Pet Health Awareness Events 2017

Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec 


January

National Train Your Dog Month

Walk Your Pet Month

National Pet Travel Safety Day
January 2

National Bird Day
January 5

National Penguin Awareness Day
January 20

National Squirrel Appreciation Day
January 21


February

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


March

Expanding Girls' Horizons in Science and Engineering Month

National Pig Day
March 1

National Wildlife Week
March 13-17

Poison Prevention Week
March 19-25
Third full week of March starting with a Sunday

National Agriculture Day
March 21

National Puppy Day
March 23

Manatee Appreciation Day
March 29
Last Wednesday in March 


April

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
First Saturday in April 

National Public Health Week
April 3-9

National Dog Bite Prevention Week®
April 9-15

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
Third full week of April starting with a Sunday 

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
Last Wednesday in April

Hairball Awareness Day
April 28
Last Friday in April

World Veterinary Day
April 29
Last Saturday in April

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
April 30


May

National Service Dog Eye Examination Month

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

National Air Quality Awareness Week
May 1-5

National Specially-abled Pets Day
May 3

National Pet Week®
May 7-13
First full week of May starting with a Sunday

Be Kind to Animals Week®
May 7-13
First full week of May starting with a Sunday

National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
May 13
Second Saturday in May

International Migratory Bird Day
May 13
Second Saturday in May

Endangered Species Day
May 19
Third Friday in May

International Turtle Day
May 23


June

American Humane's Adopt-a-Cat Month®​

ASPCA's Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

National Zoo and Aquarium Month​

National Dairy Month

Pet Appreciation Week
June 4-10
First full week in June

International Hug Your Cat Day
June 4

World Oceans Day
June 8

World Pet Memorial Day
June 11
Second Sunday in June

Take Your Dog to Work Day
June 23


July

National Farriers Week
TBD

Shark Awareness Day
July 14

Pet Fire Safety Day
July 15

AVMA Annual Convention
July 21-25
Indianapolis

National Mutt Day
July 31


August

National Immunization Awareness Month

International Assistance Dog Week
August 6-12
First full week of August starting with a Sunday

National Check the Chip Day
August 15

National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day​

August 22

National Dog Day
August 26


September

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
Second Sunday in September

National Elephant Appreciation Day
September 22

National Deaf Dog Awareness Week
September 24-30
Last full week of September starting with a Sunday

Sea Otter Awareness Week
September 24-30
Last full week of September starting with a Sunday

National Farm Safety & Health Week
September 24-30
Last full week of September starting with a Sunday

​National Teach Ag Day
September 28
Fourth Thursday in September

World Rabies Day
September 28


October

ASPCA's Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

National Animal Safety and Protection Month

American 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


November

ASPCA's Adopt a Senior Pet Month

National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

National Pet Diabetes Month

Manatee Awareness Month

One Health Day​
November 3

USDA's Bird Health Awareness Week
November 5-11
First full week of November starting with a Sunday

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
November 5-11
First full week of November starting with a Sunday

Get Smart about Antibiotics Week​
November 13-19​


December

National Mutt Day
December 2

World Wildlife Conservation Day
December 4

National Day of the Horse
December 13

Visit the Zoo Day
December 27


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