EASTER TREATS THAT ARE SAFE FOR DOGS
With three dogs in the house, that bunny keeps his distance, every year. The fact that everyone is ‘social-distancing’ makes no difference in that regard.
Usually, Easter is a time for families to come together. Sadly, for most, that is not possible due to the COVID-19 virus. What is most important at this time is that we stay safe, keep each other safe, and reach out to loved ones to let them know we are thinking of them. In addition to the phone, there are different ways to stay connected; Facetime, Skype, email, and snail-mail I plan to sit quietly with a cup of tea and write little notes to send people to (hopefully) put a smile on their faces.
I love to cook and bake. As my plans to host family members have changed, the dog’s luck has too!
CAROB IS A SAFE ALTERNATIVE TO CHOCOLATE
Carob contains as much vitamin B1 as asparagus or strawberries; the same amount of niacin as lima beans, lentils, or peas; and more vitamin A than eggplant, asparagus, and beets. It’s also high in vitamin B2, calcium, magnesium, and iron, making these treats a not so guilty pleasure for your companions.
Most people know that chocolate is toxic for dogs, especially cocoa, cooking chocolate, and dark chocolate, which contain the highest levels of theobromine. Milk chocolate and white chocolate contain the least amount. Due to the high level of theobromine found in the darker chocolates mentioned above, even a tiny amount could be fatal for dogs.
If you suspect your dog has ingested chocolate (milk, or dark), contact your vet or the PET POISON HELPLINE immediately.
MONITOR INTERACTION OF CHILDREN (chocolate Easter Eggs), AND DOGS, AT ALL TIMES!
I hope your dogs enjoy the following Easter treats.
Note: I use gluten-free oats and natural peanut butter. Please ensure your peanut butter does not contain Xylitol, a sweetener that is EXTREMELY TOXIC to dogs.
CAROB-DIPPED BUNNY TAILS AND NUTBARS
The base of this recipe is oat, apple, and peanut butter cookies (included).
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Stay home, stay safe, and have a happy Easter,