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 your veterinarian has to search. Meaning time, sedation, and money.
Buddy the min pin knows all too well about a foxtail in the nose. He sniffed one up on a walk some years ago. Within hours it traveled too far to be pulled, and under sedation they were lucky to find it.
So keep away from dry weeds and foxtails on hiking trails and in your yard.
Weeds cause trouble!
Some have thorns or prickly lil burrs that can get caught in their fur, leaving them limping or chewing at their paws.
So try to keep your yard clear of pesky weeds.
Choose an all natural vinegar based weed killer.
Eco Garden Pro
Among other vinegar based weed killers you can easily find on Amazon or home improvement stores.
OR make your own……
Essential Oil/White Vinegar Weed Killer
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon clove or lemon oil
- 1 drop of dish soap
Combine all ingredients together, allow time to cool before pouring into sprayer or spray bottle.
Remember to ALWAYS keep pets and kids away while working with any mixtures of vinegar, boiling water and other products that can get in eyes or be harmful in any way.
Safe, happy gardening AND hiking days to you and your pet 🐾❤️