Thursday, 9 October 2008

Moses Update

I thought I’d give you all a quick update on Moses. As you all know, he had a run in with a porcupine a week or 10 days back. If you look at the pictures taken at the vet, you will see that all the quills seemed confined to the left side of his muzzle and mouth.
At the recommendation of our vet Moses was not put on antibiotics, as Trevor said if we had missed a quill he wanted it to abscess and fester out of his body. Well, sure enough, about 4 or 5 days after his trip to the vet, he got a big, hard lump on his RIGHT lip. I talked to Trevor who said that was what we wanted and to let his body do its thing.
Sure enough, after a few days the lump ruptured and yesterday Helen pulled a big scab and a piece of quill out of his muzzle.
We went over Moses numerous times the night of his incident and in the days following and found no quills in that area, so either it migrated over there or there was just that one completely buried in his lip.
Score another one for Trevor and the rest of our wonderful vets at the Westlock Vet Clinic!!!!


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