Fresh Dog Food: A Review of Refrigerated Dog Food Sold in Stores
Freshpet was the first company to enter this market and did so in partnership with food-industry giant Tyson Foods. It has been enormously successful; its products are sold in more than 14,000 locations.

Fresh Dog Food: A Review of Refrigerated Dog Food Sold in Stores

Today, more and more passionate, educated, dog-loving entrepreneurs are turning their attention to improving the health of their dogs and innovating new ways to feed quality dog foods. As they do, it’s getting more and more difficult to slot the resulting products into categories for review. This is just one of the reasons we’ve never before reviewed dog foods in this category – for short, we’ll call it “fresh cooked foods.” When you start drilling down into how all these products are made, there is so much variety that the category really should be considered as a group with several sub-categories. Some of the products are essentially pureed; others look more like a meatloaf before it’s cooked, complete with chunks of vegetables mixed in; still others present more like those non-refrigerated preserved foods that are sold in plastic tubes.

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