Ask the Veterinarian/lease law


I really want my dog to have freedom to run outside.

Does dog need to be lease when take walking?
Can I not lease my dog when taking him walking?
I live in California.

Most cities have leash laws to prevent dogs from running into traffic or fighting with other dogs.  It also protects people from dog bites.  There are many dog parks where you can unleash your dog and let him run.  I have also used the football fields around town when they are not in use.

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Dr. Louis N. Gotthelf


Dermatology and ear diseases of dogs and cats


I am the author of "Small Animal Ear Diseases; An Illustrated Guide" published by W.B. Saunders. I have over 25 years of clinical experience with a special interest in dermatologic conditions and ear diseases.

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