Happy 25th January, AKA Rabbie Burns night.
For our audience oversees, Robert Burns Night, also known as Burns Night or Burns Supper, is an annual celebration of the life and work of the Scottish poet Robert Burns. The event typically takes place on or around January 25th, which is the anniversary of Burns’ birth.
As you may know, we love an occasion. Anything that we can celebrate with our four legged friends and what a better event than Burns night.
If you would like to treat your dog to a special burns night feast, there are several pet-friendly recipes. Here are a few examples:
- “Haggis” meatloaf – This recipe is a version of haggis that is made with ground beef, oats, and vegetables such as carrots and turnips. It can be prepared in the same way as a traditional meatloaf, and can be served to dogs in small portions as a treat.
- “Neeps and tatties” dog food – These traditional Scottish dishes can be made into a healthy and nutritious dog food. Cooked and mashed turnips (neeps) and potatoes (tatties) can be mixed together with some meat or meat alternative, such as ground turkey or lentils, and served as a complete meal for dogs.
- “Whisky” broth – Whisky is a common ingredient in traditional Burns Night celebrations, but it is not safe for dogs to consume. However, you can make a homemade broth with beef or chicken broth, and add a drop of malt extract for the taste, serve it in a small bowl as a treat to your dog.
Keep in mind that you should always check with your vet before making any significant changes to your pet’s diet, and that any human food should be offered to dogs in moderation.