Driver distractions are the number one cause of automobile accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Did you know your pets can be a driver distraction? A recent survey conducted by AAA and Kurgo revealed that one in three dog owners admit to being distracted by his dog while driving, and two in three admit to engaging in distracting activities while driving, including playing with the dog, petting the dog and even allowing the dog to sit in his lap. Dr. Sonja Olson, an emergency veterinarian with BluePearl Veterinary Partners, discusses common injuries to pets involved in auto accidents.
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