➤ Adopt-A-Dog Month
➤ Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month
➤ National Animal Safety and Protection Month
➤ National Pet Wellness Month
➤ National Pit Bull Awareness Month
➤ National Service Dog Month
➤ National Veterinary Technician Week
➤ National Feral Cat Day
➤ National Pit Bull Awareness Day
➤ Plush Animal Lovers Day
➤ National Cat Day
WebVet (www.webvet.com), the premier online health resource for pet owners, announced today the formation of a strategic partnership with Everyday Health, the leading online human health information property with more than 29 million unique users per month. This new partnership is an acknowledgement of the growing importance of pet health and well being as an important part of family health.
WebVet’s content is comprehensive, embracing every aspect of pet care and the human-animal bond, including medical information and advancements, general wellness information, original lifestyle and human interest stories, and breaking news.
WebVet’s “whole-pet” philosophy represents a redefinition of how pet owners approach the care of their animals by providing pet health information that ranges from medical abstracts and general wellness advice, to original lifestyle and human interest stories. Visit their website, www.webvet.com for more information.
Lucky Us! Two Pet Shows In NYC… Spring & Fall
CCK Global Events produces the NYC Pet Show as an event for the urban pet lover. Presented in partnership with the American Pet Products Association, the show provides the attendees with an interactive experience comprised of seminars and discussions, meet & greets, and a wide range of upscale products and services geared for urban pets and their owners. The show will be held May 22 & 23, 2010, 11:00am–5pm daily, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, NYC, $25.
Over 30,000 square feet of the Metropolitan Pavilion will be dedicated to the Pet Pavilion where attendees will have the opportunity to shop and learn about the best pet products and services.
An environment is created for the attendee to experience products and engage with participating vendors and sponsors. Participants have the opportunity to network with an affluent crowd of pet owners and make face-to-face connections with current and prospective customers.
Reserve your booth now! Save the Dates! Meet The Breeds, October 16-17, 2010, Javits Center, New York City. For AKC vending opportunities contact Andrea Jordan Lane, 919-816-3722, email@example.com. For AKC sponsorship opportunities contact Daphna Strauss, 212-696-8243, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dogs Who Left Their Mark On Pop Culture
From crime fighting dogs to presidential pooches that sometimes got more press than their owners, one look at popular culture proves that dogs have always had a profound influence on our daily lives. But which well-known canine is the most famous?
The nominees for most famous dogs are:
Which dog will be victorious? Visit www.pawnation.com/category/akc-top-125-dogs to cast your vote and leave your paw print on the poll.
AKC Cautions Owners As Pet Thefts Continue To Rise; State Lawmakers Consider Making ‘Dog-Napping’ A Serious Crime
The American Kennel Club continues to remind pet owners to heed warnings about an alarming rise in “dog-nappings.”
Regardless of the reason thieves are taking pets, whether to sell to unsuspecting local buyers or over the Internet or keeping them for personal use, these criminals need to know that pet owners are becoming more proactive by keeping pets close to them and also microchipping their pets ahead of time so that when these dogs turn up at shelters or veterinarian offices they can be scanned to find their rightful owners.
In response to this continuing trend, AKC offers the following advice:
Don’t let your dog off-leash
Don’t leave your dog unattended in your yard
Be Cautious with information given to strangers about your pet
Never leave your dog in an unattended car
Don’t tie your dog outside a store
Protect your dog with microchip identification — Collars and tags can be removed so make sure you have permanent ID with a microchip. Lost Pet Alert – AKC Companion Animal Recovery is the exclusive pet recovery service working with helpmefindMYPET.com to help owners locate stolen or lost pets.
Once you report your dog missing an e-mail alert is sent to area vets, shelters, and animal control agencies, within a 50-mile radius, to notify them to be on the lookout.
For more information, enroll your pet in a 24-hour recovery service and sign-up for the Lost Pet Alert visit www.akccar.org.