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Hi there, I am Dr. Kane, and I will do my best to assist you with Bitsy today. It sounds like she got into some grass awns, also known as "fox tails"...do they look like this?
The problem with foxtails is that they not only get stuck in the fur and cause matting, but they can embed themselves in all parts of the body (into the skin, between the toes, in the ear canals, into the eyes, mouth, up the nose, into the vagina, and sometimes they even can penetrate into the inside of the body (chest or abdomen). Having practiced in Southern California for several years- I have seen all of the above scenarios. They can cause a lot of damage.
It would be best to have Bitsy taken to her veterinarian for a shave down, and they can examine her ears, mouth, between her toes. If there are some embedded into the skin, she may need a course of antibiotics to clear up infection. Sometimes pets need to be sedated for this procedure, especially if they become distressed during the shaving and removal of matted fur. I hope this has helped...do you have any other questions for me at this time?
I need to sign out for the night, but will check back in tomorrow if you have any further questions. I hope Bitsy feels better soon!
Hi, how is Bitsy doing today?
LOL ;) So no wounds in her skin or foxtails found lodged into private crevices?
That's good :)