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I am a little concerned about KD, my 62 lb 11 month old on our tile floors. She has thin legs and seems to walk stiff legged on her tippy toes. As she walks on the tile each step slides forward a few inches. It's kind of cute the way she walks but I worry it may effect her later in life. When we go for a walk she walks stiff legged and sometimes limps (not sure why). The other big girl has no problem unless she becomes possessed with the zoomies. The smaller KD has been compared by my son to a lamb and I compare the larger Karma to a lion in the way they carry themselves. Don't you just love golden retrievers? Does anyone have this same problem and if so, aside from covering your floor with area rugs - can anything be done? Dumb question - I guess what I'm asking is does anyone think it will cause long term damage?
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is the tile floor new? our dogs (and others I've heard of) re-learned to walk on laminate flooring - more flat-footed, I guess. Occasionally when overly excited they'll click & slide
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no, it's not new, just slippery for them. we have some carpeted rooms as well so she walks on all surfaces, it's just the tile floor where she slides. it's so cute the way she walks.
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Sorry Cant help you, I have tile floors and hardwood floors and mine zoom through the house, its not bothered them at all.

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I personally have all hardwood floors which Amber grew up with and rarely has nay problems, though I do not allow her to run in the house due to possibly falling and tearing a tendon or acl/acm tear. I have heard of folks putting rubber soled boots on their dogs when they had problems walking inside the house on floors as well as like you mentioned putting long runners on the floor for the dog to walk on. I would however have the vet take a good look at that leg if she is limping at all. She may have a joint issue fromt he way it sounds (Luxating patellas) from the way shes walking. Something thats easily corrected in humans and slightly less easy to correct in dogs if it is indeed that. Either way I would definately want a vet to check a limpo thats been going on for some time. Has she ever falled when she slid on the floor? I was jus thtinking it may be her way of reacting to a slide and fall previously. Just a thought. Let us know how things turn out.

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thanks all! Maybe it's just me worrying - my first thought was that if this is what she is use to than it shouldn't be a problem - I tend to worry about them after losing a 16 year old.
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