Flora Problems with Dogs
We travel with Shi Tzu's and a Peek-a-Poo. All small dogs with long, fine hair. A lot of parks natural and man-planted vegatation has really messed up our dogs.
Grass burrs are at the top of my list. Then anything prickly or sticky. For instance, parked uner a lot of cedar and the fallen needles stopped one dog cold in only a few feet. All the Cedar needles got stuck up under her belly between the four legs. Took hours to get them all out and had to do some cutting. Same with old dried Pecan leaves.
Last week we stayed in the lower section of Bastrop State Park (TX). It was wonderful. All large pines with a blanket of long pine needles that did not get in the dogs' hair. Even if one or two did, they pulled right out. Was a relaxing stay. We moved on to Pecan River Park (or something like that) and it took hours to get the dried pecan leaves (and some grass burrs) out of thier hair.
Yeh, I know, why not shave the dogs. Well, we like them to look like the breed is suppose to and it costs us a fortune at groomers to keep them that way.
It would be nice if we could start a list of parks to avoid for the above reason or any other pet Un-friendly reasons.
Dizzy Dick (wb3dzy)
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