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How To Guide: Feeding & Storing Freshpet

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One of the great things about Freshpet recipes is that they’re easy to prepare and serve, taking the hassle out of cooking for your pup or kitty.


Just reach into the fridge, grab your Freshpet roll, bag or tub and serve to your furball within seconds. But while it’s easy to do this, there are a many different styles and techniques on serving these delicious meals!


With Freshpet being such a different kind of food for your pups and kitties, we get loads of questions on the best ways to feed and store our recipes. Over the years, we’ve found a few methods to be the cleanest and easiest to serve and store, all of which we’ve shared with you below. For those Freshpet pro’s out there, this may not be any new news. But for new Freshpet parents, hopefully this helps make feeding Freshpet to your pup or kitty even easier. We’ve also included a fun little surprise at the bottom…


What’s your preferred way to serve and/or store your fur-kid’s favorite Freshpet recipe?


Serving Freshpet’s Slice and Serve Rolls:


Pups everywhere love their Freshpet Slice and Serve rolls! Made with fresh proteins and healthy veggies, it’s a pooch favorite. There’s a really easy way to cut the rolls that we like to think we’ve perfected over the years.


Start by poking a hole in the top of the Slice and Serve roll, which in this case is our Freshpet Select Chicken, Vegeatable and Rice recipe. This helps to make it easier to begin slicing. Using the hashmarks on the Freshpet roll packaging, slice off the appropriate amount for your pup based on the recipe’s Feeding Guidelines. Once you’ve got the correct number of slices for your pup’s meal, cut into small chunks, drop into the bowl and voila – ready to serve!


Storing Freshpet’s Slice and Serve Rolls:


There are a few different ways to store our Slice and Serve rolls that we typically recommend to pet parents. Each is easy to do and safe to store, so it’s really more a matter of preference. Our preferred method for serving pup’s their favorite Freshpet roll is to pre-cut all of the slices and store in a Ziploc bag.




Another great way to store our Slice and Serve rolls is to cap or seal the open end of the roll after a meal. In this case, we used some plastic wrap to keep the air out and to preserve freshness. After serving a meal to your pup, simply cut off a piece of plastic wrap, stretch over the open end and tie with a rubber band. There’s no need to then place it in a ziploc bag (although you definitely can!) as it should be safe in the fridge as long as you’ve sealed it tightly.



Serving and Storing Freshpet’s Meals for Pups or Kitties:

Whether it’s your kitty’s favorite Freshpet Select Roasted Meals, your pup’s Vital Complete Meals, or a new bag of our Nature’s Fresh Whole Meals, serving this to your fur-kid at mealtime is a synch!   Using a dry measuring cup, pour the appropriate amount of our meals for your pup or kitty. This may take a few different cups full of morsels, but pour in accordance with the Feeding Guidelines that you can find on the packaging. After you’ve said “bon appetit” to your fur-kid, simply re-seal the bag, place back in the fridge and you’re all set until the next mealtime!



And, for the Grand Finale…


Wait a minute, how did this video get in here!? :)



Here’s Freshpet’s very own Lacey enjoying one of her many days at the office – and staying warm in her adorable sweater!



Do you have a way of serving or storing your fur-kid’s favorite Freshpet recipe that we didn’t list above? Tell us in the comments below and we’ll share with the rest of our fans!

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