Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Pumpkins and Popcorn (#ChewyInfluencer)

For our first Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program product review for this month, we decided to go festive. We chose to give Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up! food supplement pouches a shot.

A number of our recent daily tips have focused on pumpkin and its benefits. Need a refresher? Long story short, pumpkin is high in fiber and aids in healthy digestion and stool production. Feeding pureed pumpkin, therefore, can have great benefits for the furbabies in your life. The problem, though, is that not many of us have an endless supply of pumpkin guts on hand, and buying canned pumpkin can often result in wastage, due to the small amount of pumpkin recommended versus how quickly canned pumpkin can spoil.

That's where this Weruva supplement could definitely come in handy. Pumpin Patch Up! comes in single-serve pouches, for easy administration with no wasting.

Even better, you don't have to worry about any mystery ingredients these might include, as it contains simply pumpkin, with some added water for processing. There is no BPA, no gluten, no mystery about it, and that makes this momma very happy.

I chose this product primarily for Astrid, as she is the resident furbaby with the most belligerent bowels. But, this supplement is not just for dogs. Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up! is safe for and beneficial to both dogs and cats.

This all leads us to the real question, though. And that is, will the furbabies eat it? I won't lie, I didn't let myself get too hopeful. Astrid is a finicky eater. So far we have found not a single fruit or vegetable that she is willing to eat. Honestly, not a single one. Apples? No. Carrots? Nope. Corn? Absolutely not. Broccoli? What a joke. And as for the kitties, well, they're hardly even willing to eat deliciously stinky moist food formulated for their very own species, so they didn't instill much hope in me either. But, a human can dream, so I crossed my fingers and chose to have Astrid and her kitty siblings review Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up! anyway.

So, I slapped some of this healthy goodness into a bowl. It is soft and smooth, and looks and smells perfectly like pumpkin.

This supplement can be offered as a treat by itself, or can be added to a meal. To be honest, worried that she would not like it, and not wanting Astrid to be wary of her beloved moist food, I tested it out by offering it as a treat by itself. And did my pouty puppy like it?

No. I wish she liked it, but, alas, we can add pumpkin to the list of fruits and veggies that Astrid simply will not eat. That list now includes, well, all of them.

And the kitties? They all snubbed it and kept on snoozing.

So, while my furbabies gave Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up! not a single paw up, that was honestly to be expected. I was really hoping they would give it a fighting chance, because it could be so very good for them. Finicky food snobs strike again. But, especially if you know your furbaby enjoys some good ol' pumpkin, and especially if you've ever found yourself throwing out spoiled pumpkin, give these single-serve Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up! pouches a try!

(Disclaimer: As members of the Chewy.com Blogger Outreach Program, we received Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up! food supplement pouches in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are our own. We only review products that we believe will be of interest to our readers, and we never recommend a product that we do not believe in.)

And we didn't forget about our drawing for JNW's Halloween Challenge. The prompt for today is scary. Having been in the insatiable mood for a marathon of scary movies lately, I ended up with this:

We hope everybuddy has a wonderful day that is scare-free (and spider-free - eek!)!

Our Tip of the Day:
Always be cognizant of any "healthy" foods and supplements you are giving your furbabies, as it is in fact possible for them to receive too much of certain vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that these products may contain. For example, it is possible for animals to consume too much vitamin A, vitamin D, and calcium, leading to concerns such as dehydration and damage to the bones and joints. Even excess fiber can be problematic, potentially resulting in abnormalities in digestion and defecation. If you are worried about your furbaby's nutrient intake or are considering starting them on any supplements, please consult your veterinarian.


Marg said...

Well that is too bad that Astrid and the cats didn't like that pumpkin. Pumpkin is supposed to be very good for all of them. But good idea to give it a try.

The Island Cats said...

The mom has added the Pumpkin Patch to our foods sometimes and we'll eat it up.

The Swiss Cats said...

As The Island Cats said it, maybe you could try to add a little bit of pumpkin to Astrid's food ? Purrs

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

My neighbor mixes a little pumpkin in her Persian's wet food every day and she's fine with it! I hope she knows how lucky she is that she doesn't eat with a food snob ;)

wildcatwoods said...

We like this company but none of the cats will eat pumpkin! Oh well.

Cats of wildcat woods

pilch92 said...

I am sorry that none of your furbabies would eat the pumpkin. That is a cute drawing, it reminded me that when we had a dog,Katie, she used to love Smart Food- but only the regular one, not the low fat :) Sadly, she went to The Bridge in 2011. That is an important tip, everything in moderation- even the good stuff :)

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

I've tried a few wet foods with pumpkin IN it, and Bear ate those ... but I doubt he'd eat it by itself. Smother it in tuna water ... ;)