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    Scotty is doing remarkably well with his recovery. He's been on only 50mg of Rimadyl per day since Monday (he was on 100mg/day) and no limping! SU came home for lunch today, and Scotty was so excited, he started running in circles all over the yard. What do you think about his movement from these pics? His extension in the front legs looks good to me. I hope he can still improve with his flexion.

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    Those are great pictures!!! He looks like he is doing just fine. You really captured his muscles and movements well. How much longer with the meds? He is such a handsome boy. I always take it as a compliment when someone thinks Sam looks like Scotty!
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    He looks fantastic!!! It has been over a year since Libby's elbows were done, and I don't even think she moves all that well!

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    Wondeful! I love the action shots.

    The best way to assess movement is at the trot. Have your SU take the lead and trot him around you in a large circle in your backyard. Don't let him break into a gallop and if he does just have him pull him back a bit and try to get him to trot as quickly as possible. You watch every step in the front and see how they extend and watch his head as well for any bobbing - the head should stay level - a slight bob will indicate a limp.

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    Wow, he looks great Tatyana!!! He's in beautiful shape, too



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    tatyana.. great shots!* scotty looks so happy and moving welll *

    just curious.. whats the logic behind the ongoing rimadyl?* i have not been giving jazz any pain meds since her ED surgery.. i know they advised me to pretty much stay away from it unless she really needed it.. I just use her cosequin/adequan regimen


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    LOVE the butt-tuck pic - that is one happy Lab! ;D
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    No comments on his movement; just wanted to say that he looks awesome! You've got him in fantastic shape.

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    just curious.. whats the logic behind the ongoing rimadyl?
    Well, Scotty's ortho and rehab vets wanted him to start building muscle in his front legs as soon as possible after his surgery. It was important that he would be pain-free during physical therapy and walks; otherwise, the muscles would be unused again. At first, Scotty was on both Rimadyl and Tramadol for pain. I've weaned him off Tramadol completely. Now, we're just working on weaning him off Rimadyl. His ortho said that it was possible he'd have to be taking Rimadyl pretty regularly for the rest of his life. I hope not; with the progress that he's showing so far, I believe soon he'll only be taking Rimadyl on his bad days.

    BTW, his rehab vet checked the circumference of Scotty's tricepts about a month ago, and it grew by 2 cm on each leg since his surgery!

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    Great pictures! Scotty is so handsome. I'm glad he's doing so well

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