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Our 5 yr old male cocker spaniel is in his 2nd week recovery from TPLO surgery. They say no running or jumping now. We've been super careful but one time when he was taken out, he saw other dogs playing past our backyard and darted so hard and ran to bark, that he got away from one of us even though he was leashed. So what's the concern here? What could running cause after this syrgery?
 

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I would ask the vet who performed the surgery. He/she would be in a much better position to know than a bunch of strangers on the internet and a phone call is normally going to be fast and free.
 

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Yes, the vet who did the surgery should have either outlined a rehab plan, or referred you to a rehab specialist. I will say that one big rule, from what my friends who's dogs have had TPLO surgeries, is that the dog needs to be leashed for all activities, including pottying, until released by the rehab vet.

The reason for restricting activity, and then slowly rehabbing, is to allow the cut bones to heal and the knee to stabilize.
 
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