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    PSA - foxtails!

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    I guess it's that time of year (or has been) ...

    One of our friends' dogs might have lost his hearing because he got a foxtail in his ear. Nobody noticed it until it had burrowed a good way in and punctured his eardrum. He might have to have surgery to get it out but hopefully his ear will be back to normal. Poor dude.

    Just wanted to say especially for those with dogs that are real active outdoors please make sure to check them for foxtails. They can do a lot of damage and they can be real painful! I have even read about dogs having them in their eyes. Actually that being said, it's a good idea to check your dogs all over anytime they've been outside (for parasite, cuts and scrapes, etc. too).
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    ... I've never even head of a foxtail before!
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    I hadn't heard of them until a few years ago!

    They're the seeds that some grass plants make but they're sharp and they can burrow into an animal's skin and they have barbs so they can be hard to get out, and they can also keep moving into the animal.



    Our friends are in Nebraska but I read that the plants are pretty much everywhere west of the Mississippi.

    Foxtails: Why They're Dangerous for Dogs
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    Never heard of this, but thanks! I'll keep an eye on my pup

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