Pet Health and Veterinary Awareness Events plus USA Public Holidays

January

Whole MonthOne Health Awareness Month
Whole Month Adopt a Rescued Bird Month
Whole Month Walk Your Pet Month
Whole Month Train Your Dog Month
January 1New Year’s Day
January 2National Pet Travel Safety Day
January 3New Year’s Day (in lieu)
January 5National Bird Day
January 6National Cuddle Up Day
January 17Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 21National Squirrel Appreciation Day

February

Whole MonthAmerican Heart Month
Whole Month National Pet Dental Health Month
Whole Month Responsible Pet Owners Month
February 20Love Your Pet Day
February 21President’s Day 
February 22National Wildlife Day
February 23International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
February 27International Polar Bear Day

March

March 3World Wildlife Day
March 8International Women’s Day
March 20-26Poison Prevention Week
March 23National Puppy Day

April

Whole MonthAmerican Red Cross Pet First Aid Awareness Month
Whole Month National Frog Month
Whole Month National Heartworm Awareness Month
Whole Month Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
Whole Month Prevention of Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
April 2Every Day is Tag Day
April 4-10National Public Health Week
April 7World Health Day
April 10-16National Dog Bite Prevention Week®
April 10-16National Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week
April 11National Pet Day
April 14National Dolphin Day
April 17National Bat Appreciation Day
April 17Easter Sunday
April 18National Pet ID Week
April 204/20 Day
April 21Biomedical Research Awareness Day
April 25World Penguin Day
April 27International Guide Dog Day
April 28National Kids and Pets Day
April 29Hairball Awareness Day
April 30National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
April 30World Veterinary Day

May

Whole MonthNational Service Dog Eye Examination Month
Whole Month Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
May 1-7National Pet Week
May 1-7Be kind to animals week
May 3National Specially-abled Pets Day
May 7National Wildfire Preparedness Day
May 8Mother’s Day
May 14National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
May 20National Endangered Species Day
May 23World Turtle Day
May 30Memorial Day

June

Whole MonthAdopt-a-Cat Month®
Whole Month AKA Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
Whole Month National Zoo and Aquarium Month
Whole Month National Dairy Month
Whole Month National Pet Preparedness Month
June 4Hug Your Cat Day
June 5-11Pet Appreciation Week
June 7World Food Safety Day
June 8World Oceans Day
June 14World Pet Memorial Day
June 19Juneteenth
June 19Father’s Day
June 20Juneteenth (in lieu)
June 20Juneteenth
June 20-26National Pollinator Week
June 20National Insurance Awareness Day (all types)
June 24Take Your Dog to Work Day

July

Whole MonthAdopt a Rescued Rabbit Month
July 3-9National Farriers Week
July 4Independence Day
July 6World Zoonoses Day
July 14Shark Awareness Day
July 15National Pet Fire Safety Day
July 31National Mutt Day

August

Whole MonthNational Immunization Awareness Month
Whole Month Itchy Pet Awareness Month
August 7-13International Assistance Dog Week
August 8International Cat Day
August 15Check the Chip Day
August 22National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
August 26International Dog Day

September

Whole MonthAnimal Pain Awareness Month
Whole Month Happy Cat Month
Whole Month National Disaster Preparedness Month
Whole Month National Food Safety Education Month
Whole Month National Service Dog Month
Whole Month Responsible Dog Ownership Month
September 4National Wildlife Day
September 5Labor Day
September 8National Iguana Awareness Day
September 11National Pet Memorial Day
September 11-17National Farm Health and Safety Week
September 16National Teach Ag Day
September 18-24Telehealth Awareness Week
September 18-24Deaf Dog Awareness Week
National Elephant Appreciation Day
September 25 – October 1Sea Otter Awareness Week
September 28World Rabies Day

October

Whole MonthAdopt a Shelter Dog Month
Whole Month National Pet Wellness Month
October 1World Vegetarian Day
October 1-7National Walk Your Dog Week
October 4World Animal Day
October 10US Indigenous People’s Day
October 10Columbus Day
October 12National Pet Obesity Awareness Day
October 16World Food Day
October 16-22National Veterinary Technician Week
October 20International Shakeout Day
October 21Reptile Awareness Day
October 21National Pets for Veterans Day
October 29National Cat Day

November

Whole MonthAdopt a Senior Pet Month
Whole Month National Pet Cancer Awareness Month
Whole Month National Pet Diabetes Month
Whole Month Manatee Awareness Month
November 3One Health Day
November 6-12National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
November 8International Human-Animal Bond Day (event created by HABA)
November 11Veterans Day
November 17-23US Antibiotics Awareness Week
November 24Thanksgiving
November 25Day after Thanksgiving

December

December 2National Mutt Day
December 4World Wildlife Conservation Day
December 13National Day of the Horse
December 15Cat Herders Day
December 25Christmas Day
December 26Christmas Day (in lieu)
December 27Visit the Zoo Day