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Hello. Hopefully someone here can give me some advice. My 15 month old springer was recently diagnosed with a possible fractured medial coronoid process which is a type of elbow dysplasia. I have him on an anti-inflammatory right now and am supposed to see how that coupled with rest works. The vet suspects FMP but is not positive. If things don't turn around, I may need to do a surgery.

Anyway, I tried to contact the vet today but was unable to get a hold of him. I'm wondering if swimming would be alright? Anyone who has a springer knows how difficult it is to keep them from physical activity. I would like to at least take him swimming today but I need to know if that is a good idea or bad idea with his possible condition.

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I'm pretty sure rest means rest, at least for now. It would be possible to do swimming as part of his rehab after it's healed. Really, you need to talk to the vet before you allow him ANY activity, if needed ask the vet for something to keep him tranqed.
 

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I'm pretty sure rest means rest, at least for now. It would be possible to do swimming as part of his rehab after it's healed. Really, you need to talk to the vet before you allow him ANY activity, if needed ask the vet for something to keep him tranqed.
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When Alvin first injured his ACL, he was on total rest for a month. I mean total rest...the only thing I let him get up to do was pee and even that was on leash so that he couldn't walk more than was strictly necessary.

It was a PITA, but the good thing about really following the doc's orders is that I managed to avoid the surgery (for now).
 
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