Border Terrier Flint had been out having a good run around. It was afterwards that Flint’s owner noticed he seemed to have a sore eye and on closer examination thought something might be stuck in it.
Sure enough, poor Flint had a grass seed lodged right in the corner of his left eye – you can see the tufts of the awn’s ‘tail’ in the photos.
We applied local anaesthetic to the problem area in order to tease out the grass seed, and successfully extracted the foreign body.
It must have been such a relief for Flint to have the irritation removed. Watch out for this seasonal hazard in your pets, especially in paws and ears and now eyes too!