fox bite on cat
The fox was a really big vixen who frequently visited the garden. Please everyone look after your small pets and babies. I chased it away, just like before. On all occasions the attacks were in broad day light, whilst I or my partner were in the garden. I went to let him in….he didn’t want to come in and went running off after the fox! Went to investigate – opened the door and my cat bolted through the door. Surely there is something that can be done!!? But after reading these comments it wont be happening again! I feel so responsible for her death, I wish ‘professionals’ would get real about the threat from foxes and not lead them up the garden path. Hi I came across this site while looking on line about Foxes attacking CAT’S….. I’ve had issues in my Garden with Foxes trying to attack my 16 year old Cat!!!! Very sad and horrific! We must stop throwing out food for the birds and feeding our pets outside. Early one winter evening I heard the most terrible cat screaming noise. My cat had a puncture mark under her tail which sadly developed a abscess and she now has a big open wound that the vet has not been able to stitch . They were preying on my cat with predator eyes and in numbers as time went on. Harrow NW London. It’s extremely devastating. I can certainly see why farmers consider them vermin. A lot of people are not even aware how dangerous this infection is!I have seen terrible results in young and old-it takes years to discover with fatal outcomes….I wish all these Fox- fanatics would be aware of this danger and would accept that the fox-population doesn’t belong to a big city’s”wonderful wildlife”Of course they have been driven out of their natural habitat, but they are an indirect danger to humans and especially cats. Home » All Posts » Ask a vet online » Urban foxes – could your pet cat be the next victim? In some cases, it may be necessary to shave sections of the cat’s body in order to provide better access for treatment and to identify any additional wounds. Fox is not a cat or dog, but globally they refer to the Dog family. Once I had rescued the cat and brought him back in, I looked out of the window again and one of the foxes had come back and was right by the back door sniffing around. This is an interesting read. Went to walk the dog. Oh poor boy! A complacant attitude to a growing problem. He obviously put up a good fight but was totally traumatised, he lost most of his back claws and needed pain relief for three weeks. You will need to ensure your cat is kept comfortable and quiet to promote healing from a bite wound. Treatment of Bite Wounds in Cats. Now my beautiful 13 year old Zoe who hardly ever went outside at night (she would go out in the garden during the day) was attacked and killed by foxes a few days ago on a very rare occasion when she did go out at night. I just read ur article about your cat Olli. Our last cat became a fox’s dinner – it was a particularly cold winter and we think the fox was desperate. what i saw made my stomach turn. The database is all well and good but it doubt it includes the deaths people have experienced here. It is important for pet owners to realize that, while larger injuries obviously require care, even smaller wounds that appear to be minor can create large health problems if not properly cared for. My other cats are now being kept indoors. Seems effective so far. Anyway, my cat seemed okay that day and the next day, but today he cries out in pain whenever anyone picks him up. I have no doubt what- so- ever that this fox meant business. I can only assume it was a fox, but have no clue as to what has happened to her. The raccoons had been eating that anyway. I’m reading this, heartbroken. Diagnosis of a bite wound in your cat will rely primarily on physical history provided by the owner. Searched around the hedges with a torch for some time but did not get any responses. I was hopeful that he might limp home but as each day passes this is less likely. I don’t want to harm them but I don’t want them in my garden hunting my cats!!!!! The vet confirmed the jaw size from the bites was too big to be another cat and was a fox. direct hosts…We as pet owners are legally obliged to have our pets injected yearly with the Echinococcus treatment. My neighbors told me he saw a large fox taken down my kitten at right front of my house around 11pm. My little 2 year old hasn’t even managed to catch a bird yet. we have had no end of trouble with foxes throughout this summer with noise their smell and destruction and all the council say is they would send someone out to put down a deterrent at my cost but offered no other solution . He’s managed to escape with minimal damage thankfully and as yet, no abscesses have formed on the bites. Those people who feed foxes are encouraging them to be less afraid of people, more daring in their actions and artificially increasing the population to epidemic levels. so im sure now that the foxes that have mated here now have babys so are on the look out for food even more so !!! I was also told by my vet that attacks are rare. and 3 cats, including my 15yr old are missing, all from one street in SW London. dont even know if its still alive or dead. At first I was cleaning it with rubbing alcohol but a friend said I should use hydrogen peroxide and I have been using that for about the past 3 days. My beloved middle-aged cat was killed by a fox on our suburban street 1 week ago. Foxes kill their prey in a cat-like manner—most canids grab and shake their prey, but foxes use their long, slender (again, cat-like) canines to bite to kill. I instinctively knew we were nearing the end. On the physique and shape of the jaw, the fox is like wolves, dogs and jackals. In some instances, thick fur can hide larger cuts. Suki our three year old cat had been missing for a week. Read snarl’s report again, mostly by foxes. Unfortunately, he probably needs veterinary care after a trauma like that. I noticed every night the same fox seemed to stare at our sleeping cat through the patio door, waiting for an opportunity to attack. Any advice will be great thanks. Devastating. Of course there may be many fox attacks that are not reported to vets and there is no way to account for these. She was only alright with foxes as she was used to them. