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Uh oh – Grass Seed Season is here!

06 Jan
Uh oh – Grass Seed Season is here!

Grass seeds can be painful and cause problems for your dog.

The VetCare View

It’s grass seed season again and unfortunately these little terrors can cause your pet serious problems. There are some types of grass seeds that are shaped like a pointy needle and once caught in your pet’s fur they can start to burrow aggressively into their skin. If the seed does not exit, a painful abscess can develop. This invariably leads to the need for surgery to remove the seed or its remnants.

What to look out for:
– excessive licking – often one of the first signs
– a swelling or lump – especially between toes, under armpits
– pus and bloody discharge from a burst abscess

Occasionally a grass seed will end up in your dog’s ear canal causing major irritation – your pet may shake his head violently or turn his head to the side. Ear infections present in a similar manner so a check up with us…

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