high-rise syndrome

high-rise syndrome

a variety of injuries, including traumatic cleft palate, hyperextension injuries, vertebral compression fractures and traumatic pancreatitis seen in dogs and cats falling from heights, particularly high-rise apartment buildings.
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High-rise syndrome is the phenomenon of cats falling from high-rises and injuring themselves.
org notes that Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in New York sees about three to five high-rise syndrome cats a week in warmer months, when people leave windows open.