The term fall from heights conjures up a dog falling from a multi-story building, and so you probably think it has no relevance to you, however, did you know that a fall from a lounge suite can be classified as a fall from heights.
A fall from height is where a dog falls from one level to another without control, and in turn, sustains an injury.
An injury which may be minor or so severe that it could be life-threatening.
A fall can be as a consequence of something as simple as a
stumble when walking; or
being dropped accidentally or deliberately; or
trips off an edge like a gutter
falls or slips down stairs; or
slips down a hill; or
falls off furniture or
falls off a ledge; or
falling out of a window; or
falls in a ditch; or
off the back of a car; or
out of the car when moving; or
from falling off agility equipment; or
falls from a height after a collision with a moving vehicle;
to name but a few.
impact of a fall
Only the other day Isabeau, my silky terrier, stood like a meercat on the edge of the bed trying to look out the window; lost her balance and toppled to the floor; fortunately, the only thing she hurt was her pride!