from Country Living
Dog walkers could be putting themselves at risk of serious hand injuries by holding dog leads incorrectly, surgeons have warned.
According to the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, severe hand injuries can be caused by the sudden movement of dogs after many owners wrap the lead around their wrist or fingers when out on a walk.
They have explained that holding your dog’s lead incorrectly could lead to:
- Friction burns
- Ligament injuries