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Caution! Cat at Your Heels!

By Leighangela Published: May 5, 2009

Over 86,000 pet owners visit the ER annually due to falls caused by their pets, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

We always laugh in our kitchen, because when you're pulling food out of the fridge or cupboard, you have to look behind you. Chances are a cat is at your feet, just waiting to trip you up so you'll drop some on the floor for his pleasure. Even though the joy of pet ownership more than balances out the danger, turns out the joke's on us!

Trips and falls over pets and their toys or food bowls account for an average of 240 ER trip per day in the U.S.  Injuries range from broken bones and sprains to cuts and bruises.

Read the full story at the Washington Post web site.

Leigh is the owner of GoFetchGifts.com, offering
adorable gifts for dogs, cats, and pet lovers.

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