Lap Day

Hey there, pet lovers! Are you ready to mark your calendars for a pawsome new holiday? Get ready to celebrate Lap Day, a special occasion dedicated to cherishing the bond between you and your furry companion. In this blog, we'll dive into the fascinating concept of Lap Day, explore why dogs age faster than humans, find out if cats age like dogs, and discover how to make the most of this delightful day with your pets. 

What the Heck Is a Lap Day?

Lap Day is a unique holiday that celebrates the concept of "lappability," the time it takes for a pet to reach the equivalent age of their human caregiver. It's an opportunity to recognize and appreciate the companionship we share with our beloved animals.

How Does the Math Work?

Now, you might be wondering how the math behind Lap Day works. Well, thanks to the genius minds out there, we have a fantastic Lap Day Calculator created by Dana Barnes. This calculator takes into account the average lifespan of different dog breeds and aligns them with the human lifespan. It's a handy tool to determine when you and your dog will be the same age, making it even more fun to celebrate Lap Day together.

I'm Terrible at Math, Is There a Lap Day Calculator I Can Use?

Absolutely! Dana Barnes, an avid pet lover just like you, created this handy Lap Day Calculator that allows you to find out when you and your furry friend will be the same age. This calculates when you and your dog are the same age so you can celebrate your lap day on the exact date your dog (in dog years) catches up to you (in human years).

If the calculator is having trouble loading, click this link.

Why Dogs Age Faster than Humans:

Have you ever noticed how our furry friends seem to age faster than us? It's a bittersweet fact that dogs experience life at an accelerated pace compared to humans. While it may vary by breed and size, dogs typically age about seven times faster than we do. So, while we're savouring the moments, they're swiftly wagging their way through life.

Do Cats Also Age Like Dogs?

Now, you might be curious about our feline friends. Do cats age in the same way as dogs? Interestingly, cats age at a different rate. They tend to age more gradually, with an average ratio of about four cat years for every human year. While they may not age as rapidly as dogs, Lap Day is an excellent opportunity to celebrate our feline friends too!

How to Best Celebrate Your Lap Day with Your Dog:

  • Pamper session: Treat your pup to a spa day! Give them a gentle massage, brush their fur, and indulge in a little grooming session.
  • Adventure time: Take your dog on an exciting outing to their favorite park or explore a new trail together. Let them enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the great outdoors.
  • Homemade treats: Whip up some delicious homemade treats for your four-legged friend. We've got a great recipe for Peanut Butter Dog Treats Here
  • Capture the memories: Don't forget to snap adorable Lap Day pictures with your dog. These memories will be cherished forever!

How to Celebrate Lap Day with Your Cat:

  • Playtime extravaganza: Engage your cat in playtime activities they adore. Whether it's chasing a toy mouse, batting at a feather, or unravelling a ball of yarn, let them revel in their favorite games.
  • Catnip paradise: Treat your cat to some catnip toys or sprinkle a little catnip on their scratching post. It's guaranteed to make them purr with delight.
  • Tasty temptations: Surprise your kitty with some gourmet cat treats or prepare a special homemade meal just for them. Show them some culinary love!
  • Kitty photo shoot: Capture your cat's cuteness with a Lap Day photo shoot. Experiment with props, costumes, and plenty of patience to get that purr-fect shot!


Lap Day is an enchanting holiday that celebrates the unique bond we share with our pets. Whether you have a wagging tail or a soft purr by your side, Lap Day is an opportunity to show your furry friend just how much they mean to you. So, mark your calendars, use the Lap Day Calculator to plan ahead, and make this day a memorable experience filled with love, cuddles, and joyful moments.