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Old 11-25-2011, 07:41 PM
 
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Took the puppy to the vet at 7:30 this morning and just got a call from him..

He wound up taking 60-70 quills out of Bandit's trachea and esophagus and about 50 from other areas. He had 2 in his eye but they managed to save it.

Poor Bandit now holds the record for the worst porcupine attack at the vet's practice. It"s a dubious honor at best.

He's turning out to be a very expensive dog, but we love the little monster so it's worth every penny it took.

Thanks again for all the feedback!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:04 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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thats the big issue with quills, they get into places youd never even think...
have you checked the throats and in the ears of the other dogs?
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:27 PM
 
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Took the puppy to the vet at 7:30 this morning and just got a call from him..

He wound up taking 60-70 quills out of Bandit's trachea and esophagus and about 50 from other areas. He had 2 in his eye but they managed to save it.

Poor Bandit now holds the record for the worst porcupine attack at the vet's practice. It"s a dubious honor at best.

He's turning out to be a very expensive dog, but we love the little monster so it's worth every penny it took.

Thanks again for all the feedback!!!!!!!!!
Wow! I had no idea you were talking about an attack that extensive!

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have you checked the throats and in the ears of the other dogs?
That would be my fear too. Regardless, I'd be putting them on antibiotics because there's still a risk of infection even if they are all out.
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:31 PM
 
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I just asked hubby. He said his dog would get that many quills.

He usually pulled them out himself, except for the last time when the quills when in from under the chin, through the tongue and up through the roof of the mouth inside his nose.

Apparently he never got infections after hubby removed quills himself. I'd keep an eye on the other dog's wounds though. Just to be safe.

He says if one breaks off while removing them yourself, you need to go to the vet for surgery because it can travel into vital organs and kill a dog a few weeks later.

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Old 04-16-2012, 11:36 AM
 
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I just spent a weekend in Northern Michigan and my dog got quilled. I spent 4 hours pulling them out with some needlenose pliers and she still had to go to the vet and get a bunch cut out. I'm definitely going to shoot a porcupine the next time I see one. Then I'm going to cook it and feed it to my dog. One of the most horrifying things to have to deal with.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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Porcupine is actually fine eating. Fatty, not gamey. Excellent for tent roasting. Goes well with a wine/sherry cream reduction. Maybe some juniper berries if you want to get fancy. Serve over wild rice with brocolli and hollandaise.
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