Our pets are our family, and families do what they do best – feed each other! Find out about the benefits of feeding fresh food to your four-legged sidekicks & how it can help them to enjoy a longer, healthier life.

Adding fresh foods to our diet is so important for us to maintain good health, so it’s no surprise that doing the same for your precious pets is equally as vital.

Compared to highly processed ingredients, fresh food contains natural sources of fatty acids, vitamins and minerals that are more bio available to the body unlike synthetic ingredients. Because it is more digestible, a diet of fresh foods is good for your pet as it helps them stay fuller, longer, resulting in a healthy body weight. Say “bye bye” to flabby bellies and “hello” to your buddy’s newfound waistline!

If simply adding some vegetables to a kibble diet can help to improve the immune system and reduce cancer cell growth1, imagine the benefits of a fresh food diet made up of 100% whole ingredients for your pet. Feeding fresh food has long lasting health effects that can also mean lesser trips to the vet!

The Grateful Pet meals for dogs and cats are made from 100% whole ingredients, with high-quality lean muscle and organ meats as the main ingredient, along with carefully selected species appropriate ingredients that your pets can benefit from.

As nature intended

In the wild, dogs and cats survive on a diet that is mainly meat, especially for cats who are obligate carnivores.

Our goal is to recreate a beneficial diet that is most suited for the nutritional requirements and digestive tracts of each species. All fresh food recipes are formulated to be high in animal-based protein. By rotating your pet’s meals with our wide selection of meat-first recipes, there’s never a dull mealtime for them. Plus it helps your pet increase their nutrient intake and reduces the risk of them developing allergies and intolerances related to food.

Energy levels are better regulated for pets fed with fresh food from The Grateful Pet as  starchy ingredients that cause weight gain and lethargy never get included in our meals. The benefits of fresh food also extend to the skin and coat with healthy-looking shiny coats and less itchy skin. Eating fresh is so good for your pet and never looks better!

No dubious ingredients

Nothing irks us more than questionable ingredients.

For many commercial pet food manufacturers, the use of cheap and insecticide riddled carbohydrates and other poor-quality fillers in the making of pet food is common practice. Items that count as ‘corn’ used in dog food can include cattle feed, corn remnants and corn meal dust. That is a real ‘corn-job’ if you ask us! Fillers from ingredients like soy, beet pulp and wheat used to add bulk to commercial dog food and bind it together is another reason why we stay far away from kibble.

With our 100% fresh and natural meals for dogs and cats, none of that icky stuff ever finds its way into your pet’s bowl.

Sourced from human grade suppliers

No one enjoys a serving of mystery meat and your buddies should not be subject to it either. Many commercial pet food brands legally contain “4-D” meat: meat from dead, dying, diseased and disabled animals including road kill and expired meats. The Grateful Pet takes pride in sourcing our fresh produce from human-grade suppliers that provide ingredients to reputable restaurants and hotels in Singapore. Read more about the scary truth behind how pet food companies make up for high protein levels with poor quality meats here2.

Waste not, want not

No one likes talking about it but when you are in charge of scooping the poop, it matters! Due to the inclusion of low-quality ingredients and fillers in commercial pet food, it often results inundigested food and big, stinky poops..

On a fresh food diet, poop reduces in quantity because there are less unnecessary ingredients in the food, and the body is also able to absorb more of the nutrients from fresh food. Poop is also milder in odour and for pets with softer poops, the consistency of the poop becomes firmer up.

Keeping it pure & honest

Sadly, many pet food labels include vague terms such as ‘meat’ and ‘meal’. This is on top of harsh chemical ingredients such as butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytolueneused (BHT) that are commonly used as preservatives to keep kibble consumable after sitting on the shelf for years.

How often have you picked up a dusty bag of dog food from the shelves? BHA and BHT are also known to be endocrine disruptors and have carcinogenic properties3 when consumed frequently.

The Grateful Pet uses fresh whole foods and other ingredients that are clearly labeled for your ease of mind. Have a question about our food or ingredients? Send them our way and we’ll be glad to help you out with them.

Our meals also never include added salt, artificial vitamins and minerals, or chemical preservatives. Instead, our fresh food is packed in BPA-free, freezer grade packaging and kept fresh through the process of flash freezing. This helps to preserve nutrients in the food and protects against bacteria formation.