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Protecting pets from coyotes and other wild animals

Although most wild animals mind their business and don’t bother humans, some wild animals, such as coyotes, can wander into human environments and cause harm to pets. Because coyote bites have the potential to cause severe body and organ damage, Christine Rutter, a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, recommends that every pet that is attacked by a coyote, bobcat, or an unknown animal be evaluated by a veterinarian as soon as possible. Owners should not attempt to address wounds at home. A bite from a wild animal also poses another threat—the spread of potential diseases, such as rabies. –Pet Talk by Texas A&M Vet Med & Biomedical Sciences Read more…

Jul 25, 2018 General Discussion, Animal Health, General Discussion, Wildlife