Remember last Saturday Mom and Dad rushed me off to the Dogtor VET when I couldn't put my back right leg down on the floor and was hobbling around on 3 leggies. Well - it took a couple of days and I was able to walk on it again but Mom being the ever vigilant (worry wort) she is ....noticed "something" still wasn't right. I still sort of favored that leggie but she also noticed I have been having trouble getting up - my rear end doesn't seem to want to support me. She said I a funny gait too - what ever that means!
Mom also noticed I have hardly been moving the last two days - no racing out to tell that EVIL dog that lives behind us off - no racing to my dinner dish at night time, I didn't even get up or get all excited when she said the MAGIC word "walkies" and that did it - Mom KNEW something was just not right ...so off we went to the dogtor again this morning.
We got to see MY dogtor - Dr W this morning and he gave me a good going over and noticed straight away that my back is ouchie. When he pressed lightly on my spine in one certain spot - my leggies collapsed and I went down on the floor - very undignified and embarrassing I might add!!!! He doesn't think there is any disks out but he says there is a lot of muscel swelling and the muscels went into spasms after he pressed it.
He has given me some tablets and a shot of prednisone and I also had this really neat "cold laser treatment" - dog oh dog did that feel good. I got to lay on a big softie bed while they worked on me and it causes the body to release endorphins which made me feel sooooooo good. Mom noticed how my ears perked up and I didn't look so sad after it. I have to rest now for a few days and I am going to have 6 more treatments of the laser over the next 3 weeks. Monday I am going to have an X-ray of my spine just to make sure there is nothing else going on - there was too much swelling to do it today.