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Easter For Your Pets


Discussing Gift Ideas For Your Pets, Easter Holiday Hazards For Your Pets, And The Commitment Of Having A Bunny Or Guinea Pig

Easter Sunday is right around the corner! Although Easter is considered a religious holiday, your pets can still get involved in the celebration. At ParaMount Pet Care, we consider our pets to be family and we treat them as such. That’s why we always make it a point to get them involved in holiday festivities. While we can’t take our pets to church or share our Easter candy with them, there are plenty of other ways to get them involved this Easter Sunday. Keep reading to learn more!

Gifts For Your Pets 

On Easter morning, most of us are accustomed to finding an Easter basket full of delicious candies and sweets. But, who says your pet can’t have an Easter basket of goodies too? There are numerous dog treat and cat treat companies that make and sell Easter themed treats for your furry friend. From Easter egg shaped cat treats to bunny themed dog biscuits, you’re bound to find something your pet will love. You can find many of these tasty treats and more at various retailers including Three Dog Bakery, P&D Pet Supply and The Good Boys Barkery to help support our local friends! . If you’re feeling more adventurous, try making your own homemade dog or cat treats. A company called ProjectPaws has some amazing recipes for you to try out. Aside from treats, you can also get your pet some Easter themed toys. From carrot shaped rope toys to mini plush rabbits stuffed with catnip, there are plenty of various toy options for your furry friend this Easter at P&D Pet Supply. 

Holiday Hazards 

Like most holidays, the Easter holiday comes with its own fair share of hazards and dangers for your pet. One of the most common of these hazards is candy and chocolate, both of which are not healthy for your dog to consume. Chocolate is toxic to dogs and candy is nothing more than processed sugar that your dog may have trouble digesting properly. Although it’s not just the sweets you should watch out for as Easter Sunday is often accompanied by Easter dinner. Most of the typical foods served at Easter dinner (ham, turkey, potatoes, stuffing, gravy, etc.) are also not good for your dog to eat. To avoid your dog having digestive problems or taking an unexpected trip to the veterinarian, don’t give your dog any table scraps and advise your family members joining you for Easter dinner to do the same. A little precaution goes a long way and it’s up to you, the responsible pet owner, to make sure your pet doesn’t eat something they shouldn’t be eating. 

The Commitment Of Owning A Bunny Or Guinea Pig 

The Easter bunny is an iconic figure in most children’s Easter holiday traditions. Although bunnies are exceptionally cute, they are still animals that require a great deal of care and attention. Many parents will gift their children with a bunny or guinea pig as part of their Easter holiday presents, but this isn’t always a good idea. In many cases, the child is too young or irresponsible to care for a small animal like a bunny or guinea pig. This often results in the parents giving the animal back to the pet store or shelter they got them from (or releasing them into the wild which is even worse). If you’re considering getting your children a small animal such as a bunny or guinea pig for Easter, think very carefully beforehand as to whether or not it’s a good idea. Are your children old enough or responsible enough to feed them, give them fresh water, and regularly clean their cage? Are you prepared to trim their nails every 6-8 weeks? By the way, we offer that as a service!  Are you ready for endless poop cleanup? Don’t put your children in a situation they can’t handle or put a small animal in a situation where they won’t get the love and attention they need as it’s not fair to either of them. To learn more about guinea pigs, check out our previous blog entitled Adopt A Rescued Guinea Pig Month for more information. 

The Meaning 

Easter Sunday is a day of remembrance and thankfulness for Jesus Christ. Whether you’re a believer or not, you can still find great meaning in this holiday if you know where to look. You can’t put a price on family or the time you get to spend with them. If anything, this holiday can be the catalyst for you to spend more time with your loved ones (including your pets). Get your pets involved this Easter holiday with some festive treats and/or toys to make them feel more like one of the family. Be extra careful where you keep your Easter baskets full of candies and chocolates to ensure they’re out of your dog’s reach. A healthy dog is a happy dog! And take careful consideration when purchasing or adopting a small animal such as a bunny or guinea pig as an Easter present. Small animals are a big responsibility and this decision should not be taken lightly. We hope this information helps you make better and safer decisions this Easter holiday regarding your pets. We also hope we have inspired you to get your pet more involved in the festivities and celebrations this Easter holiday.