Party Tips- Dog Birthday
LETS FACE IT DOGS ARE PARTY ANIMALS!!
Your dog's birthday only comes around once a year and dog birthday cakes are a great way to pamper and have fun with your best friend. By all means, show your dog just how much you love him on his special day. Dogs love nothing better than to be with their humans, especially during happy events. Party hats for all the guests. Birthday Shirts or Dresses and Bandana's for the Birthday Boy or Girl and toys.
Be sure to check out our Homemade Treat Recipes for healthy affordable dog treats.
A doggy version of chips and dip can be quickly whipped up using common milkbones dipped in a mixture of vanilla yogurt or cottage cheese with a little baby food fruit, honey and wheat germ added.
PEANUT BUTTER NIBBLES
What could be easier than this!!
Great for warmer months & Great for heart health!
BOWZER'S BIRTHDAY CAKE
Makes 1 cake layer
1 lb ground turkey or chicken
2 carrots, diced
1 10 oz package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 cup. cooked brown rice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 hard-cooked eggs, sliced.
1. Place turkey, carrots, spinach, brown rice, oil and raw egg in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly to combine.
2. Pat half the mixture into a greased and waxed-paper-lined 9 inch cake pan.
3. Layer hard-cooked egg slices over mixture, then top with remaining meat mixture. 4. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 - 50 minutes or until done.
5. Remove from oven and let rest in pan for 5 minutes. Using a large spatula, remove from pan, draining off any grease, and allow to cool on platter for 15 minutes before frosting and serving.
NOTE:.To make a layer cake, double recipe and use 2 9-inch cake pans. When cake layers are baked and cooled, place one layer on plate. Spread with 2 cups mashed potatoes, using a pastry bag with a large start tip and make mashed potato rosettes for candles, if desired.
CARROT HONEY BIRTHDAY CAKE
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1/4 cup peanut butter
|Beat egg, blend in oil, vanilla, honey, and peanut butter. Stir in shredded carrots, flour, &... baking soda. This is a thick batter. Spread in greased 8" round or square cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. When cake is completely cool, frost with yogurt.
You can substitute chopped apple, mashed banana, or sweet potato for the carrots. I've made it with fresh baked pumpkin too. ************************
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 c. all purpose flour
Mix oil and honey very well. Add eggs and beat well. Add the baking powder and flour and again beat well. Bake at 350 for about 18 minutes for mini cupcakes and longer for regular cupcakes. The tops should be golden brown when done. Ice with melted yogurt/carob or cream cheese.
2 - 9" Round Cake Pans, or Cut in half for a 9" Long Bone Shaped Pan
1 Medium Banana (Mashed)
1/3 c. Vegetable Shortening
1 c. Peanut Butter
1/3 c. Honey
4 Tsp Vanilla
1 c. Chickpea Flour
2 c. Buckwheat Flour
2 tsp. Baking Powder
2 tsp. Baking Soda
2 tsp. Cinnamon
|Mix Together All Ingredients in Group 1. In separate bowl mix all ingredients in Group 2 and add to Group 1 Mixture. Mix until Smooth. Grease pans, fill with batter. Batter is thick & will need to be smoothed out in pans. Bake at 325 (Convection Oven) 350 Regular Oven. Depending on pan size, bake from 25 - 50 minutes or until done.
Note: You can add more Banana - the original recipe had 3 bananas.
TIPS FOR THROWING A DOG BIRTHDAY PARTY
Award prizes to everyone. Go to a dollar store, craft store, or pet store and buy inexpensive items such as tennis balls, rubber balls, bones, rope toys, or other playthings for prizes. Every dog should go home a winner!
Try this formula for a more accurate idea of how old your dog really is:
At the age of one, a dog's life is equal to 15 years and at the age of two, a dog's life is equal to 25 years. Every year there after is equal to 3 "Human Years" Here is an example: A dog that is ten years old:
15 + 10 + (3x8)=49!
A 15 year old dog would be: 15 + 10 + (3x13)=64!
Not only on his birthday but all year long, show your best friend plenty of love, attention and respect.
Remember, the same rule that applies to kids, applies to furry kids as well. Too much is not good for them!