Every pet parent wants to give their dog or cat the best life possible, and part of being a loving owner is ensuring that your pet’s health is taken care of. Like many pet owners, I know that wellness starts from the inside out. For me, it’s simple. If my family eats healthier, fresher foods, then why shouldn’t my dogs and cats?

We all know about the importance of eating fresh foods, and it’s time to extend the healthy benefits to our pets and offer them fresh pet food.

Since I started feeding my dog a variety of Freshpet’s foods like freshpet select chunky beef, I’ve noticed so many amazing benefits, like a shinier coat.

Packed with vitamins and proteins, fresh meals can contribute to a long and healthy life and even psychological well-being for our pets, so you can feel good about what you’re feeding your furry family. Plus, with great taste and the perfect nutritional balance, your pets couldn’t ask for more.

Scroll through below to see the many unbelievable health benefits of Freshpet food that will keep your four-legged friends healthy and happy.


1. Shinier, Softer Skin and Coat


The general condition of your dog’s skin and coat are good indicators of his or her health. We all want to ensure our best friend’s outer layer stays lustrous and healthy all year long and feeding them high-quality pet food gives animals healthier skin and shinier coats.

Plus, the fatty acids found in the fresh food helps prevent dry skin and shedding, which means less vacuuming for you!

2. Increased Energy


We all want our pets to feel as energetic as a puppy, no matter how old they are.

Fresh food that are nutrient-dense will boost your pet’s energy levels up, and he will be his old playful self again. Get ready for more playtime!


3. Allergy Relief


If you notice your pet begin to itch and scratch more frequently, it could be a sign they have allergies. While it’s important to consult with a vet, it may be time to focus on the food.

We can help alleviate some of that suffering by introducing them to a fresher diet.

If you have a pet that suffers from allergens, it’s best to keep them on a fresh food diet. It’s good to choose a food that is grain-free, full of protein, and has no fillers — and in no time, you’ll see that there will be allergy relief for your pet.


4. Healthier Weight

Freshpet Healthy Weight

As a dog owner, I know that keeping a dog’s weight in the right range is very important when it comes to making sure your pet is healthy and happy. And it really can come down to the food you feed them.

Fresh, high-protein meals help build lean muscle which help pets reach and maintain a healthy weight.


5. Improved Digestion


The same fresh, nutritious foods people eat can offer your dog the nutrition he needs. Good nutrition can heal a dog’s digestive system and help prevent stomach upsets.

As dogs and cats are licking their bowls clean, they’ll be getting all the nutrients they need along the way. Plus, you’ll feel great knowing you’re helping your companion’s health and longevity by incorporating fresh whole foods into the daily diet. What you feed your pet can really affect their lives. The fresh meats and veggies will help dogs and cats grow and get the most out of life.

What you feed your pet can be a life changer.

Ready to see the results for yourself? Check out Freshpet’s family of food products at a store near you, and to learn more about the benefits of eating fresh, follow Freshpet on Twitter and Facebook.

After reading this vital information, how likely are you to put your pet on a fresh food diet? And if you’ve already seen results, tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

And don’t forget to please SHARE this article with all the pet owners you know.


By Amber James for LittleThings
Illustrations by Maya Borenstein

35 thoughts on “The Unbelievable Health Benefits Of Freshpet Food

  1. I have been feeding Freshpet to my kitty and I’ve noticed some amazing things. She eats with no abandon and she loves to play even more. I haven’t yet noticed her coat looks different though. Should we expect improved skin and coat health for a cat, or just dogs? Also, I really wish you had more fresh pet food options for her. She likes the meatballs but she’s interested in something else- maybe freshpet in gravy? Meow!

    I’d love to hear from someone!

  2. Our 5 year old Cairn Terrier was plagued with terrible scabby, itchy skin issues. We constantly had to put him on antibiotics to clear it up. We changed his food several times, suspecting food allergies. We saw a pet Dermatologist who wanted us to have a patch test and buy his special formula food. A year ago, we discovered Fresh Pet at our local Petco. We have been feeding both of our dogs the Chicken recipe for a year now and the Cairn’s skin is absolutely clean….no issues. In fact, every time the Vet sees him she comments on how great his skin looks now! Thank you, Fresh Pet. Your food has made a huge difference in our pets comfort.

    1. You can find the food here on their website, simply put in your zip code and it will locate the supermarkets in your area that carry it.


  3. My 3 poodles have been eating Freshpet for over 2 years. My 16 year old regrew all the hair that had fallen out on her lower back and butt after we started feeding them Freshpet. They are all healthier than ever. It’s only available at 2 stores for me but I will gladly go out of my way to get it for them.

