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Tips on how to keep your dog safe during the celebrations and fun games you can play with your furry friend!

on Fri 1 Mar

Easter is a time of joy and celebration, not just for humans but for our furry friends as well! At Scenterbarks, we believe in making every occasion special for our canine companions. However, amidst the fun and frolic, it's important to ensure our pets' safety during these festive times. Here, we'll share some essential tips to keep your dog safe this Easter and introduce some exciting games to make this holiday memorable for both of you!


Easter Safety Tips for Dogs

1. Beware of Toxic Treats

Easter chocolates and certain sweets are a big no-no for dogs. Chocolate contains chemicals like theobromine and caffeine, which can be toxic to our dogs and can lead to various health issues. Always keep your Easter treats out of your dog's reach and opt for pet-safe treats instead.

2. Easter Decorations and Plants

Easter lilies, daffodils and certain decorations can be hazardous to dogs. Daffodils are particularly toxic to dogs, but it's best to keep all pets away from Easter plants and flowers to avoid any risk. Additionally, small decorations like plastic eggs and Easter grass can cause issues if ingested. Ensure all decorations are placed securely and out of your dog's reach.

3. Create a Safe Space

With all the hustle and bustle of Easter preparations and celebrations, ensure your dog has a quiet, comfortable place to retreat. The excitement and noise can be overwhelming for some pets, so a peaceful spot can help them stay calm and relaxed.


Fun Easter Games for Your Dog

1. Doggie Easter Egg Hunt 

Hide dog treats or kibble inside Large plastic Easter eggs and scatter them around your garden or living room. Encourage your dog to find them with their nose, praising them each time they find an egg. It's a fun way to stimulate their mind and indulge their natural foraging instincts.

2. Fetch with Easter Eggs

Swap out the usual tennis ball for a brightly coloured, ball or a large plastic easter egg. The different colours and sizes of the egg or balls will add a new challenge to the game of fetch and provide a unique and engaging experience for your dog.

3. Easter Treats Puzzle

Use this occasion to introduce a new puzzle toy to your dog, filling it with delicious, healthy treats. Puzzle toys are excellent for mental stimulation and can keep your dog happily occupied for a while as they work to retrieve their Easter treats.

Celebrating Easter with your dog can be a wonderful and joyous experience. By following these safety tips and engaging in fun, dog-friendly activities, you can ensure a happy and healthy holiday for your beloved pet. At Scenterbarks, we're all about creating memorable moments for you and your furry family members. Happy Easter to all our two-legged and four-legged friends!