Need some good thought

Please keep my tri-ing guy, Jet, in your thoughts. Yesterday he hurt his back while trying to poop. I know, I know, don't laugh. He tries to go through life with dignity, but strange things always happen to him that make for good (funny) stories. He really is in pain though. I took him to the ER last night since this happened about 10 minutes after my vet closed for the night. He's on Rimadyl (for pain) and methocarbamol (muscle relaxant). I'll take him to our regular vet if he's not better in a day or two, but it's hard in the mean time.

Oh! Poor baby…I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers. I've known other dogs that have strained themselves that way.
Please keep us posted.

Rimadyl is great for a strain but i have been warned against using it more than a week in a row and more than that one week in 3 months. luckily Medjai only has hurt himself twice in the last 8 months to need it.

You may want to consider acupuncture. Its a great alternative to look into

Oh Dear! Poor Jet! Good thoughts on the way…...

Thanks guys - he'll be on the Rim for a total of 5 days or so. I don't mind doing it short term, and I already have thought about calling the holistic vet (who does accupuncture) if he's not better by the weekend. Although I may call our traditional vet so we can get some xrays to make sure we're not looking at a disk problem. Someone else mentioned milk thistle, so I'll add that with dinner tonight. He seemed a little perkier on our before-the-sun-sets outting. Even pooped. I was a little nervous about that; I imagine he was too. While his back wasn't quite as curved as normal, it didn't seem he was in a lot of pain from poopping. Who knew poopping could be so dangerous?

@agilebasenji:

Thanks guys - he'll be on the Rim for a total of 5 days or so. I don't mind doing it short term, and I already have thought about calling the holistic vet (who does accupuncture) if he's not better by the weekend. Although I may call our traditional vet so we can get some xrays to make sure we're not looking at a disk problem. Someone else mentioned milk thistle, so I'll add that with dinner tonight. He seemed a little perkier on our before-the-sun-sets outting. Even pooped. I was a little nervous about that; I imagine he was too. While his back wasn't quite as curved as normal, it didn't seem he was in a lot of pain from poopping. Who knew poopping could be so dangerous?

Don't mean to laugh… but that does sound pretty funny... pooping and danger... How old is Jet?
And I give milk thistle to my two kids that have liver problems... never thought about it for back problems...

Poor little Jet. Hopefully, it is just temporary and will get better quickly. If not, I would have Xrays done before trying anything else.

Pat -
The milk thistle is because he's on Rimadyl. that can be hard on the liver. And Jet is 10. I think it was just one of those things. I have an uncle who was walking on the sidewalk, stepped wrong and did major damage to his knee. Jet has been locked in his "room" (Xpen in the middle of the main room and it is in the door way of the bedroom) all day. I hate for him not to sleep on the bed with the rest of us, but I'm just too afraid of him jumping off the bed. So, I put a heater next to the xpen and he has his heated mat if he gets cold. And I can see him from my bed, so he's not really isolated from the rest of the pack.

Got ya, forgot about the Rimadyl…. duh......

Poor little Jet 😞 Feel better soon!

Hope Jet recovers soon. Keep us posted.

Poor Jet….(((I'm sending hugs for you and jet!)))

Your dog suffered a similar injury, although not from ppoping, but that agrivated it.

We had him on similar meds and it has been about a month now and he seems fine. No damage to his spine.

Hope all goes well with your little Jet!

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