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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

My Dogs Are Now #Freshpet Dogs {Review & Giveaway}

As a dog owner, you've all been through the great dog food debate that I've encountered many of times. You see countless commercials claiming to have the purest ingredients, make the biggest and healthiest puppies, help your senior dogs live so many years longer - how many of them are truly all their talked about being? I look for the first ingredient listed, that says a lot for me, I also look for higher percentage of crude fat and protein. These are things I like to be standards for my dogs, and their health. Nyla is a nearly four year old pitbull, although she isn't what I consider old, she's not a puppy anymore either. Hank, he is Nyla's puppy - an eight week old pitbull. He needs higher fat and protein to help with his journey of growth and I want him to eat what's good for him in the end. 

For the most part, their food lately has been Whole Hearted Grain Free Chicken & Pea recipe. You can purchase at your local Petco, or if you ask at the register for a Welcome To The Family puppy coupon book, there's a coupon for a free 6 lb. bag of it - if you're down for trying it! 

We recently received two coupons in the mail to try out any two Freshpet foods. I had been eyeing this for quite awhile during my frequent trips to Petco, but I wasn't sure it my picky bunch would even try it! I was on my way to Walmart when I checked my mail on the way out and found the coupons awaiting us in the box. I dreaded having to go 10 miles one way, just to go all the way to Decatur to the Petco - then I remembered, they had put in a small Freshpet refrigerator at Walmart. Whew, one bullet dodged, and got to knock everything out in one trip.


While the refrigerators here are nowhere near the size of the ones at Petco, they do have a few to choose from. We chose the big roll of chicken at the bottom for $12.86, and then the bags in the middle for $10.64. 

Excuse my floors, I will never use a steamer again, it peeled my tiles!

So, this is what we ended up with. Freshpet Select Tender Chicken with Vegetables & Brown Rice, a 6 lb roll, and a bag of Freshpet Select Tender Chicken with Crisp Carrots & Leafy Spinach. On my way back from Walmart, I had to make a pit stop at my parent's house, where they have Hank's sister, Millie. So, I let Millie be my absolute first to sample the bag of Freshpet. 


Needless to say, Millie jumped on the bag before I could even pour it and tore into it. Also, as you see, the kitten, Milo, he was very interested in it as well. He managed to grab a few bites from around her and he loved it just as much as she did. 


As you can see, this is as pure as it gets. The first ingredient is chicken, which was a winner for me. It made with 3 lbs. of chicken, 10 oz of chicken liver, 14 oz of vegetables, 4 oz of brown rice, and 7 oz of eggs. That's everything your dog needs from a meal. One thing I wasn't very keen on was, it has only 10% crude protein and 6% crude fat. So, instead of feeding this alone, I mixed it in with their dog food, so they still got the higher amounts of protein and fat that I prefer to be in their diets, and they got the delightful taste of fresh, super healthy food with it. 


Now, I finally introduced the bag of Freshpet to these two fatties. As you can see, it was driving their noses crazy that they couldn't figure out how to get in the bag to chow down. I finally opened it, they liked it but I'm unsure if it was the consistency or what, but they wasn't very into it alone. So, I mixed it with their normal dry food, and voila! Just what these fat heads wanted.

These are the two foods I mixed together to meet my dogs nutritional goals, along with pleasing their taste buds.

 Ahh! That's so much better with the crunch in it!

I won't tell a lie, the bag smells so good that you'll be tempted to try it yourself. I'm serious, the aroma is so fantastic. You can tell how fresh it is. The roll didn't smell quite as strong but they like it just the same! A few of you probably think, "Woah! That's expensive!" Well, it is, but you're feeding your dog only the freshest, healthiest ingredients on the market. You can't really expect to pay lesser than that when it cost more to use better ingredients for Freshpet to make this for your dog. The bag with my two pitbulls, it didn't last long at all. We are still on the roll though. The benefits from this caught my attention because Nyla is still recovering her weight and such from the puppies. The puppies pulled her down until she was really underweight, and it's been an eight week journey to get her back to her normal - pushing 60 pound weight. Things like this give her the nutrition her body urgently needs to maintain this weight, and healthy state, along with giving her a new, fresh taste.