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM, I turn to a vampire any time i want to. You should discuss with your vet whether your cat has recently been in a fight with another animal. ** If you are bitten by a cat seek medical attention to receive the appropriate vaccinations and treatments to prevent complications. The council say they are non-threatening and will not attack pets or children – yeah right!!! If he is still having problems, it would be best to have hims seen by a veterinarian, as they can examine him and see what treatment he needs. We have 5 cats. If you are lucky enough to still have your cat, please take precautions to keep them safe. Just rescued my cat from a fox attack in Gtr. My neighbour was woken at 2am by foxes screeching, only to find them playing with something in the road. Owners of cats need to understand that’s whilst their moggy is a pampered part of the family indoors, once outside all the basic instincts of survival take over. Your email address will not be published. I then went to check on the Internet if foxes attack cats, and came across this site. I think they’re beautiful & wouldn’t want to kill one unless it was absolutely necessary, but before reading through some of these horrible stories someone did catch a fox attacking a cat on video. I live in the middle of the countryside, I’ve only seen 3 foxes in 16 years of living here. I’m writing this whilst my small 7month old kitten is having surgery to rebuild her jaw, ear and have numerous stitches after a fox attack at 8am this morning… I heard noises in my garden and found the fox had cornered my cat behind my shed, as I shouted to scare the fox, it managed to get hold of my cats head and drag it over my neighbours fence and tried to drag her away. Recovery and management of bite wounds in your cat will depend on the severity of the initial wound. Something has to be done about getting rid of these vicious animals from our back gardens. best to keep older cats in at least. Cat bite abscesses are most common on the tail, top of the head, legs, face and neck. We have scared the fox away, but asomething else also run away( it was sitting under neighbourgh’s care before we came out). The only thing they are scared of is my dogs and I don’t let my children play in the garden unless at least one dog is out with them. Bin bags have been replaced here by wheelie bins, the local foxes are getting desperate without their usual food source. Consequently, puncture wounds and their resulting abscesses are typically found on the face, shoulders and forelimbs or on the tail, rump and backside. Any advice on what this could be? The fox ran off when it heard me open the door but I am convinced that had it not been disturbed this would have been a very different story and I would have been devastated. The easiest & best solution is simple leave your cats indoors, all my cats are indoors & happy & safe at least, car accidents are higher threats for cats than foxes are, they get diseases as God knows what they eat & what they step on outside & guys don’t forever there’s a cat killer still roaming since early 2014. Rabbit VetCompass is a collaborative not-for-profit research project run by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London, in collaboration with the University of Sydney. This morning I came online to read up to know how threatening foxes are to cats and most sites told me foxes don’t tend to bother with cats and I felt slightly reassured since I would feel cruel keeping my cat in when she asks to go out at night HOWEVER thanks to all of these posts I will be protecting my beautiful cat by keeping her indoors when it is dark. We also rescued our cat from snowy garden shed roof 2 days ago with bleeding ear and fox circling him thus stopping him being able to enter back through cat flap. I will certaining be taking extra measures to make sure my garden is fox free! Now the hut has been taken over by a fox, and no longer used by the cats; so they have to hang around waiting for a house door to open, especially in winter when windows are closed. I think it’s imperative that people know the risks involved in allowing your cat outside. Although it’s rare, cat bites and scratches can also put your cat at risk of diseases such as FeLV/FIV. The fox had jumped on some lumber I had for a project which was the noise I heard when the fox disturbed it. So to put fox attacks into context, other cats (x40 times) and cars (x14 times) appear to present much greater dangers to cats than foxes. Seems that foxes’ behavior has evolved quite rapidly since the Feb ’13 article was written, possibly in response to dwindling food supply as bins become more secured. This sac will take the form of a raised bump called an abscess and is the body’s immune response to the foreign bacteria. We live next to a reservoir and they are all around here. BONUS extra scenes: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=2974503137893 I DIDN'T NEED TO SAVE THE CAT MYSELF, AS THE DOG SAVED THE CAT. The perfect Fox Bite Cat Animated GIF for your conversation. Learn about the dangers of fox bites and contact Critter Control to safely handle any fox problems! Through the cat flap in to the back garden – only exit. I hope that the cat is okay. The fox retreated a few steps and sat staring as I delt with my cat. Manchester. Keep them safe indoors. Checked garden. This will involve medicating your cat for pain and making a quick and small incision along the abscess, then draining the wound of any fluid. they have gotten bolder since fox hunting was banned and its about time local authorities started to act upon the problems foxes pose. Although cat bite wounds can be small and may not bleed excessively, they are prone to **developing serious infections. I think we know how smart Foxes are, I once had one come in through the catflap. For a while we lived in a caravan in a quarry with 2 Siamese cats. I’ve just heard the most awful noise, like a growl/bark, I looked out of my window to see my 11 year old cat Spencer sat next to a fox who was making the noise. I really feel for you as I know how much your cats meant to you, as mine does to me. i noticed