ORIGINAL ARTICLES: PDF OnlyPostmortem Injuries by Indoor PetsRossi, M. L.; Shahrom, A. W.; Chapman, R. C.; Vanezis, P.Author Information Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Charing Cross Hospital, London, England. The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology: June 1994 - Volume 15 - Issue 2 - p 105-109 Buy Abstract Four cases of postmortem injuries caused by indoor pets (three by dogs and one by cats) are presented. A pattern which is associated with this phenomenon is described. The important common factors appear to be the presence of free-moving pets inside the house, social isolation of the deceased, and the victim having a predisposing condition causing sudden death. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.