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How To Guide: Feeding & Storing Freshpet

23 Jan 2020 | Written by Freshpet
Looking for information on how to serve our fresh, real pet food to your dog or cat? Then you've come to the right place! We're breaking down the best ways to serve and store our fresh recipes for your pet.

Serving Our Freshpet Rolls:

Pets everywhere love our Freshpet roll recipes! Made with real meat and fresh fruits & veggies, our rolls are served fresh from the fridge where pet food belongs. And there's a really easy way to cut the rolls that we like to think we've perfected over the years. You can watch the full video on our Freshpet YouTube Channel here, too!
  1.  Grab your pet's favorite Freshpet roll from the fridge, which in this case is our Freshpet Select Chunky Chicken & Turkey Roll Recipe.
  2. Using the serving marks on the Freshpet roll, slice off the appropriate amount for your dog or cat based on the recipe's Feeding Guidelines. Keep in mind that each recipe has their own specific Feeding Guidelines.
  3. Once you've got the correct number of slices for your pet's meal, mash or dice the pieces into the appropriate portion size to fit your pet's needs.
  4. Their Freshpet meal is ready to go! Be sure to put your Freshpet roll back in the fridge, and use all of your opened Freshpet recipe within 7 days of opening.

Storing Our Freshpet Rolls: 

There are a few different ways to store our Freshpet rolls that are easy for you and safe for your pet. Here are some of our favorites:
  1. Our most-used method for storing is to save any remaining roll in a plastic bag, as noted in this video. Be sure to get any of the extra air out of the bag before storing, too. We've found that this helps keep our recipes fresher during that 7 day period.
  2. Another great way to store our Freshpet rolls is to cap or seal the open end of the roll after a meal. We recommend using some aluminum foil to keep the air out and to preserve freshness.
  3. You can also simply take a piece of plastic wrap, stretch over the open end, and tie with a rubber band.
We hope you find these storing methods to be helpful!

Serving Our Freshpet Meals:

Our Freshpet Bagged Meals are always a crowd pleaser. Made with real meat, zero preservatives, and a convenient resealable bag, our Freshpet Meals have quickly jumped up in pawpularity with both our pet parents and their pets. You can watch the full video on how to serve our bagged recipes on our Freshpet YouTube Channel, too! Here's an easy step-by-step guide to feeding our Freshpet Bagged Meals to your dog or cat:
  1. Grab your pet's favorite Freshpet Meal from the fridge, which in this case is our Freshpet Select Fresh From The Kitchen Recipe.
  2. Open the easy, resealable Freshpet bag.
  3. Using a dry measuring cup, pour the appropriate amount for your dog or cat based on the recipe's Feeding Guidelines. Keep in mind that each recipe has their own specific Feeding Guidelines.
  4. Your pet's meal is ready to go! Be sure to use all of your opened Freshpet recipe within 7 days of opening, too.

Storing Our Freshpet Meals:

Storing our Freshpet Meals couldn't be simpler, thanks to the resealable bag! After you've fed your pet their favorite Freshpet recipe, simply re-seal the bag, place back in the fridge, and you're all set until the next mealtime! Be sure to use all of your opened Freshpet recipe within 7 days of opening, too.

Some things to keep in mind...

We hope this information was helpful! Do you have a favorite way of serving or storing your pet's Freshpet recipe that we didn't list above? Tell us in the comments below. We'd love to hear them!

