What will attack your pet?

Which wild animal is most likely to attack your pet? The insurance answer is to have pet insurance for the possible veterinary bills, that will result from bite wounds or lacerations. The risk management you can do, is to first know what wild animals have been known to attack pets. Do what you can to protect your animals, from possible attack and resulting injury.

A recent study how shown the following to be the most common:

  1. Snake
  2. Coyote
  3. Raccoon
  4. Squirrel
  5. Javelina
  6. Porcupine
  7. Ground Hog
  8. Skunk
  9. Rat


Peccaries, or Javelinas, are feral pig-like omnivores, native to the southwestern United States. This is not something that is a big concern in Canada. You are best to keep your pet's rabies vaccine up-to-date, and take extra care of your pets when you are in an unfamiliar area.

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