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Dogust Shelter Dog Birthday

August 1, 2018

Did you adopt your canine friend from a shelter? If so, this is a very special day for Fido. August 1 is also known as Dogust, and it’s become an unofficial day to celebrate shelter dog birthdays! We love seeing shelter dogs get great forever homes! Read on for some great ideas from a local Leesburg, VA veterinarian on how to get your furry pal’s tail wagging.


You can make your canine buddy a birthday cake out of dog-friendly ingredients like peanut butter, wheat germ oil, liver powder, and eggs. Look online for different recipe ideas. Just be sure to stick to ingredients that are safe for Man’s Best Friend.

Photo Shoot

Take a few moments to snap some cute pictures of your furry best friend. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different effects, props, and angles. You may want to try downloading pet camera apps: these have features that work great for taking animal pictures.


Why not get your furry buddy a special birthday gift? Keep your four-legged friend’s age, health, and breed in mind. A puppy may be thrilled with a chew toy, while an older dog may prefer a super-comfy orthopedic bed, or perhaps some pet stairs.


Playing is of course lots of fun for Man’s Best Friend, but it’s also a great way for him to stay active and healthy. Classic doggy toys, like balls and rope toys, are great, but you can also try something more modern, like a mechanical ball launcher.


Nothing gets that cute tail wagging like a yummy snack. Get Fido some of his favorite store-bought treats, or indulge him with some plain, cooked meat, chicken, or fish, without the bones, skin, or fat. If you like cooking, you can even make your pooch some homemade doggy treats. Look online for great recipes that use dog-safe ingredients.

Quality Time

At the end of the day, nothing will please Fido more than some quality time with his best friend: you. Take your furry companion to a dog-friendly park or beach, or explore a new trail with him. You can also pamper your pup with a fun play session, or just some quality quiet time. Time spent with dogs is truly precious!

Please reach out to us, your local Leesburg, VA pet hospital, for all of your dog’s veterinary care needs. We are happy to help!