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Seaham mother warns after dog dies from Alabama rot

A mother from Seaham is warning people to be aware of Alabama rot (AR) after her dog died earlier this month.

Becky Hanson-Patterson's two-year-old vizsla Jessie passed away only four days after first showing signs of the disease.

AR is a rare condition that affects the skin and often leads to kidney failure. Since 2012, a total of 216 dogs have died in the UK from the condition, with 12 dying since the start of this year.

  • 20 Feb 2020
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