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Poor Manny had to have a procedure today to remove a grass awn from his paw.

I had never heard of this problem till today, so I thought I would pass it along.

From what I understand, the little grass awn will get in between their toes and work itself in like a splinter. This then gets infected and causes all kinds of problem.

I guess my take away from this is that I need to be more diligent about checking his paws every time he has been outdoors.


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that's weird... I've never heard of this...? what time of grass has these things???
poor guy! his foot looks SO tiny bandaged up!!

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I never heard of it either. Must of been some dead grass or something like that. He will feel better in a few days.



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hope he's feeling better.

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aww..how pathetic he looks. Hope he is doing better!!

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It is the seed head of some grasses. I had a dog that had to have one removed. I didn't know it until I saw him limping. He got it from the tall grass where I let him run.

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Poor Manny had to have a procedure today to remove a grass awn from his paw.

I had never heard of this problem till today, so I thought I would pass it along.

From what I understand, the little grass awn will get in between their toes and work itself in like a splinter. This then gets infected and causes all kinds of problem.

I guess my take away from this is that I need to be more diligent about checking his paws every time he has been outdoors.


Awww poor baby I always worry about those prickly dandelion things that grow in our backyard. Hubby is really good about keeping the grass cut, but between that and the clover with the bees, I worry about Quincy.
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