What’s better for us is better for our pets.
Freshpet’s approach to pet food is simple: they make fresh, real food for dogs and cats, much like the food we eat ourselves. Because Freshpet believes that if fresh food makes us feel better, it can make all the difference to the health of our pets.
It’s this philosophy that’s at the heart of every Freshpet meal made in the Freshpet Kitchens.
Freshpet recipes start with fresh, wholesome ingredients, just like the meals you make at home. Freshpet works with farms across the U.S.A. to find the freshest meats, grains and produce that best meet the nutritional needs of pets.
How Freshpet is prepared is just as important as the ingredients in their food and treats. Freshpet gently cooks the ingredients at lower temperatures, to retain more nutrients naturally. Freshpet foods are then quickly cooled to keep them fresh without chemical or artificial preservatives.
All Freshpet foods are refrigerated from the moment they are made to the time they’re served at home, ready to be gobbled down by furry families.
Freshpet uses fresh ingredients, unlike processed pet foods.
Freshpet is proud to use fresh, all natural ingredients that are locally sourced throughout the USA. Each day, wholesome ingredients like fresh meats and poultry, grains, and fruits and vegetables are delivered to the Freshpet Kitchens. The Freshpet team takes care in selecting only ingredients that are all-natural and good for pets, never any fillers, by-products, or other ingredients your dog or cat doesn’t need.
In every pound of Freshpet food, you’ll find:
- At least 12 ounces animal protein, like chicken, beef, lamb, salmon, or egg.
- Locally-sourced produce like fresh carrots, peas or cranberries.
- 18 essential vitamins and minerals to keep pups and kitties as their best.
- Never any fillers, by-products or ingredients you can’t pronounce.
All Freshpet recipes start with fresh meats like chicken, beef, lamb or salmon. Fresh meats are high in amino and fatty acids, which help keep dogs and cats lean, strong, and full of energy. Our meats are never pre-cooked, unlike many processed pet foods. We then add fresh fruits and veggies that are high in fiber and antioxidants. Finally, some of our recipes contain easily-digestible grains in small amounts. We choose wholesome grains for these recipes like brown rice, never wheat, corn, or wheat gluten.
Fresh is thoughtfully prepared, not processed.
It’s a simple idea with a big benefit. The healthiest pet food should be prepared the same way we prepare our own. That’s why Freshpet started with the freshest, all natural ingredients, then gently cooks them and refrigerates immediately to preserve the freshness.
There’s even more cooking in Freshpet’s kitchen. Most pet foods use grains or meals that are cooked at high temperatures and high pressures—but, this process actually breaks down key amino acids needed for energy and muscle development.
Freshpet set out to do things differently when making fresh dog food and fresh cat food. From cooking to refrigeration, we never break down our ingredients through over-processing. As a result Freshpet is 1/3 less processed than leading dry foods. We think that’s a winning recipe for pets everywhere. Because we insist on cooking our meals at lower temperatures, the vital nutrients in Freshpet foods are then preserved naturally in the fridge or on the shelf.
Fresh Pet Food Uses No Chemical or Artificial Preservatives
In all Freshpet foods, Freshpet never use chemical or artificial preservatives. All Freshpet meals and treats have a “Freshest if Sold By” date that is weeks away, not years.
Just like the meals you cook at home, Freshpet refrigerated meals and treats need refrigeration to stay fresh, naturally. These meals and treats are kept refrigerated from the moment they are made to the day they arrive at our refrigerators in your local market.
It’s real food, and that’s why we make it the same way we make our own. So find Freshpet in the pet aisle fridge or on the shelf and know you’re getting the freshest, most nutritious food available for your pet.
Pets and parents are flipping for fresh. Here’s why.
On Freshpet’s Facebook page and in Freshpet Reviews it’s easy to see why so many pets love fresh food:
these pages are flooded with happier pets from around the country, enjoying the transformational benefits of a wholesome Freshpet diet.
The Freshpet team truly believes that a diet of fresh pet food can be life changing. And though our pets can’t tell you, you can actually see the proof in their shinier, softer coats and increased energy levels.
All Freshpet food is cooked slowly at low temperatures to lock in all of their nutrients. The results are delicious, highly digestible meals that pack a nutritious punch. Which makes a huge difference in the health of your pet that you can see and feel.
And when you see what pet parents are saying about Freshpet, you’ll understand why we say our proof is in the pets.
Here are just a few of the benefits of Freshpet:
– Natural enzymes in fresh foods means better absorption of key nutrients, which is better on the tummy.
A shiny, soft skin and coat
– High quality, fresh animal proteins provide more essential amino acids and fatty acids to keep your pup or kitty’s coat shiny and soft and prevent dry skin and shedding.
– No heavy fillers and preservatives to make them sluggish, just highly digestible natural food for maximum benefit, and maximum energy.
Relief from common food allergies
– Simple recipes, single protein sources, and no fillers make our foods an ideal choice for pets suffering from allergens.
– High protein meals dense in amino acids and other nutrients helps build lean muscle, while the great taste helps pets reach and maintain a healthy weight.
A clean bowl after mealtime
– Fresh meat, chicken and fish, yummy veggies–with flavor profiles straight from Freshpet chefs—make it simply irresistible to pets.
Quality is the top of the line at the Freshpet Kitchens
Freshpet makes all refrigerated pet food in their own Freshpet Kitchens in Bethlehem, PA. The Freshpet Kitchens, as seen on CNBC’s the Profit, take pride in being the cleanest and most advanced among pet food companies.
The quality and safety of pet food is of the utmost importance to Freshpet, and they work hard to ensure that every ingredient, from the time it enters to the time it leaves the Kitchens in a Freshpet meal is safe and healthy for pets.
Each Freshpet batch is checked to ensure that packaging, cook time and temperature have exceeded our standards, and no meals leave our Kitchens without being checked for harmful bacteria or foreign material. All of these practices and more allowed the Freshpet Kitchens to earn a Safe Quality Food Level 3 Certification for three years in a row, the highest honor of its kind.
Freshpet Foods are Easy to Store and Serve
Freshpet’s refrigerated foods need to be kept in the refrigerator from the moment they arrive home, while Freshpet Fresh Baked can be stored in the pantry as you would with other shelf-stable baked goods.
Once opened, most Freshpet foods and treats are good from 2-14 days depending upon their form. Please check the package for specific instructions.
How Freshpet is Different than Processed Foods
Pets have sensitive palettes and stomachs just like people. So can you imagine what it must be like for them to eat nothing but processed foods every day?
For more than 70 years, there were only two forms of food available for most pets: wet dog food and cat food in cans or overly processed kibbles. Freshpet decided to change the status-quo and bring fresh food for pets to the table.
Fresh foods are gently cooked, rather than over processed.
Most other pet foods are cooked up to three or four times at extremely high temperatures to make them last on the shelf for years. Freshpet only cooks their food and treats once at lower temperatures to help retain essential nutrients.
Freshpet recipes are also made with fresh, all-natural ingredients that are never pre-cooked like those used in most processed foods. Most kibble uses rendered chicken meal, which is cooked into a fine powder at extremely high temperatures. This cooking process causes the chicken to lose many of the key nutrients dogs and cats need. And, Freshpet meals include ingredients you can actually see like cranberries, carrots, peas, and fresh chicken.
Warning: Freshpet may make your senior dog act like a puppy again, too.
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We hope you’ll see why Fresh food is best for your pet. But don’t just take our word for it. See what other pet parents are saying about Fresh pet food:
To Learn more about Freshpet food and treats and to find a store near you, visit Freshpet.com