I had a small dog that was dropped at my doorstep a few years ago, and she was a bag of bones. It was very difficult to get her to eat anything, she was very finicky. She even turned her nose up at canned food. Out of sheer desperation, I picked up a package and gave it a try. She loved it. She ate an entire package and wanted more. I was happy she was finally eating something, but upon looking at the ingredients, I couldn't help but cringe. I'm not sure where the meaty part of the name comes from, but that's a stretch. The ingredients are poor, and the preservatives and additives are scary. I'd feed it to a dog that I couldn't get to eat anything else as a last resort, but I'd never choose this is a steady diet for my dog. For the cost per ounce, you can feed a much higher quality food, and feel a lot better about what your dog is eating. Can't say I'd recommend it as anything more than a treat or a special meal.