OK I'm looking for some real sound/knowledgeable advice from the seasoned experts out there in the wilderness. I have 2 dogs that just roam around for hours on end exploring the countryside just itching to find something new and exciting to do.
Well for some reason or another they seem to have some pretty good luck finding just that, and TROUBLE. The 1 is a German short-hair pointer(female-40lbs) and the other an Airedale(Male-75/80lbs). She finds the goodies and the male (wonder-putz as I call him) just goes in and takes care of things.
Well one of the things that they find with somewhat regular frequency is porcupines (especially the pointy end part of it) and just the male for the most part (sometimes the female rarely though) comes home all exhausted from the days events with a few hundred quills attached to his nose.
We know they have to come out somehow, it takes my combined strength and the opposite of lightning speed with a pair of pliers (wife) to get these things out from his muzzle. it happened before and when we didn't get them all out those quills just kept traveling thru the snout and came out the other end (rather nasty) and that took 2 weeks of traveling.
Is their an easier way? And I'm not talking $400+ vet bill either ($ scarce here). I'm looking for an at home type of solution here. Trust me I thought about all kinds of things but nothing easy comes to mind. And when I sit on this guy he has enough strength to literally ride him like a horse.