Celebrate YOUR PET
National Pet Week is May 1 – 7
As a pet parent, you know the many ways that pets enrich your life—whether it’s as a companion, co-worker, comedian, or all of the above!
National Pet Week is a chance to focus on the ways we can make pets’ lives better in appreciation for all they do for us. Here are a few ideas:
- Plan ahead. Have you thought about what might happen to your pet if something happens to you? Take time to think it through and talk to friends and family about your wishes for your pet, and make arrangements for their future care in your absence. Petfinder has some helpful tips for how to get started.
- Get social. The best time for socialization of dogs and cats is when they are very young, but you can help your pet become less stressed and anxious with new people, animals, and places at any time. Many of the same socialization strategies you would use for a young animal will work for older pets, too.
- Commit to good nutrition & exercise. Over 52% of dogs and 57% of cats in the US are significantly overweight. Start an exercise program for your pet and talk with your [HOSPITAL NAME] vet about what’s best to feed your pet.
- Be prepared. Natural disasters and other emergencies can happen at any time, and having an emergency kit or a “go” kit is a must. Here are tips for assembling one for your pet.
- Keep ‘em current. Given our busy lives, it’s easy to let vaccinations, annual exams, and parasite prevention slip your mind. Make sure your pets are current on all their healthcare, and if they’re not, just give us a call at [HOSPITAL PHONE].
Click here for more ways to honor your pet during National Pet Week!
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National Pet Week is May 1 – 7, and it’s a chance to celebrate all the many ways pets enrich our lives, whether it’s as a companion, co-worker, comedian, or all of the above! Need some ideas for ways to honor your pets and make their lives better this week? Click here: avma.org/events/national-pet-week