History of the National Pet Week
The National Pet Week was first created in 1981 by the people of AVMA (the American Veterinary Medical Association) and the Auxiliary to the AVMA. Since then, this furry week is always celebrated the first full week of the month of May. It is dedicated to the celebration of more than 200 million pets in America, the pets that are there to make our lives better each day. This week is also dedicated to promoting responsible care for our pets throughout the whole year.
This week dedicated to pets has a different theme each year, and this year’s theme is “Pets & Vets the Perfect Duet”.
The Auxiliary announces a competition each year, creative and writing contests for the next years theme. If you like to check out the winners from this year, click HERE.
Happy National Pet Week!
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