We’ve seen a lot of dogs recently with grass awns lodged in uncomfortable places like paws, ears and underbellies. We’ve even had to remove grass seeds from inside dogs’ noses in the past! Ouch! To help avoid this seasonal hazard becoming a painful problem, we recommend brushing your dog’s coat after any countryside walk.
This is 2 year old Arlo who came in to see us on Saturday as his owner noticed his ear seemed to be bothering him after his dog walk. On examination, we could see a foreign body in Arlo’s ear canal, and sedated the cocker spaniel to remove this offending grass seed. Much more comfortable afterwards!