Freshpet Vital Chicken Recipe Grain-Free Small Breed Fresh Dog Food

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Breed SizeSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
Food FlavorChickenChicken, Beef, SalmonChickenMeat, ChickenMeat, Chicken
Special DietGluten Free, High-Protein, No Corn No Wheat No Soy...Gluten Free, Grain-Free, High-Protein...Gluten Free, High-Protein, No Corn No Wheat No Soy...High-ProteinHigh-Protein
Health FeatureDigestive Health, Hip & Joint Support, Sensitive Skin...Digestive Health, Hip & Joint Support, Sensitive Skin...Digestive Health, Hip & Joint Support, Sensitive Skin...Hip & Joint Support
Top IngredientsChicken, Sweet Potato, Carrots...Chicken, Chicken Liver, Beef...Chicken, Ground Oats, Chicken Liver...Beef, Beef Liver, Beef Broth...Chicken (Source of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate), Salmon, Chicken Liver...
Food FormFrozenFrozenFrozenFresh FoodFrozen, Fresh Food
LifestageAdult, All LifestagesAdult, All LifestagesAdultAdultAdult
Food TextureShreddedShreddedShredded
Packaging TypePouchPouchPouch

About This Item


  • Non-GMO, fresh dog food is gently cooked using natural ingredients.
  • Grain-free, high-protein recipe made with real chicken.
  • Specially crafted for small breed dogs.
  • Provides complete and balanced nutrition for dogs of all ages.
  • Packed with vitamin- and antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables.

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Nutritional Information

Feeding Instructions


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About Freshpet Vital Pet Food

A Fresh Take on Pet Food

Freshpet is dedicated to transforming the lives of pets through the power of fresh food from the fridge. Their natural Non-GMO recipes are gently cooked without preservatives, so your pet gets nothing but the best. A healthy life starts with fresh, real food.

Food for Pets, Not Pet Food

Freshpet only uses the best ingredients they can find. Every recipe they make starts with 100% farm-raised chicken, beef or fish, plus all-natural fruits and veggies grown in the USA. Their thoughtfully selected ingredients arrive daily at their Freshpet kitchens in Bethlehem, PA and go straight into their recipesbecause fresh ingredients make for healthier, more delicious food.

Benefits of Feeding Freshpet

HEALTHIER WEIGHT: High-protein meals with amino acids help pets build lean muscle, so they can reach and maintain a healthy weight.

HEALTHY SKIN & SOFT, SHINY COAT: The fatty acids found in Freshpet’s fresh animal proteins help maintain skin and coat health.

FRESHER BREATH: Some pet parents reported noticeably fresher breath in their pups after feeding Freshpet.

IMPROVED DIGESTION: Gently cooked ingredients make Freshpet's meals easy for pets to digest and to absorb essential nutrients.

MEALTIME EXCITEMENT: Even the pickiest pets love fresh meats and veggies. Don’t be surprised when they lick their bowls clean and beg for more.

BRIGHT, CLEAR EYES: Over ¾ of pet parents noticed brighter, clear eyes after feeding Freshpet to their pet.

A Texture for Every Pup

Whether your pup prefers shreds or chunks, Freshpet has varieties that are sure to excite and fulfill your furry friend's cravings.

Fresh Cuts

Use a measuring cup to scoop out shredded chicken—see the package for suggested serving sizes. Reseal bag and return to the fridge.

Complete Meals

Use a measuring cup and scoop out the right portion of tender bite-sized pieces according to the package. Reseal bag and return to fridge.

How to Transition to Freshpet

It is recommended to transition slowly to Freshpet so that the change is gentle on your pet’s tummy. Start by feeding both Freshpet and your pet’s current food, and increase the amount of Freshpet every few days, while decreasing your pet’s current food.

Day 1-3

75% Current Food

25% Freshpet

Day 3-6

50% Current Food

50% Freshpet

Day 7-10

25% Current Food

75% Freshpet


100% Freshpet

About Freshpet

Freshpet is pioneering real food for pets with recipes fresh from the fridge. They believe a healthy life starts with eating fresh, real food that is gently cooked, full of essential nutrients and made without preservatives, meat by-products or rendered meals. Freshpet Vital recipes are all natural, Verified non-GMO, made in the USA and come in grain-free varieties for pets with special diets.

