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Holidays

Celebrating the Holidays with Your Yorkie

& Important Dates of Awareness

Holidays and special occasions are always wonderful times to slow down and appreciate family. And since your Yorkshire Terrier is part of your family, it's always nice to find ways to include your dog in on the fun. 

However, some holiday events do come with some challenges. Sure, finding your Yorkie the perfect birthday or Christmas present is somewhat of a challenge; however, there are other issues as well.

This includes: How to help your Yorkie handle large groups of visitors to your home, navigating having both decorations and a hyper puppy, bringing your Yorkshire Terrier to other homes during your visiting rounds while keeping him happy. And we must not forget the importance of knowing which types of holiday foods a dog can and cannot eat. 

Another element to think about is the fun and cute ways you can dress your Yorkie up for the holidays and special holiday themed toys and canine-safe treats and cakes. 

In this section, we'll go over:
  • Celebrating holidays with your Yorkshire Terrier, which includes helpful advice to keep your Yorkie safe, holiday foods that your Yorkie can and cannot eat, ways to make your dog feel special and tips that revolves around the particular events of certain holidays. 

Pet Awareness Days, Weeks & Months

JANUARY
• National Walk Your Dog Month
• Unchain a Dog Month
• January 2nd - National Pet Travel Safety Day
• January 14th - National Dress Up Your Pet Day; a day to be aware of the benefits of clothing your dog
• January 24th - Change a Pet’s Life Day
FEBRUARY
• National Pet Dental Health Month
• Responsible Pet Owners Month
• Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
• February 14th - Pet Theft Awareness Day
• February 20th - Love Your Pet Day
• February 23rd- International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
MARCH
• Poison Prevention Awareness Month
• March 23rd - National Puppy Day(an annual day to celebrate puppies and promote adoption)
APRIL
• American Red Cross’s National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
• Prevention of Lyme Disease in Dogs Month  
• National Pet ID Week (third week in April)
• World Veterinary Day - last Saturday in April.
• April 30th - National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
MAY
• Pet Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
• Be Kind to Animals Week (first full week of May starting with a Sunday)
• National Heat Awareness Day (the last Friday in May)
JUNE
• Take Your Dog to Work Day (celebrated the Friday after Father's Day)
JULY
• July 15th - National Pet Fire Safety Day 
• July 21st - National Craft for Your Local Shelters Day
AUGUST
• National Immunization Awareness Month; a day to spread awareness of the importance of vaccinations.
• August 1st - DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs
• August 10th - Spoil Your Dog Day
• August 26th - National Dog Day 
SEPTEMBER
• Animal Pain Awareness Month
• Responsible Dog Ownership Month
• National Pet Memorial Day (second Sunday in September)
• September 14th - National Hug Your Hound Day
• September 23rd - Dogs in Politics Day (also known as Checkers Day)
• September 28th - World Rabies Day
OCTOBER
• National Animal Safety and Protection Month
• National Pet Obesity Awareness Day (second Wednesday of October
NOVEMBER
• National Pet Cancer Awareness Month 
• National Pet Diabetes Month
• November 1st - National Cook for Your Pets Day
• November 7th - National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day
DECEMBER
• December 10th - International Animal Rights Day

Holidays to Celebrate with Your Yorkshire Terrier

These include some of the major holidays, those just in the U.S. and others around the world. Tips and advice to make the day a great one. 
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January 1st | New Year's
The perfect time to have a fresh start. vow to make it the happiest, safest year ever. Take the Yorkie New Year's Resolution Challenge
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February 14th | Valentine's Day
This is the perfect day to show your Yorkie how much you love him or her. Plan some special treats and toys to mark the occasion ... Coming soon
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July 4th | Independence Day
A great day to spend outside with friends and family. Though, having a Yorkie hear fireworks can present issues. Tips for a fun, safe 4th of July ... Coming soon
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October 31st | Halloween
A great holiday to have fun with your Yorkie, by dressing up in a cute costume, having him help hand out treats or both. See cute costume ideas and read safety tips. 
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Thanksgiving
The #1 holiday for eating tons of wonderful food and spending time with family. Which foods a Yorkie can and cannot eat and getting through a busy day with your dog. ... Coming Nov 2017
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December 25th | Christmas
Tips for a fun, happy holiday. Great holiday themed gifts and clothes for a Yorkshire Terrier. And extra special Christmas treats... Coming December 2017
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To treat yourself or another Yorkshire Terrier lover, great gift ideas in all categories. 
Gifts to Give to a Yorkie
For your Yorkie's birthday or just to say 'I love you', lovely gifts ideas .. Coming soon
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My Yorkie is Acting Moody - Why there may be a sudden change in behavior. 
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Yorkshire Terrier Sleeping Habits - How much is normal, tips for better sleep.
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Yorkie Water Requirements - How much and how often. Signs of not drinking enough.
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