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.


The Best Dog-Friendly National Parks in America

Dogs, Pet Parent Tips

Is there any better way to spend a day than exploring some of the country’s most beautiful national parks with your four-legged sidekick? From beaches to mountains, these dog-friendly national parks have something for everyone.   Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado This national park is best known for their towering sand dunes, but the Great Sand Dunes National Park boasts a diverse landscape….



Top 5 Benefits (and Considerations) of Adopting a Pet

Cats, Dogs, Shelters & Rescues

When you add a new dog or cat into the equation, it can bring about change to your current dynamic. If you’re on the fence about adopting a pet, understanding the benefits and considerations might make the decision easier. Top 5 Benefits Significant Health Boosts: Research indicates pet owners experience a number of significant health benefits. The act of petting or cuddling a dog or…



Best Dogs for City Apartments: Why the Size of Your Pet Doesn’t Matter

Cats, Dogs

When it comes to choosing the right dog for your city apartment lifestyle, many people are surprised to find out that size isn’t the most important thing to consider. There are breeds of all sizes that are perfectly comfortable with apartment living. In fact, they may even prefer it – more opportunity to be close to you!   Greyhound Nicknamed the “40-mph couch potato”, greyhounds…



How to Decide on the Best Dog Food for Your Pup

Dogs, Dr. Katy

Just like we care about maintaining our balanced diet, we want to ensure our pups are eating the food they need to live long, healthy lives. To do this, it’s important to understand what makes a great dog food. Our Freshpet veterinarian, Dr. Katy Nelson, shares her tips for choosing the best food for your dog.   Talk to your Veterinarian The first thing you…



The Best Podcasts for Dog and Cat People

Cats, Dogs, Pet Parent Tips

Want to learn more about your pets and how to be the best dog or cat parent you can be? These pet podcasts will keep you entertained and informed.     The Purrrcast, hosted by Sara Iyer and Steven Ray Morris With a cute logo featuring a dignified, bowtie-wearing cat at a retro microphone, The Purrrcast is an instant draw for cat lovers looking for…



Advice for Introducing Your Dog to New People

Dogs, Pet Parent Tips, Training

First impressions are crucial, and not all dogs possess the same social graces when meeting new people. Problems in this area are sometimes difficult to address, but a few simple tips can help your dog achieve better people-greeting manners.   Start Introducing People Early and Often In order to develop socially acceptable responses, dogs must be properly exposed to stimuli and experiences in a positive…



What to Consider When Choosing Food for Your Small Breed Dog

Dogs, Pet Parent Tips

Your small breed pup may be big in character, but when comes to mealtime they need food that’s tailored to their size. Our Freshpet veterinarian, Dr. Katy Nelson, shares some insights into the unique nutritional needs of small breed dogs:   They need smaller pieces of food Little dogs have little mouths, so it’s important to take this into consideration when choosing their food. For…



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