Anytime awalks their dog along a canal or in a field, they should be sure to check their paws for june grass. June grass are those stubborn little seeds with barbs on them that get stuck in peoples' socks all the time, and they do the same for dogs. The only problem is, with dogs these june grass seeds can embed themselves deep in between the toes of the dog and create pain, infection, and other issues.
If a piece of june grass is discovered, a dog owner can pull the june grass out with tweezers or by cutting away the fur. If the june grass is deeply embedded, a vet can attempt to pull it out or suggest using rock salt to soak the foot in and help coax the june grass out.
Pet owners can prevent june grass in their dogs' feet by walking them away from weeds, checking their feet daily, and trimming the fur between their dogs' toes.