Now that summer is upon us and the temperature is rising, it’s important to keep a closer eye on your pets. The sun and heat can have devastating effects on dogs and cats, so follow these pet safety tips to prevent any problems.

Supply Cold Fresh Water
A constant supply of cold fresh water for your pet is always essential, but sometimes owners forget to regularly check or change the water in the summer. When it gets hot out, animals drink more water, so ensure their bowls are always full. Also, during walks and hikes, stop frequently for water breaks.

Provide Shade
If you’re enjoying outdoor activities with the family pet, remember that animals heat up faster than humans and are susceptible to heat stroke. Provide them with shaded areas to cool down in, and try to time outdoor activities during the cooler parts of the day.

Keep Pets Home
If you’re spending the day running errands, please keep your pets at home. The worst place for an animal on a sunny summer day is the car. Even with the windows open, vehicles can heat up quickly and become extremely dangerous for the pets trapped inside.

Insure Your Pet
One of the best ways to keep your pets safe this summer is to make sure their insurance is up to date. Having proper pet insurance can help limit the costs of any problems your pets might have to face, including issues that result from heat stroke.
Hudson’s Bay Financial Services is proud to partner with Petline Insurance, Canada’s largest pet insurance company. Petline Insurance reimburses you for up to 80% of the cost of care and veterinary services if your pets fall ill or are injured. They’ve made it easier to meet your needs and fit your budget with three levels of care and rates starting as low as $16.83 a month for dogs and $12.43 a month for cats.¹

Plus, when you purchase pet insurance, you’ll earn Hudson’s Bay Rewards points² along with peace of mind.

Click here to learn more about Petline Insurance.

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 Hudson’s Bay 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.