We were devastated to see the beginning signs of a spinal injury again. We noticed something was of but hoped it was soreness or arthritis because Bucket didn't jump, run, or do anything to injure himself.Greg brought him to or local vet and they thought it could be his anal glands. When Bucket got home all he wanted to do was lay down. When he didn't want to get up for outside or treats we knew it wasn't good.
We called Mass Veterinary Hospital and off to the E.R. we went. A few hours later we discovered he had another spine injury but this time in his neck.
Greg and I were crushed at the thought of having to put him down but we put or selfishness aside because the alternative would be worse for him. Bucket would have had to be on multiple medicines, crated, and on full restrictions for 4 to 6 weeks. If he got worse and/or didn't show improvement he would need surgery again and months of restriction and therapy. After that he could very easily hurt himself again.
This option is not the quality of life that our Bucket deserved. Bucket is now in a better place, free of pain, running, jumping, and watching over us all.
We will always love him, miss him, and remember how blessed we were to have him i'm or lives.