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So Opie's only been like this today?
Has he been doing any jumping on things or off of things recently?
If you press along his spine, how does he act?
Great. Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.
You're definitely on to something when you think that it could be a back issue...especially if it happened after he jumped off the couch earlier.
Luckily, since he's not acting painful when you palpate his back, I suspect that we're just dealing with something like a soft tissue injury (bruising or swelling) rather than anything like a disk issue.
He's already doing exactly what I would recommend at this point...allowing him to just be quiet and rest. If you can keep him from jumping onto/off of anything for a few days, that will help rest his back and get this to clear up.
If it gets worse, or if he's not feeling at least a little bit by the time your normal vet opens on Tuesday, then you should give them a call and have them take a quick x-ray, just to be on the safe side, but as long as he's kept quiet for a couple days, he should be back to normal in no time.
I hope this helps.