Hello! I do not have a pudgy pet, but I have a pet question and am stuck without being able to see a vet over the long holiday weekend and just have a need to know.
I have a 12 year old beesha-poo who weighs about 6.5 lbs. Out of nowhere yesterday we noticed that he's having what appears to be hip pain. I grew up with a dog who lived to be 17 so I'm used to hip issues with dogs, but I don't remember it coming out of nowhere. Two days ago people still mistook him for a puppy because he's so small and agile, and now today, he refused to hop up the stoop into the house. He just sat down and looked at me. I have to carry him up and down the stairs and my little pup who is always, always in my lap is currently lounging on the floor staring up at me. His breed naturally stands up straight on the hind legs to "dance" or "beg" and he will not do so even for a treat.
Do you think it could possibly just be an injury? We'll take him in to be seen on Tuesday, but in the mean time, I'm really hoping this isn't the end.