This post was sponsored by Freshpet but all opinions are real, Daisy’s opinions too! 

 

“Every moment is a fresh beginning.”   T.S. Eliot

 

I saw the Freshpet® refrigerator being installed in our grocery store before we adopted our sweet puppy Daisy.  It was curious but I loved the concept.  I’ve always loved animals and thought the dog food industry needed to catch up with the healthy fresh way that so many people eat today.  

Everyone today is trying to skip the processed food and go back to a more natural way of eating. The health benefits are numerous.  For example fresh foods are more nutritionally dense, full of nutrients, heart healthy, environmentally friendly and so much more. Your pet deserves the benefits of fresh healthy food too!  

This was the philosophy of Freshpet’s creators,  natural minimally processed pet food! Freshpet recipes are made with US-raised chicken or beef delivered daily to the Freshpet Kitchens. They then use steam-cooking to lock in vital nutrients, all done according to FDA and USDA standards.  They are using human grade standards for our pets, amazing.

“We believe our dogs and cats deserve real fresh food to help them live their best, happiest, tail-wagging lives. So we developed a totally different ideology on how to feed our four legged family members. It’s really simple: use fresh, whole ingredients, gently cooked without preservatives, and kept in the fridge where meats belong.”

 

Our West Highland Terrier Daisy ate Freshpet for two weeks and this is what happened.  

Background – Daisy’s diet was the dry kibble brand that she came home with.   We had never really changed her diet because she seemed happy with it. She did occasionally eat table food, but we are working with the toddlers to not give her any table food.

Day one of Daisy’s Freshpet trial.   We started her with the Freshpet Select for Small Dogs.   She was a little apprehensive at first honestly. But it smells really good, definitely not like any of the dog food we had ever given her.   There are chunks of vegetables and real chicken in it. Then after her initial hesitation, she ate it all. I’ve never seen her finish a bowl of dog food.  

Day two and three of Daisy’s Freshpet trial.   We decided to stick with the same Freshpet Select for Small Dog’s variety to get a true feeling of how she was liking the change.  She started waiting by the refrigerator at breakfast time. I thought it was a fluke, but I walked away and she sat right there waiting for me to open it.   Then she finished her bowl again.

She seemed happier.  Well she’s always been a happy little dog, but I can’t explain it.  There is more wag to her tail and she’s definitely more playful.  I’m more playful after a good meal too, so Freshpet may be on to something.

Day four is where we decided to give her a real treat and try the Freshpet Select Slice & Serve Rolls.   Once again, she waited sweetly by the refrigerator for her breakfast but gave me a bit of a confused head tilt when I cubed up some of the freshest dog food ever.  This time there was zero hesitation on her end, I think she could smell it as I was cutting the roll. She ate it all super fast and then looked at me almost begging for seconds with puppy dog eyes.   (I’m going to leave out whether I said yes or no, because I don’t want you to know how much of a push over I am.)

Day five through fourteen was the same.  She is a different pup. She enjoys mealtimes and has even stopped begging the toddlers for scraps.  Her walks are spunky and playful and she’s become more regular, almost like clockwork (TMI sorry).    

Results and Conclusions.  We are going to continue with Freshpet.  We are super lucky because our local grocery stores all carry it, and so do yours.  Check out the location finder here.  

There is one more awesome Freshpet fact that I couldn’t skip in this post.   Freshpet is such an environmentally friendly company. They are taking big steps to reduce their effect on our planet.   

“Ingredients are sourced from within 200 miles of our waste-free, wind-powered  kitchens, which in addition to the 22,000 trees (and counting) we’ve planted, works to offset our carbon footprint.”

Thank you Freshpet for such a wonderful product for our sweet Daisy dog and thank you for what you are doing for our planet! 

You can find out more about Freshpet on their website freshpet.com!