12 yr old Ger. SH Pointer,male,unneutered. Within the last 8 mos. developed a very large (baseball size)hernia in rectal area, and terrible back pain, which comes on without any warning, he cannot get up from laying down, or off & on higher seating. Vet diagnosed lump as hernia, but said nothing about his back. Any suggestions on care & treatment???
I am not sure about the problem with his back. It could be stemming from the hernia. Ask your vet about x-rays. This may help with a diagnosis. vetcare