through this process and passed through their hands. Right now you’ll find Muddy River products in ABC stores throughout North Carolina but only in North Carolina.
It's thought that the disease is picked up on the paws and legs on muddy walks, so dog owners are reminded to always wash off woodland mud, check for signs of CRGV and if in doubt, call the vet.
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Vets are now urging all owners to be aware of the deadly disease and to seek advice if their dog develops unexplained skin lesions.
Idiopathic cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV) – commonly referred to as Alabama Rot – is a dog disease of unknown cause affecting all breeds and was first discovered in the USA in the 1980s.