Planning any pumpkin recipes? If you live in Los Angeles, you better plan ahead. A Whole Foods employee says "it's becoming impossible to find canned pumpkin in LA. People are buying it by the caseload to feed to their dogs." Better start shopping now for those Thanksgiving pie ingredients, or you'll be vying against some pumpkin-hungry golden retrievers for your favorite traditional holiday dessert.
And kids, you can forget about carving those jack-o-lanterns in October. Your Halloween fun is now at the mercy of health-conscious pet owners, who will surely take their overzealous pumpkin consumption to the patches. Welcome to growing up fast in Los Angeles.