14 October, 2008

Grass Seeds! Nasty!

This is poor Sarabie's foot, she had a grass seed that had embedded itself in her foot and because they are like an arrow head it was impossible to squeeze out. A trip to the vet was called for where she was sedated and the seed was removed, a big day out and $250 later she was resting nicely at home
Her foot is still bit red as it did get infected but nothing like a bit of TLC to help matters. All her feet have been shaved so they can be easily checked so that hopefully it won't happen again. Sarabie loves coming in the veggie patch with me and she is forever looking for mice in the hay shed, that is where I think she got the grass seed from and it eventually worked its way up into her foot, nasty things!.


Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Yikes. Poor Sarabie!
What kind of grass rows such awful seed heads?



white_lilly said...

I don't know what the botanical name is but I'm researching. I got a load of cheap hay for the veggie patch and it had this grass seed in it. It has a needle point and feathers out the seed gets between the dogs toes or any where on there body and if it is not pulled off it can burrow its way through the skin and cause a lot of problems. Nasty!

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