I just wanted to get some support and information....
My 7 year old Golden Retriever - Jack - swims every day in my pool. He lives to swim! I know it's great for his aging joints. Today something happened. Yesterday I kept him inside and out of the pool because my visiting 10 year old neice has been running him ragged out there
Anyway - I let him out today explicitly telling her - do not make him fetch, run or let the puppy in the pool area- I do not want him running around!
Well.... I think she did - and I am not getting the full story. Damage done, no point in grilling her if she is going to make something up.
I found him laying on his side on the concrete (not in his usual dug out pod under his big tree with the soft pine needles he made a place to lay on).
He could barely stand up - baddly limping on his rear left leg/hip and not bearing full weight. Off to the vet tomorrow afternoon. I gave him a buffered aspirin for the pain and he is moving around better tonight. I just hope he didn't hurt himself too baddly.
I just love this dog so much, he's been there for me- always! Through everything good and bad. I hope the vet can fix him right up and he doesn't have to be in pain.
Does anyone else have a large breed dog that is prone to knee or hip injuries? What do they usually do for them?
Thanks for listening!
I'll let you know what the vet says tomorrow (Thursday).