Can you believe it's already August? Although there are not any monthly observances to highlight, keep sharing heat and hydration safety tips as well as preventative and vaccine reminders. The dangers of summer are not over yet, and pet owners need to continue vigilance against pesky mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas as well as heatstroke. Things might be cooling off, but the dangers are still red-hot.
Below are additional suggested social media posts for veterinary clinics this month. To use the posts on your page, copy and paste the text into your post. Complimentary graphics are included in the zip file to the right.
August 8: International Cat Day
Celebrate everything cat on International Cat Day! Ask followers to enter a contest by submitting a photo of their feline friend in the comments. Prizes could be a small gift basket with cat treats and a toy that can be given to them at their next visit or set out for curbside pick up at their convenience, or a gift certificate good towards future services. Remember to set a time for the contest to end and promptly announce a winner after that time.
Suggested Post: Happy #InternationalCatDay! Let's celebrate our feline friends with a giveaway. Comment a photo of your cat below to enter to win them something tasty and something fun! A winner will be selected at 9 PM and can claim their prize at their next visit or arrange for a curbside pickup. Good Luck!
August 10: Spoil Your Dog Day
Who wouldn't want to celebrate a day specifically dedicated to giving in to those puppy-dog eyes? Remind your followers that August 10 is a great day to spend a little longer playing, cuddling, and giving a special tasty treat.
Suggested Post: It's #SpoilYourDogDay! It doesn't take much to make them feel the extra love. 10 extra minutes at the dog park, a tasty treat, a new toy, or added cuddle time means the world to our pooches. How do you plan on spoiling your dog today?
August 15: National Check the Chip Day
We all know that microchips are important tools in reuniting pets with their families. Remind your followers to check their chips and help encourage unchipped pet owners to take the next step in protection from a potentially heartbreaking lost pet situation.
Suggested Post: Tags and chips together make the best combination to make sure your pet is safely returned to you should they become lost. However, microchips only work well if the information is kept up to date and accurate. Take time today to double-check your pet's chip info. If you are interested in having your pet microchipped, give us a call today!
August 20: World Mosquito Day
A day to remind followers that mosquitos are not just annoying and that if they are running low on monthly preventatives, it would be a good time to reorder!
Suggested Post: Mosquitos are annoying, cause itchy welts, can transmit diseases, and are both a danger to you and your pet. Keep yourself safe with bug spray during outings, and your pet safe with monthly preventatives to keep mosquito-transmitted heartworm from wiggling its way into your life. Let us know if you need a refill on your pet's monthly preventative!
August 22: National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
As veterinarians, we know that cats mask and hide their pain very well. Their symptoms are not always obvious, and tracking their health during annual or bi-annual visits is the best way to catch potentially life-threatening conditions. National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day is the perfect time to remind cat owners how important it is to make that appointment at least once a year.
Suggested Post: Cats are notorious for being able to hide pain and illnesses. Annual vet visits are a great way to make sure your cat is not concealing any health issues from you. Today is National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day and a great reminder to schedule an appointment for your feline friend!
August 26: National Dog Day
We like to celebrate our dogs every day, but today is the actual day set aside to honor them! Like International Cat Day, today is a great day to host a giveaway to drive interaction and responses on your social media platforms!
Suggested Post: Happy #NationalDogDay! Share a photo of your pooch in the comments below to enter a giveaway for something tasty and something fun for your K9 companion!
August 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
As veterinary team members, you have the immense responsibility of helping pets cross the Rainbow Bridge pain-free and with honor. Owners remember this moment and remember the care you provided to their pets in their final moments. Take a moment to recognize those pets who have made such an impact on you and your client's lives on Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day.
Suggested Post: Our pets mean the world to us, and after they leave the earth, their friendship and love live on inside of our hearts. Today is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day and is a special time to honor and remember those beautiful souls who changed our lives forever.