Maya is a 14 and 1/2 year old beagle. She was always thought of as “overweight” for at least the past four years. Her belly would almost touch the ground. She started to become more lethargic in the past six months. She could barely walk. We didn’t even need a leash to walk her. We took her to the vet. Xrays revealed a mass in her stomach area. Our vet said that she probably wouldn’t make it through surgery if we were to have this removed. Her weight and age were against her. We decided to call a friend who is a veterinarian specialist. Dr. Glennon examined her and felt that he could get her through the surgery but that the mass was probably malignant. It would at least give her a few more months. The surgery removed a 5-pound mass that was the size of a volleyball. Five days later Dr. Glennon gave us the good news that it wasn’t malignant!!!! We had decided after the surgery to start her on Freshpet after reading all of the reviews. We continue feeding Maya Freshpet. She has lost a total of 20 pounds and runs around like a puppy!!! We are so fortunate that we got her back. We believe that the surgery and the Freshpet continues to keep her healthy and vibrant! She loves the food and has been maintaining the healthy weight that she hasn’t had in years! She is truly a miracle!