PureBites Minnow Freeze-Dried Cat Treats, 1.09-oz bag

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It’s true—PureBites Minnow Freeze-Dried Cat Treats are made with just one ingredient, so you know exactly what you’re feeding your furbaby. Pure, ocean-caught human grade minnows are freeze dried, locking in paw-some aroma, texture and freshness. Freeze drying removes only water, preserving the natural nutrition of these fresh minnows. These tasty treats are also free of any added preservatives and other bad stuff. Because they’re so pure, they’re easy to digest. Each treat is a great source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to support healthy skin and coat to keep your feline friend looking paw-some. They’re paw-fect for kitties with health issues, who have allergies or who are on restricted diets. These treats average just one calorie each, so they’re also a great option for kitties who need to lose a little weight. Rich in protein, these treats support a happy, healthy life with whisker-licking goodness.

Key Benefits
  • Tasty treats made with just 1 ingredient – ocean-caught human grade minnows.
  • Freeze drying process removes only water, preserving nutrition.
  • Each treat averages just 1 calorie and is rich in protein and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
  • Ideal for cats with health issues or kitties who are overweight, diabetic, who have allergies or gastrointestinal disorders or who are on a restricted diet.
  • Made in the USA with no added preservatives.

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  • Item Number
  • Weight
    1.09 ounces
  • Lifestage
  • Food Form
    Freeze-Dried, Treats
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Limited Ingredient Diet, High-Protein, Raw
Nutritional Info

100% Pure Ocean-Caught Human Grade Minnow

Caloric Content

2,959 kcal/kg, 1 kcal/treat

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein70.0% min
Crude Fat3.0% min
Crude Fiber0.3% max
Moisture5.0% max
Feeding Instructions

Feed as a healthy treat for your cat.


What are the ingredients in PureBites®?

Go ahead, turn the bag around and look at the ingredients list. PureBites® dog & cat treats are made with only 1 - 3 Ingredients.

PureBites® makes freeze dried treats. How are freeze dried treats made?

Freeze Drying is a delicate process that preserves the structural and nutritional integrity of fresh whole RAW food. Only water is removed, preserving all the characteristics and natural nutrition of fresh real RAW food.

Does PureBites® use human grade ingredients?

All our products are human grade and sourced from the same suppliers where you buy your local groceries.

Are PureBites® products grain free?

Yes. All PureBites® products are grain free.

Are PureBites® products cooked?

PureBites® freeze dried products are not cooked. The nutritional value and palatability of raw food is preserved with our unique freeze drying process. The exceptions to this are Cheddar cheese and Shrimp. PureBites® Chicken Jerky is dried in ovens using the latest technology where heat is gently applied. The resulting whole tender jerky provides a taste dogs love. PureBites® Mixers are made using a gentle cooking technique whereby our treats are sterilized in water and our trays are sealed right away locking in the wholesome freshness of pure meat ingredients without adding any preservatives.

What are the benefits of PureBites®?

Each PureBites® treat has its own unique benefit. PureBites® Wild Pacific Salmon and Ocean Whitefish treats are great for your pet’s skin and coat. PureBites® Cheddar Cheese is a strong source of calcium. PureBites® Duck is hypoallergenic. PureBites® Chicken Jerky, Mixers, Bison Liver, Turkey Breast, Beef Liver, Chicken Breast and Shrimp are all high protein low calorie treats. Most of all, pet parents can feel great about feeding PureBites® because our treats are 100% pure and natural and made with only 1 - 3 ingredients. The proof is in the ingredients list!

Where are PureBites® sourced & made?

PureBites® products are sourced and made in the USA. The exceptions are:* PureBites® Lamb is sourced from New Zealand where some of the highest quality lamb is sourced. PureBites® Lamb is then freeze dried in the USA.* All PureBites® Fish & Seafood Products are sourced in the wild from the Ocean and then Freeze Dried in the USA. PureBites® shrimp is Freeze Dried in India or the USA.* PureBites® Chicken Jerky is sourced in the USA with USDA Inspected Chicken Breast. We gently dry our chicken jerky in Canada.* PureBites® Mixers are sourced in the wild from the Ocean and made in Thailand where most high quality human & pet canned seafood comes from.

Tell me how PureBites® is great for dog training?

First, dogs will do anything for the great taste of PureBites®. Second, PureBites® can easily be broken into smaller pieces making it the treat of choice of professional dog trainers.

How many PureBites® treats can I feed per day to my dog or cat?

PureBites® recommends that the treats you feed your dog or cat should make up no more than 10% of their daily diet.

What is the shelf life of PureBites® products?

PureBites® guarantees the freshness of our Freeze Dried treats for between 2 and 3 years from our production date. PureBites® guarantees the freshness of our Chicken Jerky treats for 3 years from our production date. PureBites® guarantees the freshness of our Mixers for 18 months from our production date. An expiration date is stamped on all PureBites® products as an additional quality step. We recommend that PureBites® Freeze Dried & Chicken Jerky treats be stored in a cool / dry place at room temperature and that our re - sealable bags be sealed after each use. Once PureBites® Chicken Jerky & Freeze Dried treats have been exposed to moisture or water, our shelf life has been compromised. Any unused portion of PureBites® Mixers should be refrigerated.

What is the difference between PureBites® dog and cat treats?

