Watch Tip: Burrs, Spines and Stickers

Posted on September 10th, 2010 by Anna Nirva

Weekly Watch Tip for week of Sept. 12:

Watch for pets that have matted fur or sores from stickers, burdock or cactus spines—they may also get infections in their mouths from attempts to clean their fur because the tiny barbs become embedded in the mouth tissues. They need help. Can you talk with the owners? If not you, who?

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  2. Yes sometimes the burrs out there in the woods are pretty bad. I’ve had to remove quite a few off my two dogs during walks. I may have to bring a pair of scissors with me during walks.

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