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Fox tail grass

Postby Jack » Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:47 pm

Has any heard of a dog getting an abscess in there digestive track from eating fox tail grass?
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Re: Fox tail grass

Postby Redwood Coonhounds » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:08 pm

I work in one of the worst areas in the state for foxtails. 95% of our buisness in the summer is foxtails... I have seen foxtail abscesses in EVERY part of a dog/cats body. Seen them kill dogs going into there heart, lungs, and stomach cavity. Seen them in eyes, ears, salvary glands, tonsil cryps, penis, vulva, anal glands... Seen it all!
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Re: Fox tail grass

Postby MThound » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:44 pm

I've had three dogs now end up with a large abscess that turned out to be cheet grass seeds. Two of them formed trying to come out of the back hips, and one was on the side. The vet had to make an incision to remove the grass seed on all three occasions. They said it is fairly common for dogs to inhale the sharp seeds through their nose and into the lungs where it continues to work it's way through the body. Bird dogs and hounds are the most common breeds they see with this. Some circumstances can end up killing the dog, but the majority will work their way out.
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Re: Fox tail grass

Postby Jack » Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:10 pm

She had an abscess by her kidney, after a surgery and a week of TLC she has a clean bill of health with a steep vet bill.
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Re: Fox tail grass

Postby leifalweapon » Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:24 am

Redwood Coonhounds wrote:I work in one of the worst areas in the state for foxtails. 95% of our buisness in the summer is foxtails... I have seen foxtail abscesses in EVERY part of a dog/cats body. Seen them kill dogs going into there heart, lungs, and stomach cavity. Seen them in eyes, ears, salvary glands, tonsil cryps, penis, vulva, anal glands... Seen it all!


You in northern ca?


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Re: Fox tail grass

Postby Beastmode » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:41 pm

leifalweapon wrote:
Redwood Coonhounds wrote:I work in one of the worst areas in the state for foxtails. 95% of our buisness in the summer is foxtails... I have seen foxtail abscesses in EVERY part of a dog/cats body. Seen them kill dogs going into there heart, lungs, and stomach cavity. Seen them in eyes, ears, salvary glands, tonsil cryps, penis, vulva, anal glands... Seen it all!


You in northern ca?


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Just lost a dog to a foxtail this morning. No symptoms at all and the last time I had him out I checked him out really good because we were in a bunch of foxtails.

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