UPDATE: - In the care of MRCC Local Laws staff. Lost dog can you help us find her owner. She has a microchip but not with current owners details. She is a 2&1/2 year old American Bulldog cross. Kind ladies bought her to us after seeing her running through traffic 15th Street Mildura Central area. If this your dog please call us on 50233838. Please share let's get this girl home. ... See MoreSee Less
You have probably noticed when you are out walking that its grass seed season. A tiny grass seed can cause a major issues for your pet. A grass seed can travel working its way in between your pet's toes, into their ears, up nostrils and also into eyes. They can cause quite a lot of pain and discomfort, as well as infection. It’s not easy to find the offending grass seed; with many pets requiring sedation or even an anesthetic to be relaxed enough to allow us to locate the grass seed then to treat your pet.
Depending on the location and type of grass seed your pet will display various symptoms. If it is in an ear it is common to have your pet shaking their head continuously or scratching at their ear or even rubbing the affected ear along the ground. Sometimes they hold their head at an odd angle. Grass seeds in the nose generally result in constant sneezing or pawing at the nose, sometimes with a nasal discharge. Grass seeds in the eye can quickly become serious causing corneal ulcers which if not treated promptly can cause sight deterioration. The grass seed can get caught in between the eye and the eye lid, there may be a discharge of increased tears to the affected eye. Grass seeds can also lodge in your pet’s skin, often when your pet chews at the area on their body this causes the seeds to embed further and travel deeper into the skin and tissues.
It’s difficult to protect your pet from grass seeds especially when you are out walking or if you’re animal has regular access to grassed areas with seeds. The best prevention is regular grooming and checking of your pet for grass seeds. Having an awareness of the symptoms your pet may display is helpful. If you have any concerns at all or are suspicions that a your pet may have a grass seed please call us and arrange a consultation with our Vets - we can help your pet before significant injury occurs. Call us on 50233838 to book a consultation. Please feel free to share our post to help inform owners. #milduraveterinaryhospital ... See MoreSee Less