The Proteins can be a full meal, they are complete and balanced for adult dogs. The Mixers are a meal complement and can be mixed with Homestyle Creation Proteins or any other Freshpet Vital product.
The Proteins Patties will freeze well, but we don’t recommend freezing the Mixers. The Mixers are best used within 3 days after opening, and because of their consistency don’t hold up if you freeze and defrost.
No, the Proteins are fully cooked and ready to serve, but feel free to heat if you’d like! To serve, you can cut, break apart, or shred them up.
The Proteins should be used 5 days after opening each pouch (there are 2 stay-fresh pouches). The Mixers should be used 3 days after opening. Everything should be kept in the refrigerator!
Homestyle Creations is the closest thing to home cooking, from the ingredients we use in these unique recipes to your preparation! We used human-grade proteins, fruits, vegetables, and grains. The unique shape of our Protein Patties is also versatile when serving – cut, break apart, or shred and combine with a different Mixer to create a variety of recipes that keep your dog excited for meal time!
Start by feeing ¾ of your pet’s current food with ¼ of Homestyle Creations Proteins (Mixers added or left off). Every few days, increase the amount of Homestyle Creations and reduce the amount of current food until your dog is enjoying Homestyle Creations as a full meal! If you’re just adding Mixers to your dog’s food, you can add up to ½ a cup per meal starting right away.
We developed these recipes for adult dogs specifically, so they don’t have any of the omega-3 fatty acids or EPA & DHA that are normally added to puppy recipes to help with development.