It helps Hank while he's in his quickly developing stage. He needs all the best to help his growth, as he's just eight weeks old. So far he's been growing like a weed, so something is doing the trick - and Freshpet can only help him even more. I really enjoy that there's so many eggs in it, as eggs are fantastic for a dogs coat health! I really don't have anything bad to say about Freshpet, and I'm glad that one of you lucky winners will get the chance to win your very own set of two coupons for TWO free Freshpet products!

Giveaway is done easily through Rafflecopter and winner will be chosen and contacted August 7th.


*Disclaimer: I was sent two coupons for two free Freshpet products to facilitate this review. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions were 100% my own, honest opinions.

31 comments:

  1. I would try the Freshpet Select Tender Chicken with Vegetables & Brown Rice and the Freshpet Select Tender Chicken with Crisp Carrots & Leafy Spinach.

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  2. I would like to try the tender chicken one

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  3. i have tried their products before, and my dogs LOVED the beef one best! :)

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  4. my 2 love anything with beef and chicken so I'd pick the beef and chicken with brown rice

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  5. I would buy my dog the Grain Free Tender Chicken With Garden Vegetables Dog Food and the Dogjoy Beef treats.

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  6. I'd try the Freshpet Fresh Baked Grain Free Beef dog food and Fresh per wet cats foods as well.

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  7. I would like to try the Freshpet® Select Chunky Beef with Vegetables & Brown Rice Dog Food Recipe and the Freshpet ®Select Stews Grain Free Beef and Pumpkin Recipe for Dogs for my dog.

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  8. I think she would really like the Freshpet Select Tender Chicken with Vegetables & Brown Rice.

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  9. We only buy the chicken and veg loaf, and we get the chicken treats.

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  10. Thank you for this! Ive been looking for something almost as good as home cookin' and this sounds like it fits the bill. Im going to try the Grain Free Tender Chicken With Garden Vegetables first.

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  11. Select tender chicken with vegetables and brown rice and the freshpet tender chicken with crisp carrots and leafy spinach

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  12. I would like my dog to try the Freshpet Select Chunky Beef with Vegetables & Brown Rice and the Freshpet Select Grain Free Tender Chicken with Spinach & Potato Dog Food.

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  13. I would buy my dog the Grain Free Tender Chicken With Garden Vegetables Dog Food and the Dogjoy Beef treats.

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  14. Freshpet Fresh Baked Grain Free Beef dog food.

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  15. i would get the Fresh Baked Grain Free Beef dog food

    JOSEPH GERSCH

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  16. I would love to try the Freshpet Select Tender Chicken with Vegetables & Brown Rice

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  17. I would get the Freshpet® Select Chicken & Pumpkin with Garden Vegetables Cat Food Recipe and the Freshpet® Select Chicken & Beef Cat Food Recipe for my cats.

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  18. I would like to try the Tender chicken.

    brat52101 at yahoo dot com

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  19. Our Rico would love to try the Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe

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  20. I reckon I would have to choose 2 of the dry foods

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  21. I would like my dog to try out the Freshpet Select Grain Free Tender Chicken With Garden Vegetables and the Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken.

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  22. I don't have a dog but I would like my cats to try the Freshpet® Select Chicken & Beef Cat Food Recipe and the Vital® Grain Free Chicken & Ocean Whitefish with Garden Vegetables in Gravy Cat Food Recipe

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  23. If my dog won I would buy her the Grain Free Tender Chicken With Garden Vegetables Dog Food and the Dogjoy Beef treats.

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  24. I would like to try the Freshpet® Select Grain Free Tender Chicken With Spinach & Potato Dog Food Recipe and the Freshpet® Select Chunky Beef with Vegetables & Brown Rice Dog Food Recipe.

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  25. I would buy the Freshpet ®Select Stews Grain Free Beef and Pumpkin Recipe for Dogs and Freshpet® Select Grain Free Tender Chicken With Garden Vegetables Dog Food Recipe

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  26. I would like to try the Freshpet Fresh Baked Grain Free Beef.
    Laurie Emerson

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  27. I would get the Beef treats for my bulldogs. I think they'd love those.

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  28. Vital® Chicken, Beef, Salmon & Egg With Cranberries & Spinach Dog Food Recipe and Vital® Grain Free Beef & Bison Dog Food Recipe with Spinach, Cranberries & Blueberries

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  29. My doggies would love the Freshpet® Select Tender Chicken with Crisp Carrots & Leafy Spinach Dog Food Recipe if we won!

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