It just the start of bicyclists riding by our place, and Rocky’s out of commission for running up and down the fence and howling. This morning he was hiding under the coffee table and growling with his tail between the legs. The vet confirmed the diagnosis by X-ray:
He has severe L7-S1 degenerative disc disease. He is on rest and anti-inflammatories for 1-2 weeks and is expected to have recurrent exacerbations and progressive neurologic symptoms. So now we have to figure out how to get a beagle to rest and to take pills. Wish us all luck in Rocky’s rehab assignment.
By the way, this is remarkable similar to my back problem. So I can sympathize.