Pets and Porcupines

Porcupines are a common form of wildlife throughout North America, and as human and pet populations continue to grow, encounters with these prickly rodents are becoming more common. We humans (hopefully) know better than to approach a porcupine, but what if your overly curious or friendly pets get a little too close for comfort? In this podcast, Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald, staff veterinarian at VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver, discusses what to do if your pet has a painfully close encounter with a porcupine.