Stella & Chewy's Lil' Bites Dainty Duck Recipe Small Breed Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food, 7-oz bag

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Treat your dog to the raw nutrition of Lil’ Bites Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food. Stella & Chewy’s raw freeze-dried meals are uncooked and minimally processed to help preserve naturally occurring nutrients. Feeding your pet a raw diet may help support healthy digestion, skin, coat, teeth, gums and energy levels. This tail-wagging Dainty Duck recipe contains 95% cage-free poultry, organs and bone, along with certified organic fruits and vegetables including cranberries, spinach, broccoli, beets, carrots, squash and blueberries. It’s made without grains, gluten, corn, wheat or soy for sensitive pups and it's high in protein to provide small and extra small sidekicks with the energy they need to fuel their day. You can feel good knowing that your little one is getting the big nutrition she deserves when you pour her a bowl of Stella & Chewy’s Lil’ Bites!

Key Benefits
  • Crafted with certified organic fruits and vegetables and 95% cage-free poultry, organs and bone that have been safely ground for easy digestion.
  • Superfoods including chia seed and coconut flour help encourage healthy skin and a shiny, lustrous coat.
  • Minimally processed grain-free and gluten-free recipe made without added hormones, antibiotics or fillers.
  • Raw, freeze-dried food may help support strong teeth and gums, promote healthy digestion and energy levels.
  • Made in the USA with responsibly sourced ingredients for small breed dogs.

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  • Item Number
    157727
  • Weight
    7 ounces
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Breed Size
    Extra Small & Toy Breeds, Small Breeds
  • Food Form
    Freeze-Dried
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Gluten Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, High-Protein, Raw, Pea-Free, Natural
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Duck With Ground Bone, Turkey, Turkey Liver, Goose, Turkey Gizzard, Pumpkin Seed, Organic Cranberries, Organic Spinach, Organic Broccoli, Organic Beets, Organic Carrots, Organic Squash, Organic Blueberries, Turmeric, Chia Seed, Fenugreek Seed, Potassium Chloride, Dried Kelp, Sodium Phosphate, Tocopherols (Preservative), Choline Chloride, Dried Pediococcus Acidilactici Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Longum Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Salt, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Taurine, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein38.0% min
Crude Fat38.0% min
Crude Fiber5.0% max
Moisture5.0% max
Microorganisms50,000,000 CFU/oz min
Feeding Instructions

To use as a meal, serve as is, or rehydrate by adding cool or warm water. If your dog does not regularly drink water at mealtime, we recommend rehydrating by adding 1/2 cup of water per 1 cup of food. If your dog prefers dry food, always have ample fresh water available at mealtime.

The table below shows the number or measuring cups to feed each day based on a pet’s weight.

Weight (lbs)Adult # of patties per day
Up to 5 lbs1/2
6 to 10 lbs1
11 to 15 lbs1 1/4
16 to 20 lbs1 1/2
21 to 25 lbs1 3/4
26 to 30 lbs2
30 lbs ++ 1/2 for each additional 10 lbs of body weight

Please note these are guidelines, and individual requirements can vary by +/-50% based on your pet’s activity level, metabolism, age, general health, and other factors.

Puppies may need up to twice the amount of food as listed for an adult dog. For pregnant and nursing dogs, please check with your veterinarian as requirements vary depending on the number of puppies and stage of lactation.

Transition Instructions

Introduce by slowly mixing with your pet's current diet, over the course of 7 - 10 days. Timeframes can be adjust as needed.

  • Days 1 - 3 : 25% Stella & Chewy's + 75% previous diet
  • Days 4 - 6: 50% Stella & Chewy's + 50% previous diet
  • Days 7 - 9: 75% Stella & Chewy's + 25% previous diet
  • Day 10: 100% Stella & Chewy's
FAQ

How do I begin introducing a raw diet to my pet?

