As the weather starts to turn and the temperature drops, it’s important to review some overlooked dangers of the fall season. To keep pets safe this autumn, ensure that poisonous rodent repellent and antifreeze are out of reach and you continue to treat your dog and cat for ticks.
Rodent Repellent Danger
During the fall, mice and rats will often try to find warmer areas to nest and could end up in your garage, basement or attic. Many homeowners turn to poisonous pellets or food to control their rodent problem. If you use any type of poison to deter rodents, it’s extremely important to ensure your dog or cat cannot reach it as it’s highly toxic.
An often overlooked autumn danger is antifreeze. Many homeowners have a few bottles of antifreeze in their garages but might not know that the liquid is actually sweet and could be a tempting treat for both cats and dogs. To keep pets safe, make sure that any antifreeze spills are quickly cleaned up and that this highly toxic substance is not stored in an area your pets can access.
Ticks have been in the news this summer because of their prevalence across the country, but the danger isn’t over when autumn comes. Warm weather often extends into the fall season, allowing ticks to thrive longer than usual. Additionally, certain species of ticks can survive the first frost. Make sure to follow your vet’s advice when it comes to tick medication and ensures your dog or cat is protected.
You can also keep pets safe year-round with proper pet insurance. Hudson’s Bay Financial Services is happy to offer coverage for your pet through Petline Insurance — Canada’s largest pet insurance company. With pet insurance, you can be reimbursed for up to 80% of the cost of veterinary care and services if your pets fall ill or are injured.
It’s easy to apply and coverage is affordable, with plans starting as low as $16.83 a month for dogs and $12.43 a month for cats.1 Additionally, you’ll earn Hudson’s Bay Rewards points that you can spend in store or online.2
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 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.