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.
Training Your Furry Family Members to Pose Like Models
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…Read More >>
Clever Ways Shelters are Reducing Stress in Dogs
Dog adoption happens on an uncertain timeline, and pups need to be made comfortable at their temporary animal shelter so they can be at their best when families come in looking to bring home a new furry family member. While shelters do their best to make life stress-free, some shelter pups need extra TLC to feel safe and comfortable. In their never-ending quest to provide…Read More >>
Should Ritual Behavior Concern Dog Parents?
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…Read More >>
Picky Pup? How to Recognize Distracted Eating
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…Read More >>
Just How Smart Are Our Dogs?
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…Read More >>
Hide and Seek: It’s Not Just for Human Kids Anymore
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…Read More >>
Tips for Teaching Your Cat or Dog To Enjoy Car Rides
With the warm weather here to stay, many families are hitting the road for a weekend away or even an extended road trip. The great thing about these types of vacations is that they are often very pet friendly, meaning your favorite furry friend can join in on the fun. But how do you bring your pet on vacation if they are terrified of car…Read More >>
Bringing a Senior Dog Home
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…Read More >>
Fun Tips For Freshpet Dog Cookies
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…Read More >>
Variety is the Spice of Life
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,…Read More >>