If your animal is shaking its head, scratching at one ear, or has gotten an attitude problem recently (especially when you are rubbing their head), PLEASE have the ear canal checked by your local veterinarian. Grass awns (also called foxtails) can easily penetrate the ear drum (ouch!) and they don’t come out on their own. Another tip is to clip the hair under the ear flap and just below the opening to the ear to keep those seeds from migrating into the canal. Check the fur and ears daily for grass seeds and put them out of the coat. Thanks for your help on this.