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May 2021 Pet Awareness Days

Awareness of the Month National Pet Month Responsible Animal Guardian Month Pet Cancer Awareness Month Chip Your Pet Month National Service Animal Eye Exam Month Awareness Weeks May 2–8:  American Humane’s Be Kind to Animals Week (first full week of May) May 2–8:  Dog Anxiety Awareness Week May 2–8:  National Pet Week (first full week …

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LOVE Is Always Enough

As you probably know already, dogs are the love of my life.  Although what I’m sharing with you today is not about dogs, it is about LOVE.  For the first time, I read a blog post written by Sue Vincent for the blog called The Silent Eye.  I guess this is the most moving writing …

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February 2021 Pet Awareness Days

Awareness of the Month Pet Dental Health Month Dog Training Education Month Responsible Pet Owners Month Spay/Neuter Awareness Month (AKA Beat the Heat Month) Awareness Days February 3:  Doggie Date Night February 3:  National Golden Retriever Day February 14:  Pet Theft Awareness Day February 14:  Valentine’s Day February 20:  Love Your Pet Day February 22:  …

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Walk Your Dog Month

January is Walk Your Dog month.  Wikipedia says “Dog walking is the act of a person walking with a dog, typically from the dog’s residence and then returning.  Leashes are commonly used for this.  Both owners and pets receive many benefits, including exercise and companionship.”  Walk Your Dog month is mainly observed in the United States, …

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January Pet Awareness Days

Awareness of the Month Walk Your Pet Month National Train Your Dog Month Unchain a Dog Month Awareness Days January 2:  National Pet Travel Safety Day January 14:  National Dress Up Your Pet Day January 24:  Change a Pet’s Life Day January 29:  Seeing-Eye Guide Dog Anniversary

Dog in Elf Costume Image by J Lloa from Pixabay

December – Important Pet Dates

Month-Long Activities Safe Toys and Gifts Month Daily Activities December 2:  National Mutt Day (also on July 31) December 24:  Christmas Eve December 25:  Christmas Day December 30:  Bacon Day December 31:  New Year’s Eve sk.

Dog Ownership

Recently, I read an article by Nancy Kay, DVM, DACVIM, entitled Why the Term “Pet Owner” Just Doesn’t Work for Me that spoke so clearly to how I feel.  (  – January 21, 2013) Total Agreement In my humble opinion, to use the term “Ownership” when speaking of “a living, breathing creature with whom we …

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