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Alabama Rot

What Exactly Is CRGV?

CRGV, commonly known as ‘Alabama Rot’ is a disease of unknown cause that affects all dog breeds and doesn’t discriminate in terms of age or body size.


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Live Map of Cases

We track every confirmed case of CRGV in the country. It is possible there is an environmental trigger for this disease although thankfully it is unusual for more than one dog in a particular area to be affected.

The UK has now seen 324 confirmed cases in total with 15 cases so far in 2024. 

Click below to search the map by year or location for confirmed cases.

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Spotting Alabama Rot

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Unexplained redness


Swollen skin

Your dog(s) licking their paws more than usual


A change in behaviour such as not eating or being excessively tired

Find out more information

To answer more of your questions and to view the Royal Veterinary College, Kennel Club and Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialist’s resources please click on these links.