Pet Week – Can Dogs Have Dog Days?
National Pet Week (May 6th – 12th)
For over 25 year our family pets have been celebrated with a national week of observation, instituted with three goals in mind:
- Promote responsible pet ownership
- Celebrate our connections with our pets
- Bring awareness of veterinarian practices
To follow are several on-line resources for families that offer lesson plans, curricula, activity sheets, information on pet health, and interactive games.
NATIONAL PET WEEK WEB SITE
The National Pet Week Web site (www.petweek.org) features interactive and educational games, downloadable activities and curricula for teachers, and information on pet health issues for owners.
AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
The American Veterinary Medical Association has developed twelve lessons and activity sheets grammar school teachers can download and use in their classrooms during National Pet Week. Each activity is written for a specific grade level and meets national teaching standards in science and language arts.
Lesson Plans and Activities
• 1st Grade
• 2nd Grade
• 3rd Grade
• 4th Grade
The goal of Petpourri is part of the AVMA and promotes responsible pet care and ownership. This site offers activities and worksheets and is a good site to prepare children for pet ownership.
- To teach children that pets need food, water, shelter and exercise
- To teach children that pets are dependent on people for their existence
- To teach students that pets need love
- To teach students the basic techniques in handling pets
- To promote veterinary medicine
MISC SITES OF INTEREST
- Winter Pet Care Tips
- Animated Journeys
- Preventing Dog Bites
- Pet Loss
- Calculus Canine (article)
- Check our side column on the left for more pet links.
Tillie, The Most Successful Canine Artist
Why Cats Paint
Maggie The Painting Sea Lion
Janey The Painting Orangutan
Art of Ornithological Dejecta (Read: poop)