Have fun this month by hosting an open house event. You can invite clients and the surrounding community to come in and meet Mr. Claus or even Santa Paws. Provide cookies, as well as treats for our furry friends. This could be a charity event to raise money or supplies for a local rescue or shelter. Provide pictures with Santa and encourage donations. Another idea is to get a list of needed items from a local shelter or rescue and posting it on social media. You can have a designated drop off in the clinic.
Suggested Facebook Post: We would like to take this time to remember all the furry residents at the animal shelter during this holiday season. Many shelters and rescues are in need of supplies and food, so this year we have decided to help them out. That is why we have decided to (insert here what your clinic is doing to raise supplies for the shelter).
Celebrate today but introducing your staff or sharing fun facts about them. This would be a great time to use the “Schedule Posts” option. You can do a post about a different employee every hour. You could also incorporate a post that will encourage activity on your page. After your employees have been posted with a pic and bio, post questions about your staff and your followers can guess which employee the question is about.
Suggested Post: We would not be where we are without our staff, so today we would like to introduce you to them! We will post a picture along with a bio on each employee. Pay attention though because this might come in handy later in the day.
Today is a great day to remind people about the dangers that come along with winter. If you sell the Sno-Plow salt, it would be a great time to advertise this product since it is pet safe.
Suggested Post: With winter comes the cold and snow. We must remember to protect our pets during this time.
- Pets should not be left outdoors for long periods of time during extremely cold weather. If they must be outside, they should have a dry, draft-free shelter that is raised off the ground. Straw or cedar shavings should cover the floor and the doorway should be covered with a heavy plastic or waterproof burlap. Make sure your pet has fresh water and that it isn’t frozen.
- Your pet is at risk of getting frostbite on exposed skin just like people. Make sure they are correctly bundled up if the temperature calls for it.
- Their paws can become irritated by salt and chemicals that are used to melt snow and ice. To help prevent this buy salt that is pet safe, also wipe paws with a damp towel when they come inside.
- There are many cats that live outdoors. They may try to find a warm spot to curl up and under a car’s hood is a common place for them to do this. It is good practice to bang on your hood before starting your car.
- Make sure to keep antifreeze in a safe spot, out of reach of pets and children. Antifreeze can attract pets due to the sweet taste, but it is very toxic. Make sure to wipe up any spills right away. Propylene Glycol coolants tend to be less toxic to pets, family, and wildlife.
What is normally a joyous holiday can quickly turn sour if pets get into things they shouldn’t. Take time to wish your clients a Merry Christmas and remind them of Christmas dangers for their pets.
Suggested Post: We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. While you are celebrating this special day remember to keep your pets safe. Some common Christmas items to keep away from your pet are:
- Holiday ornaments
- Tree lights and cords
- Poinsettias, mistletoe, and holly
- Ribbon and bows
Celebrate your local zoo on Visit the Zoo Day! Consider contacting a zoo near you to see if you can get brochures or coupons to place at your front desk.
Suggested Post: At the zoo, you see and learn many things about animals that you might not get to see in the wild. A lot of research, as well as species-saving breeding programs, happen at zoos around the world, including [ZOO NAME]. This helps experts learn why an animal may have become endangered or even increasing the population of these animals. Why not support them and take your family to the zoo today? We have coupons available in our clinic, so stop on in!