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The Freshpet Blog


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.


07/24

Picky Pup? How to Recognize Distracted Eating

Dogs, Pet Parent Tips, Training

Does your dog seem uninterested in her food? Does he take a few bites of his dinner and wander away, leaving the remainder of his meal untouched? Dogs who seem less than enthused about their meals can worry their parents, especially if the vet has mentioned that the pup is looking a bit too thin. This seeming apathy toward a meal is often described as…

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07/17

Online Book Clubs for Pet and Reading Lovers

Dogs, Featured

You love reading, and you love your pets. Why not combine your two passions and join an online pet book club? Traditional book clubs help you connect with fellow bookworms with similar interests, but there’s a lot of organization involved. You could skip the time spent planning and driving to various locations to meet by joining an online pet book club—maybe even more than one….

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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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06/19

Hide and Seek: It’s Not Just for Human Kids Anymore

Dogs, Training

An active dog is a happy dog, and sometimes that means sending your pet on a little hide and seek mission. From fun training exercises to games that play to your pup’s natural instincts, you can challenge your furry friend with some activities that require focus and problem-solving skills. Succeeding at these searching challenges means a tasty treat reward, so food-motivated pooches should have no…

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08/24

Celebrate National Dog Day with the first annual ADOPT-A-THON

Contests / Giveaways, Dogs, Shelters & Rescues, Tails of Good

Update: Did you miss our Freshpet Adopt-a-thon? Watch it all below.   Lebron and Paris have been adopted!     Originally posted on August 24, 2016 We are proud to announce our first ever Adopt-a-thon in celebration of National Dog Day with our friends at Nasdaq. Join us via Facebook live at http://facebook.com/NASDAQ on Friday, August 26th @ 2pm EST as we showcase the hottest adoptable pups in…

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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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02/17

Try the benefits of Fresh!

Cats, Dogs, Nutrition & Healthy Living

We all want the best for our pets so that they can grow to be healthy and active.  And as we all eat healthier and fresher foods, we want to make sure we’re giving our pets the same. Since we started in 2006, we have heard from pet parents about the changes they’ve seen in their pets. From picky eaters who now love mealtime, to senior…

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