Grass SeedsSubmitted by Flip on Sat, 06/09/2012 - 18:02
Have had a quick googleSubmitted by Angie and Robert on Sun, 06/10/2012 - 04:11
Have had a quick google around Angie, and it seems dogs and other animals can be affected by pollens, it is suggested a saline spray up their nose (that should be well received) and a light sponging of the coat to remove dust and pollen residue. But if in doubt a quick trip to the vet is always advisable.
I definitely second what FlipSubmitted by Penny on Sun, 06/10/2012 - 05:06
I definitely second what Flip said. My dog had a grass seed up his nose and was snorting and snuffling and eventually started sneezing blood. It is very dangerous as they work their way up the nasal passage towards the brain. The vet had a very hard time getting it out but managed in the end. Better to be safe than sorry and this is the time of year for the horrible things.
Thanks!Submitted by Flip on Sun, 06/10/2012 - 05:52
Thank you Penny; as I said a quick trip to the Vets could save you a lot of misery in the long run. Our neighbours dog had these symptons (snorting, wheezing etc) which was a seed and that's why I said have a vet take a look, as if a dog of 12 has never exhibited problems like this before it is hardly likely to be an alergy after all this time. Luckily our 3 dogs only suffer from ticks at the moment. I would always trust my dogs health to a vet rather than a search engine anyday !!
Back to the vets it is then...Submitted by Dylano on Sun, 06/10/2012 - 06:45
Thank you all for advice. He has in the past had many a grass seed stuck up his long, distinguished lovely nose and has always managed to snort / sneeze them out. When at rest his breathing is normal but on exertion very laboured. Will, out of interest google around pollen alergys in animals, thanks for that Angie and get him examined by the excellent, clever vet.
Agree that it is probably aSubmitted by Badger on Sun, 06/10/2012 - 09:20
The PatientSubmitted by Dylano on Mon, 06/11/2012 - 13:19
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Getting old....Submitted by Dylano on Thu, 06/21/2012 - 07:13
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Sorry I have not replied sooner but he (Dylano) and me getting forgetful in our 'old age'. Vet has diagnosed this as the problem, no grass seed to be found...So from now on we have shortened our daily walks, take them even earlier...due to the heat and have plenty of naps....
....So from now on we haveSubmitted by Flip on Thu, 06/21/2012 - 09:20
....So from now on we have shortened our daily walks, take them even earlier...due to the heat and have plenty of naps.... Is that for your benefit as well?? Seriuosly though, I hope Dylano's health improves; it's no fun for an old dog this time of year I know 2 of our Labs are puffing like a steam engine when we get back from our morning walk, we now set out a 6.30 to avoid the heat, as it's getting up to 39 here somedays.