Freshpet Select Chunky Beef with Vegetables & Brown Rice Dog Food Recipe

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  • Rated 4.5 stars
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  • Select Chunky Beef with Vegetables & Brown Rice Dog Food Recipe
  • Published on: November 13, 2015
  • Last modified: December 20, 2015
  • Dog likes taste
    Editor: 0%
    User: 97%
  • I will buy again
    Editor: 0%
    User: 99%

Review Summary:

This recipe offers multiple straight named meat sources at the top of the ingredient list that provides the protein with the essential amino acids a dog needs. This includes nutrition rich beef liver. There are eggs that contribute to protein and provide healthy Omega-3 fatty acid too. For vegetables, there are carrots and peas near the top of the ingredient list that provides other healthy nutrients. The added minerals are “Proteinate” to help the body to better absorb them with relative ease. Overall, this recipe offers a good wholesome ingredient mix and is a very good healthy candidate to consider.


  • Wholesome straight forward ingredients
  • Multiple good meat sources in top five ingredients
  • Chelated / Proteinate minerals
  •  Freshpet Select Chunky Beef with Vegetables & Brown Rice Dog Food Recipe

    Editor’s Taste Rating


    The taste is not strong and not very beefy; it is overall a very mild flavor that is near but above a neutral appeal. There is a grainy texture to it. Throughout the roll colorful pieces of vegetables are visible.

    Nutritional Breakdown:

    Guaranteed Analysis

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    10% (min) 6% (min) 2% (max) 78% (max) 2% (est.)

    Dry Matter Analysis

    Protein Fat Fiber Dry Matter Carbs
    45% (min) 27% (min) 9% (max) 22% (max) 9% (est.)

    *Estimated Carbs do not include fiber


    Calories 598 (per lbs)

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Beef
    2. Chicken
    3. Beef Liver
    4. Beef Broth
    5. Eggs

    Beef, Chicken, and Beef Liver are a good source of protein that offer the essential amino acids a dog requires, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, the ingredients factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.  In addition, Beef liver is rich in various nutrition especially Vitamin A, B12, and Iron.

    Beef broth is a tastier alternative to water

    Eggs are a good source of protein and Omega-3 fatty acid.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    Peas are a good source of fiber and protein, but note that it does contribute carbohydrates.

    Brown rice is good source of fiber and contains more nutrients than white rice.  It does contain a high amount of carbohydrates.

    Rice bran is the outer layer of whole grain brown rice; it surrounds the endosperm. This part of the rice is rich in dietary fiber and carbohydrates.

    Soy flour is a good source of protein that delivers all essential amino acids. It is also good source of dietary fiber, calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus.  The down side is there are other carbs including sugars.

    All Ingredients

    Beef, Chicken, Beef Liver, Beef Broth, Eggs, Carrots, Peas, Brown Rice, Rice Bran, Soy Flour, Carrageenan, Salt, Natural Flavors.


    Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid.


    Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate.

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by: Freshpet
    Location(s): USA


    Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture from 2013.

    • None

    *Recall information from FDA website.


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    One thought on “Freshpet Select Chunky Beef with Vegetables & Brown Rice Dog Food Recipe

    1. I have a pug who was so grossly overweight. I tried everything, even made her own food..nothing helped. Then I tried Fresh pet and kept her on it..she not only got down to a perfect weight, she is overall healthier than she ever has been. We feed out other pug and Shihtzu nothing but Fresh pet and the Shihtzu’ s bowel issues are completely regulated and her eyes have cleared up as well. Unbelievable. I will never feed anything else. It is costly but the benefits outweigh the cost for sure!!!

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