How to Celebrate Your Dog’s Birthday

new-years-day-1090770_1280If you want to treat your dog to something special, then the best way to thank your best friend is to give them a birthday party. You do not need to know your dog’s real birth date to give them a birthday. Just choose a date sometime soon in the future, preferably the date of your party.

A dog birthday party can be a lot of fun for your furry friend. It can be a special occasion where you invite their puppy friends to come along and have a good romp around in the backyard. You can plan party games for them to play and even have prizes in the form of special treats or toys.

If you are not sure how to throw a dog a party, and you want some guidance, then you can find help with dog birthday party planners. They can help you throw the best birthday party for your dog and even help you choose a birthday party theme. Popular dog party themes include Scooby Doo, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Lassie and the Wild Wild West.

If you do not want to hold your dog’s birthday party at home, consider going to a local park. Be sure to check park regulations first. You can invite all your dog’s friends down to romp around in the sun together in a wide open space. Do not be surprised though if you have uninvited guests of the furry kind. Be prepared for dog party crashes if you throw your dog’s birthday party at your local dog park and take extra food and gifts.

pie-357130_1280Dog birthday parties must involve invitations. You can be creative and send it with a good doggy bone, that your dog’s friends are sure to remember. And parties mean doggy decorations and presents. Make sure to have some doggy bags ready with special treats and a simple toy or two for your guests to take home. Your dog will love you for inviting his friends and making his birthday that extra special.

At your dog’s birthday party, you can organise some doggy things to do along with the usual romping. Taking photos in costume can be fun for both you and your dog, and it will provide your dog and you with wonderful memories. You can also reward your dog and his friends for completing tricks like lie down, roll over, stay and heel. If your dog and his friends like to play fancy dress, a door prize for the dog with the best birthday hat can give your dog’s birthday party some extra fun.

dog-foodOf course, there is the birthday cake and the song, happy birthday where you can reward the best howl. You can make your dog a birthday cake that they will thoroughly enjoy. There are many recipes for dog birthday cakes online. Some are of the sweet variety such as Peanut Butter Carrot Cake dog cakes or the most savoury flavours of Pumpkin and Sweet Potato or Bacon and Chicken Layers. Most of all though do not forget the humans, the other dog owners who might want to have a drink and a nibble of human food and a chance to share their best doggy stories.

Dogs are much more than pets. Dogs are part of the family, which is why your dog deserves to celebrate every birthday in style. Make sure to take many photos. You can make many dog memories for a picture album of your dog’s birthday party. Make sure to show the album off and share its enjoyment with your dog and his friends when they next come to visit.

How To Save Pets From Disaster

Cute-Dog-White-PicturesAfter the Fukushima Daiichi disaster, animal rescue was up an about saving dogs from Fukushima Daiichi disaster. Still many died with more languishing in the streets, as it was impossible for their guardians to take them. However the one thing that was clear was that animal disaster preparedness or any other emergency plan was lacking. In this case here are a number of things to do to save pets from disasters

Train your Pet 

The best way to ensure that your pet is safe from disaster, is training it to be disaster aware. In this regard by making mock disasters, train your dog to listen to commands and ignore all other distractions in such cases. Using your pet’s favorite hideout when they are scared is important to ensure they survive. In this case they will be more willing to come out of their safety hideout and to you, to safely be secured.

Emergency plan inclusion

4f364615e255131299bce36f8aaba0d2With there being disasters time and again, many people are often advised to make emergency plans to take their family to safety. In this case when making the said plans, it is important to include your pet in the plans. Always have additional space in the car or whatever means of transport is being used. Looking for pet friendly hotel should also be done, however it is always best to look for such when the emergency alarms are raised. Still if your emergency plan does not include your pet, adjustments should be made accordingly until it becomes natural to include them.

Learn pet first aid 

beagleThe first thing when the Fukushima Daiichi disaster survivors received was adequate first aid to ensure they are in the best health possible. However the opposite happened when it came to saving dogs from Fukushima Daiichi disaster. This is for the simple reason that although not many were saved, the few that did get that chance did not receive medical attention due to lack of knowledge. In this case as a pet owner it is important to learn how to perform first aid on your pet to save it regardless of the situation in question. In fact this has been made easier as within Red Cross is a comprehensive guide on Dog First Aid and Cat First Aid.

It is good to note that even after the disaster has passed, keeping your pet by your side is vital. This is for the simple reason that familiar landmarks and scents have vanished and will easily get lost and hurt in the process.

Hachiko : The Famously Loyal Akita

hachicko-7As the spring draws near, more and more people are out with their pets, playing with them, walking them and enjoying their loyal company. As we all watch this kind of frolicking, we can’t stop to think about the strong bond between a dog and his owner. An incredible example of this kind of a bond between a human and a dog is portrayed in bittersweet story of loyalty and loss, the tale of Hachiko. He was born in the year 1923 and was adopted in the year 1924 by a professor named Hidesaburo who worked at University of Tokyo. Hachiko belonged to the breed Akita Inu which is found in Japan. The two shared an immensely loving bond right away. They both were so close that Hachiko would come to meet Hidesaburo at the end of everyday at the train station of Shibuya.

How He Became Famous
Hachiko was just a normal loving pet until the year 1925 when his loyalty towards his owner became legendary. One day his owner Hidesaburo never returned back home from his work. He suffered a brain hemorrhage at work and died on May, 1925. Still, Hachiko patiently waited for his owner to return from work at the station. Soon authorities came to knew that his owner has died and Hachiko was provided with a new home. But yet every single day, he escaped back to Hidesabura’s home and went to the station in hope that his beloved owner will show up. Hachiko soon stopped searching for Hidesbura’s home and realized the fact that he did not live there anymore but everyday he visited the railway station to wait for his return. This ritual continued for nine years during which Hachiko would wait patiently for his owner at the train station even during harsh weather conditions like rain and snow. He was fed by the passengers who had seen him with his owner during their past days.

Hachiko soon became a national icon for loyalty and immense love in Japan. He lived to see his bronze statue erected in his honour at the train station of Shibuya in the year 1934 but soon died after that in the year 1935. One more statue of Hachiko rests in Odate which is his hometown. The story of Hachiko is told in various movies like Scooby Doo And The Samurai and an American Movie called Hachiko starring Richard Gere.

Hachiko’s loyalty towards his owner is a legendary tale which portraits an immensely strong bond between a human and his pet.