Originally Posted by Kirsti Arndt
i couldnt watch when my dogs P quils were taken out-we tried and did what the vet said and I couldnt do it=we lived in the mountians in Oregon so it was quite the trek to get Kia to the vet
Vet insisted they had to be cut but maybe that is only when the animal is sedated???i idd see the barbs tho nasty little things=and not every vet is right about everything= I don't know-just hope to never see that again.
You know, you could have a point there. I once saw a vet do this on a sedated dog and they did cut the quills too. But, as I said, if *we* have to do it the animal is awake and we don't want to be messing with those quills anymore than need be.
The other thing I remember about the last time I did this, some quills had broken off already and were therefore quite short. Not thinking about it, I wasn't particular about which quills I took out when, but ended up the short ones worked their way in further in the process and some ended up impossible to get out. It wasn't fun. If I had to do it again, I'd be more diligent about broken / short quills at the outset.