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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.



05/09

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….

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03/13

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…

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03/06

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…

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02/26

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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01/11

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…

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01/10

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…

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01/03

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…

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12/12

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…

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