Did you know that spear grass can be dangerous for your dog?
Okanagan veterinarians are warning pet owners to keep their dogs away from spear grass.
Dogs are most commonly affected by spear grass when they come in direct contact with it, usually while hiking. According to staff at Fairfield Animal Hospital, spear grass can become embedded between a dog’s toes and migrate through the tissues of the paw/leg. They said it can also enter the ear canal and cause severe discomfort/infection and even rupture the eardrum.
Read more for prevention tips and symptoms to watch for.
(Article courtesy of Kelowna Now)