As the biggest birthday party of year approaches, share the fun and patriotism with your fur-kid! While pets aren’t allowed on the parade grounds (for good reason), we don’t see why they can’t join in with the rest of the nation as we celebrate our island home.
Here are four simple ways to celebrate National day with your best friend.Outfits Source: Cafepress
Get your canine into the spirit by dressing it up in our national colours! While face tattoos are out of the question, your fur-kid can easily sport a red and/or white collar or shirt. If you rather stand out from the crowd, instead of sporting these usual colours, you can consider dressing your fur-kid up in an outfit that showcases our unique heritage through batik prints or even in the signature SQ uniforms.Picnics Source: petcarefacts
Instead of dwelling at home, bring your fur-kid out for a picnic. This way your pup will be able to spend extra time with its favourite human, what a treat! However, keep in mind that with almost everyone having a day off, crowded might be an understatement. If you’re lucky, you might be able to find a secluded spot to call your own, otherwise be prepared to share it with other pups and pawrents.Treats Source: The Barkery
Every birthday party needs a cake or pupcake! Treat your furry one to some special treats from barkeries all over the island. These barkeries have flavours unique to Singapore like Bak Ku Teh and Nasi Lemak or simple pupcakes that are decorated like, say, a lion (because we’re a Lion City) works as well!Preparing for Fireworks Source: Pawtrait
While this isn’t exactly a celebratory tip, it does help your pet feel safe and secure instead of confused and distressed. Pets have senses that are much more superiors to humans. If you stay near places where fireworks are set-off, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Ensure that you have brought your pet out for its walk and play beforehand to minimise the need to leave the safe space of its home when the noises start. At home, help your pet feel more comfortable by creating a space for it with comforting items and scents for it to retreat to if needed. Most importantly, ensure that you’re a constant and calming presence to help your furry friend in this confusing time for it.