Beware - Grass seeds can be a problem for dogs

As well as causing hay fever while they are in flower, please be aware that some grasses have seeds that can cause problems for your dogs.

Some grasses have small, pointed seeds which can become lodged in the skin of our pets, all over their body but particularly in the paws and ears.

Grass seeds can be picked up while on any walk where grass grows. The Kennel Club UKPDSA and other organisations have information on their websites about keeping your pet safe from grass seed injuries.

Magog Down is a countryside site and, indeed, a chalk grassland restoration site. During the spring and summer months, grasses grow in abundance along path edges and in hedgerows, woodland areas and meadows. Accordingly, The Magog Trust cannot guarantee there are any seed free areas – not least as seeds are also airborne and carried by humans/animals across the site. Dog owners are asked to take responsibility for their dogs, take suitable precautions and ultimately to make the judgement call themselves as to whether they are happy to visit with their dog on this basis or not. The Magog Trust cannot and does not take any responsibility for any injuries caused in this way and as ever visitors need to apply common sense when using the site.

Meadow with Grass 1000-min