The month of November: ASPCA Adopt-A-Senior Month
Partner with your local humane society and highlight a senior pet in your Facebook group each week.
Suggested Facebook Post: Senior animals tend to be the last to be adopted but make great pets. Older pets make great companions because they don’t need constant monitoring like a puppy or kitten might, most are already house trained, because they are fully grown you will know things immediately such as personality, grooming requirements, and size. Since seniors are usually the first to be euthanized, when you adopt a senior pet, you are also saving a life! Visit your local humane society today to meet the senior pets available for adoption.
Stress Awareness Day: November 7
People may not be aware of the signs of stress in their animals. Educate them on the signs and what they can do to help reduce stress and anxiety.
Suggested Post: Just like people, our pets can become stressed too. There are many signs to watch for in a stressed animal
- Diarrhea, constipation or other digestive issues
- Decrease in appetite
- Increased sleeping
- Aggression toward people or other animals
If you notice sudden changes in your pet’s behavior, you should contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.
World Diabetes Day: November 14
This is a great time to educate your clients about diabetes. You could also share success stories from patients that are treated at your clinic.
Suggested Post: Diabetes happens most often in older pets but can also be found in young or pregnant animals. Obesity can greatly increase the risk of diabetes.
If you think your pet might have diabetes, contact your veterinarian right away.
Signs to watch for include
- Increased drinking and urination
- Weight loss, even though their appetite may seem increased
- Decreased appetite
- Cloudy eyes
- Chronic or recurring infections
The good news is that your pet can live a long, happy life with proper monitoring, treatment, diet, and exercise.
Thanksgiving: November 22
Remind owners on social media today about the dangers of certain foods to their pets. You could also let your clients know how thankful you are for them and their animals.
Suggested Post: Today is a day of thanks. While getting ready for that big meal that will be shared with family and friends, please remember that there are some foods that aren’t safe for our furry family members.
Dangerous foods for your pet include:
- Bread dough (raw)
- Macadamia nuts
- Moldy foods
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
- Ibuprofen (Advil / Motrin)
- Naproxen (Aleve)
- Rat or mouse poison
- Xylitol (found in some chewing gums and pudding products)
- Zinc (pennies)
Small Business Saturday is a time to celebrate the support small businesses provide to their communities. Remind your followers why supporting their local veterinary practice means supporting their friends, neighbors, and family which in turn supports them!
Suggested Post: Celebrate Small Business Saturday today and every day by shopping at your locally owned and operated small businesses. We are honored to provide top-notch veterinary care to our friends, neighbors, and family and look forward to seeing you all every day. Just a reminder - you can pick up veterinarian approved food, treats, and toys in our clinic which make perfect gifts this holiday season for your furry friends.