We're in the midst of spring and there are plenty of doggy holidays to celebrate. Here are some ways you can devote May to the dogs.
National Pet Month
A lot of months include pet holidays, but this is the official pet month! Celebrate all of your pets, big and small, scaly and furry.
Responsible Animals Guardian Month
This isn't just a reason to celebrate animal guardians - it also raises awareness about caretaker responsible. The yearly event was launched by In Defense of Animals, an organization that has a goal to end animal abuse.
Pet Cancer Awareness Month
This holiday is sponsored by both Pet Cancer Awareness and the Blue Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research. They team up together to increase awareness of pet cancer, which is a challenge most pet owners don't expect to face. It helps spread awareness about signs of cancer, common types of cancer, prevention, and treatment.
Chip Your Pet Month
It's just what it sounds like - chip your pet! While your dog might not roam often, you never want to take the chance. If you dog gets out, it will be much easier for them to make it back to you if they have a chip. Chips are very small and go under the skin at the top of their neck. If somebody finds your pet, they can take them to a vet, where their chip can be read and they will easily be returned to you.
National Service Dog Eye Examination Month
This event is hosted every year by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. For a service dog to be able to to do their job properly, they need all their senses! For that reason, more than 200 veterinary ophthalmologists attend this event every year to check the eyesight of service dogs all over the US and Canada.