All Things Pumpkin for Your Pet
Oh, it’s pumpkin spice season, all right. It’s everywhere. Pumpkin spice coffee. Pumpkin spice muffins. Pumpkin spice yogurt. And — heaven help us — even Pumpkin Spice Spam.
Raleigh Pawz will let you in on a little secret — Fido wants to get in on the fun too! Okay, maybe he’s not so crazy on the whole dress-up-like-a-giant pumpkin idea — but all that may be forgiven with a delicious autumnal snack.
Here are just a few of the ways you and your little pumpkin can get into the spirit of the season!
Plain Ol’ Canned Pumpkin, price varies
You might be surprised when Fido laps this squishy, gushy goodie right up. It’s a good thing, too — in small amounts, it’s beneficial for digestive health and can help treat diarrhea. Just don’t give him too much, as the Vitamin A found in pumpkin is toxic to dogs in large doses. So be sure to hide the pumpkin pie!
The Lazy Dog Cookie Co. Homestyle Pup-PIE dog treat, $5.99
Speaking of which, this is a pumpkin pie in which Fido can indulge! It even looks like the real thing, nestled in a tiny foil pie tin. But whether or not it actually tastes like the real thing — well, only Fido can tell you that.
Pooch Cake Wheat-Free Pumpkin Spice Cake Mix & Frosting Dog Treat, 9-oz. Box, $5.99
If you really want to spoil your little pumpkin, why not bake him a cake? What flavor? Pumpkin, of course! His nose will twitch in spicy anticipation while it bakes.
Wufers Pup-Kin Spice Fall Cookie Box, $34.00
These cookies look so good, humans have commented that they were tempted to eat them themselves. These tasty treats are freshly baked and hand decorated. And an added plus — they are made in North America with locally sourced ingredients! But Fido is too busy munching on his pretty pumpkin cookie to care about any of that. Hey, maybe if you ask nicely, he’ll be willing to share!
The Honest Kitchen Instant Pumpkin Spice Latte for Dogs, 4-oz jar, $8.99
Admit it. You just can’t drive past a Starbucks in the autumn without at least thinking about a dreamy pumpkin spice latte, can you? Now you can get Fido hooked on this harbinger of autumn too! He’ll lap up all that warm, spicy goodness, and suddenly find himself in a quiet corner, purposely typing away at his next novel. No? Okay, well, maybe that’s just us.
Tenda Groom 2974 Spiced Pumpkin 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner, 16 oz., $14.77
Give Fido a pumpkin-scented spa day with this fragrant treat! Who knows? You might even finally enjoy doggie bath time too!
Frisco Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin Dog & Cat Hoodie, price varies depending on size
This comfy costume will keep Fido toasty and stylin’ and won’t completely wreck his ego like some other pumpkin monstrosities. After all, Fido’s got a neighborhood image to maintain. If you make him march past Petunia the Poodle while dressed like some enormous, overstuffed orange nightmare — well, he’s just never going to forgive you.
Frisco Rubber Pumpkin Treat Dispenser Dog Toy, $9.99
Give Fido a treat-filled Halloween bucket of his own! And what to fill it with? Why, pumpkin spice goodies — what else?
The Lazy Dog Cookie Co. Mutt Mallows My Little Pumpkins Baked Dog Treats, 5-oz bag, $7.99
These yummy treats have a delicious aroma dogs go nuts for. And you’ll love the fact they are made in the U.S.!
Beggin’ Strips Pumpkin Spice Flavor Dog Treats, 32-oz bag, $12.99
There’s only one thing better than bacon — and that’s pumpkin-spiced-flavored bacon, thank you very much.
Greenies Pumpkin Spice Flavor Dental Dog Treats, Regular, $15.99
Fido may think he’s eating sugar-filled pumpkin spice naughtiness, but what he doesn’t know can’t hurt him. Who knew promoting healthy teeth and gums could taste like autumn dreams?
After you have spoiled Fido to a pumpkin-y death — and after you have presumably spoiled yourself to death with a big slice of pumpkin bread and a pumpkin spice latte (we knew you stopped, by the way) — you and Fido can get all comfy cozy and watch…what else…Pumpkin.