3 weeks ago, a Gray fox was brought to our clinic with a hard plastic cup stuck on her head (read story here). Her ears were badly wounded by the cup, flattened to her head, and rubbed raw and furless with open sores. Her wounds and ears were filled with maggots (fly larvae). She was also extremely thin. ,After removing the cup, she was given antibiotics for a week and fed an easy to digest diet of canned cat food mixed with salmon oil and egg.
She is now recovering well. Her wounds are nearly healed, fur is growing back in and she’s eating lots of food that is perfect for a fox – rats, birds, some insects and vegetables – and well on her way to being released back to her free and wild life.
Here’s a short clip taken immediately before performing last week’s weekly check-up exam.
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