Although the disease is extremely rare, Dogs Trust, the UK's leading dog welfare charity recommends a few sensible precautionary steps that dog walkers can take to avoid Alabama rot. 

Where possible stick to dry paths and keep your dog out of muddy or wet areas, check your dog’s legs for any lesions or wounds and go straight to your vet if they are not healing or if your dog starts to become ill or suffers from lethargy, lack of appetite or vomiting. Local vets are all aware of the situation so will be able to provide further advice if you have any concerns about the situation.