Last edited by labby; 09-23-2013 at 04:26 PM.
♣ Laura ♣
Thanks Laura, this is a cool diagram. My pup is at that vunerable age now. I tell my hubby over and over not to let him jump to high, run to fast, etc.
That really helps to understand, Laura. Thank you!
Jackie, Champ, and Buddy
The back is also very important. I am seeing a lot of spondylosis and I wonder if letting the dog run and jump as a youngster is contributing to it. I've concentrated on taking care of the hips and elbows, but never thought about the back.
♣ Laura ♣
Great information, really appreciate the diagram, thanks. Is there a website link for further reading?
Thank you for this very valuable information.
I've often also wondered if there is any info on injurys and dogs out there that are weekend warriors. They sit at home all week doing nothing while owners work and then when the weekend comes they run the hell out of their dogs. I believe there has to be a correlation. I make sure we do something everyday. Supervised free play outside on flat grass is what we do at this point. Since Todd is 9 months, I need it for my sanity! But my corgi will be 12 and he needs to keep moving too. Laura, what are your thoughts?
Todd, Yellow Lab, 1/4/13
Mr. Utley, Welsh Corgi, 2/20/02
Thanks so much Laura. If not for your advice, I could have really screwed Bauer up. I am a runner, and would have started running with him way too early. He is now 5.5, and we run together almost daily. Probably wouldn't be the case without your early advice.
Debi and Bauer
Some people are like slinkies. Not really good for much, but bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs.