No, you’re not barking mad, these days our furry friends are simply just part of the family. Spoil your pet on their birthday with a party to remember!

 

First things first, fill your puppy’s tummy with lots of dog-friendly treats – let’s be real, what do dogs actually enjoy doing more than eating?

dog party

 Peanut Butter Birthday Cake

 Ingredients:

 

 – 250g plain flour
 – 30ml cooking oil
 – 50g peanut butter
 – 1 tsp baking soda
 – 1 tsp apple sauce
 – 1 tsp vanilla extract
 – 1 cup grated carrot
 – 1 large egg

 Method:

 

 –  Preheat the oven to 180C
 – Grease a cake tin
 – Combine the egg, peanut butter, oil, vanilla, and apple sauce in a large bowl. Mix well. Stir in the carrots and mix thoroughly. Sift together the flour and baking soda and then fold into the mixture
 – Spoon cake batter into prepared tin and bake in the preheated oven for 40   minutes
 – Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes; then turn out onto a wire rack to cool   completely
 – Decorate with your dog’s favourite biscuits

party treats

Banana Bone Biscuits:
Makes 30 biscuits

Ingredients:

– 350g plain flour
– 2 large eggs lightly beaten
– 75ml vegetable stock
– 1 mashed banana
– Squeeze of honey

Method:

– Preheat the oven to 180C. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
– Mix flour, eggs and stock in a large bowl, forming a stiff dough with your hands. Add more stock if necessary.
– Dust surface with flour. Using a rolling pin, roll out dough about ¼ inch thick. Using a bone shaped cookie cutter, cut into shapes.
– Place onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until lightly browned and cooked through.
– Cool on a wire rack. Once cooled, serve to your doggo or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 

Handsome Hounds

Head to the groomers to prep your pupper ready for their special occasion. Prefer to pamper them at home? After giving your dog a good bath, dry and brush thoroughly. End with a manicure and a mini massage!

Gifts & Goodies

Like you would with any other loved one, bring a gift along. Think toys (both soft and squeaky), outfits and accessories, grooming products or animal suitable snacks. If you’re feeling extra generous, and let’s be honest, your dog probably doesn’t really need presents, consider requesting donations to your local animal shelter instead.