How to Make a DIY Birthday Cake for Your Cat?

Your cat is a beloved member of your family. If your cat is about to celebrate a birthday, you will want to do something special for your furry friend. While many cats would just as soon opt for a peaceful day of napping and nibbling over a raucous party celebration, a special cat birthday cake is sure to be appreciated by every kitty. If your cat is not on any restrictive diets, this general guide will enable you to custom create a cake of natural ingredients that your cat will enjoy.

DIY Birthday Cake for Your Cat

Choose Your Protein

Begin the kitty cat birthday cake project by selecting one of the following protein sources to heap into the mixing bowl.

  • One five-ounce can of tuna that is packed in water
  • One five-ounce can of salmon
  • One five-ounce can of chicken
  • One five-ounce can of crabmeat

Drain the liquid from the can, and place the solid ingredients into a bowl. In addition to the can of your choosing, you will also need to mix in one egg, which will help to bind the cake together.

For an optional third protein source to add to the mix, consider incorporating one tablespoon of grated mild cheddar or minced American cheese if your cat tolerates dairy products. Many cats are lactose intolerant, but some tolerate and enjoy dairy products without issue. Find here 5 foods your cat shouldn’t eat.

Choose Your Carbohydrate
Cats do not require a voluminous amount of carbohydrates in their diets. However, adding two tablespoons of one of the following items will add some healthy fiber and an additional nuance of flavor.

  • Finely grated sweet potato
  • Frozen green peas that you have thawed and drained
  • Cooked brown rice

Mix and Bake
Combine the three or four ingredients until they are mixed. Line an eight-ounce ramekin with parchment paper, and then transfer the cake mixture to the prepared ramekin. Bake the cat birthday cake in a 350-degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cake is set. Allow the cake to cool after removing it from the oven.

Make It Special
As every chef knows, presentation is important when plating a culinary creation. Turn the cake out onto a special plate for your kitty. This may be a plate from an old set of chinaware that you no longer use, an extra stoneware plate or a cat-themed paper plate from the local party goods store.

Once you peel the parchment paper away from the cake, choose one of the following topper options for decorating the top of the cake:

  • One large shrimp that has been cooked and minced
  • Gravy that you can purchase from your local pet supply retailer
  • One tablespoon of your cat’s favorite kitty treats

If there is a wide rim of the plate exposed, consider sprinkling a pinch of catnip on the plate around the cake. Alternately, you may choose to scatter a few cat birthday treats. For the final touch, you may wish to place a flameless birthday candle into the center of the cake to bring out the birthday mood for family members who wish to croon the birthday song when presenting the cake to the birthday kitty. Keep the kitty cat birthday safe from fire hazards, burnt noses and singed whiskers by avoiding birthday candles with real flames.

Just Add Presents
Preparing the cake is quick and easy. All you will need to do once it has been plated and decorated is to add gifts to the celebration scene. Everyone appreciates gifts on their birthday, and your cat is no exception. From catnip critters to jingling balls to interactive laser pointers, there are plenty of fun options that will enable you to offer your cat a couple of new toys to play with. The exciting prospect of new toys will entice your cat to work off some of those birthday cake calories and stay happy until the next holiday celebration.

Find here some tips on DIY cat toys!

How to Stop Excessive Urination in Dogs?

In the world of veterinary medicine, excessive urination in dogs is also known as polyuria. This is often not a serious medical condition; however, it is crucial to take your dog to the veterinarian immediately if you notice a sudden increase in urine as it may indicate renal failure in your dog.

Stop Excessive Urination in Dogs

Causes of Polyuria

Excessive urination in dogs, polyuria, can be due to a number of reasons including diabetes, problems with the adrenal gland, tumors or thyroid disorder. Low protein diets may also be the potential cause for polyuria. Age also plays a role in polyuria. For example, a dog who is young and active is likely to have increased levels of thirst and urination at times.

Excessive Urination in Dogs: Testing and Treatment

Testing will be conducted by your veterinarian to determine if there are any issues with the kidneys, adrenal glands or reproductive organs. Common tests to determine a cause include a CBC (Complete Blood Count), sonography and/or a urinalysis. Your veterinarian will also ask if there have been any other symptoms which are accompanying the excessive urination.

