***Special thanks to Freshpet for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.***
One of the things my family has been trying to do more of this year is incorporate more fresh, whole foods into our everyday. David and I have adopted a plant-based lifestyle, and we also wanted to make mealtime healthier for our precious pugs! It would be ideal to feed them all-natural foods without necessarily putting in extra time each day on meal prep. After trying a variety of dog food brands the past few months, Freshpet really stuck out to us because their brand is very in line with our ideology of whole foods with no preservatives. Often, dog food brands may take shortcuts like including fillers or processed “meat powder” in their products.
Freshpet distinguishes themselves by providing quality food made of whole ingredients, gently steam-cooked to lock in the vital nutrients for optimal pet health and boundless energy.
Feeding S’mores and Rolly fresh food is important to us especially as they get older. S’mores is entering his senior years, and we want to make the transition as easy as possible for him. Though Rolly will always be a puppy to us, he is turning 3 this year already! Time flies. As you know, diet plays a substantial role in overall health. With that said, I truly believe that just like how we humans should be conscious of what we put into our bodies, the same concept should apply for our pets.
With Freshpet, I know that I am nourishing my pugs with balanced meals comprising of fruits and veggies, and a quality source of protein. The best part is – there is no meal prep involved! Everything is already cooked, pre-packaged, and ready to sit in the refrigerator until meal time. Freshpet also takes the guesswork out of serving size by providing clear feeding guidelines in the back of the package. Our pugs are in the 21-35 lbs range, so Freshpet recommends we feed anywhere from 2 1/4 – 3 1/4 cups each day. Of course, these are general quantities and should be adjusted accordingly depending on your dog’s age, activity level, and condition. Finally, I love that there is no need to do any mixing when feeding Freshpet. All I have to do is scoop out the recommended servings into their food dishes and watch them chow away happily.
Not only have we been thrilled with Freshpet, we’ve also noticed the boys finding mealtime being the highlight of their days since the transition. In the morning when I say, “Is it Freshpet time?!” The boys yelp in excitement, rushing me to feed them! They’ve also been having regular and healthy bowel movements, which I’m really happy about because I know from past experience that processed kibble isn’t so friendly to their guts. Living just minutes away from a store, we appreciate that Freshpet is so easily accessible to us. Giving S’mores and Rolly the very best has never been easier and more nutritious!