After a soggy start, summer has finally arrived and the weather is heating up. Many of us will be enjoying a barbecue or two with family and friends.
It’s great to share these special moments with our pets, who don’t want to miss out. However, it’s important to take a few precautions when pets are around to avoid potential barbecue-related disasters. Accidents can happen at any time, so remember to protect your pet for whatever happens next with Petsurance from PDSA.
Sadly, every year vets see pets with injuries from barbecues. Pets are brought in having swallowed objects such as corn on the cob cores or wooden skewers, suffering from burns if they’ve gotten too close to the coals. Heatstroke from being out for long periods in the hot weather can also be a danger.
Labrador-cross Mutley, needed life-saving surgery at Bristol PDSA Pet Hospital to remove a kebab skewer. He was out for walk with his owner when he stumbled upon a discarded barbecue and gobbled down two sausages on a skewer. Mutley was rushed to our vets and nurses, who operated before the skewer caused any serious internal injuries.
Here are PDSA’s top tips to ensure our pets enjoy summer gatherings safely and you avoid any unexpected vet bills:
Protect your pet with Petsurance from PDSA. With a range of policies to choose from, including the Defaqto five star-rated Ultimate and Ultimate Plus policies, protect your pet for whatever happens next. Get a quote today.
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