Are foxes dangerous to cats, dogs, or other pets?

Foxes and Their Propensity to Attack Animals If you watch the news regularly and you like to keep up on to date with the latest news, you probably became aware that fox attacks have become a common thing in many parts of the world. One of the scariest things about fox attacks is that the number of fox attacks on humans grows bigger every year. There were even reports from various part of the world about foxes attacking children and babies! Although such bizarre fox attacks are uncommon, fox attacks to livestock, domestic animals, and pets are quite common. Now, some of you probably ask are foxes really dangerous to pets such as cats and dogs. Well, in this article, we will give an answer to that question once and for all. We bet that you probably ask yourself how to protect small pets such as hamsters and guinea pigs from foxes, let alone larger pets such as cats and dogs. Let’s find that out together.

Urban Foxes
Contrary to people’s belief that foxes mostly inhabit rural areas, the truth is that foxes mostly inhabit urban areas such as cities and towns. Urban areas provide a suitable habitat for wild animals such as foxes.

While you can still find a fox or two in the countryside and other rural areas, you are most likely to encounter foxes in cities and towns. Foxes have become urban animals due to the fact that they are hunter-scavengers, which means that they equally hunt for food but are also happy eating abandoned food leftovers. Discarded food left by people, unattended trashcans, and other things lead to a significant increase in fox population making their home in urban areas.

Fox Facts

• Foxes are nocturnal animals that are most likely to be active at night. This means that you should guard your pet animals at night.
• Foxes live up to fifteen years old in the wilderness.
• Foxes are omnivorous animals. They eat everything from trash to small mammals.

What Pets are at Danger from Foxes?

• Dogs usually aren’t at danger from foxes. However, small dogs are sometimes attacked by foxes.
• Cats usually get into fights with foxes and chase the wild animals away.
• Guinea pigs, rabbits, and other small mammals are a fox’s favorite pray so you should protect these animals by all means from foxes.
• Ducks and chickens in cages are in the biggest danger from fox attacks.

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Are foxes dangerous to cats, dogs, or other pets?

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