Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers,
We’ve been big Weruva fans for the past 2 years, but something a lot of pet owners don’t know is that they have a pumpkin supplement called Pumpkin Patch Up! that may actually be a good addition to your pet’s life, especially if they’ve got some bowel issues.
Now, it can be extremely hard to get your little one to eat pumpkin, especially if they’re a cat. Now, I know, I know, cats are carnivores so why would I be feeding them pumpkin? Well, it actually can be great for because it’s high in fibre.
What is Fibre good for?
One of the main reasons we ended up getting pumpkin was because Beau was quickly gaining weight on his urinary food, and we wanted something that would make him feel full (since the kibble clearly wasn’t and he was eating double if not triple what he used to eat.)
Something every pet parent hates is when their little one has diarrhoea. Now, I would never suggest giving your little one something to hide ailments and since diarrhoea can be a sign of a hidden problem or even an allergy you may want to get your little one checked before giving them pumpkin. But, especially when it comes to dogs, this may be the addition that solves the problem of picking up wet poops!
This was also an issue we found with the urinary food. Somehow it made Beau constipated even though he was eating more. Beau would poop every other day, but when we gave him a bit of Patch Up! he started pooping regularly again. This is because of both the fibre and the moisture inside of the pumpkin!
So, something a lot of pet parents don’t know is that when things are marketed as “hairball relief” there isn’t actually anything in the product that you can’t find elsewhere. All “hairball relief” means is… it has more fibre! This is done in hopes that the cats can easily pass the hair they lick instead of it getting stuck in their systems for them to throw up!
One of my favourite things about Weruva’s Patch Up is how wet the pumpkin actually is. It’s actually at a whopping 93% so it really helped us get liquids into our little one. If you’re not a follower of ours, you may not know that Beau hated wet food for a very long time. We tried so many different types, but the first “wet” type of food Beau ate was Patch Up! He then moved on to some of Weruva’s hit mixes like La Isla Bonita which he ate pretty consistently until we had to completely switch foods because of his PU Surgery.
Ease of Feeding / Packaging
I really love Patch Up because it’s such a convenient way to feed. Weruva does a great job with its pouches, making sure that pet parents that don’t know how to use a can opener can still feed. I will say, the fact that it’s not resealable can be an issue, but if you have yourself some small Tupperware containers, you’re good to go! We’ve actually switched to feeding Beau out of glass Tupperware because he doesn’t usually finish his food in one sitting. They’re nice and wide, so his whiskers don’t get snagged and it’s one quick stop to the fridge with a lid when he’s finished!
My Cat Digs it!!
Funny enough, we never had to mix any kibble into the pumpkin. I find that so odd because even with regular wet food we had to trick Beau into eating it! I know this isn’t going to be true for a lot of cats, as they might not actually be fans of the taste or smell, but man did I appreciate how easy it was for me!
I don’t normally cover price point since it highly depends where you are, but Patch Up here is fairly inexpensive. It’s definitely one of the cheaper Weruva mixes, so I didn’t have to think twice about adding it the list as a supplement. As soon as I see Beau is constipated, it’s back onto the roster. I’m glad to have it as a helping hand whenever I need!
This product is GMO-Free, Grain-Free, Potato-Free, Gluten-Free, MSG-Free, Starch-Free, Carrageenan Free, has a simple ingredient list, the pouch doesn’t have BPA, and since it’s pureed you can easily mix it with other food! Weruva is also known for making Human-Grade food, so you know that you’re getting some fancy stuff for your little one!
If you’re looking for a little extra for your little one, I definitely recommend Patch Up! I give it a full 5/5 which is hard not to do when a product is so good! So pet parents, anyone ever Patch Up before? What did you think?