WELLESLEY, MASS. — Top Shelf Dog, a fresh dog food brand, announced March 27 the addition of a new-and-improved chicken recipe and a brand-new beef formula to its portfolio. Both products are now available in 8.75-oz portions and can be served as a complete-and-balanced meal, topper or treat.

The company’s new products are formulated with chicken or beef, carrots, green beans and quinoa, and fortified with vitamins and minerals to support overall health and wellness in dogs. They are all-natural and, unlike most other fresh items, offer a shelf-life to optimize consumer convenience. According to the brand, its dog food cartons do not need to be refrigerated until they are opened, and unopened packages will last for up to two years in the pantry from their production date.

“Top Shelf Dog was inspired by my father, who, 12 years ago, was regularly cooking for his two dogs,” said Chip Bergstrom, chief executive officer and co-founder of Top Shelf Dog. “I knew there had to be an easier, better way to feed our dogs real food, get them the nutrients they need, and free up fridge space for our own meals. After years of R&D, we launched our first chicken recipe in 2021. We’re excited to introduce customers to our new-and-improved chicken and all-new beef meals formulated with customer feedback in mind.”

Top Shelf Dog was founded in 2019. Its recipes are gluten-free and do not include any artificial preservatives, additives or fillers. The brand’s dog diets are suitable for dogs of all ages and sizes, from puppies to adults. In partnership with academic food science researchers, Top Shelf Dog’s formulas were in development for three years to create a human-grade, all-natural and shelf-stable option for fresh feeding.

The company began implementing recyclable packaging in 2023, which allowed the brand to decrease emissions from packaging, extend shelf life and increase serving sizes without raising prices for consumers.

Top Shelf Dog’s products are available at Amazon in multi-packs and on a subscription basis.

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