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Ask the Vet: Love-hate relationship encompasses retractable leashes

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Dr. Amanda Bruce


Most dog owners are familiar with retractable leashes — long, recoiling cords in easily gripped plastic cases that allow pets to roam freely on a walk, at least for some distance.


When used properly, retractable leashes can be a great tool to give dogs freedom while still under their owners’ control. But when misused, they can cause injuries to dogs and people.

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