My male GSP is hurting.
I went to Idaho for 8 days in mid-June. When I got home and picked him up from a friends house, he was hurting. I thought it was his shoulder since he injuried that last year. Last year, for about a week, he would yep in pain when unloading from the truck. This was similiar.
2 Days after I got home, I went wood cutting. I let my dogs out about 3 miles from where I was cutting. I didn't notice anything different, he kept up in front of the truack. Everything seemd normal.
A couple of days later I took all 3 hiking, about an hour and 1/2 hike. By the time we started back, he was behind me. NEVER has this happened. My 13 week old pup was fresher than him.
Then I started noticing his rear legs were out of control. He stumbled at times. When truning on my stairwell, he would stumble.
I made a Vet appontment for him last week, this coming Tuesday. Today I took him woodcutting. I'd been resting him for a week, hoping he'd heal.
I had to lift him out of the truck. Tail was wagging but as soon as I started the truck, he tried to run and couldn't. I loaded him back up.
Because of the way his rear end acts, I think it's something to do with his spine. I'm hoping for the best but I'm not too hopeful.
He's my money dog. Best pointing dog I've owned in the last 43 years. Other than escaping to spread his seed, he's perfect in every way.