What is Mew at Catster: March 2021 Cat Events

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What is Mew at Catster: March 2021 Cat Events

Are you looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends this month? Here are some fun things to do for March cats.

NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been canceled. But here are some virtual events for you to review.

All month: National Nutrition Month

Sixth through eighth grade students are invited to take part in the fifth annual Vet Set Go “Become a Veterinarian Camp Contest 2021”. Photo courtesy of Vet Set Go.

By March 31st: Become a Veterinarian Camp Contest

Vet Set Go – the first and only community dedicated to budding teen and tween veterinarians – works with Merck Animal Health to help students achieve their dream of becoming a veterinarian. Sixth through eighth grade students are invited to take part in the fifth annual Vet Set Go “Become a Veterinarian Camp Contest 2021”. The online essay contest, which begins today, offers students the opportunity to win a coveted spot in the Auburn University Junior Vet Camp at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine from July 11-16, 2021. Three students will receive a package that includes camp tuition, room and board at the Auburn Junior Veterinary Camp in Auburn, Alabama. Visit vetsetgo.com for more information.

Give your pet an extra thank you this week! Photo by Raphael Angeli / Getty Images

7-13: Professional Pet Sitter Week

Professional Pet Sitters Week was established by Pet Sitters International in 1995 and recognizes professional zookeepers who provide high quality, reliable care to their customers’ pets. Educating the public who own pets about the benefits of professional home pet grooming; and encourages animal-loving entrepreneurs to explore pet sitting as a career. This is a great time to give an extra thank you to your pet handler! Follow the week on social media with the hashtag #nationalprofessionalpetsittersweek or #petsitting.

21-27: Animal Poison Prevention Week

This week focuses on educating pet parents about what can poison their pets, identifying the signs of poisoning, and how to prevent them. It’s a good time to remember the springtime dangers of toxic substances like plants, herbicides, fertilizers, and pesticides. The ASCPCA lists many household products, foods, and plants that can be toxic to pets. Visit the ASPCA Animal Poison Control website for information on how to protect your pet.

Give your cat a little more love and respect today. Photo from Shutterstock

28: respect your cat day

Of course we respect our cats every day, but today is a great day to celebrate you and your feline friend and to recognize all of the “hard work your cat puts into your loyal beast!

Featured photo: Getty Images

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