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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.


04/26

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…

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12/06

How Shelters are Using Scents and Toys to Help Cat Adoption

Cats, Shelters & Rescues

Out of the 3.2 million cats that enter shelters in the United States every year, only about 1.6 million are adopted. And shelters are starting to do something about it. From giving toys to play with and feeding them quality all-natural cat food to using special scents to keep them calm, shelters are changing their approach to caring for their furry residents to reduce stress…

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See Why These Wolves Eat Fresh Dog Food

Dogs, Shelters & Rescues, Tails of Good

We’ve heard of some interesting stories about how our pet food has been used before. From enticing lost and weary pets during a rescue mission, to people tasting it for themselves! But one of our favorites is from a wolf preserve in New Jersey.   While we now understand domestic pets and wild animals eat a bit differently, sometimes it’s hard to source an all…

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06/12

Cat Cafes Provide the Ultimate Kitty Hangout Experience

Cats, Shelters & Rescues

What’s better than curling up with a nice hot drink and a cat purring on your lap? For people who don’t have a feline of their own to snuggle with at home, cat cafes offer the perfect opportunity for feline friendship in a relaxing setting. This novel idea, which originated in Japan, has made its way stateside, offering cat companionship to those who can’t keep…

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08/24

Celebrate National Dog Day with the first annual ADOPT-A-THON

Contests / Giveaways, Dogs, Shelters & Rescues, Tails of Good

Update: Did you miss our Freshpet Adopt-a-thon? Watch it all below.   Lebron and Paris have been adopted!     Originally posted on August 24, 2016 We are proud to announce our first ever Adopt-a-thon in celebration of National Dog Day with our friends at Nasdaq. Join us via Facebook live at http://facebook.com/NASDAQ on Friday, August 26th @ 2pm EST as we showcase the hottest adoptable pups in…

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04/06

Help us walk 200,000 miles for pet obesity in the FreshFit Challenge!

Contests / Giveaways, Dogs, Fresh News, Nutrition & Healthy Living, Shelters & Rescues, Tails of Good

Believe it or not, pet obesity is a health issue affecting over 50% of dogs and cats in the US. In light of this, in past year we’ve been working with Dr. Katy Nelson of the Pet Show to challenge pet parents to make a difference in their pet’s lives with regular exercise and a fresh diet from Freshpet. But this year we thought, we would open up the FreshFit Challenge to EVERYONE….

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12/07

Giving Paws Event at Target Stores

Fresh News, Shelters & Rescues, Tails of Good

This year we’re teaming up with Target stores for our special Giving Paws event. We’ll be spreading joy by donating one bag for every bag purchased on the day of the event to a shelter pet in need. Join us at one of the 500 Target stores participating to receive a coupon to try our new Fresh Baked recipes!     Check below to see if your Target…

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10/06

Meet us at The Runner’s World Dog Run!

Dogs, Fresh News, Shelters & Rescues

  We’ve teamed up with Runner’s World Magazine for their annual Dog Run at the Runner’s World Half & Festival in Bethlehem, PA. This year the 1-mile event for both humans and pups will be sponsored by Freshpet!     The Dog Run will take place Saturday, October 17 at 11:00am following the 10k race. Find us at the Freshpet truck for free dog food and treat samples. Also be…

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