This is cockerpoo Honey who came in to see us as she’d been out on a walk earlier in the day and on return home, had been constantly fussing at her left ear and shaking her head in distress. No wonder. Poor Honey had a grass seed lodged there. We sedated her to remove the offending awn. This is Sam using fine crocodile forceps to tease out the seed through the head of an otoscope (which we use to look down ears).
With the hot weather, many of you may be opting for early morning and/ or evening field walks which are cooler on the pads than pavements. We recommend checking paws for grass seeds on your return and giving your dog a quick brush to help prevent grass seeds from migrating where they shouldn’t!