Why choose fresh?
We've brought something new to the table: fresh, nutritious meals.
Changing the way we feed our pets.
For more than 70 years, most dogs and cats ate either wet food in cans or over-processed kibble simply because there was nothing else. That’s why we set out to make a change. Freshpet was founded on the belief that our pets deserve to eat fresh, real food—just like us.
Learn how Freshpet is different from traditional pet food.
Gently cooked, not overcooked
When it comes to cooking your pet’s food, we pay close attention. Did you know that most other pet foods are cooked over and over at extremely high temperatures? Many of the ingredients are processed before cooking even begins; then the food is processed and finally dried to ensure long shelf life. In the process, key vitamins and amino acids are lost, and starches become less digestible.
Freshpet recipes are cooked only once, at lower temperatures, so they retain their essential nutrients, such as amino acids and vitamins.
Made of fresh, whole protein sources
All of our meals and healthy dog treats are made with fresh, all natural ingredients cooked for the first and only time in our kitchens. And because we use whole ingredients, you can actually see them. In our recipes, you’ll find delicious chunks of fresh chicken, carrots, peas, cranberries and spinach.
All Freshpet food is made with real meats, no added fillers like corn or wheat. Fresh food is also never rendered, because when you render meats, they lose amino acids and other needed nutrients.
No artificial preservatives.
We never use chemical or artificial preservatives. After preparing, Freshpet meals are immediately packaged for maximum freshness and for your pet to enjoy.
Did you know that chicken meal is a popular ingredient in many pet foods? Chicken meal is made with leftover chickens, cooked at extremely high temperatures and pulverized into a powder. They are then cooked again to make traditional kibble. We believe there is a better way, using fresh meats, not dried meals.