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Old 09-06-2014, 12:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How many of you guys take your dogs to a tennis court to play fetch or let them exercise? I live in an apartment, so I take Reagan and my lab mix Bandit to the tennis courts for fetch and play time with each other 2-3 times a day. They absolutely love it. However, Reagan always tears her carpal pads from stopping suddenly on the ground. Does this happen to anyone else's dog? If so, how do you handle it? I thought about trying musher's secret or a similar product.
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tennis courts with hard surface? imho, bad for feet and joints. clay courts, i would think the dogs would ruin the court
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I'm kind of surprised that your apartment allows dogs to play on their tennis courts. Personally I'd try to find another location with a more "dog friendly" surface to play ball with your guys since Regan is always tearing her pads on the court's surface.
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My apartment complex is very pet friendly, which I'm grateful for. A lot of people here take their dogs to the tennis courts to let them run/play. We have an apartment dog park, but it's very small (about 1/4 the size of the tennis courts) and people bring unruly dogs there so I try to avoid it. Reagan tears her pads about once every 2-3 weeks, but my other dog is never bothered. I'm going to look for another off-leash area I can take them to that isn't a dog park.
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... Reagan tears her pads about once every 2-3 weeks, but my other dog is never bothered. I'm going to look for another off-leash area I can take them to that isn't a dog park.
This sounds like an excellent solution for dealing with poor Regan's torn pads.
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This sounds like an excellent solution for dealing with poor Regan's torn pads.
What I don't understand is she doesn't seem to be in any pain or discomfort. Her foot pads are fine, just her carpal pads look raw from time to time. It doesn't stop her from playing and running and she never limps afterwards. I don't know if it doesn't hurt her or if she just doesn't care.
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