Human birthdays are always fun, but why should we keep the good times to ourselves? Turn your dog’s birthday into a memorable event by throwing a puppy party focused on healthy fun for four-legged friends.
Fun-Filled Guest List and Venue
If your dog is social and always up for a romp with other pups, make their birthday special by including some of her furry friends in the celebration. Make sure the dog friends you invite are also good sports who play well with others. If you have doubts about one of the pups in your social circle, ask their owner or leave them off the guest list for this special occasion. It will ultimately be the right choice for the safety of all the dogs and people at the party.
Provide a safe play area for the dogs to run around and enjoy themselves freely. If you don’t have a fenced backyard, a local dog park or a friend’s house are good alternatives. If you pick a home, plan on clearing out certain fragile items from the area just to be safe. If you opt for a dog park, make sure you choose a park you visit frequently to minimize the risk of inadvertently picking a venue that has ongoing problems, such as poorly behaved dogs or sanitary issues.
No birthday party is complete without something tasty. Keep your dog’s pals healthy and ready to play by offering small quantities of dog-friendly foods.
Frozen Pupsicles: Drop a treat, such as a small dollop of peanut butter or pet-safe fruits and veggies like apple and sweet potato slices, into the compartments in an ice cube tray. Fill the tray with water and freeze. The little pupsicles should be light enough for each dog to have one or two without getting an upset tummy.
Birthday Pupcakes: Use Freshpet’s all-natural fresh food to create little cupcake bases. Use any Freshpet roll to slice out perfect circular for then. Then stack two slices on top of each other, filling the centers with an “icing” of your choice such as canned pumpkin or peanut butter. Then top the pupcakes with crushed treats like Dog Joy Turkey Bacon, a bit of grated cheese or slices of fruits and veggies. These are super easy to make and easily customizable. Make them your own!
Make the party even more fun by sending each dog home with a little memento. Personalized bandanas, special squeaky toys and homemade healthy treats are all great ideas. Even better, bundle some of these items into a goody bag for your doggy friends to take home. Don’t forget that the birthday dog will want favors too!