  4. Plan to try this food!! One of our dogs has been scratching so much lately!!
    Recently tried some spray for itching that does not seem to be working!!
    Thanks for this food suggestion!!

  5. My two fur kitties (4 and 14) loves Freshpet especially the Freshpet Vital Meals and the new Freshpet Select Chicken and Pumpkin cups! The minute they hear the fridge open, they come running down, ready for their meals. My old cat is 14 years old and he’s been on Freshpet for many years now, he’s active, healthy and full of energy like the 4 year old!

  6. My dog was so happy after eating Freshpet. He devours it and is so active and playful after eating it!!!’

  7. My dog loves Freshpet! He is 10.5 years young, and nobody can believe how old he is. I really think Freshpet has helped keep him healthy and happy all these years. My favorite are the meatballs because they are so convenient to feed him, but I mostly buy the rolls because they are cheaper. From what I can tell, none of the Freshpet products have any corn, wheat, soy, or by-products. I also like that there are no poultry meals in this food. That is just a code word for over-cooked chicken remnants- no thanks.

  8. I started feeding my dog this and then recommended to several people in my neighborhood that had stomach / or skin issues. The results are pretty amazing – by far the best of anything people have tried. Healthy dogs & happier owners, sounds good to me. How about a buy one get one?

  9. I personally love this dog food and feed to both my dog and cat. Being health conscientious myself and reading the labels of everything I eat it never really occurred to me to look at what my furry friends were eating until I discovered Freshpet in the refrigerator at my local Walmart. We decided to give it a try and now my Leo and Cooper are hooked, i should say its more of like an addiction at this point. The article above is 100% true from my perspective as my dog has increased vitality with a soft and shiny coat that i can only attribute to the change in their diet. Thank you Freshpet you rock!

  10. When most people consider pets just that, some of us never had children and think of our pets as our kids. With that said we only want the best for them and to make sure they are happy and most of all healthy.

  11. My 12 yr old furbaby has been on freshpet for quite some time now. She is happy, health and full of energy she loves her freshpet.

  12. Love Freshpet food. The smart , healthy way to feeding your furry children. Feeding your furry kids healthy food will keep them healthy and happy 🙂

  13. My neighbor uses Fresh Pet for her cats and I must say they are not only healthy physically but their energy and personalities are so beautiful.. I am a firm believer that healthy food has a lot to do with the well being of an animal as well as a human.. My neighbor’s daughter fed the cats for a week while she was out of town with a different brand of cat food and it made them very sick. She didn’t know what was wrong and did nothing to treat them. 1 of the cats died a few weeks later and the others remained very sick for a little while longer. Not sure if it had anything to do with the food but it was such a coincidence that as soon as she switched their food this tragedy occurred.. #Freshpet

  14. Paws down, Freshpet is definitely best and most healthy for your fur-baby! Forget the dry or canned dog food, how can that even be healthy?! All-natural, no preservatives, no processed meat and fresh vegetables. Freshpet from the fridge, just slice and serve! A healthy and delicious meal for your pet. Your pet will thank you. Mine certainly does!

  15. My pets love Freshpet! They are healthy and happy which means I am happy too! Treat your dogs to great nutrition to keep them healthy, you will not regret it! #feedthemFreshpet


  16. My 5 year old dog absolutely loves Freshpet. I buy it from my local Tractor Supply store. I feed the Grain-Free flavors and my dog goes crazy when the food hits the bowl.

  17. Fresh pet is amazing quality food for pets I started using it like three years ago after my vet told my to change over since that day my dogs health been great no issues at all my dog is lean is awesome how they have almost same food as human sometimes it makes me just wanna taste but I don’t lol … The dogs see the the package of fresh pet and they get super happy I can tell they always look forward to they daily meal… The best thing is that they don’t commit like other dogs do the food digest great two thumbs up

  18. We were very aware of what we wanted to feed our new fur baby, after having a dog with really bad food allergies. We tried all the “good” foods. My girl was finicky and seemed to eat only because she was hungry. We decided to try FreshPet and our girl began to actually enjoy eating! Her coat is super shiny and healthy. She loves “cookie” time. The snacks are great! Thank you FreshPet!!

  19. My little yorkie Spartacus goes crazy over Fresh Pet and me being his mommy I feel extremely content and satisfied with providing him with the freshest and healthiest food out there.

  20. I must say I love the Fresh Pet food concept. We are parents of two dogs and three children, and believe that eating fresh and healthy foods promote’s good health. We like the fact that we can include our pets in our life style as they are part of our family….

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