|Barked: Wed May 1, '13 2:44pm PST |
|So my apartment got some pretty ferocious mold due to a leaky pipe somewhere in the unit... Gross. Because of the severity, our landlord is offering us a move to a new upgraded unit with hardwood and all sorts of pretty features, which we are excited about.
Both my roommate and I have poodles. Her toy poodle is almost 6, my standard boy is 4. Roxy (the toy girl) has shown signs of luxating patella in the past few months, with clicky knees and sore joints! Bless her heart. She's on supplements, vet said it was nothing serious at the moment. Desmond hasn't shown signs of joint problems yet, but he is from questionable breeding and I do not know his parents history with health. I heard his wrist clicking the other day when we were playing, and it sent me into a frenzy of worry...
Anyway, if we were to move into this new, uncarpeted unit, would Desmond and Roxy be at risk for slipping & hurting their joints around the house? (bedrooms are carpeted, and we have a grassy courtyard for Des to run around supervised during the day for exercise as well as daily walks) I am really concerned about Desmond getting excited or trying to play and taking a nasty fall. We will have area rugs, but I'm afraid that's not enough. My baby's health comes first! No mold, no busted legs.
Am I worrying too much, or is there any advice you all have about dogs & slippy floors?
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