April is #NationalPetMonth.
It celebrates and raises awareness of responsible pet ownership, running educational campaigns and resources. And it celebrates pet ownership, sharing the many benefits of our wonderful pets across Britain.
There are many events and fundraisers which take place during National Pet Month to help the incredible welfare organisations and charities working hard to help pets everywhere. There are all sorts of events taking place, so keep an eye out in your area for happenings!
There are live broadcasts through social media plus campaign blogs and there’ll be lots of advice on everything from good pet nutrition, the importance of regular health checks, vaccinations, cleaning up after pets, dental health, prevention of disease, puppy training, kitten training, creating a dog friendly office, how to watch for changes in our pet’s behaviour and what to do about it – how to be a sustainable pet owner and the pluses of taking on an older rescue animal. So there’s lots of learn and get involved with!
National Pet Month brings animal welfare charities, professional bodies, pet businesses, schools, youth groups, vets and pet lovers all together. It’s co-ordinated by NOAH (the National Office of Animal Health) and UK Pet Food.
You’ll also probably find lots of pet-related businesses running discounts and offers for National Pet Month – or a part of it! Viovet is one of these, with up to 20% off many products for dogs and cats.
So here are the National Pet Month social channels
Get involved in National Pet Month #NPM23:
- #PetPawsitivity – send a 30 minute video or picture of you and your pet, explaining what you love about being a pet owner
- Set up a mini fundraiser online for a UK pet charity and rescue
- Get everyone involved in the month – why not get the kids to create and share pet pictures and stories?
You could also share the Top Ten Tips for Responsible Pet Ownership
Include the hashtags #NationalPetmonth or #NM23 in your posts and don’t forget to tag NPM and any other charities you mention at the same time!