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Wet Spring = More Cheatgrass

Wet Spring = More Cheatgrass

We’ve had another super-wet spring, and that means a bumper crop of cheatgrass. Like foxtails, cheatgrass is another plant with seed awns that can attach and then burrow into our pets’ bodies, causing serious problems. It can also carry bacteria that cause infections.
 
If your pet goes wandering through fields or overgrown areas this summer, it’s important to check them regularly for cheat grass awns. Dr. Merideth is reporting that she’s removed many already from local pets, and advises pet owners not to ignore lots of head shaking, sneezing, gagging, or paw irritation that are the symptoms of an embedded awn.
 
If your pet is showing any of those signs, don’t wait—schedule an appointment online or call us at 541-593-8128.

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