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National Dog Party Day

Did you know that June 22nd is National Dog Party Day? Our canine friends certainly deserve to be celebrated! Read on as a Coon Rapids, MN vet offers tips on throwing your furry bff a party.

Fido’s Friends

Invite some friends and family members with gentle, friendly dogs over for this fun, pup-tastic occasion. If you have a puppy, this is a great way to help socialize little Fido! Have a potluck or barbeque for the people, and set out toys and treats for your furry guests. Just make sure that all of Fido’s playmates are trained, well-mannered, and current on their vaccinations and parasite control products.

Pupcakes

No puppy party is compete without treats! You can find lots of recipes for doggy cakes or ‘pupcakes’ online. You can also offer frozen treats, like pupsicles or pet ice cream. Just make sure you are only using dog-safe ingredients. Do some research, and ask your vet for recommendations.

Toys

Set out lots of fun toys for your four-legged guests to play with. Make sure there’s plenty to go around! You can also liven things up with automated ball launchers. (Tip: bacon-scented bubbles are going to be a surefire hit with Fido and his pals.)

Splash Time

Many of our canine pals love to cool off by taking a dip on hot days. Get a kiddie pool for Fido and his friends to splash around in. You can also set out some sprinklers for your furry guests.

Presents

In order to throw a proper puppy party, you’ll want to pick up some presents for your four-legged buddy. Toys, treats, or new beds are all good options. If you’re working with a tight budget, look online for great DIY doggy toy ideas. (Note: to avoid conflict between Fido and his guests, give your pet his gifts after everyone has left.) Picking up small party favors for the other dogs will be a thoughtful touch.

Photos

This is a wonderful chance to get some great photos of Fido and his pals. Here are a few tips: snap your photos at dusk or dawn, to take advantage of the best natural light. You may also find it helps to sit or lie down, so you are at eye-level with your furry subject.

Do you have questions about your pet’s health or care? Contact us, your Coon Rapids, MN animal clinic, today!

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