National Check The Chip Day
Microchips greatly increase the chances that pets will be reunited with their families if they are lost or stolen…but a microchip only works if its registration information is accurate. To remind pet owners to have their pets microchipped and to keep the registration information up to date, AVMA and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) joined together to create Check the Chip Day. With support from HomeAgain, they have been able to develop additional materials to promote this event.
National Dog Bite Prevention Week
National Dog Bite Prevention Week® takes place during the second full week of April each year and focuses on educating people about preventing dog bites. The dates in 2023 are April 9-15.
February is National Pet Dental Health Month
Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian for early signs of problems and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.
The holidays are an exciting yet stressful time for everyone. It’s not uncommon to get so busy, tired, or just caught up in the festivities to the point your pet isn’t on your mind. So before enjoying the holidays too much, understand that you will need to prepare and take extra precautions to prevent holiday hazards for pets.
Pumpkin Pet Insurance Month
What is pet insurance? From everyday illnesses to emergency accidents, the unexpected costs of veterinary care can really add up over a pet’s life. If your dog or cat gets hurt or sick, pet insurance can reimburse you for a large portion of any covered vet bills. This can make it easier to provide your pet with the best care possible – even when it comes at a high cost – and save thousands on medical expenses over their lifetime.
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
Does your dog or puppy itch, scratch, chew, or lick themselves excessively? These are all signs that your dog may have allergies. Allergies are common in dogs in fact, they are one of the top reasons for veterinary appointments.
Responsible Pet Owners Month
It’s Responsible Pet Owners Month, the month of February. Everyone knows that the 14th is a time to think of love, yes. But for the whole month, and every minute, who really loves you more than your dog, cat, or other furry or feathered friend? But, like everything that is worth having, there is work involved.
Adopt a Senior Pet Month
November is national adopt a senior pet month which is a month dedicated to helping older pets find loving forever homes. Shelters along with rescues across the country hope those looking to adopt will consider adding a senior pet to their family this month.
Preparing for Flea and Tick Season
The warmer months are here, and so are fleas and ticks. These resilient vermin work their way into our lives every year and can spoil a day out with a single bite. Before setting out on hikes, trips and outdoor adventures with your dog, spray up and follow this blog to help you and your pet survive flea and tick season.
Are Nuts Safe For My Dog?
The holidays are coming, and nuts will be in abundance for decoration, cooking, and sharing. But is it safe to share these tasty human treats with your dog?
The quick answer is that most nuts are safe for dogs and allergic reactions to nuts are not common. If your pup snags one or two on the sly, that’s not a problem. However, while most nuts are technically safe for your dog, some are toxic and carry serious risks.
Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
American Humane has celebrated “Adopt a shelter dog month” since 1981 each October in hopes of trying to help an estimated 3-4 million animals waiting in shelters every year get the loving, forever homes that they deserve.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month
Vaccines matter because they provide immunity against several diseases that can lessen the severity or prevent certain disease all together. Vaccines are very helpful from protecting your pet from highly contagious and deadly diseases and improve your pet's overall quality of life.
Syringe and Waste Disposal
While not a glamorous topic, waste disposal is a fact of life. We toss left- over food, worn out clothes, old newspapers, and countless other items in the trash or recycling bin. But some waste, like the medical variety, requires more careful disposal.