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    We have officially scheduled Koozer for his TPLO surgery to repair his acl. He is scheduled to go in on the 29th. We have kept him in the house on restricted activity for the last 10 days or so. The problem is that he is getting super cabin feverish. Normally, we walk Koozer regularly, and play often. Is it okay to take him for a short walk to get him out of the house before his surgery? His acl injury is not severe (just probably torn a little, not severed) and he does't seem to be in pain. I just want him to get out a little bit before his surgery, since I know he will be confined and severely restricted for quite some time after. Can I really cause any more damage by taking him for a short walk (if he tolerates it, of course)? Any advice would be helpful

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    Default Re: walking with acl injury

    I would think it's not much different than humans....let him walk. There are plenty of people who continue to even play sports with a torn acl.

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    Default Re: walking with acl injury

    Quote Originally Posted by boxorox View Post
    I would think it's not much different than humans....let him walk. There are plenty of people who continue to even play sports with a torn acl.
    That's kind of what I'm thinking. He's already going in for the surgery, so how much more damage can we really do just by walking? I'm assuming walking is much better for him than playing.

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    Default Re: walking with acl injury

    That is a vet question. Wevdid walk Jewel on a leash and not very far. Do not let him run or jump

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    Default Re: walking with acl injury

    as Roger stated... no running or jumping... short leashed walks should be fine
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