Hazards: Although rare, porcupines might be infected with rabies. However, their limited interactions with other animal species reduce the chance of contracting diseases. Along with physical property destruction, the thousands of quills on a porcupine are menacing to dogs and people. While cats typically do not confront the animals, the territorial nature of dogs makes them likely to suffer the consequences of attacking the rodent. The dog is then left to endure painful misery, and the pet owner encounters a substantial vet bill.
Thorough evaluation of the property and removal services are more effectively and safely performed by a professional exterminator.