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April Pet Happenings

Here are Dog Events in April.

Observed All Month

Active Dog Month / Canine Fitness Month

National Adopt a Greyhound Month

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National Heartworm Awareness Month

National Pet First Aid Month

Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

Observed for the Week

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April 1 – 7:  International Pooper Scooper Week, (Observed First Week of April)

April 1 – 7:  National Raw Feeding Week

April 7-13:  National Dog Bite Prevention Week

April 10 – 16:  Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week (Observed the Second Full Week of April)

April 10 – 16:  National Dog Bite Prevention Week, (Observed Second Full Week of April)

April 17 – 23:  National Pet ID Week, (Observed Third Week of April)

April 17 – 23:  Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week, (Observed the Third Week of April)

April 22 – May 1:  National Dance Week

April 24 – 30:  National Scoop the Poop Week

Special Days

This year, Lent started on Wednesday, March 2, and runs to Thursday, April 14, 2022, then Easter takes place on Sunday, April 16.  

April 1:  April Fool’s Day / April Fools’ Day

April 1:  International Bull Terrier Day

April 4:  World Stray Animals Day

April 8:  Dog Fighting Awareness Day

April 8:  National Catahoula Leopard Dog Day, State dog of Louisiana

April 10:  National Hug Your Dog Day

April 11:  National Pet Day

April 11:  Dog Therapy Appreciation Day

April 14:  Lent Ends

April 15:  Tax Day

April 16:  Easter

April 19:  Dog Parent Appreciation Day 

Did you know that Dr. Marty Pets launched this event in 2021 to give us an opportunity to celebrate the devotion shared between canines and humans? Thank you, Dr. Marty Pets!

April 21:  Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day

April 22:  Earth Day

April 23:  National Lost Dog Awareness Day

April 26:  National Kids and Pets Day

April 26:  National Pet Parents Day

April 27:  National Little Pampered Dog Day

April 29:  International Guide Dog Day, (Observed the Last Wednesday of April) 

Check out some of the work that our canine companions do: Unsung Working Dogs

April 30:  World Veterinary Day, (Observed the Last Saturday in April)  

April 30:  Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

April 30:  National Therapy Animal Day

There’s Nothing Like A Hug Around The Neck

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Resources 

American Veterinary Association (AVMA), https://www.avma.org

Dog Tipper, https://www.dogtipper.com

National Dance Foundation, Facebook

National Today Calendar, https://nationaldaycalendar.com

Pet Partners, https://petpartners.org

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