Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pets May be Hazardous to Your Health

A CDC analysis of fall-related injuries associated with cats and dogs for the period 2001--2006 indicates that "an estimated average of 86,629 fall injuries each year were associated with cats and dogs, for an average annual injury rate of 29.7 per 100,000 population. Nearly 88% of injuries were associated with dogs." As someone who dislocated his shoulder after falling on ice with my dog, I am not surprised.

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