Pixie hasn’t been acting like herself for the last week or so. It started out with her refusing to go up the stairs, then she didn’t want to jump up on the couch – even with the pillow that we have there to help Prim up & down.
We talked to her vet last week when we were their for Prim’s last appointment, and were told to watch her and bring her in if things didn’t start to improve. She is a dachshund after all, and therefore prone to back problems. All the while I tried to not worry about her needing back surgery and eventually a dachshund wheelchair…
Well, things didn’t improve, so Monday we took her in for a visit with our amazing dachshund owing vet. Pix isn’t showing any obvious signs of back problems, but her neck and one back leg are clearly stiff and not moving as freely as everyone would like. We were told to give her pain medicine, which is helping, and monitor her for a few days.
That was Monday. Today she is better, but still not great. We are waiting to hear back from the vet and may be going in for x-rays later this week to get a better idea of what exactly is going on.
For now, we are trying to keep her calm, and hoping that this is nothing more than a pulled muscle from all the playing with Prim .