When the Easter Bunny goes hopping down the bunny trail to your house on Easter Sunday, don’t let him forget to leave a basket for your dog! Include your best furry friend in the Easter fun by creating something special – and safe – for him or her to enjoy. After all, dogs are family, too!
We’ve picked some of our favorite Easter and Spring-themed toys, treats, and canine care accessories that we think would be perfect to put in your pet’s Easter basket.
Feeling lucky? We put together one amazing Easter basket filled with all the goodies and gadgets below and one lucky dog parent will win one for their fur-kid! Check out what’s in the basket and then enter to win it at the bottom of this article!
What’s In The Ultimate Dog Easter Basket?
Obviously, you won’t put chocolates in a basket for dogs, since it contains caffeine and theobromine, both of which are highly toxic. And, you don’t want to use plastic Easter grass because it can cause an intestinal blockage if your dog swallows it. Here are our picks:
Andis Pro Grade Grooming Tools
Access to groomers is limited in most parts of the country right now, making it more important than ever to perform a basic grooming routine at home. First up, the Andis Pro-Grade Cordless Nail Grinder will make a quick and easy task of keeping your dog’s nails trimmed and smooth. Cordless operation means you can trim nails wherever your dog is most comfortable. And, 6-speed operation and assorted file attachments allow you to customize for any dog’s nails. Best of all, the Cordless Nail Grinder is a perfect alternative for pets that hate having their nails clipped, it’s painless, fast, and safe—no more clipping too close to the quick!
Also included is an Andis deShedding Tool. This little tool is absolutely amazing! Your dog will love being brushed with the handheld tool and you’ll love that it reduces shedding by up to 90%! The unique shape and tooth pattern removes loose hair without causing damage to the top-coat or scratching your dog’s delicate skin. Use a few times a week to dramatically reduce shedding in heavy-shedding breeds. We tested this simple tool just two days after using a popular fur-reducing brush and were astounded at how much undercoat and loose hair was simply brushed away. We give four enthusiastic paws up to this amazing little tool!
Dogit Stuffies Toys
Of course no Ultimate Dog Easter Basket is complete without an assortment of fun new squeaky toys! Dogit Stuffies dog toys feature a quirky cast of woodland, jungle, and barnyard characters that will be sure to keep your dog active and engaged for hours on end. Your dog will adore the raccoon and monkey toss and tug toys, made from durable and soft fabrics, the flat piggy filled with fun crinkle, and, of course, the long stick bunny and pig in colors perfect for fetching this spring.
Loving Pets Bella Roma Travel Bowls
Do you share your life with an adventure dog? Have we got the perfect Easter basket accessory for you! Whether you are going around the corner or around the world, Bella Roma Travel Bowls and Diners are the Ultimate bowl for the pet and pet-parent on-the-go. Patent-pending designs feature integrated locking lids to store food and built-in legs to support the bowls, preventing unwanted collapse while your pet is feeding or drinking. Bella Roma Travel Bowls and Diners are dishwasher safe, plus the bowl portions are made of flexible BPA-free silicone. They are not only light weight but they pack flat and can be hung from a backpack, purse, belt loop or even leash using the included carabiner. What’s more, they come in pawsome pink and blue Easter colors — how could we now include them in the Ultimate Dog Easter Basket?!
Einstein Pets PB’N Jelly Time Dog Treats
These cleverly crafted dog treats by Einstein Pets are made with real blueberries, peanut butter, and chia, a natural source of fiber and antioxidant support that promote a healthy skin and coat. No corn, soy, wheat, eggs, or dairy are included, making them perfect for a pet with a sensitive stomach. These award winning treats are human-grade quality that is made and sourced in the USA. And, because each treat is only one calorie, you can treat your deserving dog guilt-free! Einstein Pets PB’N Jelly Time treats contain no chemicals, sugar, salt, artificial flavors, colors, fillers, or preservatives. Your dog will beg for more!
