Blog Post Ideas for Every Month of the Year

March 27, 2017 - Posted by LifeLearn

Having a blog on your veterinary website is a great way to help boost your search engine results. Publishing regularly means that you’re frequently updating your website, while giving the search engines more pages to dig through and giving visitors incentive to stay longer on your website – all of which are good for your website’s SEO.

As fun as it can be to keep up with your veterinary blog, you may run into a few speed-bumps – and one of the first challenges you’ll encounter is the issue of writer’s block. It can be intimidating to think of subjects for your blog.

If you don’t know what to start blogging about, you could try having a look at your practice and what’s going on. For example, you could write about:

  • Patient success stories
  • Local events you’re participating in
  • How common procedures are done
  • Big news about your practice
  • Seasonally relevant happenings (think holidays, summer activities, and more)

If you’re still stuck for an idea, we’ve put together a huge list of ideas for you – so you’ll never be stumped again!

These posts are sorted by month to keep them relevant, and include special days and events from the AVMA Pet Health Awareness Event Calendar. Feel free to adapt any of these blog post ideas to your individual practice, change the species of pet, adjust the writing style to improve your SEO, and fill in any “X”s as needed! This list is meant to jump-start your creative juices and help you figure out what to write about.


 January

General

  • X New Year’s Resolutions to Help Your Pet Live Longer
  • X New Year’s Resolutions Your Pet Can Make This Year
  • How to Keep Your Pet Entertained Indoors During Bad Weather
  • The X Best-Dressed Pets in Winter Clothing

Tip: This post is a great opportunity for a photo gallery from your clinic!

National Train Your Dog Month

  • X Tricks for Training Your New Puppy

Walk Your Pet Month

  • X Tips for Keeping Your Pet Warm on Winter Walks
  • Tips for Caring for Pets’ Paws in Winter Weather
  • X Tips for Caring for Your Pet Bird
  • What You Need to Know Before Adopting a Bird

National Bird Day (January 5)

  • X Tips for Caring for Your Pet Bird
  • What You Need to Know Before Adopting a Bird

February

American Heart Month

  • Everything You Need to Know About Protecting Your Pet’s Heart

National Pet Dental Health Month

  • Why Your Pet Needs Dental Care, Too
  • What a Pet’s Tooth Cleaning Looks Like
  • X Ways Dental Care Preserves Your Pet’s Health
  • Brushing Your Pet’s Teeth: A Step-by-Step Guide
  • X Treats that Help Clean Your Pet’s Teeth

Responsible Pet Owners Month

  • What Does It Mean to Be a Responsible Pet Owner?
  • What You Need to Know About Pet Ownership Before You Adopt

National Dog Biscuit Day (February 23)

  • X Amazing Dog Biscuit Recipes Your Pup Will Love

Tip: Pinterest is a good place to look for recipes like this.

  • X Things to Avoid in Your Dog’s Treats
  • X Fruits and Vegetables that Double as Dog Treats

March

General

  • X Easter Hazards to Keep Your Pets Away From
  • How to Make Easter Safe for Pets
  • Save It for a Rainy Day: X Products to Help You and Fido Get Outside This Spring
  • How to Prepare Your Pet for Spring

National Pig Day (March 1)

  • X Unusual Pets We’ve Met on the Job

Tip: Use this post to discuss less conventional pets that have come into your practice, like exotic rodents, pigs, and other barnyard friends!

National Wildlife Week (March 13 – 17)

  • How to Keep Your Pet Safe Around Wildlife

Poison Prevention Week (third full week in March)

  • X Things You May Not Have Known Were Poison to Your Pet
  • How to Store Hazards Away from Your Pets

National Puppy Day (March 23)

  • X Cute Facts about Puppies for National Puppy Day
  • X Things to Know About Adopting a Puppy
  • X Adorable Puppies We’ve Met on the Job

Tip: This post is a great opportunity for a photo gallery from your clinic!


April

General

  • Preparing for Flea and Tick Season
  • What to Do if Your Pet Has Fleas or Ticks

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

  • How to Recognize the Signs of Stress in Your Pet
  • How to Recognize when Your Pet Is in Pain

Pet First Aid Awareness Month

  • How to Create a First Aid Kit for Your Pet
  • How to Administer First Aid to Your Pet in an Emergency
  • X Signs that You Should Take Your Pet to a Veterinarian – Immediately

National Heartworm Awareness Month

  • What Every Pet Owner Needs to Know About Heartworm
  • What Is Heartworm?
  • How Do Pets Get Heartworm?

National Dog Bite Prevention Week (second full week in April)

  • Why Do Dogs Bite?
  • How to Recognize When Your Dog Is About to Bite: A Step-by-Step Guide

National Kids and Pets Day (April 26)

  • How to Introduce a New Pet to Kids

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day (April 30)

  • X Reasons to Adopt, Not Shop
  • X Reasons Shelter Pets Make the Best Pets
  • How to Select the Right Pet for Your Family

May

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

  • How to Tell if Your Pet Has Allergies
  • X Things Your Pet Could Be Allergic to
  • How to Tell if Your Pet Has Asthma
  • How to Live with Pets if You Have Asthma

National Pet Week (first full week of May)

  • X Ways to Celebrate Your Pet
  • X Reasons Pets Are Great for Your Health
  • X Different Ways Your Pet Shows They Love You

National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day (second Saturday in May)

  • Why You Should Always Have a Recent Photo of Your Pet
  • How to Create an Emergency Plan that Includes Your Pet

