Over the past month, the near hysteria over the impending bacon shortage has become a bit of a cultural phenomenon. But fear not, Freshpet fans! We are here to set the record straight about whether or not this will affect your favorite furry friend.
Freshpet Dognation® and Dog Joy® Turkey Bacon Treats will not be affected
We know that dogs love bacon – maybe even more than we do! Our delectable Dognation and Dog Joy bacon treats are made with all natural ingredients like real turkey, not pork, so dogs everywhere can continue to enjoy that great bacon taste through the potential shortage and beyond. Bring on the bacon!
A bacon shortage would be a pretty good thing for dogs
While it’s okay to give a table scrap to your pet now and again, bacon itself can be tough on pups. The high fat content is difficult for pets to digest, and can cause stomach issues and lead to weight gain. Turkey bacon is a healthy, delicious alternative to other bacon-flavored dog treats, with less fat and calories. Don’t just take our word for it- check out our blogger reviews to see what their pups think of our turkey bacon treats.
Bonus: Our favorite reactions to the Bacon Shortage
One good thing to come out of the bacon shortage craziness: the jokes!
Here are a few of our favorites:
Aporkalypse became the popular term for the coming shortage:
Many twitter-users chided Mitt Romney and President Obama for not addressing the shortage in this week’s debate.
NBC’s hit tv show Parks and Recreation put together a hilarious mock Public Service Announcement about the shortage, featuring the ever-hilarious Ron Swanson. His suggestion? “Procure as much bacon as humanly possible and hide it in as many locations as you can.”
These days many pet owners understand the importance of the quality of food they give to their pets. With all of the recent pet food recalls, dog owners are even more cautious of the food they buy for their four-legged pals. Here are some red flags to look out for when buying treats for your pet.
Check the Ingredients
Many shelf stable dog treats include sugars and corn syrup. A dog’s digestive system works just like a human’s digestive system, and it is known that sugar is unhealthy for humans as well as dogs. Too much sugar can possibly lead to diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and dental problems. Make sure you read the labels on dog treats to make sure they don’t contain excessive amounts of sugar before purchasing.
Many times dog treats contain chemical preservatives, fillers, meat meals and other cheap ingredients. Preservatives and dyes are used to keep fats from turning rancid and to keep the food looking good. The safety of preservatives such as BHT, BHA, and ethoxyquin has been questioned by consumers and scientists alike. Meat meals and fillers are inexpensive and found in many foods. Corn gluten and wheat gluten are used in treats and have no nutritional value to your pet, they are neither harmful nor useful, and they are used to bind food together.
Have peace of mind when you give your dog a fresh treat from our Dog Joy line. These 100% all-natural treats contain no corn, wheat, preservatives, fillers, or meat meals. Whether it is beef treats or the peanut butter ready to bake cookies, you dog will have a reason to wag his tail!
Freshpet pup Hudson enjoying a Dog Joy Fresh Bone.
This week’s blog post is written by Justin, Freshpet Sales:
I am lucky to have the easiest job at Freshpet…Sales.
Don’t tell my boss, but most of the hard-sell is done every day by thousands of dogs across the country.
My dog, Hudson, loves Freshpet. Every once and awhile when he doesn’t get it for dinner, he gives me a look that speaks a thousand words. He’s too sweet to pout for long, but he makes his point and next time he gets his favorite.
Hudson loves to chase, catch, and eat lizards in the back yard. He could hunt them from sun up to sun down if I would stand out there with him. Sometimes I need a break from all the hunting, and Hudson needs something to do. I have tried many bones, but I like Freshpet’s best because they are all natural and don’t have any of the usual fillers like corn, wheat, soy, or cellulose.
Working for a company that makes healthy products that my dog craves so much makes me feel great about my job!