((He is not 'pudgy' but I wanted to share his story here))
Last night my Schnauzer Avery was screaming out in pain, walking funny, and well, not wanting to walk at all, he did a lot of sitting, and laying down. We went to the E-Vet, and when we got there he was acting as if nothing was bothering him. So instead of seeing the Dr. there, and spend 2 arms and a leg, we decided to bring him back home, and see our reg Vet in the morning.
When we get to the vet, and see the Dr. I tell him what had happened, and how he was acting. He checked his legs ((for a Luxating Patella)) that wasn't it. Then he was checking his vertebrae, the second one he touched, my sweet, never hurt a fly Avery tried to take his hand off!! The Vet thought he might have a bulged disc in his spine. So we got the X-Ray, and it confirmed what our Vet had said about the bulging disc.
For the next 2 weeks, I have to keep my 2 year old, that loves to run and play and just be a silly, willy nilly, goofy guy, on restricted activity. No running, no jumping, no playing. When we go out in the yard, he needs to be on leash to stop him from running, and causing more damage.
The cause of the bulging disc.... jumping down off of the furniture
. So when we are not home to supervise, Avery along with his sisters, will be confined to the kitchen where there is nothing to jump up and down from. ((except my trouble make Jetta can jump on and off the counter tops no problem!))
Avery will be on a muscle relaxer, and an anti-inflammatory for 2 weeks till we go for a follow up visit to the vet. He has been conked out for the past 6 hrs due to his meds, and I feel so bad for him.
awe, I was going to post a picture, but I havent made enough post yet.... I'll come to this thread when I have made enough post to add pictures!