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Struggling to bend down to look after your dog

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Megan Butler, Nov 19, 2018.


  1. Megan Butler

    Megan Butler PetForums Newbie

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    Hi All,

    Just wondered if anyone has problems bending down when looking after their dog and if so what issues they encounter as a result?
     
  2. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    I do right now - I had abdominal surgery last week. Issues I’ve come across are things like bending down for food and water bowls, to put collars on, for grooming (especially since I can’t lift things either). However, my state is temporary and I’m sure if this was an ongoing issue there would be ways around these problems.
     
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    ForestWomble PetForums VIP

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    When on my mobility scooter I can't bend down to pick up poo, but I have a poo picker-upper with a long handle on it.
    The biggest issue I have is when my dog goes where I can't reach, thankfully rare but when it does happen I feel awful because I can't pick up. :oops:
     
  4. Blitz

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    I tell my dogs to jump on a chair or the little wall outside the door to do odd things like giving medication. Or I kneel for quick things. Grooming is done on a kitchen counter.
     
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