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Questions & Answers

9 Customer Questions

Can you refreeze the remaining unopened bags once the shipment arrives at my house
Answer by ChewySep 19, 2022
Freshpet recommends serving this food fresh from the fridge for the best results, but you can choose to freeze any unused portions for later use. Be aware that you may see a slight change in color and texture when thawed, but this won’t change the nutritional value or taste of the meals. No Freshpet food is frozen before being purchased at your local store.

on the chart for daily amount according to weight, is the amount per meal or should it be cut in half for both breakfast and dinner?
Answer by ChewyMar 21, 2023
The feeding guidelines refer to the amount of cups to feed per day based on your dog's weight. This can be fed as one meal or divided into two meals based on your dog's preference.

Where (what countries) are the ingredients sourced from?
Answer by ChewyNov 05, 2022
Freshpet believe in building long-term supplier partnerships to source healthy and sustainable ingredients with many being locally sourced to Freshpet Kitchens. 96% of Freshpet ingredients are from North America. The other 4% are non-domestic, such as Europe, and are also non-Chinese origin.

before opening food how long can you keep stored in fridge ?
Answer by ChewyAug 10, 2023
A sell-by date is stamped on the package. You can keep the unopened recipe in the fridge until that date.

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Rated 4.5506 out of 5 stars
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84 Customer Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Amanda on Nov 15, 2023

It smells like it’s full of spices

Our 11 year-old Chihuahua wanted nothing to do with this. I kind of figured that out before I gave it to her because it smells very much like it’s full of tons of different spices. Quite over-the-top for a dog. I sprinkle a tiny bit on top of my American bulldog food because I now have like six bags I need to get rid of. Our American bulldog is kind of like, meh, but she eats it if I put water or chicken broth over all of her dry food with that.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Camille on Nov 18, 2023

Freshpet is the best!

I’ve tried many frozen and fresh dog foods and found Freshpet to be the most economical and convenient. My two dogs are both under 20 pounds so the small breed is perfect for them. Wish the other varieties came in the small breed formula. My two devour this food and it doesn’t smell awful like the others!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Des on Oct 2, 2023

Great fresh alternative

I moved to Freshpet from Farmer's Dog a year ago. It's great food, my dogs love it and it's easier for them to eat than FD because it's not so sloppy wet. Also had delivery issues with FD. I started purchasing this brand from my local grocer but it was not available in this small bread nugget form. I was thrilled to find it here at Chewy and it's basically the same cost as the rolls I was purchasing. And THANK YOU Chewy for not shipping in styrofoam!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Melinda on Oct 2, 2023

Great quality product even in bulk

I ordered the bulk size of this product to cut down costs in the long run. It’s the only thing my dog will eat as soon as I give it to him, other dog food he’s not interested in, It’s last for a good while and the quality of the product is same as if I bought it individually from the pet store. I’ve had no issues getting it delivered.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Tess on Sep 10, 2023

finally a food my dog eats!

My dog has been on a prescription hydrolyzed protein kibble for a sensitive stomach and we’ve been trying to transition to other food since she hates it. We tried 2 other whole food/ limited ingredient dog food and she wouldn’t touch it either. We tried freshpet and she ate everything! In the 5 years of owning her she’s never been food motivated and we’ve had to convince her to eat. We don’t have to do that anymore. Highly recommend!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lily on Nov 5, 2023

My dachshund loves his food!

My senior dachshund loves his Freshpet Vital Fresh dog food. He grew weary of his dry kibble, so I tried this fresh food, & I'm so pleased to see him enjoy his food again!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Heather on Nov 1, 2023

Great food for pup.

My son got a new pup and bought her over to meet my senior pup. My pup is on digestive care soft food and she went nuts over this new food. She loves it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Billie on Sep 17, 2023

Tracy loves Freshpet

Tracy has diabetes and it is very important that she eat before getting insulin. since feeding her Freshpet it has been so much easier, she loves the food and eats it all so we don't have to worry about adjusting insulin doses.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Arlene on Nov 13, 2023

Great diet

I have 3 small dogs. N digestive issues at all making the switch from canned food. My dogs love it.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Connie on Sep 21, 2023

Spoiled bag

It all came frozen however one package was a different color and didn’t smell good. It was frozen like the others but was no good