Autumn is the perfect season to let your pets roam the backyard or go for adventurous walks. Unfortunately, there are many hidden dangers for your pets during autumn. Here are some tips to keep your pets safe and healthy during the autumn months.
- Dispose of any mushrooms found in your yard. 2018 has proved to be one of the wettest years we have had in a long time. With such high levels of moisture, the growth of mushrooms in your yard will increase. Mushrooms found in your yard are not the same ones you eat, these mushrooms are toxic.
- Do not use rodenticides in any area that your pet can explore. Rat and mouse poisons are typically used during autumn and winter months because rodents move indoors to attempt to escape the cold. Rodenticides are highly toxic to your pets and children if they are ingested.
- Make sure to thoroughly clean up any spilled chemicals when changing your car’s engine coolant. Many car owners choose to change their car’s engine coolant during autumn. These chemicals are extremely toxic to your pets if stepped in or digested.
- Keep all back to school supplies away from your pets. These items are not highly toxic to your pets, but they can cause stomach upset or blockages if swallowed. Make sure to seek a veterinarian’s opinion if problems persist or if your pet does not pass the item.
- Watch out for snakes in your yard and when on a walk. Now is the time that snakes become more apparent as they try to find a place to hibernate. New Jersey is home to many different types of snakes, two of which are venomous; the timber rattlesnake and the northern copperhead. If you see these snakes, stay far away from them and call your local animal control to move the animal to another location.
We take pet safety very seriously as we understand how important our pets are to us. Here at , we are always looking to protect your family, friends and pets. When the worst happens, we are here to help. Give NorthEast Insurance Services a call at (732) 972-1771 ext. 1108 if you would like to keep your friends, family, and pets safe this autumn.