Traveling Dog Lady: Give Pets a Fresh Start with PetFresh

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Give Pets a Fresh Start with PetFresh

I'm not being compensated for this post.  FreshPet sent out a press release that they are helping the Sochi dogs that were rescued by Olympic skier, Gus Kenworthy, so I'm just passing it along.  I feed the boys FreshPet, mixed in with their regular food (Nature's Recipe).  I like the limited ingredients of both products.  "Keep it simple!"  Again, I'm not getting any money or anything for posting this, except I AM going to sign up and get those coupons mentioned below. My readers can get them, too.  That's basically why they sent the press release to me, so that I could tell you.  I found it a little difficult to find, so I'm going to post the full link here:

Freshpet® Gives Sochi Pups a Fresh Start
The Freshpet Fresh Start Program Brings the Power of Fresh Food to Pets

Secaucus, NJ (June, 2014) – Freshpet, maker of fresh, refrigerated dog and cat food in Bethlehem, PA, offers a Fresh Start to three well-deserving pups rescued from Sochi, Russia. Gus Kenworthy, Olympic Slopestyle Skier, was so touched after witnessing the multitude of stray dogs in Sochi, he brought a mom and her pups home with him after his silver medal win. Freshpet was there to help, and is supplying Gus and his new family with unlimited Freshpet food and treats and Whistle Activity Monitors to keep track of them as they grow up healthy and strong. Pet parents can follow along at home every step of the way as Gus shares his dogs’ journeys to a happy, healthier life on

“Mama and her pups were living off of scraps that people would bring as they lived on the streets,” said Gus Kenworthy. “It’s amazing to see how much their health has improved in just a few, short months. I really started to notice a difference when I switched them over to Freshpet. They are so excited to eat and have so much energy now. I can’t even get a snack out of the fridge for myself without them standing there in front of the fridge hoping for more!”

The Sochi pups are part of the new Freshpet Fresh Start program that encourages pet parents to incorporate more fresh, all natural food into their pets’ diets and see for themselves what the power of fresh can do. Freshpet believes feeding fresh can make all the difference at any age – shinier coats, increased energy, and improved digestion are just a few of the positive health changes one can expect.

Freshpet is making it easy for all pet parents to give their dogs and cats a Fresh Start. Simply visit to receive a coupon, downloadable scorecard to track your pet’s health improvements over time, and helpful tips from Dr. Katy Nelson, veterinary nutrition expert.  And because Freshpet believes every pet deserves fresh, for each Fresh Start participant they will donate a fresh meal to the Humane Society International.

“Every day we hear amazing stories from pet parents about how feeding fresh has drastically improved, and sometimes even saved, their pet’s life,” says Courtney Groome, Freshpet Director of Marketing. “The Fresh Start program invites others to give fresh a try and see the real differences it can make to your pet’s health both inside and out.”

What makes fresh food so different? All Freshpet recipes start with fresh, locally sourced meats and veggies. The ingredients are then gently cooked, not processed, in small batches at lower temperatures to retain essential vitamins and nutrients. Freshpet meals never contain fillers, by-products, meals or artificial preservatives. That’s why you’ll only find them in the fridge.

About Freshpet
Freshpet has a single-mined mission – to bring the power of fresh, real food to dogs and cats. And, they are committed to doing so in ways that are good for pets, for the people who love them, and for the planet we live on. That’s why all Freshpet recipes are thoughtfully prepared in the Freshpet Kitchens in Bethlehem, PA, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. To learn more, visit

Freshpet brands include Freshpet® Select and Dog Joy® available in select grocery and mass-market stores; Vital® and Dog Nation® available in select pet specialty stores; and Nature’s Fresh™ available in select natural food stores.
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  1. I did read about this and think it's wonderful! Shiner tried some FreshPet last month and loved it.

  2. Awesome that they helped those pups! Love this story!

  3. My guys love it! As soon as I take out the bag they go crazy! My neighbor has a 15 y/o chihuahua who has become finicky and is losing weight. I told her about FreshPet this morning, she had never heard of it. Today, I was at PetSmart, so I picked up a small bag for her to try out, and will give it to her next time I see her.


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