Dogs are very curious and some dogs have a very intense instinct to pursue potential prey species while hiking or camping. Porcupine quills represent a potentially life threatening problem for dogs who attempt to grab a porcupine with their mouth. If your dog gets quilled, seek immediate veterinary care. In order to safely and effectively remove quills, sedation and even surgery is often necessary. Left untreated, quills can result in abscesses, infections of body cavities and serious complications.
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