Our 9 year old Lab finds the hardwood stairs too slippery.
February 25, 2009 8:05 AM Subscribe
Our 9 year old Lab finds the hardwood stairs too slippery. She's fallen a couple of times recently and it's hard to "spot her" her from below because coaxing her makes her even more nervous. Her eyesight has been failing for a long time (never was very good, we think) and the pads of her feet have very little traction.
posted by bonobothegreat to Pets & Animals (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
It was discussed here
but my wife is dead set against carpet runners (she hurt herself badly on some carpeted stairs). Painting the stairs different colours or attaching rubberized bullnoses is out too. I was wondering if anyone knew of any other solutions that didn't look too industrial. This stuff
is just what I was hoping for but is expensive and the application sounds like a real chore. My next thought was to get some of that sandpaper tape for the edges. I know a baby gate will keep her safe but she's always slept upstairs with us and whines to come up a night. Is there any other product I should be considering?