Responses to this Post

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barbara hafner
21 Mar, 2017 at 02:07 pm
my dog loves this. He has a very sensitive stomach. i wanted to know how long it last in the frig also?
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mary swaidner
29 Feb, 2020 at 02:07 am
i have four dogs 1 small 3 med. they love this chicken freshpet spending more dollars but they love it lick the bowls clean. so worth the price. i am 82 and have had dogs all my life, but never have seen tails wag so fast with this food. keep up the good work
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Kat
19 Mar, 2020 at 08:37 pm
If I have read correctly, it IS safe to freeze unopened rolls of the Slice and Serve if we'd like to purchase a few? I have bought 3 rolls due to finding a great price and would like to freeze 2 if possible.
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Freshpet
23 Apr, 2020 at 03:25 pm
Hi! Thanks for reaching out. Some pet parents do choose to freeze our food if their pet cannot finish their Freshpet recipe within 7 days. While we prefer our recipes to be served fresh from the fridge, we understand that this isn't always possible. In that case, feel free to freeze our food if you need to, but please note that it may change the texture and makeup of the food when you un-freeze it. But the good news is that our recipes do retain all of their nutritional value when you un-freeze our recipes.
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Catherine
23 Mar, 2020 at 04:55 pm
I’ve got two 6lb rolls of fresh pet dog food my question is can I freeze one of them?
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Freshpet
23 Apr, 2020 at 03:24 pm
Hi! Some pet parents do choose to freeze our food if their pet cannot finish their Freshpet recipe within 7 days. While we prefer our recipes to be served fresh from the fridge, we understand that this isn't always possible. In that case, feel free to freeze our food if you need to, but please note that it may change the texture and makeup of the food when you un-freeze it. But the good news is that our recipes do retain all of their nutritional value when you un-freeze our recipes.
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Terri
24 Mar, 2020 at 12:19 am
Here on the freshpet blog it says it is OK to freeze the rolls. However, on the package itself it says NOT to freeze it. Can someone clarify please? Thank you
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Freshpet
23 Apr, 2020 at 03:25 pm
Hi! Thanks for reaching out. Some pet parents do choose to freeze our food if their pet cannot finish their Freshpet recipe within 7 days. While we prefer our recipes to be served fresh from the fridge, we understand that this isn't always possible. In that case, feel free to freeze our food if you need to, but please note that it may change the texture and makeup of the food when you un-freeze it. But the good news is that our recipes do retain all of their nutritional value when you un-freeze our recipes.
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Dawn
31 Mar, 2020 at 06:39 pm
My Maltese, Boo is eleven years old and has always had digestive issues. I’ve tried almost every dog food on the market but he still had problems with his little tummy. A couple of years ago I decided to give your product a try and I’m so glad I did!! Ever since he started eating the fresh pet line of foods his tummy troubles have disappeared!! No more vomiting, diarrhea, or gas. Boo LOVES this food and I’m so happy that we gave it a try! It’s so great to know that my best friend can now enjoy his meals and not have any tummy trouble! Thank you for making such a wonderful product!! Boo says thank you too!
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Jennifer
1 Apr, 2020 at 01:20 pm
My store stop running out of the fresh pet food. I just bought one of the giant rolls. My puppies only 10 pounds. Wondering if I vacuum seal the food can I still keep it in the fridge or should I freeze it. It will take her quite a while to go through this large roll
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Freshpet
23 Apr, 2020 at 03:26 pm
Hi! Some pet parents do choose to freeze our food if their pet cannot finish their Freshpet recipe within 7 days. While we prefer our recipes to be served fresh from the fridge, we understand that this isn't always possible. In that case, feel free to freeze our food if you need to, but please note that it may change the texture and makeup of the food when you un-freeze it. But the good news is that our recipes do retain all of their nutritional value when you un-freeze our recipes.
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Patty Severin
22 May, 2020 at 02:44 am
Our little guy has mega esophagus so it’s hard for him to swallow dry food , since we tried your home cooked chicken recipe in the bag he loves it. We still have to put it in a blender to make it a little smaller and then reseal in food saver containers. Is it still ok to freeze the container and thaw since it takes longer than 7 days to use the whole bag? Thank you
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Freshpet
3 Jun, 2020 at 02:12 pm
Hi Patty - We're so happy to hear that your sweet pup is loving our recipes! Check out this Freshpet blog that touches on the topic of freezing, and also discusses the best ways to store our recipes: https://freshpet.com/blog/guide-feeding-storing-freshpet/.
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Christine g Kettering
28 May, 2020 at 02:55 pm
Does the same rule apply for your food during a power outage? Since its meat and cut up veggies, through away after 4 hours if power not back on?
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Freshpet
3 Jun, 2020 at 02:24 pm
Hi Christine - We recommend that you do not leave refrigerated food in your pet's bowl for longer than 2-3 hours. So in your case, if the fridge has been off for 4 hours, it would be best to not use the food just to be on the safe side. Hope that helps.
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Pressleys mom
20 Jun, 2020 at 03:41 am
I had recently just had the groceries delivered and forgot the freshpet roll in a bag on the counter for about 24 hours. I know. How could I?!? My boys still had a little of their last roll left. But I’m guessing this needs to be tossed and is unsafe for them to eat now, correct?? 😢
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Freshpet
23 Jun, 2020 at 02:36 pm
Hi Pressley's Mom - Yes, the roll needs to be tossed/not used. Since it's fresh food, it needs to be kept in the fridge. So sorry that happened! 😔
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Debi
23 Jun, 2020 at 04:27 pm
I am new to freshpet. I have a question about switching out the flavors and the products. Will this cause stomach upset like going to different brands all together? I bought the bag of food for small dogs. just not sure if this is best, or the roll. what are the main differences, is it just the way it is packaged?
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Freshpet
10 Jul, 2020 at 02:35 pm
Hi Debi - Thank you for reaching out. If you're open to it, please reach out to our Consumer Care Team at 1-866-789-3737, so that we can gather more info and offer our guidance about your current question. Thank you!
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Sarah
2 Jul, 2020 at 03:13 am
My dog is a rescue and extremely picky eater. He will sometimes eat 2 meals a day, sometimes 1. Freshpet is the first soft food he will happily eat and since he has 4 teeth I'm grateful. Today, I made it like usual, sliced up, microwaved for 10sec and then mushed. He wouldn't eat it. I forgot about it and it sat out for 6+ hours. Then I hear him over there eating it. He doesn't have any health conditions other than being old. Should I be concerned? Call my vet? Etc? Or is he likely to be fine? He isn't acting out of the ordinary. Thanks
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Freshpet
10 Jul, 2020 at 02:31 pm
Hi Sarah - We would recommend contacting your vet since they know your dog's full medical history and are equipped to offer more thorough advice and guidance. Wishing you and your sweet pup all the best.

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