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Important Pet Days – October 2019

These are the Important Pet Days for October 2019.

National Animal Safety and Protection Month

October Is National Animal Safety and Protection Month. This month (and every month) is a time to recognize safety measures you should take to protect your dog and ensure he’s healthy.  We’ve teamed up with the American Red Cross to build a free Pet First Aid App, which you can learn about here and download here.”

“To learn more about First Aid tips for your pets, be sure to download the FREE Pet First Aid app here or you can also text ‘GETPET’ to 90999.”

Adopt a Dog Month (American Humane Association)

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month (ASPCA)

Make a Difference for Pets in Need during “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month” https://www.aspca.org

National Pet Wellness Month

National Pitbull Awareness Month

October is National Pit Bull Awareness MonthNational Pit Bull Awareness Day was established in 2007 as a nationwide effort to bring positive awareness and attention to the Pit Bulls and their responsible owners. https://www.dogingtonpost.com

October 1:  National Fire Pup Day

National Fire Pup Day Celebrates the Heroism of Fire Dogs https://www.puppyup.org

October 1:  National Black Dog Day

National Black Dog Day October 1st:  Adopt A Black Dog.  “Black Dog Syndrome” is a phenomenon in which, for whatever reason, black dogs are passed over for adoption in favor of lighter-colored animals.   Black dogs are more likely to be killed in shelters regardless of their breed.” https://dogtime.com

October 1 – 6:  National Walk Your Dog Week

“National Walk Your Dog Week is observed next on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019. It has been observed annually for 7 days starting on October 1st since 2010.  https://www.checkiday.com

October 4:  World Animal Day

“World Animal Day is a social movement charged with the Mission of raising the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe.”https://www.worldanimalday.org.uk

October 10:  National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

October 10 is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, a reminder for pet owners to learn more about healthy weight in their pets and what they can do to keep them fit and lean.  https://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org

October 13 – 19:  National Veterinary Technician Week

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

October 19, 2019:  National Fetch Day

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Saturday of October each year.  https://www.petmate.com

October 26:  National Pit Bull Awareness Day

(Last Saturday in October (unless Halloween falls on the last Saturday, then another date is chosen))  http://www.nationalpitbullawarenessday.org

October 28, 2019:  Plush Animal Lovers Day

“Plush Animal Lovers Day is a day of celebration that is held every year to show your favourite stuffed toy some extra special love and appreciation.”  https://www.daysoftheyear.com

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