Why Annual Vet Appointments are so Important
You should take your pet to the vet every year for an annual examination to ensure that they are up to date on vaccinations, have the right preventative medication and are happy and healthy.
It’s essential to make sure your pet’s vaccines are kept up to date to keep them safe from a number of viral and bacterial illnesses. Certain vaccines, like rabies, will be necessary for all pets while others will be given based on their lifestyle and where they live. During an annual vet appointment, the veterinarian can go over all the essential and recommended vaccines for your pet and answer any questions.
Many pets would benefit from preventative medication such as heartworm, flea and tick medicine. Often these types of prescriptions are given monthly and you’ll have a choice of an oral or topical medication.
Potential Health Issues
It can be hard to determine if your pet is in pain or is having any health issues. During an annual vet appointment, the doctor will be looking for signs of illness or distress and can help catch any problems early.
Even with a yearly vet examination, your pet could suffer from an accident or illness. Hudson’s Bay Financial Services is happy to offer coverage through Petline Insurance to help keep your dog and cat safe. You can be reimbursed for up to 80% of the cost of veterinary services such as X-rays, hospitalization, surgery, dental care and any prescriptions required for accidents or illness. Plans also include coverage for medical devices and therapies such as physiotherapy, massage therapy and acupuncture. Plus, when you sign up, you’re eligible to receive up to 4,000 Hudson’s Bay Rewards points annually.1
Pet insurance for Hudson’s Bay customers is arranged for by Hudson’s Bay Financial Services and underwritten by Petline Insurance Company, Canada’s largest pet insurance company.
1 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.