our dog had cancer under her tongue and had to have her tongue removed. She can not eat any dry or hard foods at all. when I discovered the freshpet select dog food I was excited. not only did I know Molly would get the nutrition she needed but would be able to eat the food. I have to melon ball the food to get it to the back of her mouth so she can swallow it. the consistency of your food makes it easy to do just that. thank you freshpet. I didn't know how I was going to feed my beloved dog after her surgery and it was easily done with your food!