Only a few short decades ago, buckling up was optional for drivers and their passengers, and people were generally unaware of the serious dangers posed by riding in cars without safety belts. Today, all that has changed. Everyone uses a seatbelt, and wisely so. Those riding in the front seat can reduce their risk of fatal injuries by 45 percent and their risk of moderate to critical injury by 50 percent, just by buckling up. In addition, rear seat passengers riding without seatbelts increase the death rate of front seat passengers by up to 5 times.
Potential causes include previous blunt trauma, e.g., being hit by a car, running into a wall or excessive chewing on hard objects such as rocks, hard Nylabones®, cow hooves, antlers and other objects that do not soften when chewed.
is a member of the professional veterinary staff of Best Friends Veterinary Hospital in Spring, Texas.
is a long-time pet industry professional committed to helping to educate pet parents about proper pet care of their family pets.
Director of Grooming for Best Friends Pet Care since 1993, has been a recognized leader in the industry from more than three decades.
is a yellow English Labrador retriever. Born in March 2010, she comes to the corporate office with her mom every day. When not overseeing marketing meetings, she enjoys hanging out with her friends in Best Friends Doggy Day Camp. She is our panel expert on things dogs like to do and eat. Belle loves spreading the word about exciting dog-friendly events at Best Friends centers nationwide.