Next Letter

Letter #2048

We bought a German Shepherd puppy at 7 weeks old. After three days at home, he threw up post eating Puppy Chow. He was having trouble breathing, so I rushed him to the vet. They put an oxygen mask on him and took xrays of his throat. He was suffocating. We were told right away he had "Megaesophagus" and that we needed to put him to sleep! In Horror, I said "No!" We held him in our lap for hours, till his gums were no longer blue. We researched and learned everything we could about his condition,. My husband even built him a bailey chair. Because he had to eat his food upright, standing on his hind legs. Dry food was NOT an option, as he would suffocate. For three years I have been cooking and experimenting with chicken, hamburger, kale, oatmeal, brown rice, eggs, and whatever else I could do. It was very expensive. This dog eats better than we do, but he is the love of our lives. I finally found Freshpet at a reasonable price at Walmart. He loves it, and so far so good.

Share this letter

Read more letters from Freshpet Fans

Browse ALL Letters
Letter #2328
“I have been cooking for my toy poodle for approximately seven years, which was precipitated after his serious bout of pancreatitis. Even with home-cooking, he was always picky and experienced occassional tummy trouble. I also knew he was not getting (…)”
Read More
Cocoa’s Story
“My cat is 10 years old. She started having digestive problems, and not tolerating the dry food anymore. I tried several wet foods, but they were either smelly or dried up too quickly. I transitioned her to Freshpet Select and she loves (…)”
Read More
Letter #56
“I just have to share my story of my beautiful golden doodle Sadie. Sadie is 5 years old and was diagnosed with ostesarcoma of her right leg. Our vet suggested that feeding her a raw diet. Food is so important with a (…)”
Read More
Letter #1083
“He licks his plate clean!”
Read More
Letter #1870
“My dog had stomach problems for 8 years-- no more thanks to Freshpet! ”
Read More
Letter #1620
“Susie is healthy & strong using Freshpet DeliFresh. She loves your food!”
Read More

Find a Freshpet fridge near you!

Store Locator