Fraserglens Ellie of Carmspack 16/12/2021
So we finally got to the bottom of Ellie’s limp, Ellie had a fractured coronoid process (FCP). She had arthroscopic surgery almost three weeks ago, they removed a big chunk of bone that was floating around her elbow poor thing. I debated posting this because I didn’t want any negative stigma with my breeder who has been nothing but supportive and helpful from day one and all the way through this, but lots of reading and speaking to lots of people even the healthiest of dogs can throw health issues, if it even was hereditary. I can place her limp back to a nasty collision with my other dog. I would buy another dog in a second from where I got Ellie. This has hands down been the absolute hardest part of raising a wlgsd. I would rather respond to every puppy biting thread for a year than trying to crate rest Ellie. She was on some heavy meds initially that helped but since she’s been off, oh boy.. the physiotherapist after her assessment said “you’ve got a lot there eh” lol. I’ve tried so much mental stuff but it just doesn’t replace everything Ellie did pre-surgery.. we are very active, I’m not a pro trainer nor do I officially work my dog but my dogs go, a lot, every day. I worry all the behavioural issues popping up due to lack of stimulation will stay or root with her, but I’m doing the best I can. I’m finally allowed to walk her 2-3 times a day for 10-15 minutes which is awesome, I pair them with raw bones after to try and give her some outlet.. I’ve started tracking-ish with scent pads and just added a few steps as this can be done on leash and she walks though it so this has been fun. She’s going through all the physio starting soon, hydrotherapy, underwater treadmill and laser and I believe she went to the best clinic in the province so although I’m bummed out that this happened, I’m hoping we will get back to where we were at some point, and develop her as planned. Just thought I’d share why the lack of over glorified pet training questions and pictures may of slowed lol.