Author Topic: Porcupine Quills  (Read 1083 times)

Tuc

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Porcupine Quills
« on: May 24, 2013, 04:39:04 PM »
I'm am so pissed off right now at my two GS dogs, both are full of quills. The old boy went through this once before but I see he didn't learn anything. This is the first time for my bitch and she decided to take a bite out of the porky. Pulling quills is a slow monotonous procedure....any suggestions to make it less painfull would be appreciated. You almost need a muzzle for german shepherds, they will bite during the process because those tiny arrows hurt on the way out. Grrrrrr  >:(

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Re: Porcupine Quills
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2013, 04:49:12 PM »
I have pulled lots out myself but no more then ten or so at a time.  My dogs would nip at me and go for my face be carful tuc maybe it's vet time ?

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Re: Porcupine Quills
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2013, 04:51:32 PM »
If a vet is not an option tuc Is there anything slippery to lie the dog on like a tarp on a tail gate just so when they struggle they can't get a grip. Not for the faint of hart either who ever is helping you needs to be force full
« Last Edit: May 24, 2013, 04:53:42 PM by JIMMY 808 »

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Re: Porcupine Quills
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2013, 08:44:14 PM »
yeah, if it's bad I'd say go to the vet. My brothers boxer would get into a porcupine till it was completely destroyed. The one time at the vet it was him, me, the vet and an assistant all working on getting them out of him. I mean you couldn't see his face for all the quills. Good luck.
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Re: Porcupine Quills
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2013, 11:29:55 PM »
L'Ouche for the dogs and the vet bill.
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Re: Porcupine Quills
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2013, 09:33:56 AM »
Well guys and gals the hatefull deed is done and I did have to take them both to the Vet for a nap. Smoke had them in her tongue, bottom and roof of her mouth and some were broken off inside. The Vet said he seen worst but my two had a good dose of them.

Dr. Rob McLead in Kelvington is a GREAT guy, he had a very late supper on account of helping me and I sure appreciated it.

Two anesthetics, his time, two rabies shots (they were over due) and enough antibiotics for a few days......$103         Not bad!  Rob is the cheapest Vet in our area and he knows his stuff!

Hats off to Dr. Rob for saving the day!

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Re: Porcupine Quills
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2013, 11:32:59 AM »
Just checkin... you know to snip off the ends before pulling them right? and use lots of peroxide?
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Re: Porcupine Quills
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2013, 04:56:28 PM »
Thanx Lance, I did know that.