It's a given that we'll celebrate birthdays and holidays with our friends and family members, but many of us celebrate with our furry friends, since we view them as members of the family. Pup Life Today wants you to know that if you do throw your pet a party, they don’t understand the gesture.
Pets certainly don't understand the specifics of our celebrations, but they can still enjoy them. Pets are social beings and are able to pick up on group dynamics. When everyone is excited and having a good time, most pets want to be included.
**FYI: For dogs especially, a party might be a welcome experience. Dogs historically lived in packs of other dogs, and they view humans as their packs. Social interaction through a party celebrating their birthday, for instance, can feed their need for connection and affiliation.
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