Update on Winston

No wonder Winston didn’t feel well enough to do his Ask Winston column on Tuesday! We’re just back from the vet and discovered it wasn’t water in his ear but a gigantic foxtail seed.

Thank goodness it didn’t pierce his eardrum. You other dog moms and dads may know to check your pups over for these nasty barbs, but I didn’t. (They’re the seeds of cheatgrass, evidently. Now I need to find out what cheatgrass looks like.) It’s very important to check between their toes and paw pads after being out of doors because, according to my vet, these things can actually work their way into healthy, unbroken skin.

Another lesson in the life of a new dog Mom.

Winston says “I’ll be back next week with Ask Winston; you can bet your chewy toy on it.

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