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I just pulled the biggest foxtail out of Chloe's eye! I looked down at her rubbing her face and her eye was all pink and gooey. I lifted up her eyelid and and there was this gigantic foxtail stuck inside the skin of her eyelid! Poor baby. I might take her to the vet, I'm worried about an eye abrasion. Anybody else ever have this happen?
 

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I hope Chloe's okay!! I would definately take her to the vet. Peanut had a little scratch on his cornea just from poking around outside in the yard. We just got an eye ointment, but just the way that I am picturing how it looked in Chloe's eye is making me nervous. Poor baby girl
 

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I'm sure there is another name for it, I don't know what it is. It's that top part of a weed with little barb looking things on it. When it is dry, it is very sharp. They are all over in my area.

I just called the vet. They said I should come in to make sure I got it all out and she probably needs an antibiotic put in it. It's getting a little green goopy and swollen now. I'm sure she'll be just fine, just painful. I forgot to ask if I could give her a little pain reliever of some kind. She isn't up to her old silly antics. We'll be leaving for the vet in a little while. So I'll ask then.

thanks so much
 

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thats so gross. you have to take her to the vet. she might have an infection now. and you should ask your vet about what you should do next time you see a foxtail.
 

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Originally posted by mee@Jul 16 2005, 09:11 PM
i posted this in SM awhile ago about foxtails

foxtail

good luck at the vet!
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That was a good article. Thank you posting that.

This is not the first time it has happened. My little yorkie had one in her eye last month, but I saw it right away and got it out and it didn't harm her at all. It's pretty difficult to get rid of the foxtails from our property as we live in a rural area. I've been pondering cutting their hair for the summer months. I love to brush them and they look so nice. But their hair picks up everything and I'm sure cutting will really help and keep them much cooler.

I may be posting pictures of little shaved pups soon.
 

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They make an antibotic eyedrop w/ a numbing agent in it for pain. We used it w/ Ranger when he scratched his eye at a field trial. I don't remember the name though.
 

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And maybe someone could post where these things are found. I don't know what they are and hope they don't grow in Mississippi.
 

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Originally posted by MomtwoMaltmuffins@Jul 17 2005, 11:45 AM
http://www.backyardnature.net/fl_foxtl.htm


here is a link that shows the grass, and even pics of the flower head, scroll down page to see all pics.
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Oh, thank you so much for the photo. I had some of those in pots around my fountain last year!! I am so glad to know about this... no more for me.. that's for sure!!! I had no idea that what everyone was talking about was something that I've had here!! Here is a photo from the web site above:

 

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Here is what they look like when they dry out, they are very sharp and cling and stick to everything.



Chloe is doing very good this morning, by the way. A little drainage, not swollen.
 

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Originally posted by MomtwoMaltmuffins+Jul 17 2005, 12:43 PM-->
Originally posted by Kallie/Catcher's [email protected] 17 2005, 10:48 AM
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http://www.backyardnature.net/fl_foxtl.htm


here is a link that shows the grass, and even pics of the flower head, scroll down page to see all pics.
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Oh, thank you so much for the photo. I had some of those in pots around my fountain last year!! I am so glad to know about this... no more for me.. that's for sure!!! I had no idea that what everyone was talking about was something that I've had here!! Here is a photo from the web site above:


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You had them in pots? I think they must have been different grasses, nurseries would not be selling foxtail since it is an invasive weed. There are ornamental grasses that can look similar to the pic on the web page.

Or do you mean you had those around your pots growing wild?
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Unless I am mistaken this is what my nursery sells in pots. Some people plant them but I don't believe they survive the winter. They are sort of purple-ish in color and to me look like the photo. Last year I bought about 8 plants and had them in pots surrounding the large fountain that is on my patio. Hmmmmm, maybe it was an ornamental grass but I swear it looked exactly like the photo posted above.....
 

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Thank you for the info and picture. We don't have in our yard but they are all over the parks here in Northeast Ohio. Lacey walks by a bunch of them everyday and I never even thought twice about it.
 

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Originally posted by MomtwoMaltmuffins@Jul 17 2005, 07:14 PM
Sher, sounds like an ornmental grass, purplish sounds like Fountain Grass, we have it here as an ornamental, but it does not over winter very well.

We have been buying this year some ornamental grasses for our xeriscape we are doing in our front yard.  Believe me Foxtail would not be one they would be selling at nurserys' it is considered an invasive weed. 

I think I know what grass you are referring to, there are ornamental grasses that have flower heads like that, but they are much softer than the Foxtail flower heads.  It could be a fountain, or feather grass, or any other type of ornamental grass, they are several available at nurseries.
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Oh, that's good to know..... "fountain grass" does sound familiar... I'll check in to it just to be sure and yes, the fluffy part on the end was soft.
 

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Jodi - Sorry to hear about Chloe's eye problem. Hope she is getting better every day.
 
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