With spring Easter approaching, here are some ideas to give your dog an exciting holiday!
You can bake Easter themed cut-out cookies such as eggs, bunnies, carrots, and a cross, if celebrating for religious reasons. A dog friendly recipe for cut-out cookies contains one large ripe banana, 1 ½ cups of natural peanut butter, and 1 ½ cups of oat flour. Smash the banana and mix the ingredients until the ingredients turn into a sticky and moldable substance. Roll out the dough and preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Pick any festive cut outs to give the cookies a shape and once cut out, bake on a baking sheet for 10-15 minutes. Once cooled and if wanted, there are dog friendly-icings in bright Easter colors available at your local pet store.
Make Your Dog an Easter Basket
Making your dog an Easter basket is a way to give your dog cute new treats and toys. Stuff your dog’s basket with dog treats, either the homemade ones from above or bought from the store. Buy your dog a new toy, whether springtime theme of a chick, carrot, bunny or a non-springtime theme. Either way, your dog will be happy with a new toy. With warmer weather approaching, you can put a toy to fetch long distances outside, such as a tennis ball or a golf ball.
Take Your Dog On an Easter Egg Hunt
You can give your dog an Easter egg hunt with either real boiled eggs or plastic eggs stuffed with dog treats inside. If using plastic eggs, stuff the eggs with pungent treats, such as liver or bacon for your dog to sniff out easily. There is dog-safe candy available at a local pet store to give your dog an extra special treat. If using actual eggs for the egg hunt, according to the American Kennel club, eggs are safe for most dogs to eat, but a few dogs with certain medical conditions will not digest eggs properly, so check with your dog’s veterinarian before hiding real boiled eggs for an Easter egg hunt. Also, dyed Easter eggs are adorable, but the shells are not adorable for your dog’s tummy and oftentimes, the dye is not safe for dogs to eat, so peel the shell off the eggs before hiding. For the actual egg hunt itself, you can either actually hide the eggs and lead your dog around the yard to help them find the eggs, or you can create a little trail of eggs by dropping the eggs by your dog’s nose as they trail behind you.
Play Dress Up
Keeping with an Easter or springtime theme, you can dress your dog up in a costume and take a picture to put it on Instagram, Tik Tok or any social media website. This idea might be more entertaining for a dog owner dog rather than your dog, but you can dress your dog in a bunny costume by buying bunny ears from a store. You can make an easter egg costume for your pup by buying a poster board and cutting out an Easter egg with a hole for your dog’s head. You can color the egg shape with Easter themed colors such as pastel blue, pink, green and yellow. Once finished, you can put your dog’s face in the hole and you have yourself an Easter egg costume.
Good luck with having a fun holiday with your dog!