Vets Are Warning about a Silent Dog Killer in your yard and here’s how to find it

3 Foxtail grass can be deadly for animals

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The seed awns of foxtail grass are extremely sharp and needle-like. They dig into your pet and cause deep wound which can bleed. Dogs with fur like poodles especially are more vulnerable to foxtail sticking onto them. One of the symptoms that a dog is being exposed to foxtail is violent sneezing and shaking of the head.

Foxtail grass deadly for animals

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4 Get a vet check up immediately

An animal may keep pawing at its eyes or there may be visible lumps on its body. Always investigate a field or your yard before you allow your pet to play and jump around in it. The silent dig killer isn’t something your dog would want to bear and neither will you. Tall grass especially should never be neglected. Check for symptoms or get a vet checkup immediately.

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