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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.


09/06

Top Tips for a Successful Move with Your Pet

Cats, Dogs, Pet Parent Tips

Moving to a new home is stressful for the whole family, including your pets. Whether you have cats, dogs or any other type of pet, relocation requires a little extra planning to make sure everything goes smoothly. We rounded up some of the top tips out there, from pre-move planning to introducing pets to a new home, to ensure your next move is a successful…

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08/07

Should Ritual Behavior Concern Dog Parents?

Dogs, Featured, Training

Dogs do all sorts of silly things, and some behaviors can certainly seem strange at times. In most cases, ritual behaviors aren’t cause for alarm, but dog families should be aware of a few important exceptions.   Ritual vs. Compulsion   One of the best things about being a dog parent is seeing your pup grow from a timid puppy or shelter dog into a…

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08/04

Pamper Your Pooch and Protect Her Health With These Massage Techniques

DIY, Dogs, Pet Parent Tips

Massages are great for relaxation and stress reduction, but they can also be important for relieving pain and warming up the muscles for athletic activity. Best of all, this is true for both humans and dogs, giving you the perfect excuse to treat yourself and learn a fun new way to bond with your favorite pups.   Stress Intervention Massage   Do fireworks, thunderstorms, and…

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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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07/24

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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