They can be found anywhere and they just love to hitch a ride.
They don't discriminate. Paws, mouth, ears, nose, chest, belly are all fair game. And they don't stop where they penetrate. They like to travel through the tissues.
We all hear about it. But seeing a foxtail travel path is something else.
Foxtails can lead to abscesses, they can puncture organs, cause a lung to collapse ... And they can be hard to find.
A foxtail can kill your dog.
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