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Dog walking can be harmful for older people






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It is common sense that dog-walking is good for older people. It is a good excuse to get some healthy exercise. Research shows that dog-walking can be bad for seniors. A report in a medical journal says more seniors are getting injured because of dog-walking. Researchers found over 32,000 cases of over-65s suffering fractures after dog-walking. Some injuries were serious and the senior needed emergency surgery.

Researchers advised of possible dangers to walking a dog. They said older adults with weaker bones must think about these dangers. The researchers said just one injury could cause a deadly hip fracture. It could also cause lifelong complications and lost independence. Researchers blamed a "small person/big dog" scenario for many accidents. Big dogs are often mismatched with weak seniors. An elderly dog owner said old people need dogs.

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