Freshpet Select Tender Chicken with Vegetables & Brown Rice Dog Food Recipe for Puppies

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  • Freshpet Select Tender Chicken with Vegetables & Brown Rice Dog Food Recipe for Puppies
  • Published on: November 12, 2015
  • Last modified: December 21, 2015
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Review Summary:

This recipe offers chicken, chicken liver, and egg at the top of the ingredient list that provides the relatively high protein levels with the essential amino acids a dog needs. Also, eggs provide healthy Omega-3 fatty acid, which are important to developing puppy. For vegetables, there are peas and carrots 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 for a developing puppy.


  • Wholesome straight forward ingredients
  • Relatively higher in protein
  • Chelated / Proteinate minerals
  •  Freshpet Select Tender Chicken with Vegetables & Brown Rice Dog Food Recipe for Puppies

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    Nutritional Breakdown:

    Guaranteed Analysis

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    11% (min) 7% (min) 2% (max) 75% (max) 2.8% (est.)

    Dry Matter Analysis

    Protein Fat Fiber Dry Matter Carbs
    44% (min) 28% (min) 8% (max) 25% (max) 11% (est.)

    *Estimated Carbs do not include fiber


    Calories 598 (per lbs)

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

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

    Chicken is a good start and source of protein that effectively covers each of the essential amino acids a dog needs, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.

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

    Chicken liver is rich in various nutrition especially Vitamin A, B12, and Iron. It is a good source of protein too.

    Chicken broth is a tastier alternative to water

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

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    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.

    All Ingredients

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


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


    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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