Did you know that you can schedule posts for a future time and date? This is very helpful if you would like to post multiple times in one day or to schedule all posts a week or month at a time, and it is actually very easy to do. Start a new post by clicking in the body of your post. When you are done, look at the bottom of the window, on the very left of the “Post” button is a picture of a clock. To schedule your post for a later time, click the clock and then set your time and date. Repeat process to schedule multiple posts. 

Share the below posts on social media to encourage activity on your page. 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”.

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Contests are a great way to increase activity on your page. Offering a prize, such as a dollar amount off the client's next visit or merchandise purchase, is a great way to get them back into the clinic. 

Share the below posts on social media to encourage activity on your page. 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”. 

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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!

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From celebrating rabbits to honoring pets, here are some suggested social media posts and graphics you can use for your veterinary clinic's Facebook page! Feel free to use any and all; this will help encourage activity on your page. 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”.


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Please share the provided posts below with your followers. This will help encourage activity on your page. 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”. 

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hot asphaltAs the weather gets hotter, so does the asphalt. Many pet owners may not even realize this is something they should worry about. Take this month to educate your clients about this potential danger. A good way to test the asphalt temperature is to place the back of your hand on the pavement and if you are unable to keep it there for 5 seconds then it is too hot. It is a good idea to: walk your pet in the early morning or late evening, walk them in the grass, or wait until it cools down. There are also waxes or booties that can be purchased if walking on hot asphalt is unavoidable. 

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It is FINALLY getting hot outside! It is a great time to remind your clients about the dangers of leaving their pet in a hot car. Sadly this is a real problem but if we educate pet owners about the deadly consequences we can prevent this. Too many dogs die inside cars every summer. 

Please share the provided posts below with your followers. This will help to encourage activity on your page. 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”.

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With winter finally behind us, it’s time to begin promoting spring-related topics and educating your Facebook followers about the importance of regularly giving their pets preventatives. Mosquitos will be hatching soon, which provides an opportunity for you to share the dangers of heartworm disease in pets and ways they can prevent their pet from getting sick. Encourage clients, both old and new, to stop in with their pet for a regular check-up (or spring tune-up) and to renew their heartworm preventative prescription.

In addition to preventatives, you can also share the provided posts below to really encourage engagement and stay in touch with your followers! 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”. 


May the Fourth Be With YouMay 4:  Star Wars Day - May the Fourth Be with You

Are you a Star Wars superfan? If you are then May 4th is your day. Request your Facebook audience to post fun, Star Wars themed pictures. They can post a picture of their pet dressed in a costume of their favorite character or a favorite meme or picture. Have fun with this day!

Suggested Facebook Post: Star Wars Day is a day that was created by the fans, for the fans. People around the world celebrate in many ways from movie marathons to creating Star Wars themed recipes. Celebrate with us by posting your favorite Star Wars photo, meme or animal dressed as your favorite Star Wars character. May The Fourth Be With You. 

#StarWarsDay


Be Kind To Animals WeekMay 6-12:  Be Kind to Animals Week

Get your clients involved this week by going to the website Kindness100.org. There they can take the Kindness Pledge.  Add some fun by offering a drawing for a prize to the clients who take the pledge and comment on the post with what they plan to do to spread kindness to animals this week. 

Suggested Facebook Post:  Be Kind to Animals week has been recognized since 1915. Many famous characters have taken part in this campaign over the last 100+ years including Shirley Temple, Eleanor Roosevelt, “Tom and Jerry”, “Dennis the Menace” Betty White, Carol Burnett, and John Wayne to name a few. 

You can observe this day by adopting from a shelter or rescue, making sure your pet is up to date on vaccinations and is wearing proper id, make a space or plant a garden for wildlife to coexist with you, and report and suspicious animal cruelty.

Visit Kindness100.org to take the Kindness Pledge. Once you have taken the pledge, come back here and let us know how you plan to spread animal kindness this week. Everyone who participates will be entered into a drawing for a prize. This will be announced at the end of the week.  There are also fun activities on the site that help you teach animal kindness to children.

#Kindness100


National Animal DisasterPreparedness Day 1May 12: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

Remind your clients that it is important to have an emergency plan in place. You can also recommend that they have a pet first aid kit. List the products that the kit should contain and insert the products/brands that you sell in the clinic (tip: VHA has created a flyer you can print and distribute in your clinic for free). You could offer to sell kits that are already made up for your clients.

