Rock Your Dog’s World With Freshpet

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So, one of the reasons I’m both a writer and a photographer is because it’s two ways to share what I experience.

And sometimes things are just too amazing, too beautiful, too quick, and too cute to fully explain, right? Right. Well, I try my hardest. That’s why I was SO happy I was able to convey in one photo how my dog, Athena, feels about Freshpet.


She was up on two legs for that one!

And what’s not to love? Freshpet is REAL pet food, and it’s fresh from the fridge. Before we got Athena, I had no idea that dogs could be picky eaters. My childhood dogs had always gulped down their dinners in one sitting, while Athena “grazes” like a cat. I noticed she was wholly unimpressed with her food day after day, and that’s when we turned to Freshpet.


They don’t believe in additives or preservatives, so the fridge is the only preservative they need! Freshpet never uses any pre-processed meat powders, “chicken meals,” or by-products. It’s just real US meat as the #1 ingredient, and real veggies that you can see right in the food! It’s honestly the next best thing to a home cooked meal, or “table food” as we call it.

Freshpet is made right here in the USA. Athena loves it because it’s made with only real, fresh ingredients that they slowly steam cook to maintain nutrition and taste. I KNOW that pets can taste and smell the difference, because she is so happy.

Want to rock your dog's world? Freshpet is the BEST! No pre-processed meat powders,

Before, she had been showing signs of distracted eating, and was NOT excited about mealtime. That’s when we decided to try something new – these all-natural recipes were a real help to us. I love being able to get dinner out of the fridge – for the kids, for the cat, and now for the dog. Although I’m not sure any of us get as excited as she gets! And there’s treats!

I used to always pass by the fridge of Freshpet pet food at my pet store and it made me curious each time. I’m glad I finally stopped to check it out. For us, it was the answer to a lot of picky eater problems. It looks fresh, it smells fresh, and it IS fresh. That makes the biggest difference. I love watching her eyes light up when I reach for the fridge at mealtime.

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Our Healthier Pet and Happier Life With Juniper

This post is sponsored by Hill’s Science Diet and the BlogPaws Pet Influencer Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the Healthier Pets. Happier Lives.TM Campaign, but Tamara (Like) Camera only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.

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You know I’ll say it to the moon and back that I love our cat so very much.

Juniper came to us in the spring of 2016, at barely two-months-old and barely two pounds. I remember the first night we got her and she finally settled down and took a nap in the folds of my long dress. Cassidy peeked into the play room, saw us both sprawled out and napping, and smiled when he shut the door. I think that’s the night I realized everything was going to be ok. We WERE going to bond. We had already started. We’ve been close friends ever since, even when she bats my hair.

There are always new stories to tell! How she waits behind doors and throws out a paw to hit our legs as we walk by. How she falls asleep in between two mattresses or behind the couch. The time she folded up into my bath towel and fell fast asleep and we couldn’t find her. That she once escaped into the outdoors, to our rising panic, and was found staring at the chickens and meowing at them. Luckily, she was happy to come back inside and there hasn’t been any escapes since.

Above all, we have a good love thing going on around here. It’s not only the fact that she’s eight pounds fully grown and has a perpetual kitten face, but it’s that she radiates happiness. Sometimes you meet a cat and they seem miserable or like they’re in the middle of an existential crisis. We have a cat that helps take bad feelings away. And she loves us so she has good taste too! That’s why it’s important for me to tell you just how much of a role that quality pet nutrition plays in the health and wellness of your pets. We have fallen in love with Hill’s® Science Diet® – our vet recommended pet food.

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The variety of Hill’s® Science Diet® we use varies on the ages and stages Juniper is in. Right now she’s only a year old, so we’ve been looking at keeping her at a perfect weight. Over 70% of pets lost weight within 10 weeks on Science Diet Perfect Weight. We also love Science Diet Urinary and Hairball Control – to support the health of the whole urinary system.

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Right now Hill’s® has introduced a national health initiative – Healthier Pets. Happier Lives.™ This is to help raise pet parents’ understanding of the importance of preventative care, and the role that proper pet nutrition plays in the health and wellness of their pets. We all believe that pets should live life to the fullest through daily quality nutrition and regular vet checkups. Consistent vet visits are critical to their health, and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) recommends that all pets have a check up at least once a year. At age 7, senior screenings are recommended.

Hill’s® Science Diet® has a full line of cat and dog foods that can help address a variety of common pet health needs. Our vet works with us to develop a customized plan for Juniper so we can address any current concerns or potential health risks, including nutritional considerations. It’s because consistent quality nutrition can help pets live healthier and happier lives!

Don’t forget the $10 rebate available here It’s good on any purchase of a 7 lbs or larger bag of Hill’s® Science Diet® Youthful Vitality, Perfect Weight, Sensitive Stomach & Skin, Oral Care, Grain Free, Healthy Mobility, Urinary & Hairball Control, Hairball Control, or Multiple Benefit. This is an awesome rebate, and the link will take you to the sweepstakes too!

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Connect with Hill’s on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram! Visit to enter the sweepstakes, download a $10 rebate, and learn more about vet recommended Science Diet products, and pet care tips.

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Enjoy your pet!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hill’s. The opinions and text are all mine.