Veterinarians Are Warning As A New Dog Killer Is On The Rise, And It’s Hiding In Your Backyard
Dogs love spending time outside, but beware of a new warning from veterinariansabout a new dog killer that is on the rise and could be hiding in your backyard. It regards the foxtail grass which is a grass-like weed that can cause major damage to the skin, eyes, nose, feet, and stomach of your dog.
Foxtail plants can be risky for your dog because the barbed seed heads of the foxtail plant can work their way into any part of your dog or cat, from the nose to between the toes and inside the ears, eyes, and mouth.
Once these little seeds embed in your dog it can develop a very serious infection. In fact, the seeds can go deeper and deeper into a dog’s body and the situation can become so serious that, if not treated, can lead to death.
The seeds are hard to find, especially if your dog has long or thick hair. So the best way to prevent this from happening to your dog is to clear your yard of foxtail grass and watch where your dog is walking.