Make sure you remember to lock away all of those chocolate Easter eggs in the next few weeks because as little as half a bar of chocolate has enough poison to kill a small dog! There are over 2000 cases of chocolate poisoning cases in dogs every year and is the most common poison to affect our pampered pooches.
A customer of mine that came into the Dog Salon told me great way of including your dog in the family Easter celebrations! She gave me a simple recipe to make a safe, dog friendly Easter egg!
All you will need are several packs of doggy choc drops, an Easter egg mould, a saucepan and a bowl.
- Empty the chocolate drops into a heatproof bowl. Fill the pan with water and put the bowl on top. The chocolate will slowly melt so just keep stirring!
- Next, grease the egg mould and spread the melted chocolate evenly around it. Put the mould in the fridge until set.
- Once set, fill half of the egg with some of your dog’s favourite treats.
- Next, glue the two halves together by spreading melted chocolate around the edge of one half of the egg and stick the second half in place. Leave to cool and you’re all done!
If you’re feeling fancy or are making an egg for a friend’s dog, you could wrap the egg in cellophane and tie with a decorative ribbon.
I have made these Easter eggs for my dogs for the last two years and I can’t recommend them enough! I’m planning to go a step further this year and arranging an Easter egg hunt for them in the garden, so stay tuned if you’d like to know how it goes!
REMEMBER! Dog-safe chocolate is a treat so only feed it to your dog in small amounts.