Remember dogs and cats like to chew on tall grass and weeds……So be aware of any foxtails that might be in or around your yard.
Dry foxtails easily get snorted up the nose, get in the eyes, ears, throat, and even get embedded in their paws.
If you suspect your pet has a foxtail lodged somewhere its very important you see a vet right away, as they travel fast. The further they go the more your veterinarian has to search. Meaning time, sedation, and money.
Buddy the min pin knows all too well about a foxtail in the nose. He sniffed one up on a walk some years ago. Within hours it traveled too far to be pulled, and under sedation they were lucky to find it.
He says keep an eye out for them on trails too!!! Weeds can cause trouble.
They can have thorns or prickly lil burrs that get caught in their fur, leaving them limping or chewing at their paws.
So try to keep your yard clear of pesky weeds.
Choose a pet friendly weed killer, .
OR make your own……
Essential Oil/White Vinegar Weed Killer
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon clove or lemon oil
- 1 drop of dish soap
Combine all ingredients together, allow time to cool before pouring into sprayer or spray bottle.
PracticallyFunctional.com has a list of ways to rid yourself of weeds without using chemicals. Remember to ALWAYS keep pets and kids away while working with any mixtures of vinegar, boiling water and other products that can get in eyes or be harmful in any way.
Safe and happy #gardening and #hiking !!!