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They told me to jog w/ her rather than letting her run about, making "hard cuts" like an NFL wideout and twisting her leg - what you're saying may be true, but when a dog's muscle growth and conditioning has been stifled due to having a cast and being confined to a crate most of the time and only going on short walks most of her early life - she needs "catching up" and she needs that exercise in a controlled manner - not just running around like a maniac.
I did not start running her longish distances until she was about 7-8 months, it started with long walks w/ periods of jogging, then I would jog a mile and walk a mile, slowly building her up. Now she is extremely fit and healthy. All this was at the recommendations of my personal vet, and the technicians/vets at the MSPCA Boston - which, as you can imagine, is literally one of the most distinguished veterinarian establishments around, state of the art, very well funded, and w/ the top vets available.
OH, and Patches-mom - SHE WILL have arthritis, it is nearly a given w/ the severity of her injury, however the vet(s) are astonished at her muscle growth and rehabilitation (not to pat myself on the back LOL) but I knew this going into the adoption
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