|Barked: Tue Apr 10, '07 4:55pm PST |
Thanks so much for your stories and help!
Being in Korea, the language barrier is a really big hindrance when I'm at the vet. We communicate at a basic level in each other's languages, and with dictionaries and body language. You can imagine the difficulties...
So, unfortunately no, I don't know about the motion exercises you talk about. Do you know a website link that could explain them to me?
The fracture was in the back leg (pictures of the pins here, and the whole story and pictures here ) The cast was really a soft bandage wrap, but his leg couldn't bend with it on.
My vet did say swimming was the best exercise, but the weather is still chilly and I can pretty much guarantee that there is no underwater treadmill in all of Korea. Oh, I wish there were, it sounds perfect for him. He loves to run but I'm afraid it's too much impact.
What is an "ace" bandage? I think that idea sounds great. Scruffy is so sensitive about his leg (I can touch it without him grumbling, but he gets nervous about it). I think a little wrap would make him feel secure.
That warm water massage sounds great! (And Scruffy needs a bath anyway). We have a great shower nozzle and Korean bathrooms (all tiled, no shower curtain) are great for bathing dogs who are afraid of tubs. Excellent idea, I'll try it today!
How did you go about bending her leg? I'd like to try gently but I'm scared to put much pressure on it... It's so good to hear that Takodo can run so much now. Scruffy has so much energy, I can't wait til he can use it for the Forces of Good (like running), instead of the Forces of Naughtiness (like bouncing off my dog).
Thank you all so much!
Karen and Scruffy
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