Published at Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 - 16:11:43 PM. . By Karyn Bates.
Keeping A Fox As A Pet - When people think of the fox, the first thing that comes to mind is the animal where men armed with guns and accompanied by dogs go on a hunt. This event, which is quite popular in many parts of Europe and in the United States, still happens today. The fox is closely related to dogs, wolves and jackals. The pointed nose, bushy tail and at times long ears make this distinction. This animal travels alone and is very wary of humans. Given these facts, can such a creature be brought home and cared for as an exotic pet?
Two of the most common conditions plaguing our dog population today are hip dysplasia and soft tissue injuries to the knee such as ACL tears (ruptures or strains of the anterior cruciate ligament in the stifle joint). Both are generally corrected by surgery and, particularly in the case of ACL tears, have a high rate of reoccurrence and post-surgical development of arthritis. Pet massage therapy can play a crucial role in optimal and rapid recovery from such surgeries and may play a role in reducing the risk of re-injury. Post-surgical confinement also causes boredom and restlessness for many animals and diminished the health of the immune system which is dependent on activity for optimal health. Animal massage can be used to reduce boredom, decrease stress and increase relaxation for dogs and cats during periods of confinement.
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