Grass seeds!

We are coming to the time of year when grass seeds can cause pain and suffering to our dogs. It is particularly spaniel types that suffer badly from this problem, whether in the feet, in the ears or elsewhere in the body, but any dog can fall prey to the problem.

The two main species of grass of which to be wary are:

Bromus sterilis:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hordeum marinum:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happily, we have never had to operate (perform surgery) to remove grass seeds from dogs, when they have become embedded in the tissues; we use homeopathic medicines, with success to date. The body rejects them without the damage caused by surgery.

Particular danger arises when the seed heads ripen and become dry, if they are mown and lie on the ground and dry or if the grass is sprayed and dies, causing the seed heads to dry.

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