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Features February 2015 Issue

‘Falling For Your Dog’  More Than a Figure of Speech

More people trip and fall with their dogs than you might think.

‘Falling For Your Dog’ More Than a Figure of Speech

Trips and falls send many dog owners to the emergency room: how to keep safe.

Emergency room physician Dr. Jessica Normile has seen it all when it comes to people falling over their pets — literally. “You’d be surprised how many dog-related injuries there are,” says the doctor, who treats patients at the Detroit Medical Center Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital in Commerce, Michigan. “We had an ice storm recently, and a lady went out there to shovel a path for her dog and slipped and ended up with a brain bleed.”

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