Our loving and cuddly puppies usually don’t need a reason for us to spoil them—we’ll use any and every excuse in our books to give them all the love and affection they want! When it comes to your puppy’s birthday or another special celebration, however, it’s okay to want to go that extra mile to […]
Our loving and cuddly puppies usually don’t need a reason for us to spoil them—we’ll use any and every excuse in our books to give them all the love and affection they want! When it comes to your puppy’s birthday or another special celebration, however, it’s okay to want to go that extra mile to make them feel extra loved.
A birthday cake is a tasty way of showing your puppy how much you love them. Fortunately, dog cakes are available in most pet stores and markets!
But, if you’d rather make their birthday cake yourself, here are some ingredients you should consider including into your tasty treat before you get started.
When picking out flour for your puppy’s birthday cake, we recommend being selective about the types of flour you use. It’s true that flour is generally harmless for puppies, but not all flour is equal.
White, all-purpose flour, for example, is commonly used in cakes and other treats but does not offer a lot of nutrients. Whole grain flours are less processed than white flour and offer more nutritional benefits. We also recommend non-grain flours for puppies who have a sensitive stomach or are on a wheat-free diet.
You may have been warned against giving your puppy human food, but some foods we eat can actually provide your four-legged friend with tons of nutrients. Certain fruits, like apples (seedless), blueberries, strawberries are high in fiber, low in fat, and are packed with essential vitamins.
Other fruits like pears (small slices and seedless) may promote anti-cancer properties. Including these yummy fruits into your furbaby’s cake can make for an extra healthy treat. Just make sure to remove the seeds in fruits like apples and pears as they contain small traces of cyanide.
Like fruits, vegetables can also offer a great amount of nutritional benefits to your puppy. Apart from making their cake tastier, adding these ingredients can also help them grow healthier and stronger. Vegetables like potatoes, carrots, and pumpkins are low in calories, high in fiber and protein, and contain beta carotene, which can help keep their vision strong.
When it comes to cake frosting, it’s always a good idea to make it yourself rather than buying it from your local supermarket. Homemade dog cake frosting is pretty easy to make as well. It can be as simple as small spoonfuls of peanut butter (natural and sugarless), pumpkin puree, or even unsweetened applesauce. Avoid putting a lot of frosting on your puppy’s cake as it can cause a tummy ache or an unwanted sugar rush.
While you may be happy to hear that your puppy can enjoy some of your favorite foods, you should always avoid the following ingredients so that your adorable little munchkin doesn’t get sick on their birthday:
None of the above ingredients have any nutritional value for your puppy and can cause your puppy to vomit, have diarrhea, and exhibit other symptoms. Consuming high amounts of these foods can even be fatal so make sure to keep them as far away from your kitchen as possible as you make your puppy’s cake.
We know how much you love and care for your beautiful little puppy. They may not be able to talk but your furry friend will surely appreciate their birthday cake, especially with the amount of love that went to making it.
If you would like to learn more about foods your puppy cannot eat, check out our blog, Human Foods Your Pup Can and Cannot Eat.