How To Guide: Feeding & Storing Freshpet
One of the great things about Freshpet recipes is that they’re all-natural meals that are easy prepare and serve, taking the hassle out of cooking for your dog or cat.
Just reach into the fridge, grab your Freshpet roll, resealable meal or stew and dish it out to your pet within minutes. But while it’s easy to do this, we know pet parents out there have adopted many different styles and techniques for serving these delicious meals!
With Freshpet being such a different kind of food for your four-legged family members, we get loads of questions on the best ways to feed and store our recipes. Over the years, we’ve found a few methods we love, all of which we’ll share 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 pet even easier.
Serving Freshpet’s Slice and Serve Rolls:
Pets everywhere love their Freshpet Slice and Serve rolls! Made with real, 100% farm raised meats and fresh veggies, it’s a crowd 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 Tender Chicken roll. 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. Also consider that our rolls are fully “customizable,” meaning you can slice, dice or mash it to your pet’s desired size (great for making tiny bite-sizes for smaller breeds). You can also mix it with other foods too if you’d like!
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 Dogs & Cats:
Whether it’s your kitty’s favorite Freshpet Select Roasted Meals, your pup’s Vital Complete Meals, or one 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 pet. This may take a few different cups full of morsels, but pour according to the Feeding Guidelines that you can find on our packaging. After you’ve said “bon appetit” to your pet simply re-seal the bag, place back in the fridge and you’re all set until the next mealtime!
Some things to keep in mind…
- Be sure to use our food within 7 days of opening.
- Always return it back to the refrigerator after mealtime.
- Never let Freshpet food sit out in your pet’s bowl after mealtime is over.
- Any uneaten food should be thrown out and not returned to the bag as it can potentially spoil the rest of the fresh food.
- Feel free to freeze any food you feel your pet cannot finish within 7 days. Just keep in mind color and texture can vary after freezing, but it’ll be safe and healthy to feed!
Do you have a way of serving or storing your pet’s favorite Freshpet recipe that we didn’t list above? Tell us in the comments below.