It’s also the first of the month, so don’t forget to remind pet owners on your social media channels to give their pets their monthly preventatives.
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.
March 1: National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
Is there anything better than a dog enjoying peanut butter? If you give patients peanut butter, film a video or take a picture to share on social media to promote it! If not, there are plenty of homemade peanut butter treat recipes you could share with followers as well.
Suggested Post: Happy National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day. Here’s to all things sticky, sweet, and a yummy doggo treat!
March 3: International Ear Care Day
Take March 3 to educate pet owners on the ways they can care for their pet’s ears at home. You can also share what signs and symptoms of potential ear issues that would require a visit to your veterinary clinic.
Suggested Post: Does your furry friend scratch their ears or shake their head a lot? It might be time to bring them in for an ear appointment! Give us a call if you notice more-than-normal itching, head shaking, smells, or discharge coming from your pet’s ears. That’s a sign something isn’t quite right, and we can help them get to feeling better fast!
March 8: Daylight Savings Time Starts
With all the news lately about Daylight Savings Time, have fun on Sunday, March 8, by sharing a photo of a sleeping (or complaining) pet, either in the clinic or owned by a team member.
Suggested Post: Today is Daylight Savings Time – time to spring those clocks forward an hour!
March 15-21: National Poison Prevention Week
Many pet owners know (or should know) that things like chocolate, grapes, and onions are bad for their pets, but many other household items are just as dangerous. With Spring right around the corner, remind pet owners to keep their spring cleaning and garden products away from inquisitive pets.
Suggested Post: With the First Day of Spring right around the corner, you may be gearing up for your spring cleaning and gardening tasks. Many of these products are poisonous for your pets, so always be aware of where things like toilet cleaning products, lime and rust removers, household plants, fertilizers, and more are in your home. Keep them locked away or up and away from both curious pets and kids alike.
Pet Poison Helpline has an in-depth poison list that is handy for pet owners to bookmark. Learn more by clicking https://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poisons/.
March 17: St. Patrick’s Day
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! If a team member loves St. Patrick’s Day, share a video of them reciting an Irish blessing or a photo of them in their green scrubs. Have any green toys for sale in your clinic? Promote them online or share photos of clinic pets enjoying them. Have fun on St. Patrick’s Day with your staff, clients, and patients.
Suggested Post: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
March 19: First Day of Spring
March 19 marks the first day of Spring. With more sunlight and warmer temperatures, pet owners will be outside enjoying Spring with their pets. Remind them of the importance of flea, tick, and heartworm preventatives. Not only can you feature that these products are available in your clinic and/or online pharmacy, but also highlight the cost savings of a monthly dose of preventative compared to the treatment costs of Lyme Disease and Heartworm Disease.
Suggested Post: Happy First Day of Spring! Winter has seemed so long, and we’re looking forward to more sunlight and warmer temperatures. Springtime also means that ticks, fleas, and mosquitos will be joining us soon (and in some places, they already have). Remember that the best way to protect your pet from these nasty creatures is through a monthly dose of preventative. If you haven’t been in to see us for an updated prescription, schedule an appointment today.
March 23: National Puppy Day and Cuddly Kitten Day
What could be better than snuggling puppies and kittens? Share photos of these cuties in your clinic on March 23 or add a double dose of ‘aw’ when they’re held by a staff member for photos!
Suggested Post: Today is National Puppy Day AND Cuddly Kitten Day. Could this day get any better!?