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Fresh food isn’t the only way to help your dog or cat get the most out of life. From bathing tips to health-related info, find out the latest pet-related news and stories on our blog.


How Rudy the Picky Pug Became The Star of Our Freshpet Commercial

Behind the Scenes, Featured, Fresh News, Pet Videos

At Freshpet, we don’t play favorites with breeds. Big and small, purebred and mutts, we’re the kind of proud pet parents who fall in love with every dog we meet.   But even we’ll admit, there’s something so uniquely charming (and entertaining) about pugs that they’re just hard to resist. So when we first heard about Rudy the pug, who went on a hunger strike…



These meals were delicious, and the secret ingredient was dog food.

Behind the Scenes, Pet Videos

When we first asked chef Troy at Utah Valley University’s culinary institute to take a stab at dressing up our food for dogs, we didn’t know what to expect. We knew we wanted to make dishes that would taste great, without modifying them too much- it was important that we preserved the integrity of our food. What chef Troy prepared exceeded all of our expectations. In each…



Freshpet and the History of Pet Food

Behind the Scenes, Fresh News

It took a long time, but our pets are finally being fed like we would the rest of our family members: with fresh, all natural ingredients from the fridge.     However, it wasn’t always this way. For nearly 70 years, food options for dogs and cats remained largely unchanged: dry, extruded kibble or canned wet food. But in 2006, with a simple idea that…



Welcome to Our New Freshpet Kitchens!

Behind the Scenes

Knowing what goes into your fur-kid’s food is so important. But knowing where it is made is incredibly important too.   Yesterday, we were so excited to celebrate the Grand Opening of our Freshpet Kitchens in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania! The festivities marked a milestone for Freshpet and the Freshpet community, as we cut the ribbon on a new, state-of-the-art facility where we make all of the…



Behind the Scenes of the Freshpet Commercial

Behind the Scenes

This week’s blog post is written by Cari, Freshpet Intern: Hi I’m Cari and over the last couple of months I have been interning with Freshpet in their marketing department. I’m from Arizona and I have always been a pet lover, so I was excited when I was invited to work for Freshpet over the summer. I had the privilege to attend the new commercial…



Ever Wonder How Our Fresh, Delicious Pet Foods and Treats are Made?

Behind the Scenes, Dogs, Nutrition & Healthy Living

Here’s a behind the scenes look at how one of our newest recipes, Freshpet Select Roasted Meals for Dogs, is created. It all starts in our Freshpet plant in Quakertown, PA.  First, we mix together fresh chicken and chicken liver (over 1.3 lbs. of fresh poultry goes into each 1.75 lb. bag) with ground oats, eggs, and a combination of vitamins and minerals for a…



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