Every pet owner knows how unique their pets are to them. With love and companionship, as well as a lot of laughter, your dog has become part of the family.
Dogs can’t read calendars, but they do know when their birthday is! It’s a special day that most pet parents enjoy celebrating with them. But how can you make your dog feel loved on its big day? Here are some fun ideas to help you do just that!
1- Take Lots of Photos
Taking photos isn’t just for humans! If you have kids, they’ll love joining in with the celebrations too. Put a party hat on your four-legged friend and take lots of photos for the family album – even better if you get them smiling!
2- Make It a Day for Them
Celebrating a dog’s birthday is important because it shows your dog that you care about them and their special day.
3- Buy a Cake from a Dog Bakery
A lot of dog bakeries now sell cakes for dogs. You can get one that looks like a human-style cake or even order one that looks like their favorite animal or toy. Whether you’ve got a pup or an old puppy, they deserve to be spoiled by eating something they wouldn’t usually get to eat. You can buy a cake or biscuits from most specialist pet stores or online. If you’re feeling creative, most supermarkets sell ‘dog-friendly’ cake mixes so you can make one at home. Either way, it’ll make your pup feel very special indeed!
4- Go for a Walk or Have Playtime Outside
Being active is essential for dogs, so go for a walk or play fetch in the garden with their favorite toy. It also gives you time to spend together and enjoy their company without any distractions.
5- Get Them an Extra-Special Treat
You could make them a cake (or buy one), but we recommend giving your dog something they’ve never had before. If you don’t want to provide them with something new, why not buy a bigger portion of their favorite snack? This way you can celebrate together with a bit of a party for two.
6- Play Party Games
Most dogs love to play, and it’ll be doubly exciting if they have some new toys to try out. You could also break out the old classics like ‘fetch’ or even try training some new tricks as a present for your furry friend. This can be a fun way to bond with them and help keep them healthy at the same time.
7- Give Them Plenty of Fuss and Affection
This one’s a no-brainer — it’s something that most dog owners do anyway, but especially on their doggo’s birthday! Every dog loves to be loved, so spend extra time with your pet on their special day. Make sure you give them lots of fuss and attention throughout the day – and make it count by doing things they love. Showing your appreciation with lots of cuddles, kisses, and kind words will make their day extra special (and is sure to put a big smile on your face too).
8- Give Them Their Favorite Toy
If your pet has a favorite toy, take it out for extra playtime on their special day. If you don’t know their favorite yet, buy several of them in case. Dogs love playing with toys; it keeps them busy; therefore, this can serve as a nice little gift.