A vet’s practice has announced a dog has died from a rare, infectious disease in Preston.
Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists announced via their Facebook page that “one further dog has having died as a result of cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy”.
The specialists say it is the 65th confirmed case of the disease - also known as Alabama Rot - in the UK since 2012.
They are waiting for information on where the dog was walked, but is believed to be from the Fulwood area.
A friend of the dog-owner claims the dog was walked in Highgate Woods off Garstang Road.
Dogs reported with Alabama Rot can suffer with kidney failure and/or skin lesions. It is believed to be caused by a rare form of E.coli.
After an outbreak of the disease in Wiltshire in December, owners were told not to walk their dogs in certain places.