Do you have a family pet that needs a bit of extra attention?
My dog is a bit . . . spoiled. Ted has his own little neighborhood fan club and he knows it. He’s a bit quirky and thinks he’s just one of the kids most of the time. He even has his own Instagram channel.
He came to us when his previous owner realized he needed a bit more attention than she could give him. He’s had no shortage of attention in our house with 6 kids running around, but he has gotten a little used to getting his own way.
That turned into a bit of a problem at mealtime. We found a solution when we discovered Freshpet refrigerated dog food.
It didn’t take long for the little girls in the house to have him wrapped around their little fingers. He’s been super protective of them from the beginning and very patient with all the cuddling they want to do.
When we first brought him home, he was a bit underweight. We quickly realized it wasn’t an issue with not being fed enough in his past. It turns out, he’s a bit of a picky eater (and he has some serious anxiety).
He made it really clear that he is not really a fan of dry dog food. He’ll eat it if he gets hungry enough but it’s definitely not his first choice. That made it a struggle to make sure he was taking in enough calories — and for a dog that is obsessed with fetching balls, he definitely needed all the calories he could get.
We helped him put on a bit of weight by mixing some people food into his food to encourage him to eat. He started joining us for mealtimes because he eats much better if we are right there.
The problem is, I wasn’t quite sure what kind of nutrition he was getting with his odd mix of people food and dry dog food. My twins started sneaking him all kinds of table food and that was just a recipe for bad behaviors and poor nutrition.
Fortunately, Freshpet saved the day.
Freshpet is a refrigerated and all-natural pet food made with fresh ingredients and is perfect for keep your family pet eating a healthy diet.
Freshpet looks like a real, home cooked meal you’d make for your pet. I was surprised when I opened the bag to find big pieces of chicken and diced veggies (I’m talking big enough pieces that you could tell what vegetables they’d used).
I’m very careful about what foods I feed my family so I loved that Freshpet made me feel good about what we were feeding our pet too. Freshpet never uses artificial or chemical preservatives or any questionable ingredients.
The best part though?
Ted LOVES it. He has no problem joining the clean plate (er, dog dish?) club when we put Freshpet in his bowl. The first time he tried it, he gobbled the entire bowl up then pushed his bowl over to us for more. I’d say it’s a hit! He’s now gaining weight steadily, eating his meals without complaining, and has the energy he needs to keep up with my 6 kids . . . and the rest of his neighborhood friends.
It turns out, Ted isn’t the only dog who has loved Freshpet. Check out these amazing transformational stories. I loved watching the sweet stories of dogs being brought back to health with fresh food.
My 11 year old son, who is Ted’s #1 fan, now refuses to feed him anything else because he says he wants to feed him “food that looks like food”.
I think we’ll be sticking with Freshpet and Ted will certainly enjoy being pampered a bit at mealtime.
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