Sep
30
2016

Autumn Pet Safety

Autumn Pet SafetySummer is officially over and that means one thing: it’s time for the weather to cool and the leaves to drop. While your dog may appreciate the first fall breeze and cooler temperatures, there are some safety concerns that you should remember when venturing out with your pet. Therefore, ensure your Canine Liability Insurance policy is up to date and following these tips to keep your dog safe during the Autumn season.

Keep rodenticides and poisons out of reach.

The use of rat and mouse poisons increase in the fall as rodents seek shelter from the cooler temperatures by attempting to move indoors. Rodenticides are highly toxic to pets and, if ingested, the results could be fatal. If you must use these products, please do so with extreme caution and put them in places inaccessible to your pets, says Dogster.

Be cautious of back to school items.

If you have young children, make sure their glue sticks, markers, and crayons are out of your pet’s reach. While these are considered to be low toxicity items to dogs, ingesting them can cause gastrointestinal blockage.

Prevent your pet from eating mushrooms.

Wild mushrooms are abundant this time of year. While the majority of them are harmless, the small percentage of toxic kinds can cause devastating effects. Check out the kinds of Toxic Plants to Avoid!

Watch for snakes.

This is the time when snakes are preparing to hibernate, so be cautious of taking your pet out in their environments. Research the types that are in your local area and steer clear!

This easy checklist can keep your dog safe and secure. Remember, the more relaxed, healthy, and content your dog is, the less likely he is to react negatively out of fear or uncertainty. Try the above-mentioned tips for a happy, healthy pet year-round.

There are many reasons a dog may bite, and it’s not always 100% preventable. In addition to financially protecting dog owners from dog-bite claims, our Canine Liability Policy also covers other injuries to people, including scratches and fall injuries caused by dogs, and injuries to other animals. Please contact us today for more information at (855) 534-6495.

 

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