This is Jasper who came in to see us after his owner noticed that Jasper was shaking his head and pawing at his left ear after his dog walk. On examination, it was clear to see that the two and a half year old springer had a grass seed lodged inside his ear. We sedated him to be able to remove the foreign body and here’s a photo of the offending culprit!
Grass seeds are a seasonal summer hazard and Jasper isn’t the only dog to have come into the vets recently needing to have a grass seed removed. Grooming your dogs after their walk will help to reduce the likelihood of these sharp awns becoming painfully lodged in ears and paws – and even noses!