EarthKind Stay Away Rodent Pet-Friendly Pest Control
Did you know that rodenticides and insecticides are among the top 10 household toxins that poison pets every year? Insect and rodent poisons can be just as toxic to our curious pets as they are to the pest itself. Common active ingredients include long-lasting anticoagulants, which can prevent animal’s blood from clotting, Cholecalciferol, which can lead to kidney failure in animals, and Bromethalin, a neurotoxin that can result in tremors, seizures, and paralysis. With pets being great mice catchers, they risk being second-hand poisoned by the rodent/insect, too.
So, as we gear up for spring, it’s time to choose pest prevention that doesn’t put our beloved pets in harm’s way. And we can do that by choosing pest control that’s safe for our pets, like the products from EarthKind, a USA-based pest control developer, designer and bio-manufacturing pioneer. They’re on a mission to “preserve the good, prevent the rest” by developing natural proactive alternatives to protect the spaces where we live, work and play from pests and odors. Our Ultimate Dog Easter Basket includes EarthKind’s Stay Away Botanical Rodent Repellent.
Ready to order? If you visit Earthkind.com and join their mailing list, they’ll send you a coupon code!
Tonka RealTough Feeder Toy
This durable toy is built Tonka Tough! Keep your best furry friend entertained for hours as they try to get the hidden treats out of this interactive axle feeder. The tire tread makes for easy grip, while the axle shape makes makes picking up a breeze for your dog. Strong as a tire, it’s Tonka tough!
Built for the toughest pups! Fill with your dog’s favorite treats or dog food, and watch as they tackle the challenge of getting them out! It’s the perfect fun toy to keep your dog entertained for hours.
The Missing Link Pet Kelp Probiotic Formula
Kelp is one of the most nutrient-dense products on Earth and nearly all species can eat it. According to some sources, it contains over 70 vitamins and minerals, in addition to lots of trace elements. Most importantly, it can help increase your dog’s energy, improve their immune system, and aid in digestion. Cats crave some green in their diet, so why not try supplementing with kelp for some improved health?
The Missing Link Pet Kelp Probiotic Formula combines the natural benefits of kelp with probiotics, organic pumpkin, and organic flaxseed to help support your dog’s digestion, hardiness, and overall happiness. As one of nature’s most impressive superfoods, we couldn’t leave this limited ingredient, all-life-stages supplement out of our Ultimate Dog Easter Basket!
Loving Pets Houndations Training Treats
Made in the USA, Houndations bite-size, soft-chew dog treats are bite-sized for small dogs and little learners and, at less than 3 calories per treat, are the perfect training treat for any size dog. These flavorful treats are made from 100% all-natural ingredients and are grain, wheat, gluten and corn free.
The carabiner clipped to each bag makes it easy to go hands-free when training, hiking or playing. Just hang the bag from your belt loop, purse, or leash and it becomes an easy access resealable treat pouch on-the-go.
Our Ultimate Dog Easter Basket includes one bag each of the Salmon, Lamb, Chicken, and Duck Recipe treats!
Unique Pet Care Dog Odor + Stain Remover
Okay, we’ll admit it, this product is more for you, the dog parent than it is for your dog. But you should get something, right? Every once in a while a product comes along that totally blows your mind. In our case, it’s Unique Pet Care’s Dog Odor + Stain Remover — because it works, of course, but it’s also safe for our four and two-legged families — free of phthalates, artificial dyes, chlorine, formaldehyde, caustics, and all the other horrible things that are common in a lot of stain and odor removers.
So what makes Unique, well, unique? It uses bacteria, enzymes, and probiotics to destroy odors and stains – not mask them. Savvy pet parents know you have to completely eliminate a stain to avoid having your dog make a mess in the same spot again. This is a product everyone on our staff uses and swears by, and we’re thrilled to share it with you and your fur family!
