Happy Birthday! How to Throw An Amazing Birthday Party for Your Pet

Throwing a birthday party for your pet is a great way to celebrate pet adoption

If you’re like us, you love any chance to celebrate. And what better occasion to acknowledge than the birthday of a beloved pet? Birthday parties are always fun, and once you learn how to throw an amazing birthday party for your pet, you’ll be planning one every year from now on!

Schertz Animal Hospital has some great ideas about how to take your pet’s birthday party to the next level. From playful to extravagant, there are many ways to get the party started. So without further ado, here are our tips:


Celebrating Our Nation’s Holiday with a Nod to Patriotic Pets

Patriotic pets are awesomeAlthough many of us view our pets as novel, the human-animal relationship has existed for ages and has helped to shape our modern society. Pets provide comfort, love, and laughter, but their acts of service over the years add up to an amazing accomplishment that has cemented the bond we share with them.

The United States is no stranger to the incredible feats and acts of service performed by companion animals. Whether they lend a paw in times of trouble, help humans with valuable tasks, or offer their calm and comforting presence, the services provided by these patriotic pets make our great country even better. Continue…

Cats in Costume? What to Know Before You Dress Up Your Cat

People with little or no experience with a cat might think it’s just a smidge away from sheer lunacy to play dress up with one. There are solid reasons to back up this prejudicial logic, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t dress up your cat.

If you’ve ever wondered whether or not your cat would tolerate a costume, you’re not alone. And, when it’s done respectfully, carefully, calmly, and safely, your cat might even enjoy it! To help with this attempt, we offer the following tips and tricks.

Costume Envy

There are loads of costumes perfect for dogs of various sizes, but perhaps not surprisingly, not a lot for cats. Of course, you’ll see the obvious standbys like bow ties, festive collars, or kitty bandanas, but there are fewer costumes generally available on the market than the ones intended for dogs.


The Goody Bag: What to Know About Pets and Parties

pets and partiesA charmingly social pet can add a great deal of fun to any festive party. They’re cute, enthusiastic, and excellent subjects of conversation – if they’re well-behaved, that is. Not every pet is cut out for company, and not every person is tolerant of a four-legged party guest. Add to that a variety of things to get into (from balloons to tasty treats), pets and parties don’t always mix.

First Things First

Whether you’re hosting a child’s birthday bash or attending a grown-up get together, it’s critical to have your pet’s ID tag secured to his or her collar. Also update any changes to your pet’s microchip, if necessary. Doing so may lead to a sweet reunion if your pet bolts out the door or chases something and gets lost.