The Monday lesson: It is very difficult to move a 75 pound dog who can’t stand up and who hurts. The lesson? Assume that when he growls at you he means it and back off.
Poor Paris had another episode of non-specific ouchies the last few days, so off to the vet he went Monday morning. No broken or torn stuff…nothing specific. Just an old and large dog, and a spine that tires sometimes from carrying around 75 pounds of dog. He’s done this a few times over the last year, so he gets an NSAID for a few days, and starts with Butterscotch’s chiropractor next week. Let Dr. Maria help Paris’s body heal itself.
In the meantime, we have a sling to help him up and down, and once he gets moving he does okay. He’s not a fan of the stairs at the moment, or even getting up much. He’s content to be on the dog bed, and have his breakfast served there, so that’s what we’ll do for the time being. A couple days of the Carprofen and I think he’ll feel better.
And with a little help from Dr. Maria next week, I think he’ll feel a lot better. Hang in there, Bud.