April 9 is Easter this year! We're already seeing blankets of Texas wildflowers all over the place. and now it's time for Easter festivities! I love sharing this hoppy time with my dogs too. If you’re looking for ways to get your pet in on the Spring and Easter festivities, try some of these.
A Doggy Photobooth
C’mon, party people! Who doesn’t love a photoshoot?
Level up your photo game with some cool Easter or Spring-inspired accessories. Cute costumes, a stuffed Easter bunny, flowers, pastel backgrounds, bowties, bandanas, and other fun photo props can bring your pet’s pics to a whole new level -and it includes your pet in the seasonal fun!
New Physical or Enrichment Activity
Spring is about coming back to life after a winter’s sleep. Nature awakens, people refresh their living spaces, and it’s a great time to give your dog or cat something new, too.
Try a new activity with your pet - walking a new route, installing a catio or new ledges to birdwatch from, enrolling in a training class, or hiking. You can also refresh some of your pet’s belongings. A new bed will spruce up your home for spring and give your pet something new to sniff and cuddle into.
Doggy Easter Egg Hunt
Hop into this fun and affordable tradition! Host a doggy Easter egg hunt in your home or outdoors. You’ll need plastic Easter eggs and small, healthy treats.
Put 1 or 2 small treats in each egg and hide them. Just keep in mind that this is not a good activity for dogs who chew on plastic or who crunch things up enthusiastically. Closely supervise the activity to keep it safe, and watch for any signs of aggression between dogs, dogs who start chewing on the plastic instead of the treat, multiple dogs going for the same egg, dogs who look lost or need some guidance, etc.].
Easter Egg Dog Treats
It’s no secret. Most dogs love peanut butter! In fact, all of the photos in this blog were made with the aid of sugar-free, all-natural peanut butter!
Try this cute and tasty egg-shaped dog treat. Completely melt equal parts peanut butter and coconut oil in the microwave or on the stove Stir and then pour it in a silicone egg-shaped mold. Pop them in the fridge for about 2 hours and voila! You have crave-worthy treats!
Safety Tip! Always check the labels on ingredients, to avoid foods or additives that are dangerous for pets and people. If an ingredient is unfamiliar to you, look it up online. For example, some peanut butter brands contain xylitol, a sweetener that is toxic (even deadly) to pets. And, of course, some people are allergic to peanuts, so ask before stuffing someone else’s Easter basket!