Question of the Week: How Can I Keep My Pet Safe from a Foxtail Infection?
Foxtail season in Berkeley is officially here, and with it comes a rise in the risk for injury. Foxtail, or hordeum jubatum, is a weed commonly found throughout our neighborhood streets, our hiking locales, and the natural landscape that composes the beauty of Northern California. Foxtails go unnoticed during the rainy season, spreading rampantly and flourishing under the environmental conditions. With the advent of summer these weeds begin to dry, growing brittle as they change from grass green to flaxen in color. It is at this state in the foxtail’s lifecycle that it poses a serious and potentially life-threatening risk to our animals. Risks and Symptoms:Read More →