As people look for health related products that carry over to their pets, PureBites® has developed a line - up of 100% natural and pure treats that dogs and cats love. PureBites® treats for dogs and cats are made from the same natural ingredients. As an example, 100% pure chicken breast is the same whether for dogs or cats. The difference between our dog and cat treats is that they are proportionately sized for dogs and cats. If pet parents purchase PureBites® dog treats to give to their cats, we recommend they break them up into smaller pieces.

Are there hormones or antibiotics in PureBites® freeze dried products?

All PureBites® Freeze Dried Beef Liver, Duck Liver, Bison Liver, Turkey and Chicken breast products are USDA inspected and approved. This means that PureBites® Freeze Dried products like our beef cattle and chickens are raised in the USA following USDA human grade regulations. These are the same regulations used for meat products you buy at your local grocery store to feed your family. In addition, PureBites® Freeze Dried Ocean Whitefish, Shrimp & Wild Sockeye Salmon comes from the ocean with no added antibiotics or hormones. Finally, PureBites® Freeze Dried Cheddar Cheese is simply pure cheddar cheese made in the USA with no added hormones or antibiotics.

Is there sodium/salt added to PureBites® dog or cat treats?

Dog and Cat parents love PureBites® because all our treats are 100% pure and rich in nutrients for a happy and healthy life. PureBites® are made using a delicate process to ensure the fewest pure whole ingredients are included in all of our treats. We refuse to add any unhealthy preservatives, salt or sodium to any PureBites® products. You can rest assured that the only salt/sodium present in all PureBites® products is the salt/sodium that is naturally present in our natural raw ingredients.

Are PureBites® products peanut free?

Yes. All PureBites® products are peanut free. Our production facilities utilize best in class food quality standards but there is a possibility that tree nuts and peanuts are present in the building during production.

Does PureBites® test their products?

Yes. Our products are lab tested to ensure we only provide the best quality products for pets. We test every lot and have a state of the art quality tracking system to ensure only the highest quality products reach pet stores.

Has PureBites® ever had a recall?

We have never had a recall. We pride ourselves in having pet products that pets love because of their amazing taste and that pet parents love because of the nutritional benefits and unsurpassed quality & safety.

Are PureBites® packaging claims and guarantees AAFCO compliant?

*All our packaging is compliant with AAFCO and any claims that are made including the Guaranteed Analysis have been reviewed and approved by regulatory experts.

Rating: 3.6 of 5 stars 31 Reviews 31 Reviews 3.6 out of 5 Stars

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    No whole fish - all crushed pieces and bits

    By Kruzer on Jan 7, 2021

    Tiny bits and crushed, to rough powder consistency. Possibly because package was in the bottom of the box with a 30 lb bag of dog food & a 20 lb container of cat litter on top of this tiny bag! Tried pouring some of the “powdered” minnow pieces into a dish for the cat &/or dog. Neither would eat it. There was only about 6 mostly whole minnows in the package. Lots of eyes without bodies ! The cats always love the whole dried minnows that I was buying (different brand) from Chewy - they were never crushed or pieces.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    They are cheaper than competitors.

    By Tomas on Jan 2, 2021

    The cat had to get used to these. He was accustomed to another brand. They break up in the bag before the package is empty. After that happens, He gets the little pieces and dust in his bowl and eats it all. Please don’t report me to the aspca, but I might buy them again. He gets more because they are lower price.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    My cats refuse to touch them

    By angel on Dec 21, 2020

    I got this after my 2 cats loved the chicken and salmon ones, but they refused to eat them after trying it the first time, its funny, one of them eats just about everything, he tried it once and now just smells it and walks away. Stick to the salmon one if your pet loves seafood

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    PureBites Minnow Freeze-Dried Cat Treats

    By MLS63 on Jan 10, 2021

    I kind of thought these were the ones I had gotten the last time but, wasn't. The other ones I got were large and these were half the size. My one cat thought it was ok and the other one wasn't really crazy about it. They liked the shrimp and salmon Purebites.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Pieces and Lots of Dust and Scales

    By NyxR on Jan 12, 2021

    Bought these because the price was good. Now I know why. The "minnows" were TINY when I managed to find one intact. There was most pieces, dust (pulverized fish I assume), and scales. There also was a weird smell to them. Gave 1star because my cat loved them.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Healthy treat they go nuts for

    By Gemcat4 on Dec 26, 2020

    One of my cats has diabetes. So all the carb, preservative laden treats my boys loved are know banned. Fortunately, I found these. Though I’m trying not to give treats often, when I do, Both of my cats go crazy for these!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    stinky but good!

    By Lbtrek on Nov 13, 2020

    Chewy has come through again! I have purchased Pure Bits before but not this flavor. Smokey the cat loves minnow bites. The stinkier the better for her. She gobbles it up so fast that thankfully the smell does not linger.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    cat loved them

    By furpetgrandma on Jan 3, 2021

    My cat loved these and I did too so easy to shake out into dish very little odor sent some to my granddaughters cat and the cat loved them too They are planning to order more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Cats love these

    By PineHiker on Nov 3, 2020 Top 100 Contributor

    I bought these to try instead of our usual brand and my cats love these. They are a lot smaller and drier than our regular brand, so don't last as long but, if my cats love them, then they must be good !

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Little Fish Fellas

    By Annie on Nov 12, 2020

    My kitten didn't care for these at first, but one day, he decided to love them. He has stolen the bag several times. Not only are they healthy, they're also natural and delicious.

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