DEADLY dog disease Alabama Rot is back in Wiltshire as there has been a reported case of the illness in Malmesbury.

The disease is very rare but can be fatal to dogs as it damages their blood vessels and can cause kidney failure.

This latest report of Alabama Rot in Malmesbury has been confirmed by vet specialists Anderson Moores who say there have 23 reports so far this year.

David Walker, an expert on the condition said: “We are sad to announce more cases from 2019, as we are now in the time of year when cases are most common.

“Further confirmed cases mean it is understandably very worrying for dog owners; however, this disease is still very rare, so we’re advising dog owners to remain calm but vigilant, and seek advice from their local vet if their dog develops unexplained skin lesions.

“While there is currently no known way to prevent a dog from contracting the disease, any concerned dog owners should visit for advice."