Monday, October 26, 2015

Waiting for the Great Pumpkin Kitty - A Review and Giveaway

by Paula Gregg


Many of your humans probably grew up watching Charlie Brown with Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin.  It was always one of Mom Paula's favorite movies.  Did you know there is a Great Pumpkin Kitty?  At least that's what Brulee tells Truffle and she's convinced Truffle to sit in the pumpkin patch for "her" arrival.  Brulee thinks the Great Pumpkin Kitty is a female.
Truffle and Brulee waiting for the Great Pumpkin Kitty

Ever since Brulee was a wee little kitten (7 weeks old), she's been fascinated with pumpkins.  She thought they complimented her silver and white floof so well.  She'd heard something about the Great Pumpkin and figured there had to be a Great Pumpkin Kitty to bring wonderful things to all of the kitties out there.  Brulee figured it had to be true because right after Halloween Brulee came to live with Mom Paula and Truffle in a wonderful forever home.
Baby Brulee started watching for the Great Pumpkin Kitty at a very early age.
Photo compliments of Terri Rogers
Baby Brulee looking for the Great Pumpkin Kitty

The Great Pumpkin kitty finally arrived at our house directly from Weruva and she brought us some Pumpkin Patch Up! pumpkin supplement.  We'd always heard that if kitties and woofies were having "digestive issues" that pumpkin was a great thing to give them.  Did you also know that pumpkin is good for us and it tastes great?
Brulee wants to know when Mom Paula is going to stop with the photo session and open this up.
Brulee is checking out the Pumpkin Patch Up! and the BFF Tuna & Pumpkin Valentine Recipe.

Pumpkin is a major source of fiber.  We kitties, especially us Persians, tend to ingest a lot of floof which can cause hairballs. Adding some fiber to our diet keeps us from being constipated.  Did you know that pumpkin can also help if we have diarrhea?  Pumpkin is low in fat and cholesterol and is loaded with beta carotene, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc and vitamins A and C.  Pumpkin can also add moisture to our diets, especially if we eat dry food.  We eat a lot of canned food, but we also eat dry kibble, so this extra moisture is important to us.  Mom Paula says when Sweet Praline would get sick (either constipation from hairballs or diarrhea), the vet would recommend trying to give her some "human" pumpkin to help.  Sweet Praline would never eat it!  We believe if the Pumpkin Patch Up! had been available, she would have eaten it!
Brulee enjoys her Pumpkin Patch Up! mixed in with her favorite Weruva canned food.

Weruva has made it much easier for our humans to supplement our diet with pumpkin.  The Pumpkin Patch Up! is pureed pumpkin in a pouch. The pureed form makes it easier to mix in with dry and wet food.  The only ingredients are pumpkin and water.  Weruva recommends that you feed the Pumpkin Patch Up! in conjunction with the regular food, replacing up to 10% of the diet.  You can refrigerate unused portions.  Our only recommendation to Weruva would be to let the pouches have a resealable top to keep the contents in the fridge so it doesn't spill out.  The Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up! can be fed to both dogs and cats!!!
Truffle thinks the Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up! and the BFF Tuna & Pumpkin Recipe are delicious!

Weruva also provides us kitties with the option of adding pumpkin to some of their canned recipes: Weruva TruLuxe Steak Frites (beef & pumpkin in gravy) and On the Cat Wok (with chicken and beef in pumpkin soup); Weruva Grandma's Chicken Soup (chicken and pumpkin) and Funky Chunky Chicken Soup (chicken & pumpkin); Cats in the Kitchen Funk in the Trunk (chicken recipe in pumpkin consomme) canned food, Pumpkin Jack Splash (tuna & pumpkin soup recipe) and Pumpkin Lickin' Chicken (chicken in pumpkin soup recipe) pouches; and B.F.F. Tuna & Pumpkin Valentine Recipe (in Gravy).
Truffle waiting for Mom Paula to open everything.

We received samples of the Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up! and some varieties of the Weruva brand of cat foods to try.  There hasn't been a can that Mom Paula has opened that we haven't eaten.  We really love this food and feel very comfortable recommended it to our kitty friends.  We are thrilled that Weruva is allowing us to host a give away for TWO of our readers.  Each winner will receive a box of the Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up! pouches and a case of the BFF Tuna & Pumpkin Valentine canned food.  Aren't you happy the Great Pumpkin Kitty helped deliver the delicious pumpkin flavors and varieties to us through Weruva?

Giveaway

Two of our lucky readers will win both a case of BFF Tuna & Pumpkin Valentine cans and a box of Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up!.  The giveaway is open to residents of the United States and will run until 11:59 PM, EST, November 1, 2015. Two winners will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter and will be notified via email.  Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize and failure to do so may result in forfeiture of the prize and a new winner will be randomly chosen and contacted.  Please check your email and be sure to add sweetpurrfections@sc.rr.com to your address book. 
  a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclosure - Weruva sent us a case of the Pumpkin Patch Up and some Weruva canned food to assist with this review.  We were not compensated for our review.  All opinions are our own.

25 comments:

  1. Yes, yes, YES on having the resealable top on those pumpkin pouches!

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  2. I am glad you are still liking your pumpkin!

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  3. Sounds yummy for my 4 rescued darlings, Trinity, Twilight, Amber, and Beauty.

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  4. That was a wonderful and very cute review!

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  5. We love these pumpkin pouches!! We eat pumpkin everyday in our wet dinner. It helps both of our digestive systems. :)

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  6. Great review :) I love the photo of you 2 in the pumpkin patch.

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  7. How pawesome that the pumpkin is in such convenient containers. Much better than having to open a can large enough to make a pie!

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  8. We just wrapped up our give away so weez not enterin'. but we do luv da punkin too. Yous girls look so cute eatin'.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  9. We've never tried pumpkin, but we'd give it a try.

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  10. The photos are just so adorable! We give pumpkin on a daily basis to our Huskies, but have not for our (rehabilitated-now adopted feral kitty) Binx! These look yummy!

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  11. We have some of the Weruva pumpkin patch but the mom hasn't given it to us. She needs to start!

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  12. I have given pumpkin to the dogs but haven't tried it on the cats. Thanks for sharing this! I think ,y cats would love it!

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  13. We have had pumpkin dog treats, but nothing for our cats.

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  14. Oh, here it is. Sorry. I came over from Instagram today and it was the image that grabbed by attention.

    I would love to win the Weruva pumpkin puree for Chester and Gretel. I've wanted to try it for a long time. I would donate the kitty food to the rescue I adopted Gretel from if I won (someday we will own a pretty kitty again but, alas, we do not right now).

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  15. I know this may be TMI, but we use pumpkin in our dog's diet when she is a little backed up. Helps her tummy troubles.

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  16. This looks great, I have tried pumpkin but Callie the Cat hasn't!

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  17. I love Weruva Pumpkin Jack Splash and some of their other pumpkin foods. I’d LOVE to win this.

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  18. Iffen we wins Truffle and Brulee we have a ghetto kitty pal who we would LOVE to donate this too!!

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  19. You girls made all of this food sound super tasty! We would love the chance to give it a try!

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  20. Yes, we all have and we liked it even though it's healthy :)

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