Yesterday, I was reminded that it’s late summer and we need to be very careful of foxtail and other seeds that can make their way into our dog’s ears, eyes, coat and skin causing irritations and even infections.
This article has some very good information on why these pesky seeds can be so dangerous to our pets.
As we were enjoying our morning walk yesterday, Rocco went into a sneezing fit, I got a bit worried but assumed he just sniffed up some dirt. After a while he stopped sneezing and I didn’t give it a second thought. When we got home he sat in front of me waiting for a treat, that’s when I noticed a hair stuck on his nose. I went to wipe it away…when I realized it’s actually not a hair and it’s stuck inside his nose! I gently pulled on it and this is what came out:
The seed itself was barbed and only about 1cm of its tail was sticking out. I found a second one in his eye. I’m not sure what kind of grass this is – if anyone knows please leave me a comment! But it’s certainly one that could have caused a nasty infection, if gone unnoticed!