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Week 1: Protect Their Health
Your most important responsibility as a pet parent? Keeping your new bestie happy and healthy. So there’s no better time to make sure you’ve got the essentials covered.
We’ve got your guide to following the American Veterinary Medical Association’s suggestions for each day of National Pet Week, which runs May 1-7. Ensuring your pet's safety with a microchip? Check. Finding the perfect vet? Check. Grooming, travel, exercise and beyond? Check, check and double check.
Think of it as the perfect way to kick off a whole month of showering your pet with love.
Celebrate National Pet Week
Sunday, May 1
Make sure their tag and microchip are up to date.
Monday, May 2
Work on your pet's training goals.
Tuesday, May 3
Make time to exercise with your pet.
Wednesday, May 4
Schedule a veterinary checkup.
Thursday, May 5
Travel safely with your pet.
Friday, May 6
Make sure your pet first aid kit is stocked.
Saturday, May 7
Bond with your pet over a grooming session.
Week 2: Make Mealtimes Fun
Nutrition is important, but there’s more to food than its health benefits. It’s also the chance to bond with your pet, sustaining both their body and spirit.
So this week, serve them a DIY recipe as a special treat. Whether you bake up some scrumptious cookies, fire up the grill for some pet-safe kebabs, or even mix them up a pet-friendly mocktail, one thing is certain: You’ll love watching them chow down on your homemade snack, and they’re sure to feel the love, too.
Week 3: Plan an Adventure
When it comes to making memories with your pet, there’s no time like the present. So go ahead, plan a fun, exciting experience for you both to share.
First, consider your pet's personality and abilities: Would they prefer exploring outdoors, or staying inside? To be surrounded by friends or one-on-one time with you? An active escape or a chill-out session?
Then, choose an activity to match, whether it’s a rugged hiking adventure, visiting a new park, or just some extra playtime with an intriguing new toy. No matter what you choose, you’ll have a blast as long as you’re together.
Week 4: Go Ahead—Spoil Them!
Admit it: You love splurging on your pet almost as much as they love the new toys and treats that come inside that blue box.
Well, we've got good news: Chewy’s making it extra easy to spoil them this month, with a ton of National Pet Month deals and discounts perfect for celebrating the awesome animals in your life. What's more, your purchase will help homeless pets across the country! For every purchase in May, Chewy will match the purchase amount and donate pet food and supplies to Greater Good Charities up to $1 million.
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