Risks of soles and dry grass for dogs and cats
We know them as pains, arrows or spikelets.
We know them as pains, darts, or spikelets ... Nature designed them to (usually contain plant seeds) get caught on the fur of animals and in the wind as far as possible. Their growth, maturing and thus increased danger to our four-legged pets has already begun and will last until late autumn.
When the dog runs for a while into the tall grass, it should be remembered that the so-called "pain" first attaches to the hair, and if it got to a sensitive spot can cause complications ... If it is near the ear, it is quite likely that the dog's movement causes the pain to advance into the ear canal, where it is subsequently lost from the owner's supervision. What we do not see with the eye does not mean that it is not there. The dog becomes nervous, shaking his head and scratching his ear with his paw. The owner should be so receptive that he should see a veterinarian immediately if he sees these symptoms.
At our and other modern clinics we are able to diagnose pain with visual otoscope. We will see an eighth or a piece of sharp grass on a large screen and pull it out using special pliers. Already mentioned symptoms can go into complications - the dog will keep a crooked head (from pain or inflammation when the pain pierces the drum).
Another place where a prickly piece of grass can settle is the eye, so most often it is usually hidden behind the third eyelid in the inner eye corner. We must be particularly careful when pulling out. It is best to leave it to the veterinarian who knows exactly what to do.
No less common place of penetration of pain through the skin are the toes between the toes. These places are feathered and therefore the owner often after a walk underestimated the first signals given to him by his four-legged friend. Licking paws should not be taken lightly. In case of increased interest of a dog in a place on the paw, this place must be thoroughly inspected.
The stabbed and yet protruding axle can be pulled out at the beginning .., later it disappears under the skin in the tissue and can individually travel under the dog's skin usually several centimeters, in rare cases up to tens of centimeters. There are no isolated cases where the pain has come from the paw under the skin or between the tissues up to the chest.
We certainly did not want to discourage you from walking and shuffling your four-legged friends in tall grass. It is only necessary to realize what can happen and within the possibilities of the dog to look. If you do not find anything, contact the professionals;) We, doctors from the veterinary clinic PrimaVet, will be happy to help you.