Freshpet Fridge Challenge: Can You Live Without Your Fridge?

Posted on Sep 17 2013 - 12:11am by Susan Bewley

As many of you know, I am a big fan of Freshpet. If you look in my refrigerator at any time, you will see a variety of Freshpet treats, ranging from their all natural chicken treats (part of my Freshpet Review), to Reya’s new favorite, turkey bacon. Like many other Alaskan Malamutes (and dogs in general), my Reya is very food motivated, meaning that fresh foods like Fresh Pet are our dog’s best friend! For me, anything that keeps my furry family member happy and healthy is a big deal to me. Unfortunately, most people don’t realize that most dog food and dog treats on the market are garbage. To help educate the public about pet obesity, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) had declared October as National Pet Obesity Month.

In honor of this event, Fresh Pet has decided to help pet owners think about pet obesity with a unique and fun contest they are hosting – the Freshpet Fridge Challenge. As part of this challenge, Freshpet is asking pet owners to consider life without the refrigerator.  Most dogs never have the chance of eating any form of fresh food, only dry food and water. Imagine a life where you can only eat dried or canned foods?  To see how life would be like without a refrigerator, veterinarian Dr. Katy Nelson and several pet bloggers have pledged to live without their refrigerator for seven days and share their experience, including how this impacted their opinion of pets having access to fresh, refrigerated food.  As someone who went a month without her fridge during Hurricane Irene, I personally wish all of these bloggers luck! To read more about the bloggers who are participating in this challenge and their experience, make sure to check out the Freshpet Fridge Challenge Page.


Like me, you are probably cringing at the thought of not having your fridge. If so, feel free to tell Freshpet by entering the Freshpet Fridge Challenge. To enter, tell Freshpet in 50 words or less why you can’t live without your fridge, along with a picture of your pet by the fridge. Eight winners will be chosen randomly in this contest, with winners winning one of the follow prizes:

  • Grand Prize: A Year Supply of Freshpet
  • Two Winners: $500 Gift Card toward your pet’s favorite fresh food store
  • Five Winners: $100 Gift Card toward your pet’s favorite fresh food store

Are you ready to enter this spiffy pet themed giveaway? If so, make sure to check out the Freshpet Fridge Challenge Page! This giveaway is live until October 21, so get your camera ready for some cute pet pictures! Also, if you would like to learn more about a proper, natural diet for your pet, make sure to check out our article on What to Look for When Purchasing Natural Pet Food.

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

2 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. The Frugal Exerciser September 17, 2013 at 7:24 pm -

    I won't enter this one because I don't have a pet, a lot of feral cats in the neighborhood,  not even a fish. LOL.  Anyway, I do the Live Below the Line Challenge every year and the goal is to eat like those in the world who live on $1.50/day. My diet was basically bean/rice, peanut butter, bread and 3 oranges cut up for 5 days.  I think I could pull off not eating from the fridge.

  2. lisa September 23, 2013 at 5:43 pm -

    I don't have any pets either. I know when a hurricane goes through it's rough without a fridge. We usually have a block cookout and fill the coolers with ice. and, hope for the power to come back soon.