sebastian has been having pain issues since i got him as a foster several weeks ago
i took him to the vet for xrays yesterday and was told that several vertebrae in his neck had very narrow spaces compared to the rest of the vertebrae and that the vet felt his discs? were bulging and inflamed in those areas.
sebastian was given metacam and muscle relaxers, he will go on steroids in a couple of weeks, and i was told that he cannot go for walks, he has to be carried up and down stairs for 4 weeks.
has anyone encountered this issue with their basenji?
i almost feel like he should have some medication to make him a little drowsy, as he is very active in the house since he cant go for walks.
we had just started to get into a routine of walks and dog park daily which really seemed to help him build his confidence, his excess licking was just about over, and he was much more relaxed
i havent been able to leave the house since i got him because he howls, so dog park and daily walks were my only outlet.
i was hoping that with time and a routine, and lots of exercise, i might eventually be able to leave the house without him
so now back to square one, im in the house without even the ability to go for walks or visit at the dog park (which gives me a bit of space from sebastian since he is always about 4 feet away from me day and night).
not sure if i can deal with this isolation for at least 4 weeks. especially when he is so antsy tapping around the house snorting at me because he wants to get rid of some excess energy by going for a walk.
i realize that this is not all about me although this post probably sounds like it is, and maybe it is, but….. i havent yet reached the mother theresa stage in my life, working on it, but not there yet
if anyone has experienced this issue with their b and could give me some hints or help that would be really great!
also sebastian seems to have this problem with bowel movements
they seem to take him by surprise at times
he was out this morning and urinated then came in the house and pooped on the living room floor, even though the door was open to the yard, and he'd only been in the house for about 3 minutes after urinating. this is the second time he has done this, the first time he actually pooped outside came running in and about a minute later pooped some more in the diningroom
he once stopped dead in the middle of the road with traffic whizzing by to defecate
not sure what this is all about?
my roommates found the poop this morning and were not really happy about it, since i cant walk him which i thought might be one way to try to keep it from happening again, im not sure what to do to stop if from happening again
is it just a quirk that we have to live with?
maybe something healthwise?
i have to say ive never seen such large deposits from such a small dog on a daily basis, maya was about 5 pounds lighter and put out about 1/8th of what sebastian produces
so any input would be appreciated