These winter months, we have really seen the effects of the harsh weather on our bushy-tailed friends. With 30 foxes admitted in December alone, the common cause for admission has been malnutrition and dehydration.
"Stanley" was no different. Arriving in a completely collapsed and unresponsive state. Weighing just 3kg, Stanley, was also, unfortunately, suffering from a severe infection to his genital area.
Placed on an IV drip, in a warm pen, and started on antibiotics, we hoped Stanley was rescued just in time to make a good recovery. We were pleased to see very flat Stanley put up quite the fight. Requiring a drip for his first 48 hours in care as well support feeding.
Finally on day three, he began standing for himself, and walking over to his food. Still making the most of his rest though, he was often seen having a snooze, but when he was awake, he was eating and even showing some playful tendencies.
While he continues to recover from a genital infection and regain full hydration, we're hopeful that Stanley is, now, well on his way to a complete recovery.
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