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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day With Your Dogs


Covering The Various Ways Your Dogs Can Be Irish Too This St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is nearly here! As the old saying goes “everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.” This includes your pets! While your pets may not understand what St. Patrick’s Day is, they can still celebrate the holiday with you. This article will cover the various ways your pets can join in on the St. Patrick’s Day festivities. 

St. Patrick’s Day Treats

Every dog loves a good treat. But, they should be reserved for special occasions. St. Patrick’s Day is certainly one of those occasions. Try giving your dog a St. Patrick’s Day themed treat to get them in the holiday spirit. We recommend making your own dog treats at home so you know exactly what your dog is eating. You can make your homemade dog treats St. Patrick’s themed by using a cookie cutter to make them into fun festive shapes like leprechauns or four leaf clovers. For more expert advice on how to make your own D.I.Y dog treats, check out the official American Kennel Club website

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Most cities, big and small, host some kind of St. Patrick’s Day Parade. If your dog is very sociable and good around large crowds of people, then we encourage you to take them to your local St. Patrick’s Day parade. It’s a great way to celebrate the holiday and really experience the festivities of the holiday. Between all of the parade sounds, people celebrating, and the smells of the food stalls/trucks, your dog will have a wonderful and fun festive time. Keep your dog’s temperament and comfort levels in mind when taking them to these kinds of events. We recommend bringing treats and/or a toy to help keep them distracted and anxiety free. 

Doggy Beer

Yes, doggy beer does exist! There is no alcohol in it of course as alcohol is toxic to dogs. Doggy beer is also non-carbonated so it is safe for dogs to drink. Doggy beer is a novelty item and is more for show than anything. The main ingredient  in doggy beer is usually water. However, other common ingredients in doggy beer include bone broth, veggies, fruits, malt barley, whole-grain oats, and dog safe nuts like almonds and peanuts. Popular brands of doggy beer include Bark brew, Bowser beer, and Dog brew by Busch. Before giving your dog any doggy beer, be sure to carefully consider your dog sensitivity to certain foods/ingredients as well as any food allergies.  

Green Toys And Green Apparel 

Another great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your dog is with a new green toy. Most dogs love having a toy to chew, chomp, and toss around. Giving your dog a green or St. Patrick’s Day themed toy is an excellent way to get them in the holiday spirit. Whether it’s a leprechaun looking toy or a giant four leafed clover, your dog will surely appreciate it. You can also get your dog into the holiday spirit by dressing them in St. Patrick’s Day apparel. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy or over-the-top. A simple green collar, bandana, or bow will help your dog look fresh and festive. No matter how in-depth you go with your dog’s fashion, just make sure they’re comfortable. 

Celebrating With Your Best Friend

Regardless of how you decide to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your dog, the important part is the company. Your dog loves you and simply wants to spend time with you. Some holiday themed treats, doggy friendly beer, parades, and green apparel are all just bonuses. Your dogs don’t understand what St. Patrick’s Day is, but they do understand you and how much they love you. Celebrating this holiday and any other holiday is your way of saying you love them back. If you enjoyed this article, be sure to check out our other pet-themed holiday articles like Easter For Your Pets. We hope you and your dogs have a safe and fun St. Patrick’s Day this year!