4 Puppies Riddled with Foxtails Dumped in the County

Foxtails burrow through the puppies body until weeks later when they make a painful exit. 

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Make sure to thoroughly check your dog's ears, nose, eyes, toes and more for foxtails after hiking or walking off-trails.  Also, keep your backyard mowed to prevent the weeds from encrouching in your pets environment. Dr. LeAnn Dumars, DVM, Pet Medical Center and Spa, suggests: "It's best to avoid letting your pets run through dried grass as foxtails can easily be inhaled up the nostrils."  She also said, "Foxtails are undetectable by x-ray and painful to remove and many times need sedation or anesthesia to facilitate removal." Dumars said, "Foxtails are literally a pain for the pet and the vet in many ways!" 

Make sure to thoroughly check your dog's ears, nose, eyes, toes and more for foxtails after hiking or walking off-trails.  Also, keep your backyard mowed to prevent the weeds from encrouching in your pets environment. Dr. LeAnn Dumars, DVM, Pet Medical Center and Spa, suggests: "It's best to avoid letting your pets run through dried grass as foxtails can easily be inhaled up the nostrils."  She also said, "Foxtails are undetectable by x-ray and painful to remove and many times need sedation or anesthesia to facilitate removal." Dumars said, "Foxtails are literally a pain for the pet and the vet in many ways!" 

Four adorable mix breed puppies were abandoned last night on the outskirts of Kerman. These sweet fur-babies were familiar with humans as they let us brush most of the foxtails out of their hair and let us give them vaccines without any fuss. 

Australian Shepherd & Terrier mixes. Their scruffy hair trapped the foxtails in their coat.

Australian Shepherd & Terrier mixes. Their scruffy hair trapped the foxtails in their coat.

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So, how do 4 puppies, familiar with humans, end up abandoned on a property? 

Humans failed them... these unwanted pups should have been given the opportunity to live at a no-kill rescue in comfort until finding their happily-ever-afters.  Please seek help from your local animal shelters when you have found animals that you cannot properly care for.  We have the information and tools to help you find a safer alternative!