Pet related injuries on the rise - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/26/09

Pet related injuries on the rise

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Studies have shown owning a pet can have a positive impact on your health, but there is a flip side.

According to new statistics from the CDC, every year over 86,000 people go to the emergency room because of a fall linked to a dog or cat. That's 240 people a day!

The CDC says most of the falls actually occur while walking a dog, but another big problem is people trip over dog items in the home.

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