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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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There are hundreds of ways your business can support NPM and be ‘Pet Care Aware’ all year round.

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Welcome to National Pet Month

#NationalPetMonth: April 1- May 2 2022

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.

Cool Tips In Hot Weather: NPM’s Guide For Safe, Happy and Healthy Small Pets

As temperatures rise to record levels, it’s not just our cats and dogs we need to keep a close eye on.


A heatwave can be a worrying time for us as pet owners. With extreme heat warnings in place across the UK, here are some top tips to help keep your much loved pet safe, happy and healthy.

Why embracing a pet-friendly workspace policy is a great step for businesses

There were several reasons cited by Gen Z and Millennials who had given up their pet, including a change in living arrangements and financials obstacles, and changes in working arrangements was also high on the list. The research also showed that 40% of owners don’t have pet-friendly offices and an additional 11% unsure.

Keep an eye on your pet’s waistline!

Top Tips and Tools for Healthy Weight Management

Making the toughest decision for my old cat

John Helps BVetMed CertSAM MRCVS, Chair of NOAH’s Companion Animal Sub-Committee and Senior Technical Manager Companion Animals, MSD Animal Health, describes how loving our pets sometimes means making the hardest decision.

Know Your Pet’s Normal For Happiness and Good Health

Because our pets can’t talk it is our job to know what is normal for them, so we can spot when there is a change – which could mean pain or discomfort.

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