Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Your Pets

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St. Patrick’s Day is almost upon us! Although the festivities might look a little different this year, that’s no reason to miss out on all the fun. Stay in and celebrate “St. Pet-rick’s” style with your dog or cat! Check out these pet-friendly activities you can enjoy together.

Festive Attire

Even if it’s just you and your furry friend this year, there is no reason to skip out on festive St. Patrick’s day attire! If you plan on dressing your dog or cat up in all things green, make sure they’re completely comfortable. Look out for any signs of discomfort such as growling, hissing, or strained walking.

Homemade Snacks

Start the day off right and serve up some pet-safe treats! Take a look at these homemade dog and cat treats for a simple fish cake dessert and other yummy recipes your pet will love. For your canine companion, check out this DIY dog food idea. For a bit of festive flair, try adding a few drops of green, pet-safe food coloring to any of these recipes (make sure to double-check that it’s safe for your pet first!).

two dogs licking a frozen pet treat

While you’re busy whipping up these tasty treats, make sure your pet can go outside whenever they need to. A dog door or cat door is the perfect way to allow them outdoor access so you don’t have to play doorman.

If you don’t have a pet door yet, our top pick is the Endura Flap—it’s great for harsh weather and active dogs. For your cat, take a look at the best cat doors of 2020 for some ideas. If you’re having trouble getting your pet to use their door, take a look at our pet door training guide. As always, we’re here to help as well with all your pet door questions!

Outdoor Fun

If you luck out with warm weather this St. Patrick’s Day, you can take your dog out for a celebratory hike. If it’s a super hot day, make sure to keep your pets well hydrated and look out for signs of heatstroke in dogs. They can cool off with a homemade pet popsicle (tip: try adding a few drops of the same green, pet-safe food coloring).

Movie Night

If you’re still weathering a harsh winter and can’t get out for a hike, stay in for a movie night with your pet! Cuddle up on the couch with movies and shows starring dogs for some entertainment you’ll both love.

dog wearing green saint patrick's day beads in front of green clovers

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