Pet parties: the surprising – and occasionally dangerous – trend for animal birthday celebrations

Pet parties: the surprising – and occasionally dangerous – trend for animal birthday celebrations

But if I avoid ostentatious drone displays and public health violations, should I still have a birthday party for my pet?So you’re saying that pet birthday parties don’t actually have anything to do with the animals?

Dachshund called Cheesecake gives birth to 10 puppies

Dachshund called Cheesecake gives birth to 10 puppies

Two-year-old Cheesecake shocked her owner Stacey Whiteley, 42, when she gave birth to almost double the average number of puppies for the dog breed.The puppies having a rest while their mum also sleeps (Picture: Mercury/Stacey Whiteley) ‘Sausage dogs usually have a litter of six,’ Stacey explains.

How to make dog-friendly pancakes for Pancake Day

How to make dog-friendly pancakes for Pancake Day

Ingredients: 100g cooked chickpeas (drained, tinned chickpeas are fine) 1⁄2 small carrot (about 50g), grated 2 eggs 100g self-raising flour 150ml oat milk 2 tbsp sunflower oil There’s nothing wrong with giving them a try yourself (Picture: ) Method: Put the chickpeas in a food processor and blitz for a few seconds.

I’ve developed influencer envy – and the influencer is a dog

I’ve developed influencer envy – and the influencer is a dog

The thing is, this influencer is a dog.When the Fopadib gets hard to handle, the truism that we never know what anyone (or any dog) is going through takes me to a better place – yes, even better than the dental hygienist.

Battersea is launching online cooking classes with recipes for pet treats

Battersea is launching online cooking classes with recipes for pet treats

The dog cake with mashed potato icing (Picture: Battersea) Ingredients: For the cake:.Put your banana into a bowl and mash with a fork, then add your whisked egg, grated carrot, melted coconut oil and oat milk.

Cupcake the therapy poodle visits hospital to help patients feel better

Cupcake the therapy poodle visits hospital to help patients feel better

Karen Simmons and Cupcake visiting a hospital patient (picture: Caters News Agency)‘Cupcake is an amazing dog who is calm and obedient – she is perfect for the job.

Kim Joy’s orange and stem ginger cat-themed mini-cakes

Kim Joy’s orange and stem ginger cat-themed mini-cakes

Prep time: 10 min for cake, 15-20 min for candied orange, 10 min for buttercream, 5 min for icing, plus assembly/decorating time. Add the self-raising flour, milk and orange zest, and mix slowly until evenly combined.

Pupuccinos at the ready: A Pomeranian cafe is coming to London

Pupuccinos at the ready: A Pomeranian cafe is coming to London

(Picture: Pom Café)And, obviously, you’ll get to hang out with a load of Pomeranians. Oh, and if you’re not a Pomeranian fan, don’t fear – Pug Café will also be posting popups for sausage dogs, pugs, and French bulldogs in the coming months.

Dog had to be ‘scrubbed clean’ after toddler, 3, coloured her in with paint

Dog had to be ‘scrubbed clean’ after toddler, 3, coloured her in with paint

Johnna Pennington only left Alivia alone for a couple of minutes (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)The three-year-old pet was left multicoloured and had to be scrubbed in the bath to return to her usual white colour.

Jennifer Garner celebrated her chickens' birthday with a one-of-a-kind cake

Jennifer Garner celebrated her chickens' birthday with a one-of-a-kind cake

There are at least two things we know Jennifer Garner adores: cooking up Ina Garten's recipes and chickens. Behold Garner's bug cake! Jennifer Garner and the "cake" she made for her all-grown-up hens.