|Barked: Sun Feb 19, '12 1:47pm PST |
|Jogging's heck on the joints, but lots of humans love that. Sports come with the risk of injury, that's a package deal no matter what way you slice it. My mom used to wince when her dance class girls also were on the basketball team, because those hardwood floors are unforgiving and almost every year at least one person had to sit out of the recital with a kneewrap and crutches.
But the risks can be minimized. Proper equipment, taking it slow, and using whatever safety measures are in play for your particular sport makes it less likely your dog will suffer harm.
Maybe your dog will land wrong and get a bad leg or something... or maybe you'll enjoy yourselves for years, and both develop arthritis in your old age whether you run around or not. Enjoy your bodies while you can still use 'em! Movement is vitality and vitality is an expression of joy. No fear! Rawr!
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