U.S. researchers have found that roughly 240 Americans wind up in emergency rooms every day for sprains, fractures or other injuries from a fall caused by a dog or cat.
Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said dogs and cats account for 88% of all fall-related injuries in emergency departments.
Tripping seems to be one of the culprits for injuries, as about 31 percent of dog-related and 66% of cat-related injuries were caused by tripping. Another 21% of dog-related injuries occurred when people fell after being pushed or pulled by dogs.
It has also been found that women are 2.1 times more likely to have a pet-related fall than men!
Read more via reuters.com.