In America, 63% of us celebrate our dog’s birthday. It is a special day for both you and your canine companion. There are so many different ways that you can mark this anniversary, from buying them a present, to having a full-blown pampered pet party. Here are four great ways that you can celebrate your dog’s birthday in style.
Buy them a comfortable bed
Many dogs spend up to 18 hours sleeping each day. What better way to make sure that they are happy and comfortable, than by buying them a beautiful new bed? A snuggle bed is perfect as it adapts to the shape of your pet and allows them to sleep in the position that they find most comfortable. Dogs like to have a special, safe place that is just theirs alone - a new bed will help them to feel secure at home.
Bake a birthday cake
Birthday cakes aren’t just for humans, they are also for dogs, they just have different ingredients - definitely no chocolate which is a poisonous food to dogs. A simple mini birthday cake can easily be made from flour, eggs, peanut butter and oil. You can also add in other ingredients such as some of your dog’s favorite biscuits for a good, crunchy element. For a real treat, present your furry friend with a cake that is stylish and full of dog-friendly ingredients. You can then invite some of your doggy’s buddies round to share. Just don’t expect them to be able to blow the candles out.
Revisit your favorite walks
Walkies are important to keep your dog fit and healthy. 60% of dog owners go for at least two walks everyday. They are a great way of seeing the countryside and meeting new friends. They are also a good way to reset at the end of a long day and have some time to think. If you walk regularly with other dog owners, how about inviting them on a special birthday dog walk to your favorite memorable places? Perhaps you can take a trip to the beach, or over fields where they can run free, off the lead. Your dog is happiest when they can have a good race around and a game outside.
Have your dog groomed
Having your dog groomed will help them to feel happy and comfortable - it is a great birthday present. A professional groomer can clip their claws and wash, clip and clean their fur. No matter how much mud they have rolled in, they will come out from the groomers looking clean and stylish. You can then take some wonderful birthday photographs of you and your dog, that you can print and put on the wall. You can even get them made into keyrings and mugs to mark the occasion.
Your dog’s birthday is a reason to celebrate as they are true members of the family. This year when that special anniversary comes around, do something to mark the occasion that you will both really enjoy.