I’M DOING A GIVEAWAY! IT’S MY FIRST ONE! Can you tell I’m excited?????
Today, Henry and I are reviewing Freshpet food and treats.
So, what’s the deal with the post title? Well, just like DJ Pauly D of Jersey Shore, Freshpet is “Fresh to Death.” Still confused? Maybe this video will help…
Get it now? Good. Let’s move on. 🙂
After my trip to Blogpaws, I got a few follow-up emails from vendors. Most of them were standardized responses with my name pasted in. Then I got an email from the guys at Freshpet. They didn’t only use my name, they used Henry’s name. They had my attention. Then at the end of the email, the guy mentioned that he laughed at my (not so) white trash post and loved the wedding pic in my About Me section. Flattery will get you EVERYWHERE…and on top of that, he wanted to send me Freshpet dog food and treats to review on my blog. Sounds good to me!
About a week later, I was working from home in my PJs when the UPS truck pulled up outside my house. I looked terrible so I went into hiding. When the truck was gone, assuming it was a motorcycle part for Chris, I went back downstairs and got back to work. Then I saw the size of the box on my patio. I was intrigued… then I got closer and I saw the sticker. My Freshpet stuff had arrived!
How cute is that picnic basket!?!?! If presentation is everything, they were doing well! When I opened the picnic basket I was amazed by the amount of stuff that was inside. Freshpet food is meat based, contains no grains and is preservative free, so it needs to be kept cold. The picnic basket was not just a picnic basket – it was a picnic cooler! Check out what was inside…
Suddenly, Henry’s supper time couldn’t come soon enough! While we waited, I gave Henry and his buddy, Armani, a few treats. Henry’s not a picky beagle, so I had a feeling he would like the Dog Joy Real Chicken Treats. No brainer. He gobbled those right up. I was a little more skeptical, however, about the Dog Joy Sweet Potato Treats. Sweet potato… for dogs? I gave Henry one and he took it away and started chewing. Good start. I then gave one to the MUCH MORE PICKY Armani. To my shock and amazement, he like them too! The best part? The Sweet Potato Treats are chewy so your dog isn’t immediately begging for more. Both dogs chewed on the treats for a few minutes, which allowed me to get back to work before they were looking for any additional sustenance. The only downside? The dogs would chew at the treats for a while and then spit them out to get a different grip. They would also sometimes lick them before starting to chew again. The treats did leave a little bit of a orange film on the carpet. My recommendation- a great treat to give on hardwood floors, in the kitchen or in your dog’s crate!
At dinner time, I broke out the knife and cut into Freshpet Select Chunky Chicken, Turkey, Vegetable & Rice Dinner. It was easy to figure out how much to feed Henry because they put serving sizes for different dog sizes on the back and mark serving sizes so you just cut off the correct amount. The first thing I noticed that was different? I could actually SEE chunks of carrot and peas in the food…
Henry was a fan. Not only that, he went back to lick his bowl MULTIPLE times after finishing. He also enjoyed the Beef, Vegetable and Rice Recipe and the Freshpet Select Roasted Meal Real Chicken Recipe with Carrots and Spinach. However, the real surprise came when Chris had to feed Armani. Armani is weird about his food. I was feeding him in the bathroom with the door closed. He just wouldn’t eat any other way. Late in the week, I wasn’t home and Chris had to feed Armani. How did he do it? Put some Freshpet on top of his regular food! The Freshpet food got Armani interested enough to eat his whole meal without any questions asked. Now that is the true endorsement here!
No doubt, Freshpet is truly “fresh to death” and was a success in my home. If you’re not convinced, you can also read reviews from some of the pet parents at the Embrace offices here. Freshpet is widely available in my area- they sell it at both Giant Eagle and Pet Supplies Plus. From what I found the regular sized rolls run about $5 with large rolls & bag food at $11. When it comes to per portion, that’s quite a bit more than the dry food we generally feed him. However, if you can afford it, I think fresh food is the best option for your pet. I’ll definitely be thinking about supplementing Henry’s food with Freshpet, if not switching him all together at some point. Oh and if you want some Freshpet Dog Joy Treat coupons I found some over at Coupon Hero.
Not into coupon clipping? Do you prefer FREE? Well, then you’re going to want to get in on my Freshpet Giveaway. I’m excited to say, that in conjunction with Freshpet and the Embrace Pet Community Blog, we’re giving away a picnic cooler of Freshpet food and treats just like the one pictured above!! If you have a dog, you want this prize. If you don’t have a dog, I’m sure you know someone who has one and wants this prize! So, here’s the dirty details…
1. You must like the Embrace Pet Insurance Facebook page AND the Freshpet Facebook page.
2. Then comment on this post telling me what you’d like to be fresher about your pet. It can be anything, their food, their breath or- in Henry’s case- maybe you wish they wouldn’t roll around in the most disgusting smell they can find in your back yard.
3. For 1 (one) extra entry, you can also comment about what you’d like to be fresher about your pet on the Embrace Blog Freshpet Review post.
The fine print:
One comment per person per blog (so that’s 2 total!). Multiple comments on each blog will not be considered. Comments submitted in the month of October will be considered for entry. Winner will be contacted by Embrace Pet Insurance for prize fulfillment via sponsor. Winner must live in the United States. Embrace staff & families not eligible to win.
I, Sara, your humble blogger, was contacted by Freshpet to review their products. I was not compensated in any way for my opinions. All opinions are mine (and Henry’s) alone.