and I feel like a total heel for oversleeping and not knowing. We slept late this morning and when we went to let Max out for breakfast (early brunch?) he wouldn't come off his bed and was panting in pain. He's not using his left leg if he can avoid it and slowly made it out this morning for a potty. Mucus-y poo but peed fine. He did eat all his breakfast and his supplements without hesitation. His left hip has been wonky but not to the point of pain, until now. I called his vet who said CM for the weekend and he's going in on Monday with instructions to go to the ER if it got really bad. I gave him a tramadol per the vet's instructions from the last time he had ortho issues (upper neck vertebra issues). He's resting on a papasan chair cushion on the floor now and appears to have settled a bit but every time he moves he just rotates his body by swinging around keeping his hip on the floor.This means one of us is hanging on the floor cushion with him since he's the poster child for velcro dogs. For all the x-rays we have, this isn't a set we've done yet so I guess it's time. I have a feeling this one's going to be long-term management, i'm just hoping it's hips not spine. Please, if you have any to spare, send some happy hip vibes Max's way between now and Monday.
Max "the ninja"-American Cocker Spaniel G-day 3/2009
Charlie "the middle child"- Orange Tabby G-day 7/2005
Sadie - Grey Tabby 9/1996-8/4/2012 RIP