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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.


01/21

Fresh Fit Challenge Brings Awareness to Pet Obesity

Dr. Katy, Weight Management

“New Year, New You” is a phrase you commonly hear at the start of a new year. But the quest to get healthy can apply to your pets with your help. According to the Association for Pet Obesity, an estimated 52% of US dogs and 57% of cats are either overweight or obese. To help bring awareness to pet health and weight management, we’re excited…

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04/21

Obie’s Big Change

Pet Parent Tips, Weight Management

A little while back, we heard the story of Obie, a very cute dachshund that happened to be a bit bigger than average. Obie tipped the scales at 71 pounds, over 40 pounds above the average dachshund’s weight. While his abnormal figure led to a career on the talk show scene and Internet fame, many worried (ourselves included!) about Obie’s health. Thankfully, Obie was put…

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10/12

Optimal Diet for Weight Loss in Dogs, Part 2 of 2

Cats, Dogs, Weight Management

This week’s blog post was written by Lisa P. Weeth, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition.   Not all calories are created equally. More recent veterinary research has challenged the more traditional low fat, high fiber approach to weight loss for dogs and cats. While absolute calorie reduction is essential, studies have shown that dogs and cats fed…

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10/28

Does This Fur Make Me Look Fat?

Nutrition & Healthy Living, Weight Management

We all have good intentions when it comes to feeding our pets, but it can be difficult to stick to our principles when those big, begging eyes are staring holes into our turkey sandwich. To keep your pet in shape, you can use the same basic equation that applies to humans: Controlled Calorie Intake + Daily Exercise = Healthy and Fit! All dogs and cats require a…

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