Dr. Carol Eklund Veterinarian
Dr. Carol Eklund                         Veterinarian

Cheat Grass

Cheat grass can present a  serious problem for pets in the summer and fall.   Be sure to check your dog's paws and coat after romping in wild grass. Watch for head shaking, squinting,  limping and licking at feet as these may be a sign of embedded cheat grass awns (seeds). Cats often get cheat grass in their eyes so watch for squinting, pawing at the eye or discharge.  If these behaviors occur check with your veterinarian, as buried cheat grass can become a very serious problem if left untreated. 

Check the links below for images of cheat grass and a link to a hood that can protect against eye, ear and nose cheat grass. 


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