Walking your dog in winter has inherent risks, but simple rules can make it safer

We’re heading into the harsh winter weather here in the Ann Arbor area, and we’ve swapped our lightweight coats for heavier ones, and pulled out the hats and gloves in recent weeks.

The snowy mess outdoors is a consideration when it comes to our feet for obvious reasons —we want to stay warm and dry.

As bipeds, it’s also a challenge trying to walk on snow and ice covered areas, and the risk of injury from a fall increases greatly this time of year. If you’re walking a dog, your risk of a slip and fall in winter conditions is even higher.

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Publication: AnnArbor.com
Section: Articles > Dog Safety