National Holistic Pet Day

When people think about their pets’ health, it’s often either in terms of treating a pet’s existing symptoms or ensuring they receive their regular vaccines. Few consider their pet’s overall health in a holistic way. Fortunately, that is beginning to change as more individuals adopt a holistic approach to their pets’ health.

This method is not a change in treatment but rather an approach to health care. It considers the familial, ethical, spiritual, and psychological dimensions surrounding health and illness. This approach is currently celebrated by National Holistic Pet Day—a holiday observed annually on August 30th.

The History Of National Holistic Pet Day

This holiday was created around 2009 by Colleen Paige from the Animal Miracle Foundation. It was established to encourage pet owners to consider the totality of their pet’s health when deciding what is best for their animals.

The holiday has been observed every year since its inception by like-minded pet owners who are willing to adopt 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 consider how they can approach their pet’s health from a more holistic perspective. In our experience, most holistic pet care facilities place a significant emphasis on a pet’s preventative care to ensure long-lasting health.

This involves not only vaccinating the pet against common diseases but also ensuring they receive the necessary supplements for a long life. Other ways to observe this holiday include learning more about holistic veterinary medicine or finding healthier treats for your pets made from higher-quality ingredients.

While exploring these holistic options on this day, individuals can also spread the word about it using the hashtag #NationalHolisticPetDay online.

When is it?
This year (2024)
August 30 Friday
Next year (2025)
August 30 Saturday
Last year (2023)
August 30 Wednesday