My husband took our dog to the Vet today who said he likely has a slipped disk and must avoid stairs for 2 weeks. On days my husband is home, he can easily carry him to our 3rd floor apt, but, as he is 65 lbs, it is not so easy for me. As he works 24 hour shifts, there is no way I can "wait" for him to get home to take care of him. (The dog is well trained and would have to be desperate or ill to go inside / on paper.)
We can leave him with my in laws some, but I hate to stick them with a sick dog and to "kick him out" when he’s not feeling well.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to best manage this. I’ve thought of a crate which MIGHT help, but isn’t really ideal either. But other than that – I’ve got no ideas.