Would you feed your dog food that has road kill in it? We do. We all do. Most commercial dog foods have stuff in them that isn’t fit for a … well, a dog. If we had the time, we’d all get the freshest human-grade ingredients, like high-protein meats and eggs, vitamin-rich vegetables, and whole grains. We’d cook delicious meals, then chill them right away to lock in freshness. Freshpet did just that.
The only preservative they use is your refrigerator. I tested a sample of their Freshpet Select soft cooked meals. The meals come packaged like sausage, ready to slice and serve. I gave it to my geriatric Labrador, whose sensitive stomach can sometimes produce gas that would peel paint. But she never got gas or soft stools with this food. I mixed it in with her regular food (Diamond Lamb & Rice) for a few meals, then gave her the Freshpet alone. She loved the taste and the smell. And with a little hot water, it becomes a warm, comforting meal that puts a spring in an old dog’s step. But it’s not just for older canines. Freshpet is for ANY dog who loves fresh food (and who doesn’t?). They even have puppy formulas. The company says their foods have “simple foods you’ll recognize,” and it’s true. It even smelled good. I’ve never been able to say that about a commercial canned dog food. I didn’t have the quantity of product to keep her on it for long enough to say whether the food had any impact on her energy, health or coat, but she sure did like it.
I also tried their Dog Joy sweet potato treats. The package said, “Ingredients: Sweet potatoes.” Don’tcha just love that? My dogs sure did. Both of them snapped up the dried sweet potatoes like they were covered in gravy. There are about eight treats in the bag. Suitable for medium and large-size dogs (break into pieces for small dogs).
I wish I could carry this food in our store, but we’re not set up to ship refrigerated goods. However, I was so impressed with the food and treats that I’m going to keep my dog on Freshpet Select. Run – do not walk – to their site and take a look at their other food and treats (for cats, too) and find a store near you.
NOTE: This is not a paid endorsement for this product. The reviewer was supplied with test product but was not compensated in any other way for reviewing the product. The review represents the true and actual experience the reviewer had using the product.