Humans know the benefits of eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Our dogs, however, just eat what we serve them with no regard for the nutritional content of their meals. It's our job to provide them with a nutritionally balanced meal, and products like pawTree pawPairings make it easy to add a superfood boost to their diet.
Fruits and veggies are packed with the vitamins and minerals our bodies need. Some of these foods have more to offer than others, and we typically refer to them as “superfoods.” Some of the superfoods that humans rave about offer huge health benefits for our canine companions as well.
You can add these foods to your dog's meals, but that takes time and prep work. Not to mention, most dogs don't enjoy eating fruits and vegetables. When was the last time your dog enjoyed a fresh snack of blueberries and kale?
I've just tested pawTree pawPairings – a line of superfood seasonings that lets you add a nutritional boost to your dog's meals without having to force feed him vegetables. I was mostly interested in trying these seasonings to see if they are worth the cost. Below are my thoughts on whether these are a good buy.
pawTree pawPairings Superfood Seasonings for Dogs Review
Changing your dog's food every week to add some flavor to his diet isn't a possibility. His digestive tract could not handle it, and it would lead to serious GI upset. Adding a food topper is a great way to spice up Fido's diet without having to change the food that you feed him.
The pawTree pawPairings line is made with freeze dried proteins and a blend of natural vitamins, minerals and antioxidants from eight fruit and vegetable sources. The superfoods contained in these seasonings include pumpkin, sweet potato, kale, tomatoes, pomegranate, blueberries, carrots and cranberries.
These food toppers have been developed by veterinarians and animal nutritionists. They are also made in the United States, but the company's website did not provide information on where their ingredients are sourced from.
I was happy to find out that these seasonings are beneficial for dogs and cats. If you follow my articles, then you know that we have 2 dogs and 4 cats. Even better, all of our animals like eating these seasonings!
Our dogs scoff up their dry kibble when these food toppers are added, and our cats like eating them too!
I was able to try the Chicken, Beef and Turkey varieties of pawTree pawPairings. These superfood seasonings are also available in other flavors including:
- chicken liver
You can also get a ‘Surprise Me' pack, if your dog isn't fussy about flavors. The seasonings come in 1.2-ounce containers and sell for $14.99 each on the company's website and on Amazon.
The serving guidelines are to feed your dog 1/2 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of body weight per day. We have a 70-pound Labrador and a 30-pound Beagle. That means we use 5 teaspoons per day, just for our dogs. One bottle doesn't even last us one month.
While I do think this product is comparatively priced with other superfood food toppers, I know the price isn't going to fit into everyone's budget. If you have a small dog, the bottles will last a lot longer. However, if you have multiple dogs or a large breed, you might not find the cost to be worth it.
Keep in mind that a healthy dog is a happy dog. A healthy dog is also a less expensive dog. The healthier your dog, the less money you'll be spending on veterinary care and preventative measures. These cost savings would likely pay for a superfood topper to add to your dog's meals.