Easter treats to try with your dog

Safe and dog friendly treats for your dog this Easter

Easter time is abundant with treats and delicious snacks for us humans. From Easter eggs to hot cross buns to Sunday roast, there is a delicious option for every meal. 


Whilst caught up in the excitement of your Easter egg hunt or enjoying your family Sunday dinner, you may be tempted to slip a couple of tidbits to your furry friend. Of course, we don’t want them to miss out on the fun either but, we want to offer some guidance that will ensure the happiness and health of your dog this Easter.

The Do’s 


Great snacks for dogs include carrots, broccoli and green beans. Eaten in small amounts these can be a great addition to a healthy diet. Instead of scraping leftovers into your dog’s bowl at the end of the meal, how about setting aside a few bits of the veg you're serving up. This may also briefly occupy them while you enjoy your meal!


The Don’ts


Chocolate is toxic for dogs and so this falls into the definite ‘no’s’ for Easter. Why not try treating them to a small amount of dog chocolate instead. There are lots of different types on offer including Easter-themed options. There are some great options on Amazon as well as other retailers. 


Offering them their own treat will also prevent them from getting bored and trying to steal an egg off of an unsuspecting family member. 


Just remember to feed them their doggy chocolate in moderation!


Cockapoo from BorrowMyDoggy posing with a dog friendly Easter egg
Doggy member Luna

Things to do 


If you want to include your dog in your Easter celebrations how about giving your dog its very own Easter egg hunt? Hide dog-friendly treats that have a strong smell around your house or garden and let them explore. This can provide great mental stimulation for them as well as entertainment for you. 


Another great idea is to bake a dog-friendly Easter treat for them. 


Easter egg dog treats



View the full recipe here



Carrot Apple dog treats from ‘For the Love of Pooch’


Ingredients


  • 1 Cup of white whole wheat flour 
  • 1 Cup of grated carrots
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 C. apple sauce
  • 1/4 C. olive oil

Instructions


1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.


2. Mix flour, carrots, baking powder, egg, apple sauce, and olive oil together. The dough should have the consistency of play doh.


3. Scoop about 1 tbsp of dough and squish into a bunny-shaped silicon pan or cookie cutter and pop out. 


4. Bake for 20-22 minutes.




Peanut Butter dog treats from ‘My Crafty Life’


Ingredients


  • Egg Shaped mold
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup organic virgin coconut oil

Instructions


  1. Add the peanut butter and coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 60 seconds or until completely melted.
  2. Remove from microwave and stir well. 
  3. Pour the melted mixture into each egg-shaped mold, filling almost to the top.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or until hardened.
  5. Serve in moderation by giving these treats to your dog only once or twice per week

If you use any of these tips or tricks or just have a cute Easter-themed dog picture, please show us on Instagram or Facebook as we always love to see them. 

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