October Social Media Posts for Veterinary Clinics

October 1, 2018
Written by  Erika Schweizer

Encourage activity on your page by sharing the provided posts below with your members. Asking open ended questions or asking members to share pictures or their pets, increases the number of people who interact on your page. This will then increase the number of people who see your posts. Most importantly, remember to have fun with it!

To use the posts on your page, copy and paste the text into your post. To save the image, first click it, then right click on the enlarged image and select “Save As”.

ASPCAAmerican Human Adopt a Shelter Dog MonthMonth of October - ASPCA/American Humane Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month

Why not help your local shelter out and do a fundraiser to raise money for them? You can do this in many ways. Contact the shelter and see what is on their wish list and ask clients to bring in products to donate. You could offer them a discount on a service with a donation. Another idea is to have a donation jar and match the donations that are given by clients. The options are endless. 

Suggested Facebook Post: Every pet deserves a loving home. This month is a great month to help our furry friends looking for homes.

How can you help?

Adopt - Adoption helps give an animal a second chance. It is also less expensive than purchasing from a breeder, helps other animals by providing financial resources for animals who need care, reduces pet overpopulation, and fights against puppy mills.

Fundraise - Many shelters, like Animal Humane Society, have tools to help you easily start your own fundraiser. Why not get your community involved in raising money for the many pets needing homes? The AHS also hosts many fundraisers if you aren’t ready to facilitate your own but would like to participate in one. 

Give - Think about giving your time or making a donation to a shelter near you. Giving doesn’t always mean that you must give a gift of money. Shelters are always looking for volunteers as well as items like blankets, dog beds, etc. 

Go to the Animal Humane Society website and click on “How to Help” to find out more ways that you can help. https://www.animalhumanesociety.org

Pet Obesity smOctober 10 - Pet Obesity Awareness Day

Talk with your clients about the dangers of an overweight pet. You could offer a discount on a weight reduction food or get a community dog walk planned to encourage owners to exercise with their pet. 

Suggested Facebook Post: Did you know that over 50% of America’s dogs and cats are overweight? 

Where does your pet fit on the weight range scale? What should you do if your pet’s weight concerns you?

Talk to your Vet - they are your best resource for determining whether your pet’s weight is healthy or not. If your animal is overweight, your vet can provide you with a plan to reduce your pet’s weight in a healthy way.

If your pet is overweight, make sure that you reduce extra calories, such as food scraps and excessive treats. You should measure your animal’s food to make sure they are getting the correct amount of food. You can even buy an automatic feeder that will help keep your pet on schedule. Call or private message us for information on the automatic feeders that are available to us. It is important that your pet also gets exercise.  A great way to do this is by playing with them. Get out and walk the dog or entice your cat with a laser that they can chase.   

Feral Cat DayOctober 16 - Feral Cat Day

You can help by participating in a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program in your area. 

Suggested Facebook Post: A feral cat is an independent cat who lives and hunts outside. These cats don’t do well with human interaction and are often euthanized as a result. Alley Cat Allies founded this day to raise awareness about the feral cat community and promote the Trap-Neuter-Return program. If you would like more information about how you can help, visit the website at www.alleycat.org

Black Cat DayOctober 27 - Black Cat Day

Encourage clients to post pictures or stories about their black cats today.

Suggested Facebook Post: The black cat carries many different stigmas. Here in the US a black cat can be a sign of bad luck or evil. Did you know though, that countries like Great Britain and Japan see the black cat as a sign of good luck?

We would love to see a picture or hear a story about your black cat posted below.

HALLOWEENOctober 31 - Halloween

Request that Facebook members post a picture of their pet in a costume. You could encourage them to post by running a contest and having members vote for their favorite costume. Or enter the posts into a drawing and pick a random winner. 

Suggested Facebook Post: Happy Halloween! We would love to see your pet in their favorite Halloween costume. Please post a picture below and you will be entered in a drawing for a gift. 

Remember to keep all the yummy chocolate away from your pets!