Polite Pets Month
March 2014 promises to be the biggest Polite Pets Month yet. The bar keeps rising as we embark on our third Polite Pets Month.
Polite Pets Month is about raising awareness in the community about behavioural issues in pets.
In 2014 we’ll be focusing on phobias and anxiety disorders and will be 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.
Resources for 2014's phobia and anxiety topics will be uploaded to the AVA website in the New Year but you can already find some great advice about pet behavioural issues in the Polite Pets Month.
These have been created for pet owners to help them better understand particular behavioural issues in their pets. Resources for the 2014 Polite Pets Month will be added in the New Year but here's some informative fact sheets that we've created for previous Polite Pets Months.
- Does your cat have toileting problems?
- Why does my dog bark?
- Creating an enriching environment for your pet
- Debunking dominance in dogs
- Managing anxiety and phobias in dogs
- Ten top tips for training dogs
- Preventing dog bites
- Creating a courteous cat
- Teach your bird to be on its best behaviour
- The truth about cats and dogs
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:
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Polite Pets Month Foundation Sponsors
The AVA would like to thank our Polite Pets Month Foundation Sponsors: