Cat-Themed Days (Cat-Related Holidays)- January to December 2018

Last Updated on January 5, 2021 by Julia Wilson


Every day is a special day when you share your home with a cat, but there are a number of days throughout the year which are dedicated to cats in one way or another.


2nd January – Happy Mew Year To Your Cats Day.

14th January – Dress Up Your Cat Day.

16th January – Change a Pet’s Life Day.

22nd January – Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day.


Pet Dental Health Month.

Responsible Pet Owner’s Month.

National Prevent A Litter Month.

Last Tuesday of February – World Spay Day.

14th February – Pet Theft Awareness Day.

20th February – Love Your Pet Day.


Third week of March – Poison Awareness Prevention Week.

3rd March – What if Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day.

8th March – World Kidney Day.

11th March – Napping Day.

17th March – Saint Gertrude’s Day (Patron Saint of Cats).

28th March – Respect Your Cat Day.


National Pet Month – (UK).

Heartworm Awareness Month.

Pet First Aid Awareness Month.

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month.

Last Friday of April – Hairball awareness Day.

Last Saturday of April – World Veterinary Day.

4th April – World Stray Animals Day.

6th April – National Siamese Cat Day – (US).

11th April – National Pet’s Day – (US).

19th April – Pet Owner’s Day.

26th April – Kids and Pets Day.

26th April – Hairball Awareness Day.

28th April – World Veterinary Day.

30th April – Adopt a Shelter Pet Day and National Tabby Day (US).


Chip Your Pet Month.

National Pet Month – (US).

Arthritis Month.

Lung Health Awareness Month.


Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

Adopt a Cat Month.

Social PETworking Month.

First week of June – Pet Appreciation Week.

4th June – Hug Your Cat Day.

12th June – World Pet Memorial Day.

15th June – World Catnip Awareness Day.


10th July – National Kitten day (US)

15th July – Pet Fire Safety Day.

21st July – Craft For Your Shelters Day.


Third Saturday of August – Homeless Animals Day.

6 – 13th August – Dental Health Week.

8th August – International Cat Day.

15th August – Check the Chip Day.

16th August – International Homeless Animals Day.

17th August – Black Cat Appreciation Day.

22nd August – Take Your Cat to the Vet Day.

28th August – Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day.


Happy Cat Month.

Second Sunday in September – Pet Memorial Day.

Third week in September – Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Day.

1st September – Ginger Cat Appreciation Day.

24 – 30 September – National Eye Health Week (UK).

28th September – World Rabies Day.

29th September – Beckoning Cat Day.


Second Wednesday of October – Pet Obesity Awareness Day.

1st October – CATober (universal birthday of shelter cats).

14 – 20th October – National Veterinary Technicians Week (US).

4th October – World Animal Day.

16th October – World Feral Cat Day.

16th October – Global Cat Day.

29th October – National Cat Day (US).

30th October – National Black Cat Day (US).


Pet Cancer Awareness Month.

Pet Diabetes Month.

Adopt a Senior Pet Month.

First week of November – National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week (US).

1st November – Cook for Your Pets Day.

17th November – National Black Cat Day (Italy).


Cat Lover’s Month.

5th December – International Volunteers Day.

15th December – Cat Herders Day.

Note: I have taken the liberty of including some general health days (such as national eye health week), because they can serve as important reminders about our own cat’s health.

Julia Wilson is a cat expert with over 20 years of experience writing about a wide range of cat topics, with a special interest in cat health, welfare and preventative care. Julia lives in Sydney with her family, four cats and two dogs. She enjoys photography, gardening and running in her spare time. Full author bio Contact Julia