New dog toxin case in west Dorset

Veterinary nurse Hayley Parr with Lottie the dog

Veterinary nurse Hayley Parr with Lottie the dog

First published in New Forest News

A NEW case of a deadly toxin affecting dogs has been reported in West Dorset.

A vet in Beaminster, near Bridport, has seen another case, which has been confirmed as the same condition as the one that killed many dogs in the New Forest, thought to be similar to the Alabama Rot.

Thankfully Lottie the Labrador pulled through.

Vet Terry Girling, of Girling and Bowditch, said: “Dogs can suffer from ulcers to their legs for a variety of reasons.

“With Alabama Rot it is an early symptom and is caused by a toxin in the blood rather than by an obvious injury.

“Lottie’s health began to decline rapidly as the toxin began to affect her whole body. She was hospitalised for an intensive intravenous treatment programme which continued for five days.”

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