Dog killed by flesh eating disease Alabama Rot as experts warn of epidemic

The disease eats the flesh of dogs (Picture: Wessex News)

A disease which ‘eats’ the flesh of pets has killed a dog in the Midlands as experts warn of a potential epidemic.

This winter’s bitter weather could see a huge surge in dog deaths due to the deadly Alabama Rot, which has already killed hundreds of dogs in the last few years.

The Bilton Veterinary Centre in Rugby, Warwickshire, confirmed: ‘Sadly we have had a confirmed case of CRGV/Alabama Rot in a dog at our practice. The dog has sadly died as a result of this illness.’

Experts warn the disease reaches a peak between November and February, especially in ice-cold Arctic conditions.

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