Rusty is an 18-month-old Cockapoo. He was brought into the surgery as he was agitated with his ears after playing in the grass. It was quickly established he had a foreign body in his ear.

Rusty was sedated and using crocodile forceps the offending item, a grass seed (approx 3cms) was removed. He went home on anti-inflammatories but was otherwise fine.

Grass seeds are a common sight in dogs ears during the summer months. A grass seeds uni-directional shape allows it to move easily down the ear canal where it can cause damage and irritation to the ear.