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Cats and Dogs Are Household Hazards

Dogs and cats are a lurking household danger, according to a new report showing the pets cause all kinds of injuries related to falls. The pet trips – estimated at more than 80,000 a year – occurred while people were chasing after them, stepping over them, breaking up a Fido fight, and other scenarios.

Dogs are the biggest hazard. Those injured noted various circumstances for their injuries, including: “tripped while crossing the street with their dog,” “fainted while training her dog,” and “walking dog and fell up steps,” among other circumstances.

The researchers don’t suggest you send your four-legged resident packing.

“Certainly pets are wonderful and have many benefits, so we’re not saying anything about not having pets,” said study researcher Judy Stevens, a senior epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20100416/sc_livescience/catsanddogsarehouseholdhazards;_ylt=AmM_hHuba6uNkQnXKLhsbkKs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTRicG9kOG82BGFzc2V0A2xpdmVzY2llbmNlLzIwMTAwNDE2L2NhdHNhbmRkb2dzYXJlaG91c2Vob2xkaGF6YXJkcwRjY29kZQNtb3N0cG9wdWxhcgRjcG9zAzkEcG9zAzYEcHQDaG9tZV9jb2tlBHNlYwN5bl9oZWFkbGluZV9saXN0BHNsawNzdHVkeWNhdHNhbmQ-

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Answer by O’Ryan
I believe that we should all just live in empty houses since you may be injured playing your Nintendo Wii or have a seizure watching television.

How far are they going to go?

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