National Holistic Pet Day

When people think about their pet’s health it’s either as treating a pet’s already existing symptoms or getting them their regular vaccines. Few people think of the pet’s overall health in a holistic way. Fortunately, that’s about to change because more and more people are beginning to take a holistic approach to the health of their pets.

This method isn’t a change in treatment but is instead an approach to health care. It addresses the familial, ethical, spiritual, and psychological dimensions surrounding health and illness. This approach is currently being commemorated by National Holistic Pet Day — a holiday that’s observed annually on August 30th every year.

The History Of National Holistic Pet Day

This holiday was created sometime around 2009 by Coleen Paige from the Animal Miracle Foundation. It was created to encourage pet owners to take the totality of their pet’s health into consideration when they’re deciding what’s best for their animals.

This holiday has been observed every year since its creation by like-minded pet owners who are also willing to take a more holistic approach to their pet’s health.

Observing National Holistic Pet Day

The most important way to observe this holiday is for people to think about how they can approach their pet’s health from a more holistic perspective. In our experience, most holistic pet care facilities tend on placing a large amount of attention on a pet’s preventative care to ensure long-lasting health.

This means not only vaccinating the pet against common diseases but also making sure that they have the supplements they need for a long life. Other ways for people to observe this holiday are to learn more about holistic veterinary medicine, or by finding treats for your pets that are healthier and made from higher-quality ingredients.

While people are observing these holistic options on this day, they can take the time to spread the word about it using the hashtag #NationalHolisticPetDay online.

When is it?
This year (2023)
August 30 Wednesday
Next year (2024)
August 30 Friday
Last year (2022)
August 30 Tuesday