Full Name (required)

    Phone (required)

    Email (required)

    Message

    Trust us to care for your beloved pets and home!
    • House and Pet Sitters - Facebook
    Post date: 3rd March 2016
    Category: Uncategorised

    A warning from a Subiaco Vet Summer Newsletter about the discomfort grass seeds can cause your furry friends.

    With the warmer, drier weather approaching, grasses are starting to produce these tricky little things, and we are seeing more and more grass seed related issues.

    Grass seeds, prickles and burrs can cause a lot of harm, as they tend to very readily make their way into ears, eyes, up noses, down throats, between paw pads and even stab right through the delicate skin of our furry friends!

    They can cause painful ear infections, ruptured eardrums, wounds, nosebleeds and abscesses, many of which require medications or surgery to resolve – none of which are good for either your pet or your pocket!

    The keys to surviving grass seed season:

    • Keep your own backyard well-groomed.
    • Try to avoid taking your pet walking through long grass.
    • If your pet has long fur,?have them groomed shorter through the warmer months.
    • Be especially vigilant with keeping your pet’s feet well-groomed
    • After trips outside, give your pet a THOROUGH going-over.
    • Brush your pet’s fur often and keep tangles away.
    • If you notice any head-shaking, paw-licking, odd wounds, lumps, bumps etc please you’re your vet and have them give your pet a thorough check-over.

    Grass seed injuries are largely preventable if you are vigilant! Remember, the earlier we catch these tricky little things, the more we can minimise the very substantial damage they’re capable of.

    BE PROACTIVE WITH YOUR PET AND HELP THEM TO GET THROUGH GRASS SEED SEASON INJURY FREE!

    Enjoy the summer with your furry friends and all the best for the festive season from the team at House and Pet Sitters.

    Relax and enjoy your holiday!
    Jenny