Foxtails are grassy weeds with barbed seed heads that can embed in pets' paws, ears, nose, eyes and any other body part and travel into the eyes, ear canal, lungs and brain, writes veterinarian Kaitlen Lawton-Betchel. The weeds should be pulled from yards now and discarded in sealed containers to prevent dried seed heads from spreading, and pet owners should be on the alert for limping, sneezing, coughing, ear inflammation and discharge from the nose or eyes.
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