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National Pet Month

Responsible pet ownership

Thousands of people up and down the UK will be celebrating life with their pets, spreading the word on responsible pet ownership and promoting the benefits of pet ownership

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National Pet Month

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Welcome to National Pet Month

#NationalPetMonth: April 1- May 1 2024

National Pet Month (NPM) celebrates and raises awareness of responsible pet ownership through our educational campaigns and resources across our various platforms. NPM celebrates pet ownership, sharing the many benefits of our cherished companions across the UK.

Whilst the #NationalPetMonth campaign runs from April to May each year via various media outlets, the important messages that NPM endorses run all year-round. We continue to develop informative and important content for both experienced and new pet owners alike.  

During the campaign month of April to May, we love to hear about fundraisers and events in support of the UK’s many phenomenal pet welfare organisations and charities. This can be individual or larger events, virtual or in-person! Tag us on our social channels below.

The NPM Guide To A Pet Safe, Happy and Healthy Christmas

As Christmas decorations go up and our homes fill with festive gifts and treats, it’s important we do all we can to prevent our pets getting into temptation trouble and needing an emergency trip to our vet.

There's No Such Thing As The Dog Poo Fairy

Let’s talk about dog poo and why it’s so important to pick up after our pets. After all, there’s no dog poo fairy to do the work for us. Read on to see how you can play your part in keeping our environment clean and our fellow humans safe from disease.

Minimising Your Carbon Pawprint

There are many ways to be a more sustainable pet owner, from the food you feed your pet and the products you buy, to how you treat parasites. Here are some tips from the British Veterinary Association on how to help cut your pet’s “carbon pawprint” – even small actions can make a difference.  

NPM's Good Pet Owner's Guide To Protecting Our Planet

Sometimes, however careful we are to only buy the amount of pet food needed, there may be leftovers. So, how do we ensure that any leftover food and used pet food packaging is disposed of responsibly?

Say No To Table Scraps and Yes To A Balanced Diet: Feeding Pets Healthily On A Budget

It’s not just humans that have been piling on the pounds in recent years. It seems our pets have been too. Eighty per cent of vets are seeing more obese pets, with 56% of dogs, 47% of cats, 36% of small pets like rabbits and Guinea pigs and 10% of birds seen in a veterinary practice being overweight or obese. So, as we move into Spring, what can we do to help our pet companions shed that extra weight and improve their health?

NPM Guide To Good Pet Weight Management

When our pets are of optimum weight, not only is chronic disease delayed in our animal companions, they can also enjoy longer lives. A 14 year study (Keely et al) showed that dogs fed to lean condition from early puppyhood throughout later life can enjoy up to two more healthy, active years. That’s more precious time for us to spend with our beloved pets. Weight management is such an important part of being a responsible pet owner, so here are our tips to help keep your pet in tip top condition.

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