Once again, we have prepared a calendar for you! See the dates you shouldn’t miss and how you can participate!
National Cook for Your Pets day
While we believe most dogs love routines and consistency, and will also eat almost anything, it’s fun to change things up once in a while. There is no doubt your dog has drooled over your food and probably made a small puddle in your kitchen a couple of times watching you cook and eat. On this day, take the time to cook a meal for your loyal friend. Use healthy ingredients and mix the things they love to satisfy their taste buds!
However, do not use spices and don’t season their food. On this day as well, we need to think about good nutrition and improving their health. After all, this day was invented by cookforyourpets.com for this reason. They believe our lovely pets deserve extra love and attention, and that this day could be a nice opportunity to show them how much we care.
If you want to participate, find a quick recipe and make your pet a tasty meal. If your dog has a condition that requires a special diet, you can consult your vet before changing your dog’s diet.
National Animals Shelter and Rescue Appreciation day
National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week was founded in 1996 by The HSUS. During this week every dog lover should encourage others to become familiarized with their local shelters and rescues and to find ways to assist the cause.
Many dogs in shelters are waiting to find their family and forever home. If you are a dog parent, you probably wish every dog was treated and spoiled the way your pet is. And while we may not be able to adopt them all, we can help them find their happy homes and make their stay in shelter better.
If you want to participate in the cause and help less fortunate dogs, here is what you can do. For starters, you can use your social media to show support to your local shelters by following their pages and sharing them with your friends. This could help raise awareness, promote the cause and recruit new helpers ready to show their love for dogs.
Have you already adopted a dog from a shelter? You can share your story and show others how kind and loving a dog from a shelter can be, and how they can change someone’s life. And if you feel like going outside, you can visit a nearby shelter and volunteer. With your help or a small donation, many dogs in shelters can get better living conditions and be a little bit happier.
This week is also a good reminder to protect your dog by getting it chipped, and updating the chip information. If you ever lose your dog, this will help you locate it and bring it home.
National Canine Lymphoma Awareness day
Founded by a well-known and respected dog agility trainer and competitor, Terry Simons, this day serves as a reminder to educate and create awareness about canine lymphoma. His dog was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2011, and this experience has inspired Terry to start a cancer foundation – CLEAR (Canine Lymphoma Education Awareness and Research). The foundation is dedicated to providing information, resources, and research into the devastating disease.
Of course, we all hope our precious dogs never get hurt and sick. That’s why we understand the need for information and the importance of learning how we can help in case something does happen. That’s why on this day, take the time to research canine lymphomas and other diseases. Once you’ve found useful information, share it with your friends and fellow dog lovers. Together we can learn more and find the best way to keep out dogs healthy and help them when needed.
“Everyone thinks they have the best dog. And none of them are wrong.” – W.R. Purche
And Purche is not wrong either. We all have the best dogs! And we are very thankful for them and all the love and comfort they give us. So on this day as well, don’t forget to show how much you appreciate them! Say thanks for the companionship and friendship you have received. Also, treat them to some special Thanksgiving dinner they are probably drooling after.
If you want to be kept informed of all upcoming dog-related days, you can download your November DogBreedCartoon calendar below.