Pets The Cause Of Many Injuries

March 28, 2009 5:39:46 PM PDT
Dogs may be a man's best friend, but a new study said they may be bad for your health too.The first government report studying falls caused by pets claims cats and dogs are the culprit in more than 86,000 falls every year.

The Centers for Disease Control found dogs contributed to more than seven times the injuries compared to cats, and that women fell more than twice as often as men. The most at-risk are senior citizens.

The CDC said pet-related falls can be reduced by greater awareness of your pet and its surroundings, and obedience training.

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