Renal failure is the most common concern with polyuria. If there are no medical issues associated with the increased urination though, the veterinarian is likely to simply recommend limitations on water intake. The dog will be recommended an adequate amount (to be determined based on age, weight) to remain hydrated. The dog will then be observed to ensure his urination decreases.

If your pet is pet straining while urinating or if he has any other symptoms, we have lots of informative content for you!

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Cat and Human Relationship

The cat-human relationship is a unique bond. The cat-human relationship is not the same as a dog-human bond and may be more difficult to develop. Cats are more independent than dogs which makes it more difficult to develop a strong relationship with them quickly. The cat-human relationship still has the ability to become extremely strong, though.

Cat and Human Relationship

Begin Socializing

The cat and human relationship begins at about 2 weeks of age. Cats begin socializing at approximately two weeks of age. At this time, cats begin bonding with other cats, dogs and humans. A significant amount of exposure should be apparent throughout this time. How else can you build your cat and human relationship? Sit down with the kitten; relax with the kitten. Providing your cat with attention is key as a young kitten for a strong cat and human relationship. Learn more about proper care for kittens.

Matching Personalities

Each cat has her own personality. If adopting a cat, it is absolutely crucial that your personality matches well to her personality. The cat and human relationship depends upon this factor. Understanding a cat’s body language comes into play with the personality trait test. When in the adoption room with the cat, read his body language and evaluate how the body language is being portrayed. What is the cat attempting to tell you? Please remember it is completely normal if the cat does not fully mesh with you at first. Cats sometimes take time to feel fully comfortable and show you their true colors.

The cat can be just as bonded to their human counterpart as a dog is. The cat simply takes more time to develop that particular bond. Cats are more independent and solitary than dogs and as such, the wall they have built up is more difficult to break down. With the correct steps, the cat can become bonded and the cat and human relationship can be strengthened.

Are you curious about the special human-dog relationship too? Go here: Dog and Human Bonding.

Amber Johnson, Animal Behaviorist

Miss Amber Johnson has many years of experience with pets and is a licensed cat and dog nutrition and behavior specialist. She currently collaborates with PetPremium where she counsels clients in pet behavior and nutrition. The statements made in this article are the personal opinions of Miss Amber Johnson and based on independent experiences and could be different from the opinions of PetPremium Pet health Insurance or any other pet health insurance provider.

Dog and Human Relationship

There is no surprise when we hear people say “Dogs are a man’s best friend.” The human canine relationship is a unique bond shared between pet and pet parent. According to the LA Times, when you look into the eyes of your dog, the chemical oxytocin is released into the human brain. What does this mean? The release of oxytocin gives us the feeling of love.

Dog and Human Relationship

Benefits for Humans

The human-canine bond is beneficial to both the human and the dog. The pet parent displays many health benefits when interacting with her pet including a lower blood pressure and a more active lifestyle. The human-canine bond is so strong that employers have been contemplating allowing dogs come to work with their pet parent for increased work morale and increased productivity while at work.

Benefits for Dogs

What do dogs get out of the human-canine bond? The most important aspect for a dog; love. Dogs are satisfied with their basic needs met and love. Dogs enjoy the company of their pet parent and are more than happy just to be loved. They find joy in pleasing their pet parent whether they are our companion or our work partner.


The human-canine bond begins the moment you adopt your dog. The bond should be maintained, though. How do you maintain the bond between your dog and yourself? Simple; by spending time with her. You do not need to spend time entertaining your dog at all times. Simply watching television with your dog or feeding your dog is a step in the right direction. Other activities to maintain the bond between your dog and yourself include grooming, training or playing with your dog. Adopt or shop, find out here how to welcome a new dog.

Do you want to strengthen the bond with your kitty? Go here: understanding cat and human relationship.

Amber Johnson, Animal Behaviorist

Miss Amber Johnson has many years of experience with pets and is a licensed cat and dog nutrition and behavior specialist. She currently collaborates with PetPremium where she counsels clients in pet behavior and nutrition. The statements made in this article are the personal opinions of Miss Amber Johnson and based on independent experiences and could be different from the opinions of PetPremium Pet health Insurance or any other pet health insurance provider.

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