Just as I buy Christmas gifts for my dogs, I put together an Easter basket for each of them every year. Although Wynston, Khloee and McKenzie Rae don’t understand the whole Easter concept, they do know that there are lots of goodies to enjoy when they see the baskets. Here’s how you can put together an Easter basket for your dog!
What to include in your dog’s Easter basket:
- Toys (stuffed toys, balls, puzzles, etc)
- Dental Chews
- Bully sticks or other chews
- Special gourmet food
- Easter eggs filled with treats
The most fun part for me is putting treats into Easter eggs and not only placing them in the basket but also hiding them around the house for my dogs to sniff out. When I hide the eggs all over the house, my dogs will follow the scent (there are three small holes in each egg). Khloee and Wynston are pros at biting the Easter eggs just right so they open up and treats fall out. It’s quite a sight to see! Talk about a great photo and video opp!
You’ll need small treats to fit in the Easter eggs. I like to use Nutro Crunchy Treats and Natural Balance Mini-Rewards. Khloee, Wynston and McKenzie Rae each get dental chews in their baskets as well. For these I choose individually wrapped Greenies and Natural Balance dental chews.
Where to buy items for your dog’s Easter basket:
- I bought all of the treats and toys at PetSmart. I decided on Peeps toys and some small generic balls to play fetch with.
- I bought the baskets, eggs and Easter grass at Walmart. Make sure you buy paper grass instead of the plastic kind. If your dog eats plastic grass, it can cause serious health problems. Another great place to get these items is the Dollar Store.
I cannot wait to present the Easter baskets to my dogs on Easter morning! Are you putting together an Easter basket for your pets?