Remember dogs and cats like to chew on tall grass and weeds……So be aware of any foxtails that might be in or around your yard.
Dry foxtails easily get snorted up the nose, get in the eyes, ears, throat, and even get embedded in their paws.
If you suspect your pet has a foxtail lodged somewhere its very important you see a vet right away, as they travel fast. The further they go the more a vet has to search, meaning time sedation and money.
Many weeds create trouble. They can have thorns or prickly lil burrs that get caught in their fur, leaving them limping or chewing at their paws. So try to keep your yard clear of pesky weeds.
If you’re using weed killer to rid your yard of weeds, please read the label to make sure its pet friendly. This will prevent pets from ingesting any harmful pesticides while chewing on grass n weeds.
Plant Care Today has some Great ideas to safely keep weeds out of the yard, while avoiding chemicals harmful to kids and pets.
Buddy the min pin knows all too well about a foxtail in the nose. He sniffed one up on a walk a couple years ago. Within hours it traveled too far to be pulled, and under sedation they were lucky to find it. He says keep an eye out for them on trails too!!!
Safe and happy #gardening and #hiking !!!