Walking doggos on a leash is not an easy task. Sometimes, dogs pull too hard and sometimes, dog owners or dog walkers get themselves tangled by the leash and eventually trip. According to reports, walking dogs on a leash is one of the main reasons why bone breakage is on the rise.
– More and more people get fractures from walking dogs.
– Specifically, older people suffer from these fractures.
– A study was done by the…
The incident is most common to dog owners or dog walkers who are 65 years old and above. The number of people breaking their bones because of walking a dog on a leash have doubled since 2004. Thus, a research was done by a team from the University of Pennsylvania. IN 2004, there were 1, 671 cases of broken bones because of walking a dog on a leash. In 2017, it rose up to 4, 396 cases.
Some of the fractures included wrist fractures, hip fractures, and leg fractures. The lead author of the research said they do not want to discourage older people as to walking their dogs but they have to limit themselves as to their strength, age, and capacity.
Read more from the informative article written by Patty Neighmond at – https://www.npr.org/