We hate to bring up this controversial topic, but... it's pumpkin spice season! People seem to either REALLY love this time of year, or don't. Regardless of which camp you are in, pets often like pumpkin!
Plus, pumpkin is healthy for them! Pumpkin is a nutrient-packed food that is low in calories yet full of essential vitamins and minerals. Pumpkin is loaded with vitamin A, potassium, and fiber, leading to benefits in their eye health, digestive system and their skin and coat.*
In honor of the fall season, we’re sharing this recipe from our creative staff! We love both Weruva and Open Farm products (which we carry in our store!) because they use quality ingredients and have incredibly high standards for their entire food-making process. Use this "Tummy Warming Dinner Topper” to add fall flavor and a boost of nutrition to your pet’s next meal!
What You’ll Need:
Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up 1/4 to 1/2 package of dogs under 50lbs or cats. For dogs over 50lb, feed entire package.
Open Farm Bone Broth Two Tablespoons for every 10lb in weight
Start by adding in the pumpkin pouch into their food
Next add in the bone broth -- consider warming up the broth slightly to make this a warm tummy treat!
Stir mixture with kibble until completely coated
In addition to this yummy recipe, we've collected a few of our favorite pet-friendly recipes from around the web. Grab the ingredients in your next grocery run and have some fun cooking up these treats! Your pet will enjoy the fun flavor, too!
Rachael Ray has a "Pumpkin Treat" for your dog and a "Howl-oween Hairball Helper" for your cat! Plus, a Pet-Friendly soup the whole family will love! "Potted Sweet Potato, Carrot & Chicken" will be a dinner everyone drools over!
Taste of Home uses pumpkin in their "Pumpkin Ginger Dog Biscuits."
FarmGirl Gourmet shares a pumpkin cookie recipe "for 4-legged friends."
American Kennel Club has three great pumpkin recipes for dogs. Frozen Pumpkin treats, Peanut Butter & Pumpkin treats, and Banana Pumpkin treats.
Another option for fall treats: Skip the baking and come in to Pet Evolution. Our doggie cookie bakery is full of fun fall themed treats. Of course, they won't have the added nutritional benefits of pumpkin for your pup, but they are sure to make your dog's tail wag!
*Be sure to consult with your pets' veterinarian or a nutritionist before adding food to your pets’ diet.