Most people know to take good care of their teeth. You visit the dentist for professional cleaning and cavity control, but what do you do for your pet’s dental health?

Caring for your pet’s teeth is just as important as caring for your own. The most common disease in pets is periodontal disease, or gingivitis (as it’s commonly known). Gingivitis is gum disease, which can subject your pets to broken teeth, cavities and other orthodontic problems and infections. As bacteria accumulates in your pet’s mouth, it can transfer to other areas and might eventually cause serious illness in your pet.

To take good care of your pet’s dental health, check their mouth on a regular basis and slowly introduce teeth brushing into their daily routine. Your vet will show you the proper technique to clean your pet’s teeth, along with other steps to ensure their good health.

With proper home care, your pet’s dental health will improve, but remember that there’s no substitute for professional veterinary care. Just like with human teeth, infections or accidents can occur despite our best efforts. When you examine your pet’s mouth, be on the lookout for inflammation, redness, pus around the gums, broken teeth or a foul odour. These are signs that something is wrong with your pet’s health and that they require immediate veterinary assistance.

Having proper pet insurance can help limit the costs of any problems your pet might have to face, including issues with dental health. Hudson’s Bay Financial Services is proud to partner with Petline Insurance, the largest pet insurance company in Canada.

Petline Insurance reimburses you for up to 80% of the cost of care and veterinary services if your pet falls ill or is injured. Three levels of care are available, and rates start at $12.43 a month for cats and $16.83 a month for dogs.1 When you purchase pet insurance, you will also earn Hudson’s Bay Rewards points,2 all while ensuring your peace of mind when it comes to your pet’s health.

The following real world claims examples illustrate how beneficial it can be to have pet insurance.

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1 Rates and product details are effective as of July 1, 2016, and are subject to change without notice. All plans are subject to the terms and conditions of your Policy and Documents of Insurance. Premiums vary by breed and where you live. Pet insurance for Hudson’s Bay customers is arranged for by Hudson Bay Financial Services and underwritten by Petline Insurance.

2 Earn 2,000 Rewards points when you purchase a Basic Care plan; 3,000 Rewards points for an Enhanced Care plan; and 4,000 Rewards points for an Enhanced Care Plus plan. Rewards points will be issued in equal increments after every six months when you use a valid Canadian-issued credit card to pay for your premiums and will not be pro-rated. Offer valid in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, and the Yukon.