Pumpkin spice lattes for dogs exist, but are they safe?
Posted August 14
Autumn is just around the corner and, along with it, all things pumpkin spice-namely, pumpkin spice lattes. If you’re a lover of the fall staple, you might wish there was a way you could let your dog in on the warm, sweetly spiced flavor.
Well, you’re in luck. It just so happens that pumpkin spice lattes for dogs are now officially a thing.
What Are Pumpkin Spice Lattes For Dogs?
Don't grab a second latte for your dog next time you're at the Starbucks drive-through (although you can pick up a puppuccino for your pooch). This particular autumnal treat comes from The Honest Kitchen, a pet food company with a focus on non-GMO and organic ingredients.
The product is a blend of dehydrated goat’s milk, dehydrated pumpkin, dehydrated honey, cinnamon and ginger. Your feline friends can get in on the goodness as well, as it is described as a delicious and hydrating treat for both dogs and cats.
Are The Lattes Safe For Your Pup?
Some ingredients commonly found in pumpkin spice recipes for humans can actually be harmful to dogs. Nutmeg, cloves and allspice can be toxic to pets, as can ingredients in baked goods, such as raisins, xylitol, macadamia nuts or chocolate. Of course, you should never give your pet caffeine or alcohol either.
The ingredients in this "latte," however, are fine for your fur baby. Most dogs and cats can tolerate goat’s milk. Pumpkin and small amounts of ginger have digestive benefits for pets. And a bit of honey and cinnamon is safe for most animals, and tasty as well.
How Do I Get Some?
The limited edition holiday treats will be available in October. If you don't want to miss out, you can sign up to be notified when it is back in stock by clicking a link on the product page. While you're there, you might want to get on the waiting list for their instant eggnog, too!
[h/t: Elite Daily]