Originally Posted by Mguz11
I have had him vet checked a few months ago paid for X-rays and all and everything came back negative. No pano or anything. Doc. Told me it was a hyperextension. So I know it's not that, I just think he goes a little to hard and twists his arms and legs when running. Just looking for something he would enjoy to do inside that could be semi exercise and fun for him.
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Without sounding sarcastic, thats hyperextention. Twisting pulling ect. Cruz I think hyperextended his right leg over a week ago. We took it easy for awhile and just today took the flirt pole back up. All the cutting he does, I noticed him favoring the same leg again. He wasn't limping so to speak, but he was showing he was slightly favoring it. So we stopped. I have not x-rayed him yet but it'll come soon as I want to know the condition of his hips. He's 8 months. His intitial injury was a belly slide. Took him to the e-vat and he checked the motion in the knee and hip and all felt good. Nothing popping or out of place.
Thing about x-rays, not everything shows up on x-rays. Especialy small tears in ligaments ect. I think with Cruz, it could be a small tear somewhere in the leg. But thats my guess.
I plan on at least a month of no hard exercise with him. He doesn't limp now but I will err on the side of caution.
As far as activities to do inside, none comes to mind that can equal going out and playing and working hard. Especially to the extent you guys do. But one thing is mentaly challenging him with new commands. Also I seen it mentioned here by someone, set up a hide and seek game with some treats in the backyard. They love it. Thats what I'm going to start doing with Cruz until he gets to the point where we can go full speed playing. But mental exercising them with new commands for 30 to 40 minutes will tire them sometimes. Also, interacting with people on walks too. I take Cruz to and outside shopping area near me and just walk him and let him interact with strangers. Not petting, but just being around them seems to stimulate him and wears him out. Be careful of the heat though. It's also easier on the joints then running and jumping. It's light work. Thats how I view it. I'll do this myabe once or twice a week.