More than 86,000 fall injuries associated with cats and dogs occur each year, and of that number nearly 88 percent were from dogs.
Katie Boomgaard shows us some of the most common injuries that occur when we take our dogs out for a walk.
Doctor Fernandez says one of the biggest mistakes people make is delaying getting an injury checked out.
Just because they can still bend a finger a little, they don’t think it’s a serious injury.
But, he says, it can still be dislocated, and if you wait too long to go to the doctor, what could’ve been a minor fix could now require surgery because it has already started healing incorrectly.