Dog Birthday Parties

Kelly Roper
Birthday Cake

Are you thinking about throwing a birthday party for your dog? Why not? Hosting canine birthday parties is a new trend in dog ownership that is growing in popularity.

Celebrate Your Dog's Birthday with a Party

If you've ever considered throwing a birthday party for your dog, you're not as alone as you might think. Pet birthday parties are on the increase as evidenced by the growing number of companies, online and off, who are now offering canine birthday cakes for sale. This really goes to show the value people place on their canine companions, celebrating their milestones much as they would for their children, and it speaks directly to that special bond shared between dogs and their humans.

As a matter of fact, canine birthday cakes are only part of what's available. Would you like to invite some of your dog's canine companions? Send an edible invitation in the mail. These invitations are made of thin rawhide, so the invitees can have a good chew once their owner writes down the information. Simply add the date and time of your party onto the back with a non-toxic marker, and you are ready to put your invitations into their envelopes and send them through the mail.

Would you like to give your pup a birthday card he can sink his teeth into? Rawhide birthday cards are available online as well.

If you want to throw your dog a birthday party, but don't want to spend time chasing around town for the perfect party goods, you can simply order your entire dog birthday party kit online. This way you'll receive invitations, plates, decorations, a doggie cake mix and a bone shaped pan for baking. What more do you need?

Birthday Cake Recipe Just for Pooches

Want to create a cake just for your pet and the canine attendees? Here's an easy recipe you may want to try.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Mix:

  • 2 cups flour, white or wheat
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

Add:

  • 2 six-ounce cans of your dog's favorite dog food
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar (optional)
  • 4 eggs
  • Approximately 1 cup milk (add slowly until mix reaches batter consistency)

Pour in a greased 9 x 13 inch pan and bake for thirty-five minutes until set in center. Let cool in pan for twenty minutes before removing.

You can choose whether or not you'd like to frost your dog birthday cake and add your pet's name. In keeping with the theme, why not substitute Snausages or Pupperonies for regular candles?

Canine Party Food Safety Tip

Dogs can eat nearly anything that humans can without too much disturbance to their digestive systems. However, when it comes to birthday cakes, there is one factor of which to be aware. A luscious chocolate cake might seem like a terrific idea, especially if you intend to share with your pooch, but you should be aware that chocolate is slightly toxic to dogs and will likely make your pet sick if you use the real thing. If you're convinced the birthday pup wants chocolate, then substitute carob instead. Carob dog cakes are nearly as good as real chocolate cake, and you can still have a slice to celebrate with your furry friend.

Dog Birthday Parties