Keep your pet safe during BBQ season

Pets can sure find themselves in a lot of trouble. Whether it’s eating a pair of socks, chewing up the furniture or leaving unwanted messes on the floor, pet parents definitely have their hands full.

Warm weather on its way and with that comes the season of grilling and chilling. From summer festivals to backyard bark-B-Qs, Petplan pet insurance wants to remind pet parents to try these simple precautions to keep pets safe and happy… and your wallet intact.

  • don’t lick the chef – BBQ table scraps aren’t good for pets. Cooked bones, corn cobs, grapes and onions pose hazards ranging from a queasy stomach to a medical emergency. Average cost to treat foreign body ingestions = $1,872.
  • too hot to handle – The mercury’s rising! Study the symptoms of hyperthermia (heat stroke) and always have cold water and shade available for hot dogs to cool down. Average cost to treat heat stroke = $2,615.
  • ooh, ahh, oh no! – Fireworks aren’t fun for dogs and cats, so leave anxious pets inside. Always clean up thoroughly after a DIY display — fireworks contain poisonous chemicals. Average cost to treat poison related ingestions = $830.
  • ditching the party – Lots of commotion can make pets nervous and eager to bolt. Keep furry friends on a leash, in the house or under careful supervision. Average cost to treat anxiety related issues = $392.

Keep your pet safe durin BBQ season.

Costs based off 2016 Petplan pet insurance claims data.

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