Do you have a Shih Tzu that is celebrating a birthday soon? If so, you may be looking for some fun ways to celebrate! A birthday is a special occasion for any dog, and your Shih Tzu will love all the attention.
My Shih Tzus birthday was in November and while she is no longer with me physically, she is always with me spiritually. So, I thought this month would be a good time to write about how you can celebrate your fur baby’s special day.
11 Fun Ways to Celebrate Your Shih Tzus Birthday:
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1. Make a Special Dinner
One way to celebrate your Shih Tzu’s birthday is to have a special birthday dinner. You can cook your Shih Tzu’s favorite food or make a special dog-friendly birthday treat.
I would make my girl some chicken (plain) and shred it with some cooked carrots. Her absolute favorite!
2. Go on a Special Walk or Hike
Another way to celebrate your Shih Tzu’s birthday is to go on a special walk or hike together. This is a great way to get some exercise and spend some quality time together.
If your Shih Tzu has a favorite route be sure to go that way. Bring along some of your Shih Tzu’s favorite toys or treats to make it extra fun.
3. Have a Birthday Party
Can’t have a birthday without a party! You can invite all of your Shih Tzu’s friends and have a great time.
Make some special dog-friendly snacks and have a birthday cake. Be sure to decorate your house or yard with birthday banners and balloons.
4. Get a New Toy or Outfit
It wouldn’t be a birthday without some presents! Get your pup some new toys or cute outfit. If your dog isn’t into wearing clothing, you can always buy them some bandanas.
You can even try to wrap up with gifts and have them open it with their paw.
Just make sure to clean up the paper right away so they don’t eat it.
5. Go to the Dog Park
Another fun way to celebrate your Shih Tzu’s birthday is to go to the dog park. Have them wear a special birthday bandana so everyone will know it’s there special day.
This is also great way to let your Shih Tzu socialize with other dogs and have a great time.
6. Have a Photo Shoot
A great way to capture the memories of your Shih Tzu’s birthday is to have a photo shoot. You can take some great pictures of your Shih Tzu and celebrate their birthday at the same time.
Set up a photo booth with some props and take some fun pictures.
7. Go on a Car Ride
As long as your dog isn’t prone to car sickness another fun way to celebrate your Shih Tzu’s birthday is to go on a car ride. You will get to spend some quality time together and explore new places.
8. Go Swimming
If you live someplace warm or if your Shih Tzus birthday happens to fall during the warm summer months, a beach day or day by the lake can make another fun way to celebrate their birthday.
Swimming is another great form of exercise and having fun at the same time.
For safety, I recommend putting a life jacket on your Shih Tzu and then let them go and enjoy the water.
9. Play Games
An activity your Shih Tzu will love is to play some games together. Make sure to play some of your Shih Tzu’s favorite games.
You can try introducing some new games or make up some of your own to mix it up and make it extra special.
10. Give Them a Massage
If you have an anxious pup all the hoopla of birthday celebrations may make them more nervous.
A great and calm way to show your Shih Tzu how much you love them is to give them a massage. This is a great way to relax and celebrate your Shih Tzu’s birthday at the same time.
You can turn it into an at home spa day and even use some of your Shih Tzu’s favorite oils or lotions.
11. Show Them Plenty of Love and Affection
The best way to celebrate your Shih Tzu’s birthday is to show them plenty of love and affection. This is the best way to show your Shih Tzu how much you care about them.
Give them plenty of hugs and kisses and they will surely feel loved, appreciated and will always remember their special day.
No matter how you celebrate your Shih Tzu’s birthday, they will surely love being the star of the show.
These are just 11 different ways that you can celebrate your Shih Tzu’s birthday.
Get creative and have fun!