Nothing compares to the fun of hosting a birthday bash, especially when your dog is the guest of honor! Many owners consider their pooch their fur baby, so planning a party to celebrate your pup’s birthday is not a question of “if” but “when” you’ll do it. We’ve created this pet parent guide to detail four fun ways you can celebrate your dog’s birthday. Get ready to bake some doggy-friendly desserts and organize plenty of fun!
Bake Homemade Dog Treats
Every party needs a delicious dessert, and when it’s your pup’s birthday, you can’t go wrong with pupcakes, pupcicles, or some homemade biscuits! The recipe you follow depends on what your dog likes most. Doggy-approved desserts should only include canine-friendly foods such as the following:
- Peanut butter
- Sweet potatoes
- Oats or flour
- Plain Greek yogurt
Only follow canine-specific recipes to ensure the ingredients you use are safe for dogs. You can cross-check the information on the American Kennel Club or PetsMD if you have doubts about the food.
Pet Owner Tip
Avoid any peanut butter that lists xylitol or birch sugar in the ingredients, as these are toxic to dogs. Instead, use peanut butter that only lists peanuts and salt.
Buy the Best Gifts
At a birthday, presents are as important as dessert, so spoil your pooch with plenty of toys and canine equipment. You could splurge on a new dog bed or buy dog-walking accessories to prepare for an adventure-filled day. At DogGoods Store, you can purchase essentials such as foldable travel dog crates, budge leashes, and more!
You may want to also buy a present that stimulates their mind, such as a food puzzle if your pooch is a working breed. On the other hand, a sporting dog would love nothing more than a new tennis ball to retrieve as you throw it.
Invite All Their Dog Friends
Dogs are social animals, and as much as they love their human companions, spending time with their kind is just as important. Invite your pup’s canine friends for a few hours of fun.
Ensure they know one another and get along before planning the birthday. Just because two different dogs get along with your pup doesn’t mean they’ll get along with one another; canine safety should always come first.
Think Like a Dog
The best way you can celebrate your dog’s birthday is to spend the day seeing life through their eyes—every moment doesn’t have to be picture perfect, nor do dogs think about this. So, get outside with your dog and explore or play an exhilarating game of fetch.
Shower your dog with plenty of affection, go for an extra-long walk, and spend the day doing what your pooch likes most. Your fur baby will have the ultimate birthday with you enjoying life by their side!