Weʼve raised £737 to Suspected outbreak of Alabama Rot in the Forest Of Dean
- Forest of Dean District, United Kingdom
- Funded on Tuesday, 6th June 2017
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I'm raising money to help contribute towards the treatment for my brother (Matthew Freeman)and his girlfriends (Jasmine) 2 year old rottweiler that is currently being treated for acute kidney failure that was caused by suspected Alabama Rot. I would also like to donate money to the ' Andersons Moores' research fund into Alabama Rot (CRGV). Research into new diseases requires a lot of funding. This pays for the development of new diagnostic tests, investigation of the causes of the disease and ultimately the development of more effective treatments which could help numerous dogs in the future.
Alabama Rot is a serious disease which has only recently been recognised in dogs in the UK. It's caused by damage to the blood vessels of the skin and kidney. It causes lesions on the skin and occasionally in the mouth, which can look like bites, sores, wounds or stings. Some dogs go on to develop life threatening kidney failure and any dog is at risk.
Boe was being walked everyday in the woods in Dyrbrook in the 'Forest Of Dean'. On the 29th of April, Boe was limping and struggling to walk. They took her up to the emergency vets in Gloucester ( Woods) to have her checked over. The vet noticed an ulcer or a blister on her foot and gave antibiotics and painkillers. Over the next few days she became very depressed and off her food so took her back to their local vets and prescribed more antibiotics and they suggested blood tests. The next day she had trouble with her back legs. They took her back to the vets again and the blood test results showed that she had acute kidney failure so we had to rush her back to the emergency vets. She was then put on a drip. She has lost 75% of her kidney function and is currently being treated for renal failure.
We need more research in to this awful disease before more family dogs are affected. Boe means the world to them and it's heart breaking seeing her suffer. Your donation could help fund more treatment for boe and for future research.
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May 29, 2017
poor baby...hope she gets well soon.xxx
May 14, 2017
All the best, stay strong for your Boe xx
May 12, 2017
Love you lots Boe, keep fighting. We need you back chasing all the cats :) Big cuddles Auntie Lene <3 xx
May 12, 2017
Anyone please help these amazing people with there amazing dog called boe, beautiful dog 💖💖💖
May 11, 2017
May 10, 2017
I'm heartbroken for you to watch your girl in this condition, I have a Rotty and I can't imagine your pain. Lets hope they find a end to this deadly illness spreading to more dogs
May 10, 2017
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