SECAUCUS, N.J., Jan. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The majority of cat parents feel their cat is like a child or family member, so why not treat them that way? Freshpet, Inc. (Nasdaq:FRPT), maker of fresh, all natural food for pets, believes all pets deserve to benefit from eating fresher, less processed foods just like we do. That’s why they are introducing even more innovative, fresh food choices for our cats. Freshpet’s new line of fresh cat food includes a variety of forms and flavors sure to satisfy even the most finicky felines.

Like all Freshpet foods, these new recipes are made in the U.S.A. using fresh, all natural ingredients. Freshpet never includes fillers, by-products, or processed meats in their foods, and no ingredients come from China. Unlike traditional dry and wet/canned cat food, each recipe is gently cooked at lower temperatures to retain essential vitamins and nutrients naturally found in the ingredients. As a result, Freshpet cat food is less processed than conventional offerings and kept fresh in the fridge without the use of artificial or chemical preservatives. And, just like fresh, human foods, all Freshpet foods include a “freshest if sold by” date and must be used within days of opening.

“We carefully craft our recipes in the Freshpet Kitchens with evolving pet parents’ needs in mind. We know more and more pet parents are looking for healthier meal solutions that will help their pets live fuller, happier lives,” said Richard Thompson, Freshpet Director and Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited to add to our cat food offerings, so now even more cats can experience the benefits of eating a less processed diet made of fresh meats and vegetables.”

Freshpet’s Cat Food Line Includes:

Bagged Meals for Cats – Freshpet offers two flavors of fresh meals for cats available in 1 and 2 lb. re-sealable bags. The tender, little meatballs are made of fresh chicken or beef accented with vitamin-rich spinach and carrots. Read Freshpet reviews for these recipes here and here.

Slice & Serve Rolls for Cats – Freshpet’s slice & serve dog food rolls have been best sellers for years, and now they offer a gourmet, paté-style variety just for cats available in a 1 lb. roll.

Cat Cups in Gravy – For the gravy lovers out there, these recipes include bite-size morsels made of fresh chicken, beef or fish blended together with garden vegetables. The convenient, 4.5 oz. re-sealable cups are great for multiple servings or multi-cat households.

About Freshpet

Freshpet has a single-minded mission – to improve the lives of dogs and cats everywhere through the power of fresh, natural food. Packed with vitamins and proteins, Fresh pet foods offer fresh meats, poultry, and vegetables farmed locally. The Freshpet Kitchens then thoughtfully prepare these natural ingredients and everyday essentials, cooking them in small batches at lower temperatures to preserve key nutrients. That way, your pet gets the best. Freshpet refrigerated foods and treats are kept cool from the moment they are made until they arrive at Freshpet refrigerators in your local market.

Freshpet foods are available in select mass, grocery, natural food, club, and pet specialty retailers across the United States and Canada. From the care Freshpet takes to source their ingredients and make their food, to the moment it reaches your home, Freshpet’s integrity, transparency and social responsibility are the way they like to run their business.  To learn more, visit

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