Polite Pets

Polite Pets Month is about raising awareness in the community about behavioural issues in pets. 

In 2014 we’re focusing on phobias and anxiety disorders and are promoting the notion that ‘mental health is important for pets’. Anxiety disorders and phobias can be extremely frustrating for owners and can cause distress in pets that leads to soiling around the home, aggression and destruction.

Fact sheets

These have been created for pet owners to help them better understand particular behavioural issues in their pets.

Anxiety, fear and phobias fact sheets:


Fact sheets from previous Polite Pets Months:



Our PPM 2014 animated video focuses on recognising and treating anxiety, fear and phobias in dogs, cats and pet birds. We hope you enjoy it.

In 2013, we filmed 2 videos designed to inform or remind the community that their vet can help with a pet's behavioural issues. These videos focused on the 2013 theme:

More detailed information


Polite Pets Month Foundation Sponsors

The AVA would like to thank our Polite Pets Month Foundation Sponsors:

Ceva Animal Health                                                                Royal Canin



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