that right side of my cat check looked bigger then other side I thought it was because of her fighting a lot and then last few days it got bigger and was sticking out and I woke up and it had popped before I could book her into see a vet and I pressed on it ril I got all the puss out will it be okay know. There is a problem, I read snarl’s report, foxes are a menace and most of the killings were by them. I’m dealing with a situation this morning on my farm. She said her cat is regularly attacked by foxes. All bedroom doors were shut upstairs as she’d been peeing in rooms past few days (this is also how I knew she was probably in her last few days). These wildlife pests are not violent or aggressive, but they may carry rabies and infectious parasites. Cat bite wounds are almost always sustained when cats face off or when they run, which typically happens after a deliberate confrontation. Deepest sympathies for those that have lost their fur kids to foxes or other predators (including the human variety). We were not sure whether it was our terrified cat, but since he was not at home( and normally he always stays in at night), we went to check the whole are at 2 AM. All that I have found is a pool of blood and her collar which has been ripped in half. There was saliva on his fur, however, and because he is a black cat, I can't see anything on his skin. However, more needs to be done in public areas, such as the allyways, to sure risks against pets are minimised! Cat ended up with numerous bites and scratches, plus four deep cuts requiring 21 stitches. Following reports of another attack on a baby by an urban fox in London, many people have been worried about the risk not just of foxes attacking children, but also pets. Most cats can evade them, but if they’re unlucky, this can be the result. This is especially the case with long-haired cats. How to Treat a Cat Bite. After 30 minutes we returned home empty handed and he was there right on our bed. Luckily I managed to scare them off with a flash light and get my cat over over the neighbour’s garden fence. My beautiful little 3 year old Bengal female was torn apart by a fox. I know foxes eat cats. I dont know what to do, i looked everywhere for him, theres no trace of him anywhere. I care for a friendly feral colony & while I’ve managed to find forever homes for the kittens, many, although extremely beautiful do not trust people other than me & the constant fear of the dangers sent me on an online search as most vets will tell you that only in *rare* instances will a fox attack/kill cats. This fox was chasing our cat all around our garden until my husband went out to scare it off. Learn how your comment data is processed. There are a large number of foxes in my area and I cannot believe it has happened to THE most placid cat ever, he never had a fight with anything. One came really close to the house and up my path in broad daylight and my other cat who is very large attacked it and it ran off, he hates fighting. Foxes are becoming a complete nuisance!! I like to get them in before dark but Sam my youngest was desperate to get out for a bit at night and Ive found out why! He will now only go outside late morning/early afternoon.. Two nights after his attack another cat was not so lucky. My cat came home wounded, seemed and smelled like a dog bite, he's not bleeding and there is no pus, we had a doctor home (only thing we could think of at the moment was to ask her) we cleaned the wound with a small amount of peroxide and afterwards cleaned the wound with saline solution and plain water around the wound. My cats will not be allowed to go out at night anymore. we are completley heartbroken. I have this morning had to bury my beautiful 16 month old cat who had suffered the worst attack possible from a fox last night. I’m trying to keep my cat Bob in at night as we have so many foxes around its scarey. I looked out the window to see a massive fox cornering my 8 year old persian cat. I can only hope she didn’t suffer and having spoken to our vest who assures me she would have most likely died from shock before she was killed Look after your cats at night. I was worried that the fox would go for the cat, but instead the cat lunged for the fox and scared it off. This fox took its opportunity and my cat never stood a chance. We suspect my neighbours cat was also attacked last year and had a facial injury, luckily he is now ok, but very wary of foxes. Your vet will next conduct a thorough physical examination of your cat. I have just found my cat, decapitated. It was such a relief, but it still could be someone else’s cat the fox was chasing! Urban foxes are becoming a common sight in the day – and it seemed to be very agile hopping over fences. Went to neighbours and asked them to check their gardens. My cat has been bit by something we think a raccoon and it has just got worst and worst it’s super puffed out and keeps leaking puss that smells really bad and keeps laying in his litter box to hide from everyone and he’s stopped eating. she was a tiny weeny thing then. I apologize for the delay in answering, this platform is not set up for urgent emails. However, they differ from them by a lower landing, a lush tail and an elongated trunk. My 11 year old Alan was chased by foxes about a year ago but managed to escape – he has been quite scared ever since and didn’t go out at night for quite a while after that. We new something had happened, my daughter said the evening sooty went missing a fox sat looking through the French doors. Foxes do kill cats. One of her feet was bitten so badly she needed it to be re constructed. In these cases, the only sign of a bite wound may be infection that forms at a later date. My Maltese terrier dog was attacked about 3 months ago in my small garden he fractured my dogs jaw bleeding so bad the vet said he was lucky not to have had he’s head taken of also said they are vermin carry diseases gave him anti biotic jab straight away . A family of foxes hang around our East London garden every night. IIm worried this will continue. From 225 quotes ranging from $300 - $2,000. A fox’s method of posturing (fur raised, back arched, stiff-legged prance, and batting pounce) is similar to a cat’s method.