Mama Mindy here as Gracie takes it easy. She had many spine and pelvic X-rays which were CLEAR about one thing...she is fine for....here is the foggy part...NOW. She is "technically" (I use this term loosely as this term that is about to follow just doesn't fit a pug as this particular age) a senior and her hips are as good as a "normal" pugs would look...which apparently "normal" for pugs would be a bit abnormal in most medium and large breed dogs. Then the spine looks good except their was some inconclusiveness between her #2 and #3 vertebrae: she may or may not have a pinched nerve...hence the wonky walk...or it could be because of her hips. Right now, it is again...(dreaded words for all pet parents who want their kids helped NOW)..."Let's watch it and wait and see."
After discussing it with the vet for a moment, Gracie will be treated like a "senior" and will go to the vet twice a year to insure her hips, back, etc. are in fine working order and not causing her any discomfort.
Regarding her kidneys, it is CLEAR that her Creatnine level is a bit high...but more blood and urine was taken to be sent off to an offsite lab to be tested for further evaluation.
So...thanks for the power of the paw. She seems to be in a great mood and her walk only really gets wonky when there are extremes in the weather...and at those times she has an extra pain pill to take.
Sorry that the news isn't so cut and dry...but that's life and we love all of our friends and our kiddos furiends for the love.
Mama Mindy :)