Over the course of the last few weeks, we've noticed Ma'ii acting kind of strange. We'd open a door and he'd cry out in pain, like he had been hit with the door, but would be standing like 5 feet away. At first we didn't think to much of it, but this began to increase. He'd jump off the couch and cry out, you'd go to remove a blanket or sweater out from under him and he'd cry out, Charlotte would knock into him by mistake and he'd cry out. This morning, he simply sat up and cried out in pain. This bothered me a lot. My childhood dog, Jake, had been euthanized when I was a senior in highschool as a result of spinal issues, and his symptoms had been the exact same in the very beginning. So I immediately made an appointment with the vet for today. Took him into the vet, she ran some tests and took some x-rays, and sure enough, he has a calcified spinal disc. He's been prescribed a pain medication, and is scheduled to have some blood tests done in a couple weeks so we can get him on a specific anti-inflammatory. Does anyone out there have any advice on this? Maybe someone with prior experience? A calcified disc is what Jake had, but by the time we found out what was wrong, it was too late and he needed to be put down because the calcification was pinching nerves. Therefore, not much research was done on it. Any information/advice/experience/positive vibes are appreciated.