A Popular Item Can Pose A Risk To You And Your Dog!

Dangerous dog leash

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There has come to be a popular choice among pet owners these days when it comes to leashes. Retractable leashes are all the rage because they allow you to adjust the length of the leash for the desired length. People think this gives their pup a little more freedom to sniff around and explore, however, as new findings suggest, the risks they pose may far outweigh their positives.

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With some leashes being able to extend up to 25 feet, a dog can easily get far enough away from their owner to get into trouble.

With the owner being so far from a potential situation, it would be hard for you to take control. To make sure you and you pets are safe professionals suggest that leashes stay within 20 feet long.

Dangerous dog leash

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Another problem these leashes tend to have is when the retractable cord breaks, they can sometimes cause injury to either your dog or yourself. It has been reported that sometimes when the leash handle gets away from the owner, people have instinctively grabbed the cord and suffered burns, cuts, and even immediate amputation of a finger.

Dangerous dog leash

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Dogs can also sustain severe injuries from these types of leashes as well. When the leash runs out of line there is a sudden jerk on the animal’s neck, which can cause spinal injuries from whiplash, neck wounds, or burns.

Many dogs over the years have been hit by cars from being able to dart out into the road at the end of a retractable leash . There have even been cases of dogs getting twisted up in the cord so tightly that suffer broken bones or lose a tail.

Dangerous dog leash

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Don’t let any of these things happen to your beloved pet, if you own a retractable leash and plan to keep it be very careful and vigilant when it’s being used. Normal style leashes are still the best way to keep our pets safe from harm.

Article: DogTime