· Poodle Named Moose
It looks a lot worse and more nasty than it is due to moose licking it and making it all wet, and raw.
Had to google this as I haven't heard it called this.. we just say the weeds that stick to the dogs. We are starting to get some I think, I`ll re-investigate the area. (On moose). And then I`ll get trimmers and clear up.Its hard to see, but if you have grass seeds I would get him to a vet straight away cause they can travel to the heart and kill them. They often cause wounds like that.
Yeah, raw and oozy, it was just a hard bump yesterday, today it was raw and oozy... my guess from him licking it.it is a bit hard to see but it looks a little bit raised? Perhaps it's a bite or sting of some sort? You said this is the second one right and the other one was also on the leg? Perhaps he angered some insect? Poor thing.
Doesn't look like an abscess.... there is no hole when you look at it right? Just like a raw ozzy look?
Thanks! I surely will.I'm not usually squeamish but this thing makes me want to cringe. I feel bad for Moose. Please let us know what it is and how Moose makes out.
Grass seeds do this too Todd. I forms as a lump, the whole gets bigger. You wont be able to get it out yourself if it is a grass seed cause you cant see the head of it. Why do they call them sticks there when they are heads of grass seed.Grabbed the macro lens. Hard to take this shot since I have to man the camera and make sure he's not covering the spot... these are the best I could get.
As far as I could tell... no rings, no hole, no nothing really. Just raw / open scab type deal.
Todd, I hope you find out what it is, have you consulted the vet yet? It looks really inflamed. Siv! WHAT IS THAT???? Grass seeds???? Just like normal old grass seeds??Its hard to see, but if you have grass seeds I would get him to a vet straight away cause they can travel to the heart and kill them. They often cause wounds like that.
Todd, I hope you find out what it is, have you consulted the vet yet? It looks really inflamed. Siv! WHAT IS THAT???? Grass seeds???? Just like normal old grass seeds??
WOW that is scary! Who would have thought! We just had a friend visit from England his wife took their golden in for having ear problems and the vet had found a grass seed had taken root in the ear canal, but I just assumed it was a fluke! I will be more watchful of this in the future...Very common occurrance here in Oz
Ive been fortunate so far only having one dog get it in the ear and when he shook his head I noticed it was still connected to the grass so was able to pull it out gently. Its not just fields like its says on the links, if your backyard gets out of hand and the grass grows high, the tops get them seeds and they are in the dog in no time. Ive seen them all over dogs bodies, being a groomer here, especially one poor cocker spaniel that was matted. I had to clip him to the skin cause the matts were that tight, got to his chest and all this puss was stuck to the hair and chest. I couldnt finish him as he was in pain. Managed to get heaps out of the body that were almost all the way in, god they make a mess.