Have you met FreshPet Select yet? Our family has, and we’re glad we did. Their aim is to offer fresh, balanced foods to make your pets happy and healthy. Delivering a cooler full of free, full-size meals to our door for review, they aimed to prove it. I’ll tell you now, this company hit the mark.

FreshPet Select Roasted Chicken Meal

Before I share the animals’ reactions, let me say how much I love this company’s philosophy.


Each full-time Freshpet employee is part owner because, “When something is yours you treat it differently.” They care for their company like they care for their pets. As the website says:

We started talking about what the ideal food for pets would be – what we would want to feed our pets. And the answer was simple: actual food – fresh, good food that’s cooked, not processed. Food, in short, you’d want to serve to living things you love, to members of your family.


Doing just that, I served our dogs, cats and the neighbor’s dog, Ezra, from the FreshPet cooler. Inside we found:

Slice and Serve chunky beef and chicken (with vegetable and rice) recipes
Roasted Meal of real chicken, carrots and spinach
Homestyle chicken in saucy goodness
Dog Joy treats in Real Beef and Chicken
Vital bison and beef
Deli Fresh turkey, vegetables and rice
and Dognation bones

With each serving, added to a regular diet rather than in place of it, we had cats climbing counters, dogs doing dances, and Ezra, my neighbor’s senior dog who won’t eat anything without coaxing, voluntarily showing “what good boys do” for a taste of this stuff. (There was one meal he didn’t want, but we attribute that to his lack of appetite, not the food.)

As a vegetarian, the more I was turned off by beefy meatiness, the more my animals went nuts for it. And then, when I opened the barbecue chicken treats, even I was nearly sold.

Fresh Pet for ShamusJed

Our household has been filled with happy animals since FreshPet arrived. And that makes me happy. The only thing that would make this food better is if we knew the farm buffalo, turkeys, cows and chickens inside were treated humanely.

For more information on this fresh, refrigerated food for cats and dogs, visit www.freshpet.com.


Share a  “PROTEST 4 FRESH” picture of your cat or dog wearing, holding, or next to a sign that expresses their feelings about eating fresh food, and you could win!  (See video below for examples). Keep your message upbeat and fun – Freshpet only supports peaceful protests.


Prizes Include:

1. FIRST 100 ELIGIBLE ENTRIES will win a free Slice & Serve 1 lb. roll.
2. FAN FAVORITE will win a mini-refrigerator stocked with our new Meals and Treats.
3. GRAND PRIZE WINNER will win airfare for two adults and a pet, a two night stay at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, CA, plus a one hour doggie surfing lesson!

To Enter:

Click on the Protest 4 Fresh button on the FreshPet Facebook page.
Hurry! Contest ends October 31, 2011 at 12:00 AM (EST).
See Official Rules for details.

Best of luck!