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Totally woof-worthy: These outlets aim to make your pet’s special day one to remember

It’s not a birthday if there’s no cake and what’s good for us, holds good for our best friends too. Here are a few places in the city where you can celebrate happy occasions with your four-legged buddy…

1. Doggy Bakery, Koramangala:

Doggy Bakery began as a labour of love by Diya Sikand and her grandmum Mira Sikand in 2017. Diya saw the many dogs at their home getting the best in nutrition, while street dogs had to make do with scraps. “Right from the start, Diya was adamant that part of the proceeds from Doggy Bakery would go towards feeding stray,” says her mother Dipali. From cakes, ‘pupcakes,’ biscuits and muffins, Doggy Bakery also prepares chicken jerky, jello with bone broth and other goodies, adding spearmint for those dogs that suffer from bad breath. “Since we do not use preservatives the items on our menu are available on a made-to-order basis,” says Dipali, adding they prepare treats for cats too.

Visit thedoggybakery.com for more details.

2. Dumas Bakes & Meals, Whitefield:

Bismi Anil has been rescuing street animals since 2013, feeding and caring for them, in whichever way she could. Her dog Buddy, enjoyed crunchy food and that’s how she began baking goodies for him. “In the beginning I wasn’t really sure what would work, but I would try incorporating things that he liked and that were good for his health,” says Bismi. With that in mind, foods like milk, carrot and eggs found their way into the treats she made for him. She baked her first ‘professional’ cake for Pluto and Daisy, the pets of friends in June 2016. “Treats and meals soon followed,” she says. Apart from catering to dogs, Dumas makes yummy stuff for cats too!

Visit dumasbakesnmeals.com

3. Paw Delights, Koramangala:

For Priya Stephen, city-based canine trainer and behaviorist, starting a bakery for animals was a natural progression – it gave her expertise a tangible, tantalising shape. Her pet Casper, an adopted golden retriever, loved treats and she loved baking healthy treats like cookies and cupcakes for him. “Soon, requests from friends started coming in and I had always wanted to start a bakery. I decided to start something small, so in 2012, I began Paw Delights,” she says.

Birthday cakes from Paw Delights are made to order and baked fresh, sans preservatives, artificial food colouring or flavours. “My career has given me insight into the kind of nutrition as well as dietary limit dogs require,” she says, adding their entire range of treats can be cutomised for teething pups and cater to specific dietary restrictions.

Visit pawdelights.com

4.Clever Canine, Indiranagar:

Yamika’s dog Pixie was a rescued pet who had a lot of health issues. Pixie loved ice cream, apples and bacon (not necessarily in that order or combination) and Clever Canine began as a way to address her dietary restrictions. In her bid to come up with tasty s well as healthy treats for Pixie, Yamika fashioned frozen popsicle treats. “Today our frozen yoghurt treat is what we are most famous for, with the bacon-apple flavour, our most popular,” says Yamika. She adds the bakery which began in December 2015 has their brand of treats retailing at multiple pet stores in the city.

Visit clevercanineindia.com

5. Bone Appetite, Vibuthipura:

Necessity certainly is the mother of invention. Professional hotelier Shruti Saha, wanted her labrador Aioli to eat something that was tasty, fresh and without preservatives. At that time most dog food available was of the dehydrated kind. To combat this lack, she began Bone Appetite in August 2012, to create ‘aesthetic looking treats that a dog would love to eat,’ after talking to vets about basic dos and don’t of animal nutrition. “Perhaps the biggest USP of goodies from Bone Appetite is we use human grade, high-quality ingredients. Which means human beings can enjoy them too,” Shruti says with a smile, adding they will have to be garnished with suitable condiments to make them palatable as salt, sugar and pepper are a big no-no for dogs.

Call 98451 77162 for details.

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