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Puppies catching a canine illness from Foxes

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Koola Adams, Jun 10, 2020.


  1. Koola Adams

    Koola Adams PetForums Newbie

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    Hi All
    I am a bit worried about my puppy. He is only 10 weeks old and has not yet had his second booster shots as he has a stomach complaint at the moment. I take him out to the garden to poo and pee but have realised that we sometimes have foxes in our garden. Could my puppy catch an illness if he is exposed to areas where foxes have been?
    Thank you
     
  2. Blitz

    Blitz PetForums VIP

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    Yes he could , but it is unlikely and I think the advantages of going out in the garden outweigh the slight risks.
     
  3. Sarah H

    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

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    As long as you pick up any fox poo you should be fine. The benefits of getting him out and toilet training and exploring outweigh the risks.

    EDIT: crossposted with Blitz
     
  4. Koola Adams

    Koola Adams PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you. I was a bit worried.
     
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  5. Koola Adams

    Koola Adams PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks Sarah, the foxes never leave poo in the garden.
     
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