If you have walked your dog through grassy fields and it immediately starts shaking its head consistently, there is a strong possibility that a grass seed has made its way down the ear canal.
Grass seeds can lodge between the digits of the paws and then work their way into the skin. If your dog suddenly starts licking at its paws and you can see any kind of swelling then this may be the case.
Check your dogs paws and around the outside of the ears after every walk.
Please contact your local Warren House Veterinary Group Surgery if you need advice or to book an appointment.
Rochester Surgery – 01634 815555
Walderslade Surgery – 01634 684440
Lordswood Surgery – 01634 671334