Louie, while only 8 years old, had some sever pain reactiveness when being handling by his family and was surrendered to Boykin Spaniel Rescue (BSR). X-rays revealed that he has a condition called spondylosis, where the vertebrae begin to grow bony bridges to the adjacent vertebrae. He also suffered from arthritic hip pain, making touching in his back end painful. With medication he is greatly improved; and additionally, Louie is on a slow weight loss program to help reduce the load on his joints. However, his care will require lifelong management.