DERMagic Shampoo and Conditioner Bars
Diatomaceous Earth is a fine white powder made by microscopic water creatures that make silica-based shells for themselves. These tiny shells fall to the bottom of lakes and oceans over millions of years, accumulating in massive white deposits that are then mined and crushed to a fine powder. Combining this element with a proprietary blend of essential oils, bathing with the DERMagic Diatomaceous Earth Organic Shampoo Bar by Mendota Pet provides an anti-microbial, calming and therapeutic effect for dogs with both dry and oily skin. In addition, it is completely safe, using no toxins, preservatives, chemical insecticides, sulfates or other irritants that can aggravate sensitive skin.
If you’ve never used a shampoo bar for your dog’s baths before, you’re in for a treat! When you have a wriggly pup in the tub, one hand does double duty with a shampoo bar! DERMagic bars lather beautifully with no sulfates, rinse easily and cleanly, they’re portable meaning no more spills, and they smell wonderful. One 3.5 oz bar will outlast a 12-ounce bottle of liquid shampoo for a great value too!
Follow up with the DERMagic Rosemary Mint Conditioner Bar to condition the skin and leave fur silky smooth.
Wellness Core Bestie Bars
Reward your BFF with Wellness CORE Bestie Bars Chicken & Carrots Recipe Grain-Free Dog Treats! Your dog will go head-over-tail for this recipe, which features real deboned chicken first, peas, chickpeas, carrots, flaxseed, spinach and other natural ingredients! Each bite-sized crunchy reward is grain-free and 100% free from corn, soy, artificial colors and flavors. And you can feel good knowing that Wellness partners with the animal welfare organization, Best Friends Animal Society!
Each adorable Bestie Bar is designed with cute sayings like, “Joy”, “BFF” and “U + Me,” making it the perfect holiday treat to share with your Bestie.
Messy Mutts Microfiber Grooming Mitt
Keep your messy mutt happy and keep your home clean! Here is your solution to messy mutt paws and coats. Clean and dry your dog before the mess finds its way to your home, car, clothes, etc. Absorbing 7 times its weight in water, the Messy Mutts Microfiber Grooming Mitt is also a soft and snuggly treat for your pet. We keep one in the car for quick wipe downs after walks in the mud, and another in the home for post-bath drying massages!
Wet Noses Clearly Good Dog Food and Wag Soup Topper
Wet Noses’ Clearly Good food for dogs provides a wholesome, complete and balanced meal for your pup. Sourced and made in the USA, the human-grade Clearly Good food for dogs is made without using wheat, corn, soy, dairy, antibiotics, hormones or artificial anything. So deliciously good, they put it in glass jars so you could see for yourself. Recyclable, resealable and reusable, these jars of dog food are the best you’ll ever see! Our Ultimate Dog Easter Basket will include one jar each of the Beef & Greens Recipe and Salmon & Cilantro Recipe meals.
Served as a savory topper to dry kibble, or as a wholesome snack between meals, Wag Soup will help hydrate your pup, soothe his upset belly and provide the kind of nutrition that warms the soul. Simple, ready to serve and in a resealable, reusable and recyclable jar! Your dog will beg for more of the delicious Wag Soup Beef & Barley Recipe food topper included in our prize basket!
Don’t miss your chance to win our Ultimate Dog Easter Basket valued at more than $300!
One more thing:
While we think celebrating Easter with your dog is a perfect way to spend the holiday, it’s important to be aware of a few deadly dangers that are common at Easter. No one wants to spend Easter Sunday in the animal emergency room!
· Watch out for diet treats. It may seem like a great idea to give Fido sugar-free candies and cookies, but you could actually be poisoning your pet. Xylitol an an artificial sweetener that is harmful to your pooch and can cause a radical drop in your pet’s blood pressure, cause liver damage, and worse, death.
· Keep chocolate bunnies out of reach. Keep Fido away from chocolates, especially the dark ones. These delights contain theobromine which, although harmless to humans, can be lethal to your dog, resulting in increased heart rate, shaking, seizure, and death.
· Avoid grapes and raisins. Health conscious parents often fill plastic eggs with grapes or raisins in place of candies. Although many dogs can eat grapes and raisins without suffering any ill effects, others can end up afflicted with kidney failure and even death after consuming just one. Best to skip these sweets altogether and not find out one way or the other.