Dogs and Cats Causing Serious Injuries to Owners
Recent data shows that family pets getting under the owner’s feet might be more than an annoyance, it can be the cause of a painful injury.
Most people stumble over their pets, especially when dogs are begging for food in the kitchen, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that at least 86,000 fall injuries are caused by pets every year.
These pet induced injuries can range from slight bruises to broken bones. Many of the falls caused by family pets were due to the animals rushing towards the owners feet and also pets pulling the owners too hard by their leash.
The elderly in particular need to be careful when walking pets as the animals’ pull can easily be too much to handle, but falls induced from family pets can, and do happen to everyone.
Next time the family pet is rushing towards you, or you are simply just taking the dog for a walk, be cautious and stand firm, because your beloved pet can easily cause a pricey ride to the emergency room.