Fresh Food for the Falcon Cowdog, Cowboy

We got Cowboy when he was six months old, back in 2001.  It was clear that he was mistreated by the previous owner and for the longest time, he would just ‘cow down’ anytime you got near him.  Me and him became close though and once he started to trust me, he began to trust the rest of the family.  What I loved about him is that he ALWAYS went with Tyler everywhere; horseback, on walks, to the barn, and just playing outside. I love him and while he has a harder time getting around these days, when he’s feeling good, he loves to run past you real fast and hop around.  Love that about him.

We’ve never really fed him anything special but now that’s he going on 12 years old, he has a harder time chewing the hard dog food.  And since I can’t stand the smell of wet dog (or cat) food, I was excited to let Cowboy get a taste of the new Fresh Pet Select Roasted Meals.  Before I give my honest opinions, I want to share just a little bit about the product.

  • Natural with added vitamins and minerals
  • Made with fresh ingredients
  • Gently cooked to lock in nutrients
  • Complete and balanced for all life stages

This is found in a refrigerator, in the pet aisle at our Walmart so I assume it’s the same at all Walmarts.  It’s weird to say this too but it actually smells pretty good too.   When cut open, you could see the fresh ingredients immediately.

What I loved though, was the chart that told me how much my dog should be eating and the measurement guide so that I can cut the appropriate amount off.

Something you should know about Cowboy is he does NOT like to be watched when it’s time to eat.  In fact, he won’t eat anything unless we walk away or go back in the house.  As you can see from the photos though, I was standing right there and while a tiny bit hesitant, he sniffed, nibbled, and then grabbed the whole thing and took off with it.

Clearly he enjoyed it so much that instead of waiting for me to leave, he went ahead and grabbed it so that he could eat it.  That’s pretty cool.  It makes me happy to see him enjoy the Fresh Pet Select food. It’s soft enough for his teeth and healthy so that he can enjoy his last years with us.

I would consider this premium pet food and with that, comes a price.  While it is more expensive, it’s still not that bad really, especially for something so fresh and healthy for our pets.  I really like the slice and serve factor too because I know that he’s getting the amount he needs. He’s not being overfed or underfed.

Have you guys tried this? I’d love to hear your opinion!  If I ever get a Yorkie, this is the pet food I’ll be trying.


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  1. Sunnie says

    We have an older dog, about 10 or 11, and we watch what he eats too. We havent had to get him soft food just yet. ANd I want a bassett hound next!

  2. Lauralee Hensley says

    I’ve seen it, and thought about it, but felt it was just a bit expensive. I may have to go that direction pretty soon, because our little min pin has some problems with his teeth. Actually he was born with some problems with his teeth. He had a double row and that caused problems with food getting caught between the two rows. He ended up having to have several removed. Then he has some too short teeth in some areas. So as he is getting a little older and grayer, I may need to go this route soon.
    Generally we’ve given our dogs dried food six days a week and on Sundays given them canned dog food, as both a treat and to give them a bit more oil (our vet said to mix in a tablespoon of canola oil) to help their coats.