Poor Boogie

Saturday, July 26, 2008
Boogie the Giant Schnauzer is gimpy today. One of his rear legs isn't working too well, and he's limping pretty heavily.

We've examined the leg several times, and can't really tell if there's a specific place that smarts, but occasionally when he places weight on it, it makes a soft popping sound.

Hmm.

We'll keep an eye on him over the weekend, and have him looked at on Monday if he's still gimpy.

Poor Boogie. He's not as young as he used to be, but he still acts like he has the stamina and resilience of a pup. Too bad his body doesn't agree with him.

5 comments:

Nathan said...

Sorry Boogie. Maybe your people will carry you everywhere you want to go til Monday.

Feel better.

Janiece Murphy said...

Um, probably not.

95lbs of Boogie is a lot of dog to haul around...

Random Michelle K said...

Aww! I'd say give him treats to make him feel better, but at 95 lbs that might just exacerbate the problem.

Is he of a breed that has hip problems? That might account for the popping.

My Dad's dog has back problems, and in lieu of surgery (which my Mom thought was ridiculous) he's been on steroids. Now instead of struggling along looking pitiful, he's living up to his name: Bounder.

Janiece Murphy said...

Michelle, he had a full set of hip X-Rays less than a year ago, and there was no hint of dysplasia, so I don't think that's it.

At first I thought he overdid it on his walk yesterday, since he was chasing a rabbit, but that popping sound is worrying me just a bit.

He's getting his fair share of treaty-treats, though. His 95 lbs is all muscle and sinew - not an ounce of fat on him.

Random Michelle K said...

He must be giant then. Because I remember what 95 pounds of dog looked like before my brothers Alaskan Malamute blew past it on his way to 130.

It looked large. :)

Well, from my completely inexpert view, popping sounds like a joint issue, and that'd be hips and knees. :)

I used to know precisely what joint popping signified, but no more.