FOX TAIL ALERT!
Foxtails are a serious hazard for any dog. During the dry season, April through October, pets are vulnerable to what we commonly call the “foxtail” which is the seed head of various grasses. They are distinguished by thin long, needle-like awns that surround the seed head. Foxtails can work their way into your dog’s skin, but like a fishhook, they cannot work their way out. Emergency surgical intervention is often necessary to remove them. Photo provided by (kidsanddogs.bravepages.com)To prevent foxtails from embedding in your dog:
Foxtails can migrate through the body and are potentially life threatening. If your dog shows any signs of having an embedded foxtail, call the veterinary clinic immediately.