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    We recently rescued a !4 year old Border Terrier. Which apart from tearing cuddly toys to bits is as good as gold and hardly ever barks. So i was surprised to hear a very strange and loud bark when i let him out late the other night. Torch showed him shaking and staring at a lump at the edge of the lawn.This turned out to be a very tightly rolled hog. No obvious harm to hog so took Robbie indoors to find blood dripping from his chin, but no sign of any in his mouth. Cleaned him up and stopped the bleeding, then went to re check hog, but it had wisely legged it. It is still living in my hog house and costing a fortune in Spikes, i think it had just wandered off to tell its mates and have a laugh at my stupid dog. Though i hope Robbie is not too stupid not to have learnt his lesson. My last dog just gave them plenty of room when passing.

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    Hi boxcar

    Hopefully your poor dog will think twice about approaching a hedgehog again! Wasn’t certain whether you meant the blood was his, but if you weren’t sure keep an eye out for the hog in case. Sometimes there is a puncture wound, which may not be easy to see, but could become infected. You may need to keep a careful eye on your dog too – dogs can kill or fatally injure hogs – sometimes their instincts are stronger than their sense and you don’t want to risk him being injured again either.


    The blood was definitely from my dog. I expect he has learnt his lesson. my last dog always kept well to the side when passing a hog. And neither him nor Robbie will make a move towards a cat that sits and stares at them. They know cats are better armed face to face. Old Archie had the scars to prove it. Though if a cat is stupid enough to run away, that’s a whole different ball game.

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