Caterham family’s dog dies from Alabama rot in one of two confirmed Woldingham area cases

‘Two dogs, one from Caterham and one from Woldingham, are confirmed as having died from Alabama rot.

One of the dogs, three-year-old cockapoo Freddy, was put down on December 9 last year and is thought to have contracted the disease 13 days earlier.

It is believed that Freddy, who lived in Caterham, caught Alabama rot after going on a walk around North Downs Golf Course, Kenley Aerodrome and near Woldingham School.’

Freddy was treated at the Veterinary Referral Centre in Godstone.

Dr Francesco Rossi from the practice said: “Freddy came in on December 2. Apparently he chased a fox and had a bad skin lesion on one of his hind limbs.

“The wound grew and the skin became inflamed. He then developed severe kidney failure. The lesion was ulcerative and necrotic. The kidney failure was unresponsive to food treatment and therapy.”

You can read more in SurreyLive’s article here.

VREC would like to express again our sincere condolences to Freddy’s family.



Keely Breen