Pet Health Awareness Events 2018

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 18

Love Your Pet Day
February 20

National Wildlife Day
February 22

National Dog Biscuit Day
February 23

National Polar Bear Day
February 27

National Invasive Species Awareness Week
February 26 - March 2


Expanding Girls' Horizons in Science and Engineering Month

National Pig Day
March 1

National Wildlife Week
March 12-16

Poison Prevention Week
March 18-24
Third full week of March starting with a Sunday

National Agriculture Day
March 20

National Puppy Day
March 23

Manatee Appreciation Day
March 28
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 7
First Saturday in April 

National Public Health Week
April 2-8


National Dog Bite Prevention Week®
April 8-14

National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week
April 8-14

National Pet Day
April 11

National Dolphin Day
April 14

National Volunteer Week
April 15-22

National Pet ID Week
April 15-21
Third full week of April starting with a Sunday 

Biomedical Research Awareness Day
April 19

National Environmental Education Week
April 22-28​

Earth Day
April 22

World Penguin Day
April 25

International Guide Dog Day
April 25
Last Wednesday in April

National Kids & Pets Day
April 26

Hairball Awareness Day
April 27
Last Friday in April

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day​
April 28

World Veterinary Day
April 28
Last Saturday in April

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
April 30

National Air Quality Awareness Week
April 30 - May 4


National Service Dog Eye Examination Month

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

National Specially-abled Pets Day
May 3

National Pet Week®
May 6-12
First full week of May starting with a Sunday

Be Kind to Animals Week®
May 6-12
First full week of May starting with a Sunday

National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
May 12
Second Saturday in May

International Migratory Bird Day
May 12
Second Saturday in May

Endangered Species Day
May 18

International Turtle Day
May 23


American Humane's Adopt-a-Cat Month®​

ASPCA's Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

National Zoo and Aquarium Month​

National Dairy Month

Pet Appreciation Week
June 3-9
First full week in June

Hug Your Cat Day
June 4

World Oceans Day
June 8

World Pet Memorial Day
June 10
Second Sunday in June

​​National Pollinator Week​
June 18 - 24


Take Your Dog to Work Day
June 22


Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month​

World Zoonoses Day
July 6

National Farriers Week 

AVMA Annual Convention
July 13-17

Shark Awareness Day
July 14

Pet Fire Safety Day
July 15

National Mutt Day
July 31


National Immunization Awareness Month

International Assistance Dog Week
August 5-11
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 Cat Month

Animal Pain Awareness Month ​

National Disaster Preparedness Month

National Food Safety Education Month

National Service Dog Month

Responsible Dog Ownership Month

National Iguana Awareness Day
September 8

National Pet Memorial Day
September 9
Second Sunday in September

National Teach Ag Day
September 20

National Elephant Appreciation Day
September 22

National Deaf Dog Awareness Week
September 23-29
Last full week of September starting with a Sunday

Sea Otter Awareness Week
September 23-29
Last full week of September starting with a Sunday

National Farm Safety & Health Week
September 23-29
Last full week of September starting with a Sunday

World Rabies Day
September 28​


ASPCA's Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

National Animal Safety and Protection Month

American Humane's Adopt-a-Dog Month®​​

World Animal Day
October 4

National Walk Your Dog Week
October 7-13

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

National Veterinary Technician Week
October 14-20

World Food Day
October 16

Earthquake Preparedness Shakeout
​October 19

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 4-10
First full week of November starting with a Sunday

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
November 4-10
First full week of November starting with a Sunday

U.S. Antibiotics Awareness Week​


National Mutt Day
December 2

World Wildlife Conservation Day
December 4

National Day of the Horse
December 13

Visit the Zoo Day
December 27

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