Porcupine quil removal ???

Porcupine quil removal ???

PostBy: ktm rider On: Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:35 am

My outside dog got into a porcupine again. Not near as bad as last time however. That incident cost me $500. This time he just has about 10-15 quils in his snout. Anyone have any suggestions on how to remove them myself?? It is saturday and the vet will charge me a fortune for an emergency visit.
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PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:48 am

Here you go.
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PostBy: ktm rider On: Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:11 pm

Thanks, I am going to go give it a whirl right now.. Wish me luck, he is a pretty big dog.
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PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:09 pm

Yeah, and I bet he's not in a good mood either.
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PostBy: Matthaus On: Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:55 pm

I had the joy of this experience when in high school with our three dogs (border collie and 2 labs). One of the labs would just not leave the porcupines alone! Lucky me I was the only one with the stomach to do it.
Best thing I found was wearing tight fitting leather gloves and using locking forceps attached to the quill as close to the base as possible, and need a helper to hold the dog (someone who the dog likes!). Talk to the dog in soothing tones during the whole ordeal, believe it or not this seemed to make a difference. Then some good old hydrogen peroxide generously poured over the area to clean it up.
Best of luck to you. Don't forget protection. :footballhelmet:
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PostBy: ktm rider On: Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:27 pm

Gave it a whirl. It was pretty ugly. I think I would have lost a limb if I would have continued. I called the vet and he said if he has them in his mouth that he needs to be sedated to get them out. So, off to the vet we go, on a saturday with check book in hand.
Thanks for all the advise guys...
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