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    Remember Tony got a paw sprain two weeks ago. He wouldn't even touch the paw to the ground for some time. The vet said not to let him come back too soon after the limp goes away or it could be re-injured. Since Sunday, there has been no limp and I have continued crate/ house rest. The other dogs seem to know they're not allowed to play with him. I was thinking of taking him for about a 15 min walk on Sunday (after a week with no limp), then slowly increasing each day, then if he continues with no limp for a few more days, let him loose in the yard. Once off the leash, I know he will run like crazy, no stopping him or catching him. Do you think this plan is OK, or should I wait longer to exercise him?
    (I know this seems trivial compared to the labs with elbow surgery, but it breaks my heart to see him hobble in three legs.)

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    Maybe you should check with the vet just to be on the safe side. It sounds like a good plan to me but I am not a vet. I know you don't want to let him reinjure his paw. He is probably going to run like the wind when you let him loose, all that pent up puppy energy.
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    Just checked with the vet; they suggest four weeks of rest for a sprain. So yet another week of crate,no zoomies, potty time on leash. I'm hoping this down time will make him a little calmer and reduce his crazy, wild behavior.

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    Good luck with another week! Keeping a puppy quiet is hard, I hope he is well healed soon.
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    Good luck with keeping his still. Erns isn't a pup and has joint problems did something to his. The vet told me to wait a week after limping and then take it slowly letting the dog tell you. If any limp crate again. Erns was fine.

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