Jan 19 2017

2017 Pet Health Awareness Events



National Train Your Dog Month Walk Your Pet MonthNational Pet Travel Safety Day January 2

National Bird Day January 5

National Penguin Awareness Day January 20

National Squirrel Appreciation Day January 21


American Heart Month

National Pet Dental Health Month

Responsible Pet Owners Month

World Whale Day February 18

Love Your Pet Day February 20

National Dog Biscuit Day February 23

National Polar Bear Day February 27

National Invasive Species Awareness Week February 27 – March 3


Expanding Girls’ Horizons in Science and Engineering Month

National Pig Day March 1

National Wildlife Week March 6-10

Poison Prevention Week March 29-25

National Agriculture Day March 21

National Puppy Day March 23

Manatee Appreciation Day March 29


ASPCA’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

American Red Cross’s Pet First Aid Awareness Month

Prevention of Lyme Disease in Dogs Month

National Frog Month

National Heartworm Awareness Month

Every Day is Tag Day April 1

National Public Health Week April 3-9

National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week April 10-16

National Pet Day April 11

National Dolphin Day April 14

National Environmental Education Week April 16-22

National Pet ID Week April 16-22

Earth Day April 22

National Volunteer Week April 23-29

World Penguin Day April 25

National Kids & Pets Day April 26

International Guide Dog Day April 26

National Air Quality Awareness Week TBD

Hairball Awareness Day April 28

World Veterinary Day April 29

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day April 30


National Service Dog Eye Examination MonthAsthma and Allergy Awareness MonthNational Specially-abled Pets Day May 3

National Pet Week® May 7-13

Be Kind to Animals Week®May 7-13

National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day May 13

International Migratory Bird Day May 13

Endangered Species Day May 29

National Dog Bite Prevention Week®May 21-27

International Turtle Day May 23

Endangered Species Day May 29


American Humane’s Adopt-a-Cat Month®​ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Cat MonthNational Zoo and Aquarium MonthNational Dairy Month

Pet Appreciation Week June 4-10

International Hug Your Cat Day June 4

World Oceans Day June 8

World Pet Memorial Day June 11

Take Your Dog to Work Day June 23


National Farriers Week TBDShark Awareness Day July 14Pet Fire Safety DayNational Mutt Day July 31


National Immunization Awareness MonthInternational Assistance Dog Week August 6-12
National Check the Chip Day August 15National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day August 22National Dog Day August 26


Catalyst Council’s Happy Healthy Cat Month

Animal Pain Awareness Month ​

National Disaster Preparedness Month

National Food Safety Education Month

National Service Dog Month

Responsible Dog Ownership Month

National Wildlife Day September 4

National Iguana Awareness Day September 8

National Pet Memorial Day September 10

National Elephant Appreciation Day September 22

National Deaf Dog Awareness Week September 24-30

Sea Otter Awareness Week September 24-30

National Farm Safety & Health Week September 24-30

​National Teach Ag Day September 28

World Rabies Day September 28


ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Dog MonthNational Animal Safety and Protection MonthAmerican Humane’s Adopt-a-Dog Month®​​World Animal Day October 4

National Walk Your Dog Week October 1-7

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day October 12

National Veterinary Technician Week October 15-21

World Food Day October 16

Earthquake Preparedness Shakeout Dates vary by state

Reptile Awareness Day October 21

National Cat Day October 29


ASPCA’s Adopt a Senior Pet MonthNational Pet Cancer Awareness MonthNational Pet Diabetes MonthManatee Awareness Month

One Health Day November 3

USDA’s Bird Health Awareness Week November 5-11

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week November 5-11

Get Smart about Antibiotics Week​ November 13-19​


National Mutt Day December 2World Wildlife Conservation Day December 4National Day of the Horse December 13Visit the Zoo Day December 27

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