Our gift to you is the WhiskerCloud 2023 veterinary social media calendar with a complete list of social media holidays!

The internet is its own world, which has many more holidays than just the days we celebrate on a federal level. We thought it would be fun to put everything related to social media for veterinarians in one place so that you can bookmark this page and use it as much as possible! Marketing your veterinary hospitals can be tricky sometimes; ensuring that your brand is “part of the conversation” means you’re already ahead of the competition.

Below you will find guides for each month, as well as free veterinary social media holiday resources and downloads at the bottom of this post.



Walk Your Dog Month
National Train Your Dog Month

1: New Year’s Day
2: National Pet Travel Safety Day
2: Science Fiction Day
4: National Trivia Day
5: National Bird Day
9: National Clean Your Desk Day
11: Human Trafficking Awareness Day
13: National Sticker Day
15: National Hat Day
16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
19: Get to Know Your Customers Day (third Thursday of every quarter)
20: National Cheese Lover’s Day
20: Penguin Awareness Day
21: National Squirrel Appreciation Day
21: National Hugging Day
23: National Pie Day
23: Community Manager Appreciation Day
24: National Compliment Day
24: Change a Pet’s Life Day
25: Opposite Day #OppositeDay
28: Data Privacy Day


National Pet Dental Health Month
Dog Training Education Month
National Cat Health Month
Responsible Pet Owners Month
Spay/Neuter Awareness Month (AKA Beat the Heat Month)
American Heart Month
Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month

7–14: Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week
19-25: National Justice for Animals Week
19-25: Bird Health Awareness Week

2: Groundhog Day
3: Doggie Date Night
3: National Golden Retriever Day
4: World Cancer Day
14: Pet Theft Awareness Day
14: Valentine’s Day
17: Random Acts of Kindness Day
20: National Love Your Pet Day
22: Walk Your Dog Day
23: International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
28: World Spay Day


Poison Prevention Awareness Month
Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month

5-11: Professional Pet Sitters Week
19–25: National Poison Prevention Week

1: National Pig Day
1: National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
3: If Pets Had Thumbs Day
13: K-9 Veterans Day
14: National Save a Spider Day
14: Pi Day
17: St. Patrick’s Day
18: Awkward Moments Day
18: World Sleep Day
19: National Let’s Laugh Day
20: Spring Equinox (Northern Hemisphere)
20: International Day of Happiness
20: World Storytelling Day
22: World Water Day
23: National Puppy Day
26: Purple Day
25: Earth Hour Day
28: Respect Your Cat Day
30: Doctor’s Day
30: National Take a Walk in the Park Day


National Adopt a Greyhound Month
National Heartworm Awareness Month
National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
Stress Awareness Month

1–7: International Pooper Scooper Week
9–15: Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week (second full week in April)
9–15: National Dog Bite Prevention Week (second full week in April)
17–23: National Pet ID Week (third week in April)
17–23: Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week (third week in April)
23-29: Veterinary Receptionist Week
23–29: National Scoop the Poop Week

1: April Fools’ Day
1: Every Day is Tag Day (first Saturday in April)
2: National Ferret Day
3: Find a Rainbow Day
6: National Siamese Cat Day
6: National Walking Day
7: World Health Day
7: National No Housework Day
8: National Dog Fighting Awareness Day
9: Easter Sunday
10: National Hug Your Dog Day
11: National Pet Day
11: Dog Therapy Appreciation Day
14: National Dolphin Day
16: National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day
17: International Haiku Poetry Day
20: National Look-Alike Day
20. Get to Know Your Customers Day (third Thursday of every quarter)
21: Bulldogs are Beautiful Day
21: National High-Five Day
22: Earth Day
23: National Lost Dog Awareness Day
23: National Picnic Day
23: World Book Day
25: World Penguin Day
26: National Administrative Professionals Day
26: International Guide Dogs Day
26: National Kids & Pets Day
27: National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
28: Arbor Day
28: National Hairball Awareness Day
29: World Veterinary Day
30: National Pet Parents Day
30: National Honesty Day
30: National Tabby Day
30: National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
30: National Therapy Animal Day


National Pet Month
National Foster Care Month
Chip Your Pets Month
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
Lyme Disease Prevention Month
National Service Dog Eye Examination Month

1-7: Dog Anxiety Awareness Week
7-13: Be Kind to Animals Week
7-13: National Pet Week

1: National Purebred Dog Day
1: Save the Rhino Day
1: May Day
1: International Workers Day
3: National Specially-Abled Pets Day
4: Star Wars Day
5: Cinco de Mayo
6: National Nurses Day
7: Mayday for Mutts
8: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
10: National Receptionist Day
13: National Dog Mom’s Day
14: Mother’s Day
14: International Chihuahua Appreciation Day
19: Endangered Species Day
20: National Rescue Dog Day
20: Armed Forces Day
22: Victoria Day – Canada
23: World Turtle Day
26: Heat Awareness Day
29: Memorial Day
31: World No-Tobacco Day


Adopt-a-Cat Month
National Pet Preparedness Month
National Microchipping Month
Social Petworking Month
National Dairy Month
National Zoo and Aquarium Month

4-10: Pet Appreciation Week
19-25: Animal Rights Awareness Week
19-23: Take Your Pet to Work Week

