Gibbs hurt his back again. (Last time was Christmas Eve) He was runinng around the back yard with Lily, did his signature 360 and then suddenly stopped playing. This morning he yiped when my hubby pet him and was shaking like crazy. Off to the Emergency Vet we went (our vet is closed and the Emergency Vet is who took care of him last time he had back trouble). This time they took an x-ray and determined that Gibbs has arthritis and narrowing of 1 or 2 of his discs right below his shoulder region. They gave him a shot of Butorphanol and prescribed Prednisone (which he was on last time) and Tramadol. They suggested the usual restriction of activity for 6-8 weeks and told us to follow up with our regular vet to get him put on Rimadyl (which I've heard of people on here whom have had to get their Bassets on it). Guess it's official he's an old man.