The late Spring and early Summer is the time when grass starts to seed. Your pet may love bounding through the long grass but remember, always check at the end of a walk and remove any seeds that you see. Grass seeds can cause an extremely common problem with the dog becoming uncomfortable, often lethargic, and in a lot of pain. Seeing a dog in this condition can be equally as distressing as receiving the final bill for the treatment needed to fix this often preventable problem. Also be aware that grass seeds are not the only problem as many plants, like nettles, have very small almost dust like seeds which can cause eye irritation.
The types of dog mostly affected by grass seeds are breeds possessing hairy ears and feet, like Spaniels, that are walked in meadows or woodlands where grasses commonly grow in abundance. Spaniels, for example, often pick up grass seeds in their feathery paws.