I hope that the cat is okay. We live next to a field, in a semi urban area just outside Brighton. This morning a MASSIVE FOX passed the house just as I was going to let it out and ran along quickly I did give it some time before letting my cat out and seemed ok this time he was lucky again and came back safely I do DREAD the time I hope he never comes into contact with anything like that EVER. My cat sooty was a beautiful friendly cat, she went missing in the spring, not like her at all, always comes in on time. I hope that he is okay. I do not wish this on anyone. what i saw made my stomach turn. Bite Marks , Swollen Throat. Are Foxes Dangerous to Humans? I don’t want to harm them but I don’t want them in my garden hunting my cats!!!!! Ive been beside myself but thankfully he is now Home. We have scared the fox away, but asomething else also run away( it was sitting under neighbourgh’s care before we came out). Items are sold by the retailer, not Wag!. The wound area will then be thoroughly cleaned. Interested in? 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. Anyone in London concerned about over familiar foxes around their property may want to seek professional advice with regards to the legal removal of persistent and over familiar urban foxes. Any advice on what this could be? The house two gardens over, has two pheasants hanging up in his back garden. The dog only stopped when we started shouting and threw stuff at him, but even then he/she stopped and stared at us for a few minutes before running off. My beautiful cat who was only one year old has been missing for 3 days now. I did some research about cats taken by foxes and most played down the risk! My cat put up a good fight and most time’s I was home & was able to get broom and chase off the Fox… I’m looking to see what advice I could get to stop the risk to my cat & how to prevent the Foxes getting in my garden…. The raccoons had been eating that anyway. Urban foxes – could your pet cat be the next victim? I encourage a certain female fox with a cub to come back a lot but I don’t know if I should continue to do so. This was in Harrow northwest London as well. and am one of the most dreaded man in my country. best to keep older cats in at least. 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 !!! Read snarl’s report again, mostly by foxes. The council is not bothered – what are we to do? Road accident victims will usually be found on/by the road or at home (if they’ve limped back). Either the owner will be present for the fight or your cat will present with an open wound. I have just returned from the vet where I left our 5 year old cat, suffering from injuries inflicted by a group of seven foxes (adults and cubs). Fortunately he was able to outrun the fox and quickly made his was home. He ran away after 6 days he came home and when I pick him up or pet him I can feel his insides swishing around like something is alive in his his. I went outside to rescue the cat but the foxes at first weren’t bothered by my presence until I started throwing pebbles at them. Cat bite wounds are almost always sustained when cats face off or when they run, which typically happens after a deliberate confrontation. i purchased the approved deterrent which obviously didnt work. I then went to check on the Internet if foxes attack cats, and came across this site. Hes plays with a young fox on the field next our home and they have a wonderful time! This fox was chasing our cat all around our garden until my husband went out to scare it off. 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. The fox was there making a low pitched moan/growl with my two cats staring at it. Bite wounds of the face can cause severe damage to the eyes, ears or mouth. You’ll need to get both from a vet but these are not expensive. Did the fox come for those and somehow ended up in my garden and pounced on my cat? Lots of foxes around our neighborhood. may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Seems that a there is an increase this time of year. She did well as the fox looked young and agile and this cat is 18 years old – extremely good health for her age – but perhaps caught unawares while sleeping. Your cat needs antibiotic treatment for the infection, which is a bacterial infection. My cat was playing as he normally does with the other and they were playing abit rougher this time and they were running around and I think hes hurt himself when they jumped on him and hes now limping with both legs kinda dragging but still walking a little balancing on his back paws. i turn to human being also at any time i want to. by a car) then foxes (as scavengers do) may well eat the body, but it is unlikely that the fox was the cause of death.In reality, cats are more at risk from other cats and road traffic accidents than from foxes. I did try to keep him indoors but he complained. I have no doubt what- so- ever that this fox meant business. Don't start any treatment until there is a reasonable expectation that the cat won't attack again. Although the foxes retreated, three of them remained in view and appeared to be waiting for me to leave in order that they could move in to finish the job!