Sunday, November 11, 2018

Friday Nature/Monday Mischief?


SPRING!  
The time of new life, flowers, blooming trees...…...and grass seeds.

Dui, Roxy and Bella in front

A week ago, Dui started the ear scratching and head tilt.  So off we went to the Vet.  Even with two of us holding him down, he wouldn't let Dr Mervyn look in his ears.  Next day, Friday, he had to go in to be sedated for an examination.

Whatever, had been in his ears was gone, but left him with both eardrums perforated!  We suspect a grass seed as that is the usual cause at this time of year.  We left with three kinds of medication and a bill of $554.

All week SHE has been sneaking up on Dui to put in the ear drops.  He was good about the tablets, though.  Poor Dui has spent the week hiding from HER.

Then last Friday, during a treat to the river, Roxy spotted a duck that had-to-be-chased.  Off she raced, disappearing into the high grass.  The duck went over the fence, and Roxy came back, shaking her head violently.

Off to see Dr Mervyn again.  He could see the grass seed in her ear. He suggested sedation again, and then we decided he might try removing it on the spot.  Roxy was so good, laying still as he pushed the light and alligator clips into her ear as he removed a long, wicked-looking thing.  Dr Mervyn look amazed and said, 'she's the first dog that has ever allowed me to do that!'

No more running free.  We'll be doing lead walks until seed season is finished or the grass is mowed.  Bella is allowed to run free, but she doesn't go into the grass.....we hope...not going for a Trifecta this Friday.

22 comments:

  1. This is not a potential problem we were aware of. Hope all ears remain clear.

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  2. oh noooooo so sorry for all the expense and the shock and drama for all of you... I have never heard of this kind of grass seed and for that I am thankful... poor sweeties, stay out of that grass...

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  3. Oh no, those pesky grass seeds. But good to hear from you guys.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  4. We have a problem with these seeds also. Kyla got one that cost a lot to fix.

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  5. Those pesky grass seeds sure can be a meance :( Glad to hear you are both ok once the nasty seed was removed. Milo,Jet & Arli

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  6. Sorry to hear you had a round of ear problems with those nasty seeds. We are keeping our paws crossed that you all remain seed free for the rest of the season.

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  7. Wow, are those grass seeds part terrier - Tenacious, sometimes a nuisance and you know they're there? :-) But I so hope that those ear problems are a thing of the past, and Dui realizes that some things are just for our own good. Take care!!

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  8. Woo Hoo - Mom gets home from her trip and finds a post from our friends Downunder!!!! SOOOOOO good to see you all. We are so sorry about the ear issues. Will the eardrums mend or is Dui going to have hearing issues? Oh well, Mom says we don't usually listen anyway. Good girl, Roxy - we bet you made HER proud!!!

    We hope to be home tomorrow.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  9. So good to hear from you! Sorry about those dang seeds. Hope that Dui's ears will be OK.
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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  10. Dui I'm with you... as soon as that vet-person comes near my ears it becomes a wrestling event... we send lots of POTP to you...

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  11. Oh no. We hear those grass seeds are the WORST! Roxy, you are a good girl for working with your vet! We're sending you healing vibes, Dui. We hope this doesn't leave permanent damage.

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  12. Perforated ear drums ! That is not good news.

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  13. oh dear, Terriers will be Terriers! There is always some kind of "prey drive" activity that leads to a vet visit! Hope you can keep your vet visits and dollars spent to a minimum.♥♥ Wyatt and Tegan

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  14. OMD! We hope Roxy's eardrums heal well soon. Sending lots of hugs and kisses.

    Love,
    Bowie

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  15. Hidey Ho to my 3 mates from downunder and HER!!
    Dui darlin' thank goodness they seeds in your ears were not the same variety as those that grow beanstalks. Yikes.
    My hubby goes back to the ENT tomorrow to see if the tube they put in is hear August 2017 has popped out. This all happened after our vacation to Colorado and Utah when both ears got stopped. Even after 10 days of antibiotics he was not able to hear out of one due to all the fluid so tubes just like they do with children. Usually they pop out on their own. But as of Feb 2018 it was still there. Doc wants to make sure it isn't lying around in his ear canal.
    Hugs Cecilia

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  16. I am sorry you lost your running free privileges but it might be for the best. We pray that you are all okay and there are no more vet bills.

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  17. Oh my goodness, I had no idea a grass seed could do so much damage. Sorry about the running free rights.

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  18. Be careful! Things definitely happen in threes!

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  19. You got Spring and I've got ice and snow with the leaves still on the trees. Poor Dui with perforated eardrums his hearing must be terrible I would think he would want to hide for not being able to hear what is coming. Dui that bill is going to cut into your treat money.
    Your Friend
    Sweet William The Scot

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  20. Howdy Mates, I agree, the prickles are the worst. I am having a haircut next Tuesday because of them. Hope you are all well. No worries, and love, Stella

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  21. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Grass-seed-season is awful here too! Maybe you should come here until it's done, because right now it is falling-leaves-season instead! We hope your Walks are still fun, even though the leashes are coming too!

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  22. OMD...you must have some killer grass seed down under! Hope it all blows away soon. Just not in my direction, please! Feel better soon, you two.

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