Join us in celebrating the 36th anniversary of National Pet Week! This special week was created in 1981 by the American Veterinary Medical Association and is historically celebrated the first week of May. During National Pet Week, we celebrate the loving bonds we share with our pets and encourage responsible pet ownership.

Download our Free National Pet Week Social Media Marketing Guide

Looking for fun ways to celebrate National Pet Week? We’ve got you covered with this social media guide complete with posts, images, and other tips to be used throughout the week!

Download Now!

The human-animal bond is a special relationship shared between you and your pet. This bond influences behaviors that become essential to both the owner’s and pet’s well-being. Our pets stimulate exercise, encourage laughter, and promote social contact, which leads to an improved quality of life. The more enjoyable time you spend with our pets, the stronger the bond becomes.

There are a variety of ways to connect with your four-legged friends. One way is by understanding their needs. Clear communication prevents misunderstanding and confusion, which can be the enemy of relationships. Learn about your pet’s behavior, body language, and facial expressions. When you can recognize your pet’s behavior, it will be easy for you to remove your pet from situations that cause anxiety and stress, therefore keeping them safe. Once you can clearly read each other, your bond will only grow!

Overall, the bond we share with our pets has a significant impact on veterinary medicine, because, as veterinary medicine serves society, it satisfies both a human and animal need. Scheduling regular checkups for our pets is as important as providing exercise, a healthy diet, and daily play. Remember, our pets reflect who we are!


Looking for fun ways to celebrate National Pet Week? We’ve got you covered with this social media guide complete with posts, images, and other tips to be used throughout the week!

Shares