Pet Themed Holidays in October & November

This Fall celebrate the changing season with your pet

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October and November bring more than just the harvest and colorful, falling leaves. This fall enjoy animal themed holidays and awareness weeks with your furry family members.

October is Adopt-a-dog Month and may be the perfect time to bring a new pet into your life. When looking for a puppy or dog please consider rescuing. You may be saving a life. Enjoy the brisk, frosty nights curling up to a new rescue puppy!

Not a dog person? On October 4th celebrate World Day for Animals, dedicated to all species of animals- big and small. If you are more of a cat person get ready for National Feral Cat Day on October 16th and National Cat Day on October 29th. Donate some non-clumping cat litter or wet food to a rescue in your neighborhood.

If you don’t have a pet finish off the month by giving a big hug to another type of furry friend. October 28 is Plush Animal Lovers Day so hug a Teddy Bear or donate one! You can donate a plush toy to a dog rescue or buy your favorite friend a new stuffed monkey.

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As for November we have a few days to celebrate. November 1st is National Cook for Your Pets Day. Make a healthy, holistic meal for your pup or bake some biscuits. Peel a sweet potato and cut it down into cubes. Boil is and add only fresh rosemary to the water. Let it cool and serve to your pooch as a treat. Sweet potato is low in calories and is great for a dog with a sensitive stomach.

Raise awareness for your local rescue the week of November 5th to the 11th to commemorate National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. Bake some cupcakes and sell them at a local pet store to raise money for your town’s shelter. Or just stop in to walk the dogs or play with the cats.

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The month of November is Senior Pet Month. Senior pets are often the last ones left in animal shelters. It is important to make senior dogs feel as comfortable as they can. To help a senior dog with soar teeth and gums try pouring a homemade beef stock into an ice-cube tray. Once it has cooled put it in the freezer. Once the cubes freeze take them out and serve as cool and soothing treats for painful gums.

For an older pet with hip dysplasia give treats with a lot of glucosamine and chondroitin. Let a dog with hip and elbow dysplasia walk into cool water to help with aches and pains. Give a little extra love to your senior pet this November. A lifetime of love from an animal is an amazing gift.

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