Will a fox attack a dog?
My dog is an 8 month old yorkie mix who is starting to grow and needs an adult to play with her and to take her for walks. She is the only child and has no friends to play with at the moment and has just been abandoned. She is going to start her training for a working title as a therapy dog in the next month. She will also have socialisation classes with other dogs once she is fully trained. I would like to know if a fox would attack her? I have seen videos on youtube and have been told that foxes kill dogs when they find them by chance. Is this true? Also does she need a rabies vaccination?
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My 8 month old puppy is being trained as a therapy dog and also has potential to be a therapy dog, to help mentally challenged people who have a higher level of dementia. I believe that he will be safe with foxes, as foxes have a natural fear of dogs as they are their main predator in our area. Also, if there are any wild animals lurking around the park or the area that he walks, he would be safe. I would not give him any other vaccinations than the Rabies vaccination, to prevent him getting any diseases. That said, I would not encourage you to start your therapy dog training with an unvaccinated puppy.
It would be wise to have the puppy's vaccination records and to obtain copies from your vet. Also, the puppy should be kept confined in his house until you can obtain a vaccination record.
If you do choose to allow the puppy out of the house, he should not be taken outside until the vaccinations are complete.
Even though he may not look like it, a fox can be very intimidating. Many people report having an encounter with a fox, sometimes with unpleasant results. However, there is a large group of trainers that take a very strict stance against the use of dogs to train therapy dogs. Please have a look at the foxtraining.org.uk website.
I hope I have been able to give you some food for thought.
The Foxy Doctor
Answered on 3/16/2014 by jason from foxtraining
My 6 month old puppy was born in Feb and in March he started to have diarrhea that we couldn't identify. After a month and a half it stopped, but we are still concerned. It might have to do with his breeder and/or our puppy we bought from the same person but have read that it can be hereditary. Also since he was 4 weeks old we used his milk in the first few weeks.
The vet did a fecal exam and said the puppy had worms. He also checked the bladder for a mass and found none.
He also said that the milk from his mother's milk and the milk from the puppy food from his breeder can cause problems.
They said to give him rice milk and a small bit of food for the first few weeks and only use from the breeder and also gave me some information about his diet and to stop using his mom's milk completely. The only time his mom's milk and food will be used is when the breeder isn't in the house and we will only use it for about 15-20 minutes, if possible and to make sure to change it frequently.
The best thing for us would be if I could find out what the problem is.
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I have to disagree. I think this is a problem that is breed related, not just due to the particular "colors" of the pit bull.
Why don't they just say they have a pit bull problem and not a "problem with pit bulls"?
My 2 cats share one litter box and I never have a problem with one of them making the mess. Maybe you just need to clean your room a bit more.
I have a pit bull. They have a very hard life with people. Allergies, attacks, and a few other issues.
I would not say they're just a "problem with pit bulls". The dogs have it in their bloodline. They could be more "careful" and the people more "discriminative" but they are still dogs and they're just what they were created to be.
If they are abused and neglected, I would say they are more of a "problem with the people" than just a "problem with the pit bull". They aren't better than anybody or worse than anybody.
I love pit bulls. They are amazing dogs. But they are still dogs.
My cat was born with a deformed leg. She didn't die from that, but the vet thought it was because she was starving and had only been given milk and water. After a couple of months of not seeing any progress, she