June

Adopt-a-Cat Month

  • X Reasons to Adopt a Cat
  • X Reasons that Cats Make Amazing Pets
  • X Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Cats
  • How to Introduce a New Cat into Your Household
  • Choosing the Right Cat for Your Family
  • Top X Most Popular Cat Breeds
  • Cat Breeds for People with Allergies

Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

  • How to Tell if You’re Ready for a Cat
  • X Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Cat

Pet Appreciation Week (first full week in June)

  • X Ways to Appreciate Your Pet this Week
  • X Reasons to Hug Your Pet

Take Your Dog to Work Day (June 23)

  • How to Convince Your Workplace to Allow Office Dogs
  • X Reasons Bringing Your Dog to Work is a Good Idea
  • What Happens When We Bring Our Dogs to Work

Tip: Use this post to share a gallery of your team bringing their pets in for the day!


July

General

  • How to Help Your Pet Beat the Summer Heat
  • How to Tell if It’s Too Hot Outside for Your Pet
  • How to Tell if Your Pet is Overheated – and What to Do About It
  • X Awesome Summer Activities to Do with Your Pet
  • Preparing to Take Your Pet on Vacation with you
  • X Garden Plants to Keep Away from Your Pet
  • How to Take Your Cat for a Walk

Pet Fire Safety Day (July 15)

  • How to Keep Your Pets Safe from Fire

National Mutt Day (July 31)

  • Celebrating Mutts

Tip: This post is a great opportunity to share a gallery of pictures from your clinic!

  • X Reasons to Adopt a Mutt

August

General

  • X Summer Treats You Can Make for Your Pet

National Immunization Awareness Month

  • Why It’s Important to Vaccinate Your Pet
  • How Often Should Your Pet Be Vaccinated?

Tip: To add to this topic, create a complete schedule of vaccinations for the types of pets that visit your office.

  • Common Side Effects of Vaccinations: What’s Normal (and What Isn’t)

National Check the Chip Day (August 15)

  • Why Is Microchipping a Must?
  • How Does Microchipping Work?

National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day (August 22)

  • X Reasons to Bring Your Cat to the Veterinarian
  • How to Make Your Cat’s Check-up a Stress-free Experience
  • How to Familiarize Your Cat with a Carrier

National Dog Day (August 26)

  • X Reasons to Celebrate Your Dog
  • X Fun Facts About Dogs

September

General

  • How to Help Your Pet Overcome the Back-to-School Blues

Happy Healthy Cat Month

  • Tips for Keeping Your Cat Healthy
  • X DIY Cat Toys

Tip: Pinterest is a good source for this.

  • All About Catnip: What It Is, Why It Works, and How Your Cat Responds to It
  • X Basics to Provide for Your Cat
  • X Signs You Should Bring Your Cat to a Veterinarian – Immediately

National Disaster Preparedness Month

  • How to Create an Emergency Plan for Your Pets
  • How to Bring Your Pet with You During an Evacuation

Responsible Dog Ownership Month

  • Tips for Keeping Your Dog Healthy
  • X Things to Avoid in Your Dog’s Diet
  • Is Your Dog Getting Enough Exercise?
  • X Signs You Should Bring Your Dog to a Veterinarian – Immediately

National Deaf Dog Awareness Week (last full week in September)

  • How to Care for Your Deaf Dog
  • Is Your Dog Losing Its Hearing?

World Rabies Day (September 28)

  • How to Protect Your Pet from Rabies
  • What Are the Symptoms of Rabies in Pets?

October

General

  • How to Take Great Fall Photos of Your Pet
  • How to Have a Safe Halloween with Your Pet

Adopt-a-Dog Month

  • How to Tell if You’re Ready for Dog Ownership
  • The Top X Most Popular Dog Breeds
  • Dog Breeds for People with Allergies

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

  • X Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Dog

National Animal Safety and Protection Month

  • How to Pet-Proof Your House
  • How to Teach Children to Interact with Animals

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day (October 12)

  • How to Tell if Your Pet Is Overweight
  • X Healthy Alternatives to Dog Treats
  • X Facts about Obesity in Pets
  • What Is Diabetes, and How Does It Affect Your Pet?
  • Assessing Your Pet’s Diet: What You Need to Know

November

Adopt a Senior Pet Month

  • X Reasons to Adopt a Senior Pet
  • How to Care for Your Senior Pet
  • How Your Pet Ages

National Pet Diabetes Month

  • Is Your Pet at Risk for Diabetes?
  • What Are the Symptoms of Diabetes in Pets?

National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

  • What Does It Mean if My Pet Has Cancer?
  • X Things You Should Know About Cancer in Pets
  • How to Recognize the Signs of Cancer in Your Pet
  • My Pet Has Cancer. Now What?

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week (first full week of November)

  • How to Volunteer at Your Local Animal Shelter
  • X Reasons We Love the Local Humane Society

December

  • Why You Shouldn’t Give a Pet as a Gift
  • X Holiday Treats to Keep Away from Your Pet
  • X Holiday Hazards for Your Pet
  • Great Gift Ideas for Your Pet
  • How to Take Your Pet with You this Holiday
  • X Things You Should Know Before Boarding Your Pet at a Kennel
  • Petsitters vs. Kennels: Which Is Best for Your Pet?
  • X Reasons to Hire a Petsitter for Your Cat
  • DIY Pet-themed Holiday Decorations