Samson has experienced a couple of clearly unhappy days in the past few weeks. Yesterday he hit another bad morning, and when this morning he was no better, I called my vet.
Samson seems to have thoracolumbar intervertebral disk disease. In other words, he has a spinal disk problem that is fairly typical in dogs, and pretty much what I expected the problem to be.
He’s sleeping right now in his bed on the floor, instead of the sofa. I’m to lift him rather than have him take stairs for the next couple of weeks. He has a couple of pills to take. Let’s hope that he improves.
I love my little dog, and have a hard time seeing him not feeling well. At least now his unwellness has a name.