Has your pet got what it takes to be a calendar star?

If you’ve got a pet that’s a picture of health and can strike a pose, the National Office of Animal Health has just the competition for you. As part of its mission to celebrate healthy, happy pets and through the Pet Health Information website, to encourage owners to seek expert advice on pet healthcare, the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) is looking for the stars of its next #iheartmypet healthcare calendar.

Following the success of last year’s calendar — in the form of a seasonal wall-planner — NOAH is searching for four lovable pets of all shapes and sizes to feature in the 2015 edition. The calendar is part of the ongoing NOAH ‘I heart my pet’ campaign, designed to celebrate the love that UK pet owners feel for their animals and through this, encourage them to think about the health of their pets and to seek independent, expert animal healthcare advice. NOAH’s Pet Health Information website provides seasonal advice and tips on how to help your best friend stay in tip-top condition all year round.

Anyone can enter by simply uploading a photo of their pet to http://www.pethealthinfo.org.uk/picture-of-health (terms and conditions apply). The four lucky winners will receive a special framed version of the calendar wall planner featuring their pet, as well as a hamper of goodies for their pet worth up to £50. The calendar will also be available to download from www.pethealthinfo.org.uk and printed as an A3 poster.

NOAH Chief Executive, Philip Sketchley comments:

“We know how much UK pet owners love their pets so we’re looking forward to seeing lots of pictures of healthy, happy pets to feature in our calendar on the Pet Health Information website. The calendar is intended to make people smile with fantastic photos of pets great and small, but it’s also aimed at reminding pet owners of the importance of making sure their pets’ healthcare needs are taken care of, throughout the year. Pet owners can visit the Pet Health Information website for independent, expert advice for all species, from a range of veterinary and pet care professionals, as well as tips and ideas for keeping pets happy and healthy all year round.”

For more information or to enter the competition, simply visit http://www.pethealthinfo.org.uk/picture-of-health and upload your photo or video before 1st December 2014. The lucky winners will be announced by 15th December 2014.

Notes for Editors

  1. For further information on NOAH contact  Alison Glennon at NOAH, tel. +44 (0)20 8367 3131, or visit the NOAH website.

  2. The National Office of Animal Health represents the UK animal medicines industry: its aim is to promote the benefits of safe, effective, quality medicines for the health and welfare of all animals.

  3. NOAH’s Pet Health Information (PHI) www.pethealthinfo.org.uk website gives easy access, immediate, independent advice and was written by veterinary experts. It carries no advertisements and makes no mention of product brands, aims to give sound advice but also promotes the value of expert advice — it encourages owners to go and talk to an expert such as their veterinary surgeon or a pet care specialist.