Nonfatal Fall-Related Injuries Associated with Dogs and Cats -- United States, 2001-2006

Stevens, J. A.; Haileyesus, T.
March 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;3/27/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 11, p277
The article discusses non-fatal fall-related injuries caused by cats and dogs in the U. S. from 2001 to 2006. According to the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an average of 86,629 fall injuries were associated with cats and dogs with females 2.1 times more likely to be injured than males. The author notes that prevention strategies includes awareness of pets as fall hazards, obedience training for dogs and minimization of behavior associated with falls.


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