Pet Health Awareness Events 2016

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


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


American Heart Month

National Pet Dental Health Month

Responsible Pet Owners Month

World Whale Day
February 13

Love Your Pet Day
February 20

National Invasive Species Awareness Week
February 21-27

National Dog Biscuit Day
February 23

National Polar Bear Day
February 27


Expanding Girls' Horizons in Science and Engineering Month

National Pig Day
March 1

National Severe Weather Preparedness Week

National Wildlife Week

National Flood Safety Awareness Week

Poison Prevention Week
March 20-26
Third full week of March starting with a Sunday

National Agriculture Day
March 15

National Puppy Day
March 23

National Tsunami Awareness Week

Manatee Appreciation Day
March 30
Last Wednesday in March 


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 2
First Saturday in April 

National Public Health Week
April 4-10

National Volunteer Week
April 10-16

National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week
April 10-16

National Pet Day
April 11

National Dolphin Day
April 14

National Environmental Education Week
April 17-23

National Pet ID Week
April 17-23
Third full week of April starting with a Sunday 

Earth Day
April 22

World Penguin Day
April 25

National Kids & Pets Day
April 26

International Guide Dog Day
April 27
Last Wednesday in April

National Air Quality Awareness Week

Hairball Awareness Day
April 29
Last Friday in April

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
April 30

World Veterinary Day
April 30
Last Saturday in April


National Service Dog Eye Examination Month

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

National Pet Week®
May 1-7
First full week of May starting with a Sunday

Be Kind to Animals Week
May 1-7
First full week of May starting with a Sunday

National Specially-abled Pets Day
May 3

National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
May 14
Second Saturday in May

International Migratory Bird Day
May 14
Second Saturday in May

Endangered Species Day
May 20
Third Friday in May

National Dog Bite Prevention Week®
May 15-21
Third full week of May starting with a Sunday

International Turtle Day
May 23

National Heat Awareness Day
May 23

National Hurricane Preparedness Week


American Humane Association's Adopt-a-Cat Month

ASPCA's Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

National Zoo and Aquarium Month

National Dairy Month

Pet Appreciation Week
June 5-11
First full week in June

International Hug Your Cat Day
June 4

World Oceans Day
June 8

World Pet Memorial Day
June 12
Second Sunday in June

Take Your Dog to Work Day
June 24

National Lightning Safety Awareness Week


National Farriers Week
July 10-16

Shark Awareness Day
July 14

Pet Fire Safety Day
July 15

National Mutt Day
July 31


National Immunization Awareness Month

AVMA Annual Convention
August 5-9
San Antonio

International Assistance Dog Week
August 7-13
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


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 11
Second Sunday in September

National Deaf Dog Awareness Week
September 18-24
Last full week of September starting with a Sunday

Sea Otter Awareness Week
September 18-24
Last full week of September starting with a Sunday

National Farm Safety & Health Week
September 18-24
Last full week of September starting with a Sunday

National Elephant Appreciation Day
September 22

​National Teach Ag Day
September 22
Fourth Thursday in September

World Rabies Day
September 28


American Humane Association's Adopt-a-Dog Month

ASPCA's Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

National Animal Safety and Protection Month

World Animal Day
October 4

National Walk Your Dog Week
October 1-7

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
October 12

World Food Day
October 16

National Veterinary Technician Week
October 16-22

Earthquake Preparedness Shakeout
Dates vary by state

Winter Weather Preparedness Week
Dates vary by state

Reptile Awareness Day
October 21

National Cat Day
October 29


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 6-12
First full week of November starting with a Sunday

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
November 6-12
First full week of November starting with a Sunday

Get Smart about Antibiotics Week​
November 14-20


National Mutt Day
December 2

World Wildlife Conservation Day
December 4

National Day of the Horse
December 13

Visit the Zoo Day
December 27