With confirmed cases of Alabama Rot up and down the country, it’s important for owners to be vigilant and know the signs of the deadly disease.

Pet insurance providers Animal Friends have offered their support with a £20,000 donation to the Alabama Rot Research Fund. The donation coincides with the launch of their new campaign #TheGreatOutpaws which encourages people to step out into nature with their pets.

The UK’s leading expert on Alabama Rot, David Walker, of Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists near Winchester, welcomed the Animal Friends team to his surgery in February to talk about the condition.

He said, “While it is understandable that dog owners will be worried by this increase in confirmed cases, Alabama Rot is still a very rare disease and we’d encourage owners to continue exercising their pet.

“Any dog owners who are worried that their pet might have Alabama Rot should contact their veterinary practice immediately.

“This will help build knowledge about the disease and also give a dog the best chance of survival.”

David Walker has also worked with Animal Friends to create an informative video about the disease.

What is Alabama Rot from Animal Friends Pet Insurance on Vimeo.

Managing Director of AFI. Mr Westley Pearson, commented, “Animal Friends Pet Insurance is extremely pleased to be able to donate to such a worthwhile cause. We know that Alabama Rot is a worry for many dog owners and we are committed to helping pets and their owners get out into nature through our new campaign #TheGreatOutpaws. Ensuring that pets have comprehensive insurance guards against times when illness and/or accident may prevent this from happening.”

To learn more about the Alabama Rot Research Fund visit


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