Is My Dog Allergic To Cut Grass

Question From: Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Q: I live in south Florida, and my dog (Dachshund) gets a bad skin rash, breakouts from the grass. The gardener said "When the grass is just cut a fine fuzz stays on top and that causes a rush on some humans, it could be the same for your dog. Try to keep him out of the grass the day we cut it, at night the water from the sprinklers will take the fuzz away." I'm not sure if what the gardener is saying accurate. Any suggestions? Thank you

A: Lisa, That is a question for a vet. I have heard that humans that suffer allergies and are sometimes effected when grass is cut. But I think that happens when pollen is stirred up. If the mower has a sharp blade it will make a clean cut and should not produce fuzz. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.