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'Dog's black death' claims life after Cocker Spaniel contracts Alabama rot – warning alert

The dog was just six years old when she died of the deadly disease. Unfortunately, there is no cure for Alabama rot because the cause of the condition is unknown. The disease which leads to many days of suffering before fatality has been called ‘dog’s black death’.

Now the heartbroken dog owner has put out a warning to pet owners to be wary of the disease.

A heartbroken dog owner has shared a warning after her beloved Cocker Spaniel died from a deadly disease called Alabama Rot.

Dog-owner Rebecca Fox had visited beaches in North Wales on holiday and one week in noticed that her Cocker Spaniel was licking her paw continuously.

The dog, named Millie, was also limping and holding her paw up.

Then Mrs Fox and her husband decided to get some antiseptic spray to see if that would help.

However, days later the dog became “very lethargic”.

The dog’s owner told CheshireLive: “We went to Delamere Forest, we live in Leicestershire, and we went to the new Forest Holiday site on May 14 which was a Friday.

“Predominantly we walked through the forest.

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“It was a very wet week and it was awful weather, so it was very muddy everywhere.

“Lots of water, especially lots of mud around the site where we were in the forest.

“We had been there for a week, and so the next Friday we were all in the log cabin and Millie started frantically licking her front paw.

“So we thought it had got a bit infected, she was limping and holding it up as well by that point.

“It came on really suddenly.

“On Saturday, we went to a Pets at Home nearby and we got her some antiseptic spray.

“But we obviously didn’t allow her to go on a walk because we didn’t want anything getting in it.

“By Sunday night she was very lethargic and we thought because we had to other dogs and that we were on holiday as well, we thought she was a bit tired.

“She was a bit of a drama queen in general anyway, so anything that she possibly had wrong with her she was like ‘oh my god I am dying’.

“So we didn’t really think much of it and we come back home on Monday, May 24 and she was very quiet coming home.”

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