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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…

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07/31

What Pop Culture Franchises Will Influence Dog Names in 2017?

Dogs, Featured, Fresh News

According to Rover.com, more than 50 percent of dog families choose to name their pooches after a character from a favorite book, TV or movie franchise. From “Game of Thrones” to “Harry Potter,” pop culture hits influence pet parents to get creative, and names like Arya and Dobby are the inevitable result.     Super Names for Super Pups   The pop culture franchises that…

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07/13

Team Freshpet 5K

Fresh News

Congratulations to Team Freshpet who took Hoboken by storm when they participated in the Party with Purpose 5K on Tuesday night placing 23rd out of 64 teams!      Team Captains Chris Bonelli and Dan Adamek lead the team to victory as all members finished the race with impressive times, including its youngest member 10-year-old Megan Dirkin, who finished in the top ten of her…

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07/10

Just How Smart Are Our Dogs?

Dogs, Fresh News, Training

Have you ever found yourself marveling at how smart your pup is? You’re not alone in your belief. Recent scientific research has uncovered dogs’ ability to do some amazing things, including understanding our facial expressions, understanding what we mean when we point to things and understanding how to socialize. We dug up some of the most tail-wagging research out there to uncover just how smart…

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07/03

Don’t Miss These Pet Documentaries on Netflix

Cats, Dogs, Fresh News

For animal lovers, interaction with a beloved pet is a great stress reliever. The next time you want to unwind in front of the TV, turn on one of the numerous pet documentaries on Netflix, and cuddle up with your cat or dog for an evening of touching and educational entertainment.   “Second Chance Dogs” Source: SecondChanceDogsFilm.com    Tissue alert! Meet six abused and neglected…

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06/26

Do Dogs Dream?

Dogs, Fresh News

Does your dog twitch and bark softly when she snoozes? These seemingly random movements and vocalizations are perfectly normal, and experts argue that they’re proof of the fact that dogs do dream when they’re deep in sleep.     REM Sleep, Dogs and Dreams Mammals all sleep, and as far as scientists can tell, they all also experience the state of deep rest known as…

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06/14

New Freshpet Select Cat Cups!

Cats, Fresh News

We’ve heard from cat parents like you that your cats have been begging for more variety and flavors! So we began crafting brand new recipes just for cats in our Freshpet Kitchens. First we introduced paté-style cat rolls, and now we’re happy to announce our brand new Cat Cups!   Our new Freshpet Select Cat Cups in gravy are available in three different flavors each made using fresh poultry, beef or fish accented…

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04/06

Help us walk 200,000 miles for pet obesity in the FreshFit Challenge!

Contests / Giveaways, Dogs, Fresh News, Nutrition & Healthy Living, Shelters & Rescues, Tails of Good

Believe it or not, pet obesity is a health issue affecting over 50% of dogs and cats in the US. In light of this, in past year we’ve been working with Dr. Katy Nelson of the Pet Show to challenge pet parents to make a difference in their pet’s lives with regular exercise and a fresh diet from Freshpet. But this year we thought, we would open up the FreshFit Challenge to EVERYONE….

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12/07

Giving Paws Event at Target Stores

Fresh News, Shelters & Rescues, Tails of Good

This year we’re teaming up with Target stores for our special Giving Paws event. We’ll be spreading joy by donating one bag for every bag purchased on the day of the event to a shelter pet in need. Join us at one of the 500 Target stores participating to receive a coupon to try our new Fresh Baked recipes!     Check below to see if your Target…

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