It’s Very Rare for Foxes to Attack and Eat Dogs

Fox Attack

It’s very unusual for a fox to attack a dog and even more unusual for foxes to eat a dog. It may happen but it tends to be a really rare occurrence. Wild foxes have a natural fear of people and that explains why it’s not as common to see them around in broad daylight. Most foxes will try to run away if they detect the presence of a human or even a dog.

This, however, doesn’t mean that dog owners shouldn’t stay alert, especially if they live in places known for having a fox population. While the chances are small, there is always a chance of a fox preying on a small household pet. If you have a puppy or a tiny dog, you should never leave them unattended when they are outside.

These days, it’s not just the foxes that dog owners need to be worried about. Dog-napping is also on the rise so it’s important to always monitor your pet whenever they are outside.

What if your dog got bitten by a fox? In such cases, it’s important to call the vet immediately. They will need a proper examination and may also require vaccination as wild foxes can succumb to diseases like rabies.

Disclaimer: The content on MyPetChild.com is for informational purpose only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian when in doubt.

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