If I were you I would bite the bullet and have those x-rays done ASAP. The reason I say this is it may save you in the long run to have it diagnosed now and hopefully treated with medication as waiting may mean surgery and that would really set you back. If the x-rays are going to cost more than a few hundred dollars I would opt for a 500.00 MRI as they really show everything that is going on.
Good Luck and I hope your your husky gets better!
Yes, get the x-rays. I just did, although ours only cost $78, for one. Which was all that was needed. But that one x-ray showed my pup has a genetic vertebral disc disease in his cervical area. Hopefully finding it early will have him with us much longer.
Lifting his leg could be so many things. Mine was lifting his front paw, and his neck area swelled. The disc was bulging and pushing on his spine/nerves causing the paw lifting. Which is why it is so important for you to get them. Call around and check prices. I've had way different quotes from different vets.
Him lifting his paw, coming in laying down ( mine would hide out in the bushes to avoid playing w/ his brother) means something is not right. it could be just rest and meds he needs but you really have to find out in case it's something more and serious.
Wishing your baby well and sending him tons of hugs and smooches xoxo
Take care, Teresa ; )