Easter is a great time to spend a lovely spring day with your family. Eating delicious food, hunting for eggs, and visits from the Easter Bunny are all things we love to enjoy on during the Easter season. And what is even better is it can be a holiday for the whole family, our four-legged friends included! There are a lot of fun ways you can celebrate the season with your dog.
Make dog-friendly Easter Treats
Why should we be the ones that enjoy delicious treats on Easter? While your pup can’t eat a chocolate bunny, there are actually a lot of things that they can eat with us.
- Veggies: Potatoes, asparagus, broccoli, carrots and cucumbers. They are best served raw, but if you do cook them make sure not to give them any heavily salted or buttered vegetables. And avoid any veggie medley with onions.
- Fruit: Watermelon, strawberries, oranges and blueberries. Make sure to avoid grapes at all costs.
- Protein: Avoid giving your dog high sodium ham, but they would love some lean meat and maybe even a boiled egg. Just don’t give them too many boiled eggs because that can leave them gassy.
- Dog treats: Purchase special baked dog treats from a local dog boutique or make your own. Try making a super simple, but delicious treat like these Carrot-Apple Bunny treats from For The Love of the Pooch.
Play dress up
Set up a little photo booth area for everyone to take memorable pictures. Get photo booth props like carrots, bunny ears and teeth, big pastel bow-ties, and whatever strikes your fancy. Make sure to get a few dog-friendly props so they can be part of the fun too. Have someone snap pics of family and friends for memories that will last a lifetime.
Host a dog-friendly Easter Egg Hunt
While you don’t want to let your dog over do it on the boiled eggs or get a hold of plastic eggs, they can still have a fun during the hunt. Fill up a Kong or two, a few treat puzzles or other treats around the yard for them to find. You can also make them their own “eggs” by cutting a tennis ball almost all the way open and filling it with treats. But don’t forget to watch them carefully so they don’t find any plastic eggs or pieces of chocolate.
We hope that you have a safe and happy Easter with your entire family. Don’t forget to share your pictures with us on our Facebook and Twitter! We’d love to see how much fun you had celebrating.
Give us a call for dog walking services to keep your dog entertained during the day! We’d be happy to be poked, come play, walk and care for them to break up long days when you’re out and about.