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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.


10/11

Starting a Dog Park Movement in Your Community

Dogs, Pet Parent Tips

Did you know that dogs who exercise, socialize and play on a regular basis are generally happier and better behaved than those who don’t? A dog park offers a safe place for all these experiences, but these parks don’t exist in all areas. The number of families seeking modern training and care to keep their furry friends happy and healthy continues to grow, and interest…

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Start A Fresher, Healthier Life with our Fresh With Your Pet 30-Day Meal Plan

Cats, Contests / Giveaways, Dogs, Pet Parent Tips

Have you recently caught yourself scrounging together a few handfuls of snacks and calling it a meal? Or staring down at a plate of the same old boring, nutritionally questionable food, and feeling like it might be time to make a change?   Change is hard – especially when it comes to changing your eating habits. But research proves that sticking to a new workout…

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09/12

Breaking the Ice with a New Cat Friend

Cats, Pet Parent Tips

Your new roommate’s cat is adorable, but she always runs away when you walk into the room. Or maybe your new boyfriend has a feline roomie who persistently stares at you from across the room but won’t let you pet her. Most cats need some time to warm up to strangers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps in starting an amazing relationship with…

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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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08/04

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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07/24

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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08/17

Human Foods Pets Can Enjoy

Dr. Katy, Pet Parent Tips

At Freshpet, we are all in on cooking for our pets when we have the time. Often, our favorite recipes are inspired by the foods we love to eat. And while many of the ingredients we use in our meals are healthy for our pets too, some can be dangerous to feed. So before you step into the kitchen to whip up a treat or…

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10/12

Simple Tips for Grooming at Home

Dogs, Pet Parent Tips

In a recent post, we touched on the subject of bonding with dogs, and grooming practices are some of the best ways to accomplish this feat.  So The Freshpet team has put together these at-home grooming tips so you can make it happen.   Fur-styling We all know the importance of giving our canine a good daily brush, whether they be big or small, long-haired or…

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10/02

How to Bond with Your Dog

Dogs, Pet Parent Tips

The bond between humans and their dogs dates back thousands of centuries, and according to a recent article from Scientific American, the domestication of canines goes back much further than many of us may have previously believed. The discovery of a bone from a wolf found in Siberia takes the traditional belief of dogs belonging to human masters from approximately 11,000 years ago to upwards…

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