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.


6 of Our Favorite Dog Training Tips

Dogs, Pet Parent Tips

It’s National Train Your Dog month, and we couldn’t think of a better way to kick off the new year with some new training techniques, more tricks, and fun bonding time with your pet! We collected some of our favorite training articles to inspire your month and beyond.   Hide and Seek: It’s Not Just for Human Kids Anymore Get creative with exciting hide and…



How to Improve Your Relationship with Your Dog

Dogs, Pet Parent Tips, Training

You love your furry family member, and you refuse to settle for anything less than a fabulous friendship. So what do you do when you just can’t seem to create the ideal relationship you always envisioned? Consider these steps to getting closer to your dog.   Set Boundaries and Provide Leadership According to Dr. Nicholas Dodman, an animal behaviorist and Professor Emeritus at Tufts University…



Puppy Party! How to Throw a Birthday Bash for Your Dog

Dogs, Pet Parent Tips

Human birthdays are always fun, but why should we keep the good times to ourselves? Turn your dog’s birthday into a memorable event by throwing a puppy party focused on healthy fun for four-legged friends.   Fun-Filled Guest List and Venue If your dog is social and always up for a romp with other pups, make their birthday special by including some of her furry…



How Pet Therapy Helps Elderly and Autistic People

Dogs, Tails of Good

Calm, sweet therapy dogs can inspire a warm, positive response in just about anyone. That’s why there’s certainly no surprise that these specially trained pups — and sometimes other animals — are helpful resources in the care of elderly individuals and autistic children.   The Benefits of Pet Therapy In many cases, companion animals enhance our health and quality of life simply by being cute…



Keep a Watchful Eye on Your Pet with These Monitors

Cats, Dogs, Pet Parent Tips

In recent years, webcam technology has taken a step in a pet-friendly direction. Besides watching your furry friends while you’re away, you can interact with them by using one of several cutting-edge pet cameras. Keep an eye on your pets from work or while you’re out running errands to give both you and your pets peace of mind.   Petcube Play Sleek and stylish, Petcube…



See Why These Wolves Eat Fresh Dog Food

Dogs, Shelters & Rescues, Tails of Good

We’ve heard of some interesting stories about how our pet food has been used before. From enticing lost and weary pets during a rescue mission, to people tasting it for themselves! But one of our favorites is from a wolf preserve in New Jersey.   While we now understand domestic pets and wild animals eat a bit differently, sometimes it’s hard to source an all…



Why Dogs Eat Grass (And What You Can Do About It)

Dogs, Pet Parent Tips

A lot of popular theories exist to explain the seemingly strange tendency of some dogs to chow down on grass, but not all theories have any basis in fact. If you’re wondering why your pup treats himself to a buffet of grassy roughage and how to prevent it from happening, you may be surprised to learn the explanation isn’t simple.   Debunking Grass-Eating Myths At…



What Should I Look for in Adopting a Dog?

Dogs, Pet Parent Tips

Many families view their decision to adopt a dog as one of the best decisions they ever made. Set yourself up for adoption success by thinking about the type of dog that’ll be the best fit for your family based on these essential compatibility points. Energy Level Energy level is often a make-or-break factor when it comes to some families. In general, dogs are very…



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