slippery floor, dangerous?

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slippery floor, dangerous?

Post by Bernard » Thu, 08 Oct 1998 04:00:00



 I've 2 min.schnauzers that are always play chasing each other around
the house,the floorr which is made of marble is somewhat  slippery,
besides the occational knocks on the coffee table, they are slipping
and sliding, fighting for traction to get away from each other. Will
this action of slipping and sliding  damage their joints later on in
life, they are now 2  and 11/2 years at the moment. I feel guilty  of
stopping them of this as they are having so much fun but if it's not
good for them then I'll have to think of other means for them to
release their energy.

  Thanks Bernard C

 
 
 

slippery floor, dangerous?

Post by Sll » Fri, 09 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Will
>this action of slipping and sliding  damage their joints later on in
>life, they are now 2  and 11/2 years at the moment.

Simply: yes.

--sll

 
 
 

slippery floor, dangerous?

Post by Barbara Simpso » Fri, 09 Oct 1998 04:00:00


I know when I have slipped on my hardwood floor, I have pulled a muscle in
my hip and back. Don't know why it would be any different for dogs. When my
dogs start rough-housing indoors, they go outside to play. When they get
played out, I let them back in. Just use some common sense. Dogs have four
joints (hips and shoulders) that can be strained or sprained by slippage.
Humans get sprains and just stay off the foot or ankle; just try keeping
your dog off his feet.
 
 
 

slippery floor, dangerous?

Post by Bernard » Fri, 09 Oct 1998 04:00:00


On 8 Oct 1998 02:11:36 GMT, "Barbara Simpson"

Quote:

>I know when I have slipped on my hardwood floor, I have pulled a muscle in
>my hip and back. Don't know why it would be any different for dogs. When my
>dogs start rough-housing indoors, they go outside to play. When they get
>played out, I let them back in. Just use some common sense. Dogs have four
>joints (hips and shoulders) that can be strained or sprained by slippage.
>Humans get sprains and just stay off the foot or ankle; just try keeping
>your dog off his feet.

Well the thing is I live in an apartment, and they do get to play
every day when I bring them out for their walk about 2 miles worth and
a chance to play catch with themselves,and when they are back they are
"dog tired" but its only for about and hour or so and they will be
chasing each other again. So to stop them is easier said than done...
just like keeping dogs off their feet.
Your points are well taken, maybe I'll keep them in the kitchen where
the floor is not as slippery as the rest of the house.
 
 
 

slippery floor, dangerous?

Post by Sll » Fri, 09 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>>Simply: yes.

>>--sll

>I've wondered about this too.
>What is the basis for your response?
>If possible, please provide supporting information to substantiate
>your claim that this is harmful.
>thanks

Barbara Simpson gave the answer already - slipping can mean
strained muscles and other small injuries which you may not see
at once but can give troubles later.

Avoiding slippery surfaces is especially important for breeds
with short legs like corgis, dachshunds etc.

--sll