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Old 04-14-2013, 10:25 PM
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Question Fresh Pet Select?

So, I was browsing at our dog products at work and found this Fresh Pet Select food. I didn't look at it, so I have no idea what the ingredients are.

This is what their website says (for Chunky Beef and Rice) Ingredients:
Beef, Chicken, Beef Liver, Eggs, Beef Broth, Carrots, Brown Rice, Peas, Rice Bran, Soy Flour, Carrageenan, Salt, Natural Flavors.

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(Website: http://freshpet.com/faqs/)
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:46 PM
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Their ready-to-bake cookies taste delicious. Just in case anyone was wondering.

It's not a food I've ever found appealing. I suppose it is like "homecooked" in a more convenient form. It's not raw, although a lot of people seem to assume that it is.

I don't think there's anything "bad" about it, but if I were going to buy chubs of food like that, I'd rather just get raw. One of the nearby Targets here has a large fridge of it which I thought was cool!
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:48 PM
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It makes good treats for agility. I get the bag of the crumbled kind.
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:51 PM
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I fed it to Rosey for a while, in addition to her kibble, to entice her to eat.

Then I just switched to home cooked, because it was cheaper




ETA: I didn't feed it because it popped out to me as a good food... I fed it because it was smelly and seemed like something she would eat, a lot cheaper than other brands/raw chubs, and I was desperate.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:02 PM
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My dogs all likes it. The Shiba did good on it wen I did a trail for Freshpet. I don't feed it because it's expensive, but I occasionally buy it as a treat.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:59 AM
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It makes good treats for agility. I get the bag of the crumbled kind.
This, I mean I save money by buying Turkey hearts and taking the time to boiled then chop it up into tiny bits for training, but our instructor at agility classes had a bag of the crumbled Fresh pet and they work out really good.

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I fed it to Rosey for a while, in addition to her kibble, to entice her to eat.

Then I just switched to home cooked, because it was cheaper




ETA: I didn't feed it because it popped out to me as a good food... I fed it because it was smelly and seemed like something she would eat, a lot cheaper than other brands/raw chubs, and I was desperate.
Yeah, that is one of my turn offs to these types of foods, they do make good quick and easy treats for training that are healthy, and are nice for trips/traveling Vs bringing raw, but for the price as an "everyday" thing, I prefer home cooking.

But as for this food itself, if you want to buy it, do try it, I see nothing bad with it except the typical deceptive labeling, "Chunky beef and rice" yet the second ingredient is Chicken, why do so many companies have do that!?
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:02 PM
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I use the "rolls" and cut them up for agility and nosework. They are super smelly and slimy and awesome, and I figure a lot healthier then ALL hotdogs. So, I normally do a 1/4 pound, plus 4-5 hotdogs and call it good for a class or long training session. I like that it is more food like, honestly, because that normally replaces dinner.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:10 PM
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I use it for treats on occasion. I ususlly use the cat formula "kibbles" form for treats, though, because they're tiny and stinky. Ingredients-wise, I much prefer the FreshPet Vital formulas, but the Select make better treats because the roll is more firm.

This is what I usually use if I'm going to use it for treats:


As a food topper, the Vital chubs work well. They STINK, but that's what makes them a good topper lol
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:22 PM
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I use the fresh pet select food as treats for Tucker ( not the rolls, the little nuggets, I think they are called roasted meals). I use it as actual food for my cats though, in a rotation with canned food. It's cheaper than canned food. Looks good to me ingredient wise, but when looking at the analysis I'm never sure if I should be comparing it to wet food or dry food and I don't know how toncalculate dry matter...so I don't know how its protein, fat, etc. Levels compare to other foods.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:49 PM
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Can't edit my post. I use the Fresh Pet Vital rolls, not the selects. I don't know if it makes a difference or not. Lol
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