Cat-Themed Days – January to December 2018

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    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, 'Cat World' Founder

      Julia Wilson is the founder of Cat-World, and has researched and written over 1,000 articles about cats. She 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. Full author bio