Forasacchi in dogs: pay attention to these symptoms

Forasacchi in the dog, what to do

THE forasacchi they are ears like those of wheat that grow in the fields, in the gardens, in the dog areas .. a little everywhere! THE forasacchi in the dog they can represent a serious danger for our 4-legged friends, especially when they dry out or when they become golden.

  1. Forasacchi in dogs, what are the risks
  2. Forasacchi, the symptoms to recognize in your dog
  3. Where the forasacco can get stuck (nose, throat, legs)
  4. How to intervene in case of forasacco

1- Forasacchi, what are the risks our dog runs

THE forasacchi they are risky for our four-legged friends as they have the ability to get entangled in their fur and, due to their pointed shape (a spike shape), they can penetrate the dog's skin or can get into the eyes, ears or in the nostrils.

2- Forasacchi, the symptoms to recognize in your dog

The forasacco in the dog manifests itself with different symptoms depending on the area in which the forasacco is stuck. For example, if it is in the nose the dog will tend to sneeze continuously with the leakage of blood, if it is in the paw the dog could limp or continuously lick the sore area.

Let's see now case by case.

3- Where the forasacco can get stuck (nose, throat, legs)

  • Forasacco in the nose: when dogs walk in the grass there is a risk that a forasacco enters the nose during normal breathing. In this case the symptoms will be persistent sneezing and violent, mucus or nosebleed (pay attention to which of the two nostrils the leaks come from so that you can best address the vet).
  • Forasacco in the ears: if the forasacco has slipped into one ear the dog will tend to keep that ear lower, tilting your head to that side, will be restless and may shake continuously to try to relieve the discomfort. Also in this case pay attention to the injured ear so as to give correct indications to the veterinarian
  • Forasacco in the throat: the forasacco can also be aspirated with the mouth thus arriving in the throat and then in the trachea. The dog in this case he will cough insistently, there may be blood leaks.
  • Forasacco in the legs and in the skin: in this case the forasacco gets stuck in the legs or under the hair, penetrating the skin. If your dog does licks continuously a certain area after taking a walk in a meadow or in an area where there was the presence of forasacchi, inspected carefully the area and, if you see a part of the forasacco still appear or if you see a pustule because the forasacco has now penetrated and therefore the skin has closed, immediately take your dog to the vet as the ear will not stop there, nor will it go out on its own but it will start to move making the extraction more complicated then.

4- How to intervene in case of forasacco

Always be careful not to take your dog to areas where there are holes.

If a forasacco should still get stuck in any area of your dog go to the vet immediately, do not underestimate these small ears as they could cause very dangerous infections for your dog.


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