1: Global Day of Parents
4: National Hug Your Cat Day
5: World Environment Day
7: Global Running Day
8: National Best Friends Day
8: World Oceans Day
14: World Pet Memorial Day
14: World Blood Donor Day
19: Father’s Day
19: National Garfield the Cat Day
19: Take Your Cat to Work Day
21: Summer Solstice
21: National Selfie Day
21: National Dog Party Day
23: Take Your Dog to Work Day
24: Cat World Domination Day
27: National Sunglasses Day
29: National Handshake Day
30: Social Media Day


National Lost Pet Prevention Month
National Pet Hydration Awareness Month
National Dog House Repair Month
Independent Retailer Month

16-22: Everybody Deserves a Massage Week
18-24: National Zookeeper Week

1: Canada Day
4: Independence Day
11: All-American Pet Photo Day
14: Shark Awareness Day
15: National Pet Fire Safety Day
15: I Love Horses Day
15: Give Something Away Day
16: World Snake Day
17: World Emoji Day
17: National Ice Cream Day
20: Get to Know Your Customers Day
21: National Craft for Your Local Shelters Day
21: No Pet Store Puppies Day
23: Parents’ Day
30: International Day of Friendship
31: National Mutt Day


National Immunization Awareness Month
National Back-To-School Month

7–13: International Assistance Dog Week

1: Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs #Dogust1st
2: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
8: International Cat Day
10: National Spoil Your Dog Day
10: National Lazy Day
12: World Elephant Day
15: National Check the Chip Day
15: National Relaxation Day
16: National Tell a Joke Day
17: National Black Cat Appreciation Day
19: World Photo Day
19: International Homeless Animals Day
22: National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
26: International Dog Day
26: National Women’s Equality Day
30: National Holistic Pet Day


Happy Cat Month
National Service/Guide Dog Month
National Food Safety Education Month
National Guide Dogs Month
National Pet Insurance Month
Responsible Dog Ownership Month
Pet Sitter Education Month
Animal Pain Awareness Month
National Disaster Preparedness Month

17-23: National Farm Animals Awareness Week
24-30: National Deaf Dog Awareness Week
20-27: National Dog Week
18-24: Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week

1: Ginger Cat Appreciation Day
4: National Wildlife Day
4: Labor Day
5: International Day of Charity
8: National Stand Up To Cancer Day
11: National Day of Service and Remembrance
10: National Grandparents Day
10: National Pet Memorial Day
10: National Hug Your Hound Day
12: National Day of Encouragement
16: Responsible Dog Ownership Day
16: Puppy Mill Awareness Day
19: International Talk Like a Pirate Day
22: National Elephant Appreciation Day
23: First Day of Fall
23: International Rabbit Day
27: World Tourism Day
28: World Rabies Day
28: National Good Neighbor Day


Adopt-A-Dog Month
National Animal Safety and Protection Month
National Pet Wellness Month
National Pit Bull Awareness Month

1–7: National Walk Your Dog Week (first week of October)
15–21: National Veterinary Technician Week

1: National Black Dog Day
1: National Fire Pup Day
1: World Vegetarian Day
2: International Day of Non-Violence
2: World Habitat Day
4: World Animal Day
4: National Taco Day
5: National Do Something Nice Day
6: World Smile Day
10: World Mental Health Day
9: Canadian Thanksgiving
11: International Day of the Girl Child
11: National Pet Obesity Day
12: World Sight Day
13: National Train Your Brain Day
15: National Pug Day
15: National Grouch Day
15: Global Handwashing Day
16: National Boss’s Day
16: National Feral Cat Day
16: World Food Day
19: Get to Know Your Customers Day (celebrated on the 3rd thursday of every quarter)
21: National Fetch Day
21: Reptile Awareness Day
21: National Pets for Veterans Day
28: National Chocolate Day
28: National Pit Bull Awareness Day
29: National Cat Day
31: Halloween


Adopt a Senior Pet Month
National Senior Pet Month
National Pet Cancer Awareness Month
National Pet Diabetes Month

5-11: National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week (first full week of November)

1: National Cook for Your Pets Day
1: International Pet Groomer Appreciation Day
3: National Sandwich Day
4: National Candy Day
7: National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day
8: International Day of Radiology
11: Remembrance Day (Canada & Australia)
11: Veterans Day (US)
12: Diwali
13: World Kindness Day
14: World Diabetes Day
15: America Recycles Day
17: National Take a Hike Day
17: International Students’ Day
21: World Hello Day
21: National Entrepreneurs’ Day
23: U.S. Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday of November)
24: Native American Heritage Day
24: National Day of Listening
24: Black Friday
25: Small Business Saturday
26: National Cake Day
29: Electronic Greeting Card Day
30: Computer Security Day


National Cat Lovers’ Month
Safe Toys and Gifts Month

7-15: Hanukkah
12/26 – 1/1/23: Kwanzaa

4: National Cookie Day
4: World Wildlife Conservation Day
5: International Volunteer Day
7: First Night of Hanukkah
8: Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day
9: International Day of Veterinary Medicine
10: International Animal Rights Day
12: Gingerbread House Day
13: National Cocoa Day
15: Last Night of Hanukkah
16: National Ugly Sweater Day
21: Winter Solstice (Northern Hemisphere)
24: Christmas Eve
25: Christmas Day
26: 1st Day of Kwanzaa
26: Boxing Day (Canada)
31: New Year’s Eve

Enjoy free veterinary marketing guides for each month of the year.

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