How to Include Your Dog in Your Easter Celebration

If you celebrate Easter then you know that your dog probably gets just as excited about this holiday as anyone else in your family. Sure you can share some of your famous Easter ham with them, but what else can you do to make this day memorable for them as well? Here are a few things you can do to have a great day with them.


Have a Doggy Easter Egg Hunt

\"shutterstock_172940522__1454605130_47647\"Doing a doggy Easter egg hunt before your kids hit the yard can be a great way to include your pet. You can put treats in the yard and even an extra boiled egg. Here are a few tips for making this memorable:


  • Do not use plastic Easter eggs to hide treats. Your dog will not be able to find them and the plastic can break and harm them.
  • Follow your dog to make sure they get all the treats
  • Do the dog hunt first to ensure your dog does not pick up chocolate left from children


Give Them an Easter Basket\"iStock_000001256761Large__1454605381_46920\"

Now this is a little trickier than the Easter egg hunt because easter baskets are not exactly good for your dog. The baskets are easily splintered when chewed on by your dog and the grass in the baskets can be toxic to your dog. This is why giving your dog their own “basket” while your kids open their baskets can be helpful. You can just hand them the items or put it in a pet safe basket without all the Easter grass.


Set Them a Place at the Table

OK well chances are you are not literally  going to set your pet their own place at the dinner table but you can still make them a part of your Easter dinner. Make them their own plate to enjoy. Just make sure you are not giving them foods  that are toxic such as onions, garlic, and mushrooms. Carrots and green beans on the other hand are an excellent choice for your pet on this holiday. Also, make sure you do not give them too much food as this will upset their stomach. The best way to do this is to make them a plate rather than hand feeding them where you can lose track of how much has been given.

These are just a few of the ways you can get your dog involved in your festivities. This can help to make your dog  feel more like a part of the family and the entire family can have fun with this.

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