Suggested Facebook Post:  It is imperative that you have an emergency plan in place in case of a disaster. This will ensure that your pet is properly cared for. One thing that is overlooked by many is pet food. After a disaster strikes, people may not have enough food left and may not be able to make it to a store to buy more. If you are made aware of a future disaster ahead of time, make sure to stock up on pet food, leashes, and collars, copies of veterinary records, bedding, toys, etc.  In case of an evacuation, never leave your pet behind. Have contact info for temporary housing in case your pet can’t be taken with you. 

A Pet Inside Alert sticker can be placed in a spot where emergency personnel will see it. This will alert anyone who enters your home that there are pets inside that need to be rescued.

Having a first aid kit is also very helpful for those smaller emergencies. Kits should include bandage material, gloves, gauze pads, scissors, etc.


Endangered Species DayMay 19:  Endangered Species Day

Suggested Facebook Post: Thanks to the Endangered Species Act and hard work of conservationists and activists, the bald eagle, green sea turtle, American alligator, peregrine falcon, and many other species were kept from disappearing into extinction. Celebrate conservation successes this Endangered Species Day while working to keep up that momentum to stop extinction.

There are many things that you can do to save endangered species:

  1. Learn about endangered species in your area.
  2. Visit a national wildlife refuge, park or other open space.
  3. Make your home wildlife friendly.
  4. Native plants provide food and shelter for native wildlife.
  5. Herbicides and pesticides may keep yards looking nice but they are in fact hazardous pollutants that affect wildlife at many levels.
  6. Slow down when driving.
  7. Recycle and buy sustainable products.
  8. Never purchase products made from threatened or endangered species
  9. Harassing wildlife is cruel and illegal.
  10. Protect wildlife habitat.

Go to www.endangered.org to learn what you can do to help. To find out what species are endangered in the United States, go to https://www.fws.gov/endangered

#EndangeredSpeciesDay


International Turtle DayMay 23:  International Turtle Day

Suggested Facebook Post:  Let’s “Shellebrate” our favorite green, shelled animals today. TURTLES! Post a “Shellfie” with your pet turtle. 

Turtles are disappearing at an alarming rate and it is predicted that they will be extinct in the next 50 years. You can help to save the world’s turtles too by remembering a few simple rules: 

  1. Never buy a turtle from a pet shop or remove them from the wild.
  2. Break for turtles when they are crossing the road, if it is safe, pick them up and move them to the side of the road in the same direction that they were traveling in.
  3. Report any illegal turtle sales or cruelty that you may witness. It is illegal to sell a turtle that is less than 4 inches in length. 

Visit www.tortoise.com/world-turtle-day for more information.

#WorldTurtleDay

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Can you believe that it is already April? The snow is melting, birds are chirping, and everything will start to bloom again soon. It also means that it is time for another installment of media posts to help you increase traffic on your Facebook page. 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”. 

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To maximize your reach on Facebook, it is best to post one time per day with a minimum of 3 times per week. We’ve put together some helpful posts and graphics for you to use on your page! Simply copy and paste the text into a post, and to save the image click it, right click on the enlarged image, and select “Save As”.

Try something new! Try hosting a contest for Daylight Savings or Pi Day and for everyone who answers the question(s) can be entered to win a drawing. Keep the prizes fun and branded, such as a fun branded bag with treat samples, pen, and magnet. After the contest closes, randomly select a winner and ask them to pick their prize up in your clinic.




daylight savings time 2018Daylight Savings - March 11

Suggested Facebook Post: Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead today! You may lose an hour of sleep but you will gain an extra hour of sunlight in the evening! Doesn’t that sound like an even trade?

Did you know that there are two states who don’t observe daylight savings? Post your guesses below!

Answer: Hawaii and most of Arizona.



Happy Pi DayPi Day - March 14

Suggested Facebook Post: Pi Day is celebrated on 3/14 because the three most important digits of Pi are 3.14. Pi is the symbol that represents a mathematical constant.

We like to celebrate this day with a good piece of pie. What is your favorite kind of pie?



happy first day spring 2018First Day of Spring - March 20

Suggested Facebook Post: Hello Spring, and goodbye Winter! The days are getting longer and warmer and with spring comes new life, growth, and change. Flowers will start growing, animals will come out from their dens, and the smell of that first rainfall will lift our moods.

What is your favorite thing about spring?



Poison Prevention WeekPoison Prevention Week - March 18-24

Suggested Facebook Post: Please keep your furry friend’s safety in mind this week and make sure that your home is poison-proof. Visit the Pet Poison Helpline for tips on poison-proofing your home.

DID YOU KNOW: The 5 most common poisons that the Pet Poison Helpline receives calls for are:

- Human Medications
- Human Foods
- Insecticides
- Rodenticides
- Dietary Supplements and Vitamins
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