Freshpet Select Tender Chicken with Vegetables & Brown Rice Dog

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  • Select Tender Chicken with Vegetables & Brown Rice Dog
  • Published on: November 23, 2014
  • Last modified: November 19, 2015
  • Dog likes taste
    Editor: 25%
  • I will buy again
    Editor: 25%

Review Summary:

This recipe offers chicken and chicken liver that provides the protein with the essential amino acids a dog needs. Chicken liver is rich in other nutrition too. There are eggs that contribute to protein and provide healthy Omega-3 fatty acid too. For vegetables, there are carrots and peas 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
  • Excellent top 5 ingredient combo
  • Chelated / Proteinate minerals
  • TenderChicken


    Editor’s Taste Rating


    The tastes is not strong and the flavor does not resemble chicken too much. The good thing is they did not try to compensate the lack of flavor with excessive salt, since I did not taste much salt nor did it cause immediate thirst. The texture is grainy and there are whole small colorful pieces of vegetables.

    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 600 (per lbs)

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

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

    The first five ingredients are wholesome straight forward ingredients that offer protein, flavor, and other nutrients.

    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.

    All Ingredients

    Chicken, Chicken Liver, Chicken Broth, Carrots, Eggs, Peas, Peas, 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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