Guest Blog By: Mandy Sieck-Vavreck, Sioux Falls Puppy Love Bakery

Baskets, bunnies and Easter candy make this time of year fun, but it can also be dangerous for your dog. Some sweet treats can pose a health problem, especially those with chocolate. Vets see more cases of food poisoning in pups around Easter and Christmas because of they may easily be able to get to candy. Some of those snacks can cause more than a sweet tooth, they can be deadly for dogs. Chocolate can kill a puppy because of theobromine, a natural stimulant found in cocoa beans, which can harm their heart or nervous system. Grapes, raisins and macadamia nuts can also be toxic to our four-legged friends. If your puppy does get into some human candy, this chart can help you know what to do.

Easter Basket by Sioux Falls Puppy Love Bakery

You can also distract your dog with their own Easter basket and make it a special day for your furbabies.  Puppy Love Bakery’s Puppy Easter Baskets include extra-large Puppy Love Bakery treats, a Pup Cake, a bandana and an extra surprise! Our treats are healthy, delicious and safe for your pup (and any bunnies who might find the basket!).

(Baskets cost $8 and can be ordered by calling 605-366-2515 or emailing mandy@sfpuppylovebakery.com by 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2011.)

Canine Cuisine is a monthly column by Mandy Sieck-Vavreck of Sioux Falls Puppy Love Bakery. Sioux Falls Puppy Love Bakery creates tasty, natural and healthy treats for your pooch.