Nutritional Philosophy

Changing the way we feed our pets.

It’s simple, really. If our families eat healthier, fresher foods, then why shouldn’t our dogs and cats? That’s the idea behind Freshpet.

Packed with vitamins and proteins, our meals offer fresh meats, poultry, and vegetables farmed locally. The Freshpet Kitchens then thoughtfully prepares these natural ingredients and everyday essentials. We cook in small batches at lower temperatures then immediately refrigerate the meals to preserve key nutrients. That way, your pet gets the best.

We love making a difference for dogs and cats – and that difference always begins with the best ingredients. With Freshpet, you’ll feel good about what you feed your furry family.

It’s simple, really. If our families eat healthier, fresher foods, why shouldn’t our dogs and cats, too? That’s the idea behind Freshpet.

We make our meals with fresh meats, fruits, and vegetables farmed locally and delivered daily to our Freshpet Kitchens. We gently cook these natural ingredients at lower temperatures, then immediately refrigerate the meals to preserve key nutrients.

That way, your pet gets nothing but the best that fresh, real food has to offer.

In every pound of Freshpet rolls or meals, you’ll find:

At least 9 oz of
poultry, meat, or fish

2 oz of Liver &
1 oz of Egg

2 oz of fruits &
vegetables

18 Essential
Vitamins & Minerals

Fresh from across the U.S.

From the start, the Freshpet team selects the best ingredients delivered daily to our Freshpet kitchens. From fresh meats and grains to wholesome fruits and veggies, the ingredients couldn’t be more nutritious. Or delicious.

Our meats are never pre-cooked, and our ingredients are completely natural. We never use fillers, meals or by-products in our dog and cat food. But, we always add a little love — we hope you don’t mind.

All of our recipes start with the best ingredients. From fresh meats and grains to wholesome fruits and veggies, the ingredients couldn’t be more nutritious.

We never use fillers, rendered meals or by-products in our dog and cat food. But, we always add a little love — we hope you don’t mind.

Explore our all-natural ingredients:


Our foods always start with fresh meats like chicken, beef, lamb, salmon. These animal proteins provide amino acids, fatty acids and specific minerals for muscle development, organ function and energy.

Eggs are the most complete protein source with amino acids for muscle development.

Chicken Liver is rich in Vitamin A, D and B.

We NEVER use rendered meals- none of our meats are pre-cooked.

Fresh meats like chicken, beef, and salmon, along with egg and chicken liver, provide amino acids for muscle development, organ function and energy.


We NEVER use meals, only protein-rich meats that are never pre-cooked.

We add vitamin rich fruits and vegetables to our all natural dog and cat food Fresh carrots, peas, and leafy greens are high in fiber.

Many of our recipes contain cranberries and blueberries for antioxidant support.

    We add vitamin rich fruits and vegetables to all of our meals:
  • Fresh carrots and leafy greens, high in fiber
  • Cranberries for antioxidant support.

Some of our recipes contain only easily digestible grains, like brown rice, oats or barley, in small amounts.

We NEVER use wheat, corn, or wheat gluten – which are lesser quality and can cause common dog allergies.

We also offer grain-free recipes.

We offer grain and grain-free recipes.

Our balanced meals use only easily digestible grains, like brown rice, oats or barley, in small amounts.


We NEVER use wheat, corn, or wheat gluten.

Explore our all natural ingredients.

View Interactive Map

Prepared, not processed.

Processed food has no place at our table.

At Freshpet, we make our food daily, in small batches, and in our own kitchens.

How we prepare our fresh meals makes a difference. We gently cook them at lower temperatures, so vital nutrients that go into Freshpet foods actually stay in. As a result, Freshpet is 1/3 less processed than leading dry foods. That’s a winning recipe for pets everywhere.

Take a tour of the Freshpet kitchen.

Fresh food, healthy pets. It’s the Freshpet Effect.

Fresh from our fridge to yours.

Our tasty meals are kept cool from the moment they’re made until they arrive at Freshpet refrigerators in your local market. And because we never use chemical or artificial preservatives, all Freshpet meals and treats have a “Freshest if Used By” date that is weeks away, not years. Find Freshpet in our fridge and bring it to yours.

Our meals are kept cool from the moment they’re made until they arrive at the Freshpet fridge in your local market. And because we never use chemical or artificial preservatives, you’ll notice a “Freshest if Used By” date that is weeks away, not years.

top