Forget the bunny ears this spring and make an adorable dog Easter basket instead!
Easter can be an exciting time for kids. It can also be fun for dogs as long as they don’t get sick from ingesting chocolate bunnies or small Easter toys from your child’s basket. To keep your dog safe, make sure all dangerous items are out of reach. You can also consider making them their own dog Easter basket. When they have exciting toys available, they’re more likely to play than to get into trouble elsewhere. You can purchase pre-made dog Easter baskets in stores or online, but making your own is very easy to do.
Just follow these simple steps, and you’ll make the best dog Easter basket for your furry family member.
Find a recyclable basket.
Before you start to assemble your dog Easter basket, you’ll need to find a proper container. Fabric or plastic bins are versatile, easy to clean and perfect for storing toys, treats or grooming supplies. Traditional baskets also work, but make sure they’re durable. Wooden splinters are not a good thing for a dog to ingest. You may even already have something at home that works, and that’s okay too. You just need something large enough to hold all the goodies you want to give your dog.
Find fun and useful fillers.
Next, you want to find the right goodies to put in your dog’s basket. You can incorporate one or more items from each of the following categories depending on how much you want to spoil your pup.
What’s an Easter basket without treats?
Make sure to include some of your pet’s favorite treats. You can make your own homemade, or you can order adorable Easter-themed gourmet cookies like these. Just make sure to stay away from rawhide, because that can make your dog sick.
Keep your dog fresh and clean for spring by including grooming supplies.
- Dog shampoos
- Pet wipes
- Dog waste bags (you can never have enough of those)
- Dog toothbrush and toothpaste
- The Furminator brush is one of the best pet brushes out there. With shedding season around the corner, this makes a great basket item
- A new collar or bow tie to look fancy for family photos.
Don’t forget the toys!
Toys are the most fun part of every Easter basket, and with the change of seasons, your dog is probably in need of some new playthings. You can find some fun Easter themed toys at your local pet store or on Amazon. These are a few of my favorites:
How cute is this hide and seek toy? You put the bunnies in the carrot, and your dog has to get them out.
Dogs can’t eat chocolate eggs, but they’d love to play with this toy Easter egg instead.
Puzzle toys are great, and some of them even have space for treats which will keep your dog entertained until they manage to get them all out.
Dogs can’t have marshmallows, but they can play with these adorable squeaky Peeps instead.
These Carrot Rope Chew toys are the perfect addition to any dog Easter basket.
It wouldn’t be Easter without a bunny, so don’t forget to include one in your basket.
Keep it simple.
Avoid extras like cellophane, grass, or bows, as it’s just one more thing to make sure your dog doesn’t eat. Easter grass is especially dangerous for pets and can cause significant intestinal damage if consumed. Call your vet right away if you suspect your dog has eaten something that could make them sick. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Put it all together!
Once you gather all your goodies, you just need to assemble your basket. It’s best to place the largest item first, then put all the smaller things around that. It’s also a good idea to remove any tags or packaging from the toys before you put them in your basket, that way your dog can play with them as soon as they see them.
With a little extra effort, you can include your furry family member in any holiday celebration. Some people may think it’s silly, but we think it’s fun! Dogs are family, and they deserve to be spoiled too!
Have you ever made a dog Easter basket? Leave a comment about your favorite way to celebrate the holidays with your pup! We’d love to hear it!
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