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    jump onto sofas and walk upstairs...the reason i ask is apparently my hubby says i told him they cant, i have no recollection of ever saying this or even reading it anywhere, but he says that they cannot do this so can someone confirm whether stairs or jumping is not the thing to do.
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    They can do it but not always and it's best to use something like petsteps, as you don't really want them jumping up and down
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    ah ok...thats what i read somewhere
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    Depends on the day also. Riley, my SM dog, sometimes has difficulty with the one step up into the house from outside. Other times she can make it up a full flight of stairs - although much slower than my other three, and she bunny hops up. She rarely jumps up onto furniture. That is something that is just mostly beyond her capability. I have petsteps for her in our bedroom and in the living room, which she uses. Funny thing though, Madison (who does not have SM) loves them too and she is a great jumper. Guess she's just lazy or wants to be like her older half-sister.
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    My Rebel is 9 1/2 with fairly advanced SM - his syrinx is from C1 to C4, but he does choose to come up and down stairs with the other dogs, albeit a little more slowly. This could be due to age or SM - I don't know how to tell. Sometimes I find him sitting on one of the sofas in the living room, usually looking very pleased with himself. I have started using this to gauge whether I have got his mix of medicines right that day.

    I only have experience of the one dog with SM, but I do hope it has been useful.
    Last edited by ByFloSin; 4th August 2012 at 11:22 PM.
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    Thank you, this is really helpful...thing is i am starting to get paranoid, i dont know how to touch him anymore, i seem to be leving him alone and he looks fed up, like where are my cuddles etc..i dont want to hurt him and stuff cos i dont know if he is ill or not
    ~~~Jayne~~~

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