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Our pets feel the passage of time, just like us, but it moves a little faster for them than what we experience in human years. So imagine their joy and surprise when it all stands still for one special day, where they get to celebrate it with the most important person in their lives—you. Each pet parent can testify that every moment spent with their pet is the best and perhaps asking them to choose a special day is cruel and unjust; but it is something about birthdays that demand a unique celebration.
The pandemic has robbed us from going out and experiencing the little milestones that weave the rest of our otherwise regular lives together. But that is no reason to not spice up this special occasion at home! So, whether it is the day your pet was born or the day you opened up your heart and home for them, we are here to help you make this day joyful for your pet baby. Without further ado, here is how you can celebrate your pet’s birthday at home.
It is not a birthday if there is no party! Hear us out: Even if you cannot invite your friends and family over due to the pandemic, you can still have a gala time at home! Take a day off from work (if you can) and plan the day. Decide on a theme and decorate your pet’s favourite area at home with balloons, streamers and banners and surprise them with the treats and food they love the most! Set up a small photo booth and have a blast capturing the day with polaroids or selfies!
You can ponder about the perfect gift all day, but the truth is that anything you get your pet will be loved by them. It is a great day for you to invest in good age appropriate toys and clothes. Pet accessories such as bandanas, bow ties and customised collars are perfect to complete their birthday look!
HUFT Tip: Join the HUFT Birthday Club and we will help you make your pet’s birthday extra special. HUFT Gift Cards are also perfect if you are away from home and wish to send some love to your long-distance pet or pet parent friends celebrating their pet’s birthday!
You can place an order for dog/cat-friendly cakes or bake one yourself using your pet’s favourite treats! Here’s an easy recipe you can follow:
Ingredients: Oat flour, eggs, grated apples, vegetable oil, Sara’s treats (broken in small pieces) with just a touch of raw honey and yogurt for frosting.
Voilà! Your homemade birthday cake is ready to be devoured by your pet.
Everyone enjoys a relaxing spa day and your pet is no exception. You can have one at home by giving them a bath with soothing spa essentials or visit your nearby HUFT spa and get your pet looking their best on their special day. End your day by snuggling up with your dog or cat and put on a movie that you both enjoy!
Birthdays or not, walks are a must. But how can you do this differently on their special day? For starters, you can break into new walking accessories. Keeping in mind your area’s COVID-19 restrictions, you can surprise your pet by taking them on a walk with their furry friends or exploring a new route. Teach them new tricks in the park with yummy treats or even let them roll into the mud if they like!
Happiness increases tenfold when we share it. As an ode to our pet’s unconditional love, spread the joy by celebrating with streeties. You can do this by taking care of your neighbourhood street dogs or cats or by donating money or food to different organisations such as Voiceless India that help take care of their daily meals, shelter or adoption. By being a part of the cause, you can express your love and support in a pawsitive way!
As pet parents, we do our best to prevent any tragedy that might affect our pets. But we never know what happens when and even our best efforts may not be successful at such times. Facing an unforeseen tragedy such as an illness or injury will, most likely, result in emotional and financial stress. This is where pet insurance comes in. It is a safety net that helps you take better care of your pet’s healthcare needs, reduces your financial stress and helps you focus on their recovery.
In conclusion, every parent wants their pet’s birthday to be memorable. So, whether you are celebrating mindfully at home or with loved ones, remember that all your pet wants on their special day is love, attention and yummy (read: a lot of yummy) food and treats!
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