Benji and Lizzie's Mom
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New Jersey
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Jumping and Arthritis
One of the dog owners I met on our morning walks cautioned me about letting Benji jump from heights, especially from beds, chairs and stairs. She had 2 toy poodles and she said that they both developed arthritis because they used to jump when they were young. The dogs were 8-9 years old. The dogs died recently.
Benji loves to jump on our bed when he plays "catch me" and on his RLH, he jumps from stairs, beds, sofas onto the carpeted as well as hardwood floors.
I have scanned a few sites today for canine arthritis and so far I have not found any link between jumping and developing arthritis.
Any comments, inputs please?