Share with your members how they can be a responsible dog owner. A great idea would be to use the post below and then every day pick a different point on the list to explain further.
Suggested Facebook Post: Owning a dog is a privilege but also a huge commitment. It is your responsibility as a pet owner to do what you can to keep your dog healthy. Some ways you can do this include:
- Regular check-ups with your veterinarian
- Getting appropriate vaccines depending on your surrounding environment
- Staying up-to-date on vaccines
- Prevent disease by using appropriate preventatives (ie. heartworm testing and preventative)
- Flea and tick preventative
- Feed a healthy diet
- Provide toys to keep your dog entertained
- Regular bathing or grooming
Be aware of what is normal for your dog, so you recognize when something is not right.
September 9 - National Pet Memorial Day
Support your clients as they remember their pets, both past and present, on National Pet Memorial Day. Use #NationalPetMemorialDay when posting online about it, and ask your social media followers to honor their beloved pets by sharing photos of them.
Suggested Facebook Post: It is #NationalPetMemorialDay, a day to celebrate and remember our fond friends, both past and present. We encourage you to post a photo of your furry friend below and share a great memory about them.
Holding a rabbit or small animal clinic would be a great way to celebrate International Rabbit Day. Offer a small discount on services to get owners through the door.
Suggested Facebook Post: Rabbits make really great pets and are actually one of the most common household pets. Rabbits are a lot of work, so you should educate yourself about them before adding one to your family. A great place to start is your local Humane Society. Post a picture below of your long-eared friend.
Highlight a farm or orchard in your area. Encourage people to post pictures of themselves at the farm. You could even go to an orchard and have fresh apples for your customers to snack on while waiting for their appointment.
Suggested Facebook Post: The apple and pumpkin picking season is here again. Find an apple farm near you to buy fresh apples from or pick your own. This is a fun way to spend the day and also supports the farm at the same time. What a great tradition to start with your family!
You can also support your local farm by purchasing from a farmers market in your area. Many also sell to surrounding stores and co-ops. You can even buy shares with some farms and get fresh vegetables delivered to your door weekly. Check out www.growinglotsurbanfarm.com.
What is your favorite farm to visit? We would love to see a picture of you enjoying a farm or orchard visit!
Rabies is a major concern worldwide, with tens of thousands killed each year. This is a preventable disease, and increasing the awareness through ongoing education will continue to play a vital role in eradicating the disease. For more information, including posters and brochures for your clinic, visit https://www.avma.org/Events/pethealth/Pages/world-rabies-day.aspx.
Suggested Facebook Post: On September 28, we honor World Rabies Day. Rabies is 100% preventable disease, yet kills tens of thousands of people worldwide each year. We strongly encourage all of our patients to vaccinate on time to prevent the spread of rabies. If your pet has not been vaccinated or you're not sure of the last time they were, please contact us and set up an appointment today. Together we can eradicate this disease!