Pet Health Awareness Events 2014

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


January

ASPCA's Adopt a Rescued Bird Month

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


February

American Heart Month

National Pet Dental Health Month

Responsible Pet Owners Month

ASPCA's Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month

World Whale Day
February 15

Love Your Pet Day
February 20

National Invasive Species Awareness Week
February 23-28

National Dog Biscuit Day
February 23

National Polar Bear Day
February 27


March

Expanding Girls' Horizons in Science and Engineering Month

Poison Prevention Awareness Month

ASPCA's Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month

National Pig Day
March 1

National Invasive Species Awareness Week
March 2-8

National Severe Weather Preparedness Week
March 2-8

National Wildlife Week
March 13-20

National Flood Safety Awareness Week
March 16-22

Poison Prevention Week
March 16-22
Third full week of March starting with a Sunday

National Puppy Day
March 21

National Tsunami Awareness Week
March 23-29

National Agriculture Day
March 25

Manatee Appreciation Day
March 26
Last Wednesday in March 


April

ASPCA's Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

American Red Cross's National 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 5
First Saturday in April 

National Volunteer Week
April 6-13

National Public Health Week
April 7-13

National Pet Day
April 11

National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week
April 13-19

National Environmental Education Week
April 13-19

National Dolphin Day
April 14

National Pet ID Week
April 20-26
Third full week of April starting with a Sunday 

Earth Day
April 22

World Penguin Awareness Day
April 25

Hairball Awareness Day
April 25
Last Friday in April

National Kids & Pets Day
April 26

World Veterinary Day
April 26
Last Saturday in April

International Guide Dog Day
April 28

National Air Quality Awareness Week
April 28-May 2

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
April 30


May

National Service Dog Eye Examination Month

Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

National Specially-abled Pets Day
May 3

National Pet Week
May 4-10
First full week of May starting with a Sunday

Be Kind to Animals Week
May 4-10
First full week of May starting with a Sunday

National Ferret Day
May 5

National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
May 10
Second Saturday in May

International Migratory Bird Day
May 10
Second Saturday in May

Endangered Species Day
May 16
Third Friday in May

National Dog Bite Prevention Week
May 18-24
Third full week of May starting with a Sunday

International Turtle Day
May 23

National Heat Awareness Day
May 23

National Hurricane Preparedness Week
May 25-31


June

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 1-7

National Hurricane Awareness Week
June 1-7

International Hug Your Cat Day
June 4

World Oceans Day
June 8

World Pet Memorial Day
June 10
Second Sunday in June

National Lightening Safety Awareness Week
June 22-28

Take Your Dog to Work Day
June 27


July

National Farriers Week
July 6-12

Shark Awareness Day
July 14

Cow Appreciation Day
July 15

Pet Fire Safety Day
July 15

AVMA Annual Convention
July 25-29
Denver, Colorado

National Mutt Day
July 31


August

National Immunization Awareness Month

International Assistance Dog Week
August 3-9
First full week of August starting with a Sunday

National Check the Chip Day
August 15

National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

August 22

National Dog Day
August 26


September

Catalyst Council's Happy Healthy Cat Month

National Disaster Preparedness Month

National Food Safety Education Month

Responsible Dog Ownership Month

Farmers' Market Month

National Wildlife Day
September 4

National Iguana Awareness Day
September 8

National Pet Memorial Day
September 14
Second Sunday in September

National Deaf Dog Awareness Week
September 21-27
Last full week of September starting with a Sunday

Sea Otter Awareness Week
September 21-27
Last full week of September starting with a Sunday

National Farm Safety & Health Week
September 21-27
Last full week of September starting with a Sunday

National Elephant Appreciation Day
September 22

​National Teach Ag Day
September 25

World Rabies Day
September 28


October

American Humane Association's Adopt-a-Dog Month

ASPCA's Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

National Service Dog Month

National Animal Safety and Protection Month

World Animal Day
October 4

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
October 8
Second Wednesday in October

National Walk Your Dog Week
October1-7

National Veterinary Technician Week
October 12-18

Earthquake Preparedness Shakeout
October 17; 10:17am (Central US)
Dates vary by state

Winter Weather Preparedness Week 
October 19-December 14
Dates vary by state

Reptile Awareness Day
October 21

National Cat Day
October 29


November

ASPCA's Adopt a Senior Pet Month

National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

National Pet Diabetes Month

Manatee Awareness Month

USDA's Bird Health Awareness Week
November 3-9
First full week of November starting with a Sunday

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
November 3-9
First full week of November starting with a Sunday


December

National Mutt Day
December 2

World Wildlife Conservation Day
December 4

National Day of the Horse
December 13

Visit the Zoo Day
December 27