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SD&B
I don't think so,
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:37am
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but when I lived in the Phoenix area, many used rock for yards instead of grass. I can't really remember, but I think ours might have been a 1" crushed granite. Here in the mountains, we use cinders, though some do use gravel or other types of rock. My dogs have never had issues with paw irritation, but I know dogs who have had issues. My dogs became used to the gravel/cinders since they were on it all the time.

  • Limestonemmason, Sat Sep 8 8:06pm
    Years ago, I was active in this discussion group. But my 2 doods -- Molly and Yankee -- passed away at the age of 14. Since then I got a Great Dane. Way back then -- 10 years or so? -- someone on... more
    • I don't think so, — SD&B, Tue Sep 11 3:37am
      • and our doods would always manage to walk in a muddy area. I like the crushed rock because the dogs aren't tracking dirty paws into the house every time! Gravel or anything else would've been a lot... more
        • The crushed rock SD&B, Tue Sep 11 10:34pm
          sure does help prevent tracking mud in the house. We love our cinder covered yard. Let us know if you find out that limestone is better in some way for dog runs than other gravel/rock.
          • My theory is that crushed limestone mmason, Wed Sep 12 9:54am
            should hasten decomposition, since powdered lime is often used for that. But I don't know anyone who has gravel, etc., to compare it to. I can say my Dane's large poop piles break down pretty fast... more
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