This is the time of year when nasty little grasses called foxtails are rampant on Fiesta Island. The sharp, barbed seed coverings are very dangerous for dogs – they can get into your dog’s ears, between their toes (where they burrow into the skin), and even a lung if they are inhaled through the nose. Removal can require sedation or even anesthesia by your veterinarian. At this time of year, try to avoid the most heavily infested areas on Fiesta Island, and ALWAYS check around your dog’s ears and between their toes when you leave the island.
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