August 7, 2017

Foxtails can be deadly for dogs ... Here are some safety tips.

Foxtails
Foxtails.  The dangerous, spring-through-autumn threat for our Faithful Canine Companions in the Western part of the United States.

What are foxtails?  They are grasses with seed awns (see photo) capable of boring into a dog's body ... ears, eyes, nose, paws, belly, you name it.  Foxtails can be dangerous for dogs, to the point of deadly.  With the heavy winter rains in the San Francisco Bay Area, foxtails grew with great abundance and are simply terrible this year.

Below is a great article on Canine Foxtail Safety posted by my primary Veterinarian, Hillcrest Veterinary Hospital in Pleasant Hill, California.



Mary Rae Fouts


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