Our local vet took me around with him a couple of times as when he was here in the spring he asked what I was doing for school and I told him I'm in pre-med which means I could go to medical or vet school and I'm not sure which yet. So, he called a couple of days later and said he was in the same position at one time and wanted to show me what the practice is like. Well, anyway, the second day I got to watch/help with the surgeries and a guy brought a bear dog in. I'm pretty sure the dog tried to eat the porcupine. We sedated him and I got to help pull the quills out. They didn't have hooks in the quills (The vet said many people think they do but they really don't. Not sure if it's a breed thing or what) but anyway, we just pulled them all straight out. He had some piercing his tongue, cheek and nose. Poor guy. Anyway, we couldn't get all of them of course. I mean, we got all that we saw but he said you can never get them all but he gave antibiotics so that the ones left in don't cause a major infection. They'll be sore but there's not much else you can do. It was actually a pretty fun experience!
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