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Old 01-23-2013, 06:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
 

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Good exercise ideas- HELP!

My girl is 17 months and one day while playing in the uneven back yard hurt her hind leg. She was not putting too much pressure on it, at time not putting it down at all. Throughout the day it got better and she seemed to walk normally. After laying for a long periods, and getting back up she starts off with little pressure again. After about a month or virtually no exercise (just short walks) and minimal play with my boy she seemed to be healed. Then my husband too her to an off leash field where she ran full force and came home on 3 legs, holding the other completely off the ground. Now we are slowly getting back to the place where she "seems" to be normal (walking on it normally, even after long periods of laying down). I am scared to let her run full force or hike yet. I was browsing spring poles as a good form of full body exercise that wont require me to do much (at times I am busy with a 1, 2 and 10 year old kids). It looks as if the spring pole may put too much pressure on the hind legs though. Any ideas regarding her injury and how to get my pups more exercise?

BTW- I am aware that these type of injuries are common in pts. My moms pit had the same issue and was told itd require a $3-4000 surgery. She healed her herself, naturally. It was a long process and her dog virtually got NO exercise while in the recovery process. Put her on e gluten free diet (which my dogs are already on) and gave her glucosomine condrotin pills (which I already give my dogs).
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
 

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Swimming is a great way to keep your dog fit without putting much pressure on joints and ligaments. try warm her up before any form of exercise and warm down after the exercise.

Start with short hand walks and slowly increase the length of her walks, just like humans, dogs need to be fit before exercising at full capacity.

once she is swimming and walking a decent distance without any sign of problems, then you can think about taking her off the leash and letting her sprint.

there is no point in having such an athletic breed of dog, but its injured so often it cant leave the house.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Dogs with less angulation seem to hurt themselves pretty readily. Loki got a similar injury from jumping when she was 3 years old, and it took a long time to heal. Walks on hard surfaces still bother her, and any kind of intense running. I put her on the joint supplements and kept her light to keep the pressure off. The rest was trial and error, figuring out what was going to awaken the limp. She's older now and knows her own limitations, it seems. But when she was younger, it was a real bitch trying to get her right because she would blast through any activity she enjoyed and then be limping afterward.

These dogs aren't pointless, they just need a little more understanding and creativity to manage.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
 

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Swimming sounds great but its not very realistic in my area. The beaches are nasty and most are too far for regular swims. The pools taht I know of that are "doggy" pools dont allow pits.

Any other suggestions?
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My dog had a suspected partial ccl tear on her right knee; then more recently sustained a minor injury to her left knee. We healed both without surgery, but each one took about 5 months of no running just leash walks; then leash walks incorporating hills, then starting her off slowly with a little jogging, then running on leash with me.

We also did some cavaletti exercises as this is one of the activities our surgeon recommended:

http://www.onlinedogcoach.com/index/...dog-exercises/

Along w/ some massage, passive range of motion exercises, stairs on leash, sits & downs & spins (but all of this as she was ready in the healing process). Did allot of training to exercise her mind and tire her out that way.

Also put her on an omega fatty acid and joint supplement.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
 

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