How to have a happy Easter with your pets
If you are planning on celebrating this Easter, don’t forget to include your pets. There are many ways you can keep them involved as well as safe.
Keep poisonous foods away
Easter is usually a time when many of us are unwrapping chocolate Easter bunnies and devouring chocolate eggs. However, it’s important to know that chocolate should not be eaten by your pets. It contains theobromine which both cats and dogs
process slowly – unlike humans. It can even lead to death in some animals. Cats may be less likely to eat chocolate on their own accord – but they still can, and dogs may be more tempted. Keep your Easter a happy and safe one and keep chocolate goodies well out of reach of pets. Also, be mindful that foil wrappers may also be tempting for pets – especially if they have chocolate remains on them! Be safe and dispose of all wrappers properly. Another handy tip is to have a lid on your rubbish bin, some curious pets may still be able to dig in otherwise. For more information on toxic foods for pets you can read more here
Include them in the day
So what can you do to make sure your pet is included in the fun? It doesn’t have to be all about excluding them and keeping them away from the human celebrations. Create some pet-friendly options. Make a special Easter goodie basket for your pet. You can include soft toys and pet friendly treats. If you’re having guests over it will probably be difficult to pay your pet attention during that time. Take them for a walk in the morning or dedicate time to playing before the celebration begins.
Children love going on Easter egg hunts and many pets will also enjoy hunting for goodies! Of course don’t hide chocolate for your pets but what about pet-friendly treats hidden in the garden. Or, create a fun obstacle course for your pet. Get the family involved in the fun too.
Enjoying any celebration with pets will always make the day that much better. Don’t forget to take some snaps of the day to capture the fun. Most of all, have a paw-some Easter.