Brands debut limited-edition diets and treats to make pets a part of fall festivities.
Blue Buffalo is offering a twist on its traditional Blue Bars with its Halloween-themed Boo Bars, made with pumpkin, cinnamon, carrot and whole grains such as oatmeal, flaxseed and barley. The biscuits come in three spooky shapes: bats, jack-o-lanterns and ghosts. They are formulated without chicken byproducts, corn, wheat, soy and artificial ingredients or preservatives.
Milk-Bone, a brand owned by The J.M. Smucker Company, is offering three festive products this fall, including Trick or Treat Packs, Halloween-themed MaroSnacks and an autumnal Flavor Snacks variety pack. The Trick or Treat Packs include 20 individually wrapped Milk-Bone Mini's. MaroSnacks Halloween Dog Treats feature a limited-edition "spooky orange" color on the outside. Milk-Bone's Flavor Snacks variety packs are displayed in a leaf-embellished box and include bacon, beef, chicken, sausage, and turkey flavored biscuits.
GREENIES is offering a seasonal twist on its classic dental chews this year with its Pumpkin Spice chews, featuring natural pumpkin spice and dried apple pommace. The brand is also offering a Halloween-themed dental chew formula, ScaryBerry, formulated with dried blueberries for a punch of flavor. Both limited-edition flavors are available in all sizes, including "teenie," petite, regular and large.
While almost all of these seasonal products are for dogs, Purina is inviting cats to the party through its classic Friskies Party Mix brand. Friskies' limited-edition, pumpkin-flavored Natural Yums cat treats are formulated with pumpkin and chicken, as well as added vitamins, minerals and nutrients.
Old Mother Hubbard, a WellPet LLC brand, is offering Creepy Crunchers, Halloween-themed natural dog biscuits formulated with peanut butter and molasses.
Merrick Pet Care has launched a limited-edition complete-and-balanced diet for dogs, Sweater Weather. The wet dog food is formulated with USDA-inspected, deboned bison chunks in a gravy sauce. The grain-free recipe also includes turkey broth, sweet potatoes, beef broth and green beans. Merrick is also offering turkey and pumpkin dog biscuits as part of its Zuke's Mini Naturals line.
Purina's Beggin' brand is taking dogs trick-or-treating this Halloween with its Fun Size Trick or Treat variety packs, available through Chewy.com. The variety pack includes two flavors of soft dog treats, bacon and bacon with cheese, both featuring bacon as the first ingredient.
Three Dog Bakery is offering three creative fall-themed products this year, including a Pumpkin Spice "Latte," Barktoberfest Minis and Cinnamon Roll Bites. The brand's Pumpkin Spice Latte is a latte cup package filled with a variety of wafers, including vanilla, ginger and cinnamon flavors, topped with marshmallow wafers. Its Barktoberfest Minis feature pumpkin, sweet potato and marshmallow flavored biscuits mixed in one package, and its Cinnamon Roll Bites are a vision of classic cinnamon rolls, with flakey, cinnamon flavored biscuits.
Bocce's Bakery is offering two Halloween-themed, limited-ingredient dog biscuit products at Target this year, including Bananas and Scream and Nutty Mummy formulas. Bananas and Scream biscuits include oat flour, banana, pumpkin and carob, while its Nutty Mummy biscuits are formulated with oat flour, peanut butter and banana.