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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.


09/21

Training Your Furry Family Members to Pose Like Models

Training

Believe it or not, it’s possible to get the best photos of your pets by training them for just minutes a day. With the right commands, plenty of patience and fresh pet food as a positive reinforcement reward, your pet can learn to pose like a pro.   Master the process with these pet photography tips:   Master the “Sit” Command Before your pup can…

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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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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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07/10

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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06/19

Hide and Seek: It’s Not Just for Human Kids Anymore

Dogs, Training

An active dog is a happy dog, and sometimes that means sending your pet on a little hide and seek mission. From fun training exercises to games that play to your pup’s natural instincts, you can challenge your furry friend with some activities that require focus and problem-solving skills. Succeeding at these searching challenges means a tasty treat reward, so food-motivated pooches should have no…

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04/29

Bringing a Senior Dog Home

Training

So you decided to adopt an older dog. Let us be one of the first to congratulate you! Bringing a senior dog or cat home is a truly rewarding experience and we know you will feel the same after even just a few days. But, like bringing home any other new pet, senior pets will need a bit of prepping before they are completely acclimated…

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03/30

Fun Tips For Freshpet Dog Cookies

Recipes, Training

My dog loves Freshpet Ready to Bake Cookies just as they are: freshly baked mounds of doggie goodness! (Dog Joy Peanut Butter & Oatmeal are his favorite). But sometimes, I like to jazz them up a bit, either before or after baking. Check out these fun ways to add a personal touch to your dog’s cookies, along with some fun ways to serve them! Fun Ways…

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09/14

Variety is the Spice of Life

Pet Parent Tips, Training

  Just like us, our furry friends are one-of-a-kind.  Some just want to laze around all day getting belly rubs, while others get their kicks from a fierce game of fetch.  And their individual preferences don’t stop there.  While some are content having the same meal every day (heck, I’d choose to eat fajitas for breakfast, lunch and dinner if I could), many dogs want,…

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