Monday, 4 June 2018

TREATING THE FOXES.


Sadly I think a couple of the fox cubs who visit each night may have mange.
I noticed that the smallest one had fur missing from one side of his neck but thought mayabe he had been in a tussle but then Tom saw that another cub was losing a bit on his rump.
This is a particularly nasty ailment caused by mites that will eventually kill the fox.


This isn't one of our foxes but you can see how the fur falls out leaving a bare patch and eventually they can lose all of the fur and die a horrible death.
In the past we have successfully treated foxes with mange and started last night to treat these little monkeys.


This is all that is needed to halt the mange, some homeopathic drops.
Just a few drops on the food each night for a couple of weeks or so and an improvement will be seen.
I will understand if some people can't understand that this would work but it does.
We are going to treat all of them as they must all come from the same den and the others could easily  end up with it.

If you see a fox with mange or have any visit your garden you can obtain these drops for free from here.


20 comments:

  1. what a lovely thing to do for wild creatures.

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  2. I agree with Sooze!
    Every creature deserves a chance.

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  3. You are a vixen guardian angel. I am touched by your caring for these wonderful creatures.

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  4. I love foxes. You have a heart of gold. I really want to have updates and see how it is going!!

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  5. The little guys have picked the right humans to visit. So nice of you to treat them.

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  6. I always feel so privileged when the foxes come down our street. I’m so pleased you’ve found a simple and effective way to treat them xx

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  7. Well done! My two foxes look very healthy but I have made a note of what to do in the
    future should there be a problem. SueM

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  8. It is so good that there is an easy remedy. When I first read about the mange I thought you would have to trap them to treat them but that is wonderful. Well done.

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  9. Marmite helps too, thank you for helping these lovely creatures.

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  10. That's fantastic, what s relatively simple solution to the problem. They are such lovely creatures.

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  11. Thank you for that link Briony. I fear that Fred - the fox who regularly visited our garden - was probably a victim of mange. It's too late now put perhaps another fox will adopt us.

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    1. This site is free www.nfws.org.uk. These two charge www.wildlifeaid.org.uk and derbyfoxes.org.uk I use them all as I need lots of the stuff.
      I know that lots of people do not believe that homeopathic remedies work but they do for this.
      Just a few drops on a peanut or jam sandwich each night is all it takes.

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  12. Interesting. Last year a lot of the jackals here (pretty similar to foxes) seemed to have mange. This year the ones we see look much healthier.

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  13. I haven't seen a fox around our home in years. Saw a couple year before last at the farm where we hunt and fish. But, I was hurt last year and didn't go to the farm much. So, I don't know if they moved on. Thanks for helping the foxes out.

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  14. I had no idea mange can be treated with drops and this is absolutely wonderful they give them to you and that you care enough to do it. there is enough suffereing in the world and this will relieve some of it...

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  15. I am glad you are looking out for the foxes. So many people think all wildlife are pests and don't see the irony of humans having taken over their habitat.

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  16. That is so interesting. I had absolutely no idea that this treatment was available, so thank you for the information. I have only seen one dog fox in the last year, he was brimming with good health and looked amazingly beautiful - he was trotting through a neighbouring field, heard me, turned to look me in the eye - paused for a brief moment, then continued on his way. My heart still beats a little faster when I remember that moment of contact with a truly wild country fox. Would that all could be like him.

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  17. I had no idea that mange could be treated this way! I have seen foxes with this awful illness, though the ones that come around our garden thankfully seem pretty healthy. Thank goodness you're helping them out!

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