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Protecting Your Dog from Fox

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

In our neighborhood, every now and then you’ll see a fox. Since there are many pets in our community, we must be aware of some of the dangers that foxes can cause. The one major problem that foxes present is the danger of disease. They may carry rabies and one bite can cause an infection. Foxes also defecate where people live and the bacteria can spread to humans and as well as pets if your dog or cat gets too close. It’s always a good idea to keep your dog on his dog leash whenever possible. I always recommend keeping cats indoors. It’s safer for you and them.  Check your garden and clean any feces that you may notice. Dogs go everywhere so don’t take any chances. One important fact that your should remember is that you may not be infected in diseases that foxes carry but your pet will be. Mange, for example can affect dogs but the disease is easily treated and will not kill the dog once the treatment with pet medication begins. The worst case scenario is hair loss by your pet if it’s not treated.

Always be on the safe side. Keep your dog contained or when walking him, keep him on his dog leash so he doesn’t wonder too far.

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