Wednesday night we crated our Tri and later that night we hear him crying in his crate, which he never does. When we let him out, he seemed like he was in bad pain. If we touched his lower back he litterly screams in pain.
This was the night before I was going out of town for several days on business.
My wife took him to the vet and they said he has a bad pinched nerve in his spine. We have no idea how it happened. He was fine when he went to bed.
They X rayed him and said there appears no severe injury to the spine itself that they can see, but he needs to stay off his feet for two months! They also said it will reaccour through out the rest of his life and from now on we need to be very careful with him.
No jumping, running, dog walks or any stress to his back - This is going to be really hard, he's a basenji!
They have him doped up on pain meds & muscle relaxers to help settle him.
So the worst part is I get home pretty late from my trip and he normally sleeps in his crate. When I came home we was so excited to see me, he jumped up, injuring his back again, starts litterly starts screaming in pain, non stop.
We were finally able to calm him down and the pain seemed to subside.
What's worse is our other dog knows that he is bad off and is constantly trying to attack and bully him, so now we have to keep them separated for a large part. The other thing the other dog is doing is going wild at the wild when she sees a squirrel or another dog. Of coarse the injured dog has to spring up and try top run and see what's going on.
We have no idea how this could of happened, but does not matter how at this point.
While I was gone, he managed to sneak up stairs and would not leave, he was resting/waiting by my music room door. My wife tried to carry him down the steps and he bit her finger and it has swollen up huge, she thinks it's broken, she has to go to the ER this morning to get it X rayed.
Meanwhile we have to get him stronger meds as he is still in bad pain.
The wonder life of dog ownership. It's our turn to be there for him( my wife has sat up with him the last three nights without sleep (I was gone)