Your furry baby’s is having a birthday and you want to celebrate the date of his birth just like you would your own children’s. Celebrating the pooch’s birthday is starting to be a new trend that years before we haven’t enjoyed with our dogs.
It’s hard to celebrate Buddy’s birthday as we don’t really know when he was born nor the year. Buddy was a rescue dog. All I can do is celebrate the day and month that we adopted him.
The Question is can a dog eat birthday cake?
When I grew up as a child I never knew of any dog having a birthday cake. The only thing that I remember was a woman on our street had a dachshund dog. Her dog was treated like a King way back then and now I’m doing it too. She had a bright yellow raincoat on her dog when it rained. The dog also had four yellow boots to match his little outfit on rainy days.
When I was a younger child living in a big city the “Yummy” man came by daily selling his frozen treats on the hot summer days. Every day she would stop him and buy a frozen desert for her dachshund. Her dog just loved it.
Us six kids, me and my siblings watched with our tongues hanging out as no one bought us a frozen treat. We all hoped that we had one too!
Although, later when we moved to a farm far from the big city we had a very interesting experience. Our collie dog had given birth to six puppies. It was my little sister’s birthday and we were all in the living room. Someone went into the kitchen and five puppies were on the kitchen table eating her birthday cake. She had many tears from that event! The puppies enjoyed her cake icing and all. I don’t remember any serious complications for any of the pups from that incident only my sister’s pride.
If your dog has eaten vanilla cake, she’s probably just fine, depending on how much she’s eaten. There is nothing toxic in vanilla cake, but it is loaded with sugar, which dogs simply don’t need in their diet. Sugar can contribute to weight gain and diabetes 1.
Symptoms to Look for
If the dog ate too much vanilla cake, she/he may experience shaking [just like your children from a sugar high]. The dog could also vomit or have diarrhea but should stabilize after a few hours. Call your vet if you need to. 1.
- Blood in stool
- Lack of appetite
- Difficulty when passing stool
What about other Cakes?
Maybe if it doesn’t contain any chocolate it is safe. Other cakes still contain unhealthy ingredients like sugar, fats, and wheat that aren’t best for your dog’s heath. When your dog has eaten a large amount of cake, watch for the above signs. If you see any call your Vet immediately. 2.
Yes, dogs can eat a small amount of carrot cake but don’t feed it daily to them. Because of the sugar it’s better to give them a piece of carrot. You could buy vanilla or carrot cake for your dog’s birthday cake if you don’t wish to make it.
Special Dog Birthday Cakes
Are made with whole wheat flour, peanut butter, eggs, applesauce, grated carrots, and a touch of honey. These ingredients make the perfect Dog Birthday Cake recipe for your pooch.
Dog Cakes with icing
Frosting Ideas to use on your dog’s cake:
- Low-sugar yogurt
- Pumpkin Puree
- Sweet potato puree
- Mashed potatoes
- Peanut butter
- Coconut oil
- Honey (very small quantities) 3.
Fun Dog Birthday Cake Pans
Celebrate your dog’s birthday
Host a Doggie Birthday Party – Invite a small group of your friends and family over (with their friendly dogs) to celebrate. Serve dog friendly cake, give out “doggies bags” filled with treats and goodies, and play some fun doggie games.
Have fresh water and shade available for the dogs if outside. Make sure it is supervised.
Let your dog pick out their own birthday gift – Take your dog to the local dog-friendly pet store and let them browse through the aisles and pick out their own gift.
Make a (Dog Friendly) Cake or Treats – Buy a puppy cake mix, or make a homemade dog cake.
Take your dog on a new trail – Our dogs love to walk so make it an extra special day for their birthday by taking them to a new hiking trail, a new dog park or another location for a walk. Let them enjoy the sniff and smell to enjoy their walk.
Pamper and spoil your dog on their birthday – Give them lots of special attention and love. Have a nice homemade meal for them, an extra long walk, a stuffed Kong, a nice rubbing, and some nice cuddling time. They sure will enjoy being the star for one day.
Have a Game Day – Dogs love to play so this is a great way to have some fun. Here are a list of games to play with him:
- Hide and See
- Tug of War
- Food Dispensing Toys
- Find the Treats
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The dog unwraps his own birthday gift – Just wrap the dog’s gift in a simple gift bag. Watch them closely in case they shred the bags or paper.
A doggie playdate – Invite your friend’s dog over to play with your birthday dog. They will spend lots of energy playing. The dog will want a nice rest afterwards. Keep fresh water available and your eyes on the dogs.
Take your dog swimming – Let the dog go swimming. Go to a local beach or dog friendly pool.
Have a dog movie night – Put on your pajamas, make some popcorn, and cuddle up with your dog on the sofa and watch some dog movies together 4.
How to Plan a Dog’s Birthday Party
Find a Dog-Friendly Venue – Outside your home where dog’s have some space to move around. Public parks, beaches, etc., you could have a portable BBQ. The ideas are unlimited.
Plan a dog birthday party with a theme – Is it Halloween? What time of year is it? The dogs could do a costume party anyways whatever time of the year it is. Have a costume competition with all the dogs in their costumes and snap some pictures before they wreck them.
Do a Doggy Birthday Cake – Bake one yourself or buy one from a specialized “dog bakery.” You can have a cake made with your dog’s likeness or buy a plastic or rubber dog breed figure to place on top of the cake.
Tailor the dogs birthday to his needs – Senior dogs have diet restrictions while a puppy has a different need so a pile of chew toys would be great for him. Give your dog breaks so he doesn’t get overwhelmed by all the excitement.
Doggy ball pit – Have a container full of plastic balls for the dog to catch. The dog will expel lots of energy. If you don’t want plastic balls, tennis balls are good too. No container for the balls just dump a pile of balls around the dog so he can enjoy playing.
Food – Prepare some extraordinary food for your pooch. Milk bones, pupcakes, fruit ice cream are all great refreshing treats for the dog.
Make an Obstacle Course Click Here: – Create a backyard or park filled with activities. Some nice tunnels, etc. would be great. Above is a company that sells compact obstacle courses online.
This is a fun activity to bond the dogs with their owners. Take some videos!
Poop Bags – Are a necessity for all the dogs so the owners can clean up after their pets.
Doggy Favours – Fill a bag with dog treats, plastic balls, thank you notes, etc. for all your doggy guests to take home.
The Dog Needs to Relax – After the party they need space, quiet and peace to relax 5.
Recipe for a Homemade Doggie Birthday Cake
Prep 20 min Cook 40 min Ready in 1 hr. 15 min
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup cooking oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup honey (Optional)
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup whole wheat or white flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
Add all ingredients into a bowl
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees $ (175 degrees C). Grease a 6 cup ring mold
- Combine the egg, peanut butter, oil, vanilla, and honey, if desired, in a large bowl; blend well. Stir in the carrots and mix thoroughly. Sift together the flour, baking soda and fold into the carrot mixture. Spoon cake batter into prepared pan.
- Bake in preheated oven for 40 min. Let cake cool in pan for 10 min the turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely 6.
Have fun with your Special Furry Friend on his Special Birthday!
I just love dogs don’t you!!!
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