With a plentiful supply of chocolate eggs, buttered hot cross buns and tender lamb, Easter is our kind of foodie holiday. However, much of the fruits of Easter – chocolate especially, are toxic to dogs and at worse can result in fatality. You can easily pick up Easter eggs designed for dogs but with identical packaging to the human versions, we think they only serve to confuse our hair-brained hounds. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up seven tasty buys to send your dog hopping mad this Easter.
For an egg-tra special Easter gift for your dog, we highly recommend a Tailwagger Box, which simply put is treats + chews + toys = tail wagging. And for you, it’s cheaper than buying all the items separately. Basil previously trialled one of their fabby boxes, which was tailor-made to his preferences – each box is unique to the dog. His box contained no less than Fetch & Follow bites, Pooch & Mutt Fresh Dog Breath treats, a squeaky plush pig toy, Billy & Margot Strawberry and Apple Training Biscuits, the Natural Dog Company Paw Soother and Pet Munchies Salmon Skin Chews. The latter was our least favourite, as when wet they stink to high heaven but seeing how pleased Basil was with his prize, we were happy to make a concession.
Our sources tell us that the Easter box will include a special themed gift. Purchase as a one off gift for Easter for £23 (includes up to 6 items), or subscribe monthly for £13.99 and up. Oh and we almost forgot, Tailwagger donate 15% of their profits to DogsTrust. Good eh? Order now at Tailwagger.co.uk.
If you’re a fish on Good Friday kind of household try Innocent Hound’s new Salmon bites with Sweet Potato. Bursting with flavour, they’re low on fat but high in goodness such as Omega 3. Priced at £14.85 for a pack of three from Theinnocenthound.co.uk.
If gourmet treats are your dog’s kind of nibbles gift them with Random Rewards by legendary celebrity chef by Michael Roux. Supplied in a useful pocket sized, flip-lid tin flavours include Ostrich & Cherry, Seaweed & Orange, Cheese & Cranberry, Venison & Blueberry and Salmon & Trout. Priced £5 at Houndworthy.com.
For Easter Sunday, serve up Picnic in the Park, the latest limited edition recipe from Lily’s Kitchen. Packed with succulent free run chicken, Italian ham, tender sugar snap peas and tasty carrot sticks, and with the usual goodness we’ve come to expect from our favourite organic dog food purveyor. Priced £2.49 at Lilyskitchen.co.uk.
With an Easter heat wave expected, your dog will undoubtedly welcome these DIY frozen peanut butter and yogurt dog treat hearts from home and garden blog 17 Apart. It’s actually a Valentine’s recipe but we think our dogs deserve our hearts all year round. Get the recipe at 17apart.com.
Now all your need to decide is which goodies to buy!