Veterinary professionals are urged to get involved in National Pet Month, which gets underway today (1 April) in a bid to raise awareness of responsible pet ownership and care.

Practices are being encouraged to promote positive pet wellbeing messages in April.
Practices are being encouraged to promote positive pet wellbeing messages in April.

The charity, now in its 28th year, wants the profession to use the campaign to talk about good pet care with clients and help raise funds for UK pet charities.

The theme for 2017 is “There’s a pet out there for you”, with the aim being, while there may be a pet out there for everyone, prospective owners need to understand the importance of choosing the right one for them – and seek the advice of vet and pet professionals.

Spread the word

To spread the word, vet professionals can join social media chats using the hashtag #NPMLaunch or #NationalPetMonth and organising or attending pet-themed events to showcase to potential and existing clients how they can support them in looking after their pet.

Chairman of National Pet Month Michael Bellingham said: “National Pet Month is an umbrella charity, offering a fantastic opportunity to join together to celebrate our country’s great love of pets, to remind us of the importance of taking good care of our pets and to help people raise funds for the UK’s incredible pet charities who help so many pets in need.

“Check out our five simple ways to get involved during National Pet Month, whether it’s to raise awareness or raise funds.

“We can promote what you do through our social media channels and the events map on our website.”

National Pet Month’s headline sponsor for 2017 is Tesco Bank Pet.


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