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Watch That Paw!!
by Charly Kayleposted Aug 20 2014 9:00AM
* BE CAREFUL * with your dog - or cat - on an escalator!
The San Francisco SPCA has been seeing a large increase in escalator-related injuries, especially with small dogs. It is PAINFUL, not to mention very, very expensive, with a long recovery time.
Pick up & hold small dogs when going down an escalator. For large dogs, use the steps or an elevator if possible.
If not possible, WATCH THEIR FEET &FUR to make sure they don't get caught. You can even put booties on large paws, but make sure they can walk in them normally before attempting them on an escalator.
Yes, that's Ryan Gosling at LAX, holding his dog, George, because the sign said, "No dogs on escalator." Pic courtesy Her Dog Blog
* For a more graphic description of what can go wrong, read this article in The SF Examiner. *