It’s that time of year again: scary decorations around every corner, candy in abundance, and costumed people and animals everywhere. It’s Halloween!
Working in veterinary clinics and hospitals, you may notice an increase in vet visits on or around Halloween. In fact, Trupanion saw the highest rate of claims related to getting hit by a car in October over the past four years, averaging over 30% more claims in October than the rest of the year. And in 2014, there was a 71% increase in claims for chocolate toxicity during Halloween compared to the previous six months of the year. That’s a lot of activity!
With pets at a higher risk right now, it’s helpful to remind your clients the ways they can help keep their pet safe. In addition to keeping an extra close eye on their cat or dog, pet owners should consider their costumes, choices in decorations, and emotional state if they’re having a party.
Feel free to share this helpful infographic to help keep pet safety top-of-mind for your clients!
Here’s to a spook-free Halloween!