They are a valued member of your family and the centre of your world so they deserve to have their birthday celebrated too! If your pup, bunny or kitten is celebrating their birthday soon, why not throw a party and make an occasion of it? You may end up enjoying it as much as they do!
Guest lists and invitations
The guest list will very much depend on the type of pet that is celebrating their birthday. Cats do not always like being transported around and smaller mammals can get stressed during car journeys so it is best to limit the guest list to humans!
Dogs, however, are an entirely different matter. They may already have some good buddies that they meet up with in the local park and they have to be top of the list. Then just make up the numbers with some B-list humans who will not be anywhere near as much fun!
It is easy and fun to make up your own invitations using a picture of your pet and perhaps sign it with a paw print. Be clear about the time and the venue. You do not have to hold a party for your pup in your own house. You could meet up in a local park first and then head back to your place.
Decorate your house
The only limit here is your imagination. For dogs, it is fun to cut out paper bones or lamp-posts and hang them from your ceiling or from trees in your garden. For cats, you could use fish shapes and paw prints. Draw some paw prints in chalk on outdoor paths etc.
Some dogs love to dress up and they could have a special new outfit. What about a tuxedo or tutu? For those canines who are a little more refined in their tastes, you may want to choose a new collar. A collar is definitely the limit for cats as they are not keen on dressing up.
Gifts for the birthday girl or boy
Who doesn’t love a birthday gift? Dogs are probably the easiest to buy for and a strong toy is a popular choice but how long will it last? Can Indestructible Dog Toys Really Be So Tough and Durable? You will soon find out! What about an outing or an experience? A trip to their favourite beach or a camping trip would be their ideal weekend break.
For cats, a toy is a good choice as are blankets, cushions, and beds. Some lovely new bowls always go down well. You can’t go wrong with some healthy treats.
For small mammals, such as rabbits and guinea pigs, you are a little more limited but new bowls or even a new hutch is a good idea if you have a big budget. There are plenty of delicious treats out there too. As for toys, a rabbit will be kept amused for hours with a willow ball or a willow grass hut. You can’t go wrong with a toy that you can eat!