We will be publishing our 2020 Social Media Marketing Calendar for Veterinary Clinics mid-December and will send an email to all those who’ve downloaded our 2019 calendar when it’s available.
While November was originally National Diabetes Month, intended to raise awareness of diabetes in humans, it’s has become National Pet Diabetes Month as this condition is a growing problem for canines and felines as well. Take the month of November to educate pet owners about the clinical signs of diabetes and ways to help manage their pets’ condition.
Suggested Post: November is not only the “unofficial” start of the holiday season, it’s also National Pet Diabetes Month. Diabetes is a condition that, if left untreated, can be fatal in dogs and cats. Signs that your pet may have diabetes include:
• Excessive thirst
• Excessive and/or inappropriate urination
• Weight loss, even though they’re increasingly hungry
• Cloudy eyes
• Poor skin and coat conditions
If you are concerned about your pets’ weight, or if they’re displaying any of the signs listed above, make an appointment to come in right away. Diabetes IS manageable, and with proper care, diabetic pets can live long and happy lives.
Learn more by visiting https://usa.petdiabetesmonth.com/.
This week is the perfect opportunity to partner with local animal shelters and rescue groups to feature adoptable pets on your veterinary clinic’s social media profiles, host a meet-and-greet at your clinic, or offer a newly adopted pet special for clients.
Suggested Post: Happy National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week! The work animal shelters and rescue groups do is vital and save lives every single day. If you’re thinking about adding a new furry, feathered, or scaly member to your family, consider adopting from local groups such as GROUP 1, GROUP 2, or GROUP 3!
(Insert your recommended local groups. You can also share posts of adoptable animals from their social media profiles.)
Lymphoma is one of the most common forms of canine cancer with more than 30 types of lymphoma. It’s important for pet owners to be aware of the signs and symptoms to watch out for and know when they should call you.
Suggested Post: Today is National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day, and while cancer may be a scary word, it doesn’t have to mean the end. Dogs are important members of our families, and owners should be aware of the signs and symptoms of lymphoma. They include enlarged lymph nodes, lethargy, loss of appetite, weakness, and weight loss, and if your pup is showing any of these signs, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Take a moment to thank veterans, both two-legged and four, for their dedication and service to our country.
Suggested Post: We want to extend our sincerest thanks and gratitude to the brave men and women who have and continue to protect our country. Happy Veterans Day.
Does your veterinary clinic see little critters like rats and mice? November 12 is Fancy Rat and Mouse Day and is a great opportunity to showcase the services you provide for these pets!
Suggested Post: Rats and mice are incredibly intelligent, affectionate, quiet, and make great pets! While they’re easy to care for, they are like other companion animals and need regular veterinary care. Rats and mice may not require yearly vaccinations, but annual physicals help us ensure your pet stays healthy throughout their whole life! Give us a call today to set up a visit for your pet today.
Wish your veterinary clinic social media followers a happy Thanksgiving and remind them of your holiday hours. If you have a recommended emergency clinic, include their contact information in your post as well.
Suggested Post: From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! INSERT REMINDER ABOUT CLINIC HOURS AND EMERGENCY CLINIC CONTACT.
Entering its 10th year, Small Business Saturday is backed by American Express and is an effort to encourage shoppers to shop small and local. Veterinary clinics utilize the “Shop Small” message several ways, including encouraging pet owners to purchase their pet’s diets and medicine in-clinic or through your online pharmacy.
To learn more about Shop Small and Small Business Saturday, visit https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/?linknav=us-loy-nav-shopsmallbutton.
Suggested Post: Happy Small Business Saturday! Small businesses like ours support our local economy in big ways. When you visit us in the clinic for an appointment or to pick up your pets’ prescription or food, you’re helping support your neighbors, family, and friends.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to supporting you and our town for years to come!