Congratulations on your decision to make the switch! When transitioning from a cooked food such as kibble, you should go slowly, typically transitioning over 7-10 days. Most people start with the following guideline and then adjust the timeframe as needed:

  • Days 1-3: 25% Stella & Chewy's along with 75% current diet
  • Days 4-6: 50% Stella & Chewy' along with 50% current diet
  • Days 7-9: 75% Stella & Chewy's along with 25% current diet
  • Days 10-Forward: 100% Stella & Chewy's

It's important to remember that some digestive upset is normal during a transition this typically shows up in diarrhea, constipation or (very rarely) vomiting. This will eventually subside as your pet adjusts to the new food.

Is Stella & Chewy's appropriate for puppies?

Yes! Stella & Chewy's dinners for dogs are designed to be complete and balanced for all life stages this means they're great for puppies, too! They do meet AAFCO standards for complete and balanced nutrition across all life stages. You will, however, want to introduce them slowly a typical transition takes about 7-10 days. Puppies do need more food than adults at the same weight. Feed up to twice the amount recommended on feeding guidelines. We also offer a puppy-specific lineup of Freeze-Dried Dinner Patties!

Where are Stella & Chewy's ingredients sourced?

All Stella & Chewy's ingredients are responsibly sourced from farmers and ranchers we know and trust.

  • The meats, poultry, fish are antibiotic-free and have no added hormones.
  • Beef, Lamb and Venison are sourced from North America, Australia and New Zealand. They are grass-fed.
  • Chicken, Duck, Goose and Turkey are sourced from North America and Europe. They're cage-free.
  • The fish is North American, wild-caught.
  • The rabbit is from Western Europe and/or North America.
  • All fruits and vegetables are 100% organic. They are all sourced from North and South America based on seasonal availability.
  • The vitamin and mineral mix we use our products is formulated for us in the United States the individual components are from the US and Western Europe with Taurine from Japan.

What are the sharp things I'm finding in the freeze-dried foods? Aren't they harmful?

Stella & Chewy's adds raw ground bone to all dinners as it's an essential part of a raw diet. The bone is safe and highly digestible when raw. The bone is ground with a 3/16 grind plate this means the bone could appear up to approximately 1/4-in size. The bone in the diet is ground to that size because of the health benefits it provides. A carnivore's teeth and body are designed to consume bone especially raw bone, like the bone used in each S&C meal. If it's ground to a powder, it doesn't have as many of the benefits. While it may feel sharper to our fingers, a carnivore's body is designed to consume and process the bone effectively and safely, as long as it's never cooked, heated, or microwaved.

What food safety procedures does Stella & Chewy's follow?

Stella & Chewy's has a patented food safety procedure to ensure the safety of every product. The most powerful step in this procedure is the high-pressure processing (HPP) step this is a cold-water pressure process that effectively eliminates harmful bacteria from the food. This process is used on all products, regardless of the protein. As food-borne bacteria can be present in any type of meat, Stella & Chewy's feel that incurring the extra cost of HPP for all products is the responsible thing to do. This way pet parents can rest assured that they're always bring a safe food into their home. Additionally, HPP is the only reliable method for maintaining the wonderful raw nutrition of our products while still removing harmful pathogens.

All batches of food are sent to a 3rd party testing facility to be tested for both Salmonella and E.coli and Listeria no food ever leaves the plant without negative test results in hand. These test results are posted on stellaandchewys.com. Stella & Chewy's is highly committed to creating the most nutritious, safe, and delicious product on the market.

How do you prepare Stella & Chewy's freeze-dried foods for dogs?

Freeze-dried Dinners and Mixers for dogs can be fed dry or rehydrated prior to feeding. If you choose to use the products dry, please be sure your pet is drinking plenty of water at mealtime. If your pet isn't a big drinker, or you're afraid that they may not get enough water, then rehydrate the food with cool or warm (never hot) water prior to feeding. If fed dry, the food can sit out for up to 12 hours prior to discarding. If fed rehydrated, the food can sit out for up to 2 hours.

Can I feed my pet more than one flavor of Stella & Chewy's?

We do suggest rotating proteins every 2-6 weeks. This means you would feed one flavor consistently for 2-6 weeks, then switch to another flavor for 2-6 weeks, etc. This is a great way to give your dog variety and to help keep protein-based allergies at bay.

Can the Stella & Chewy's freeze-dried foods be cooked or heated?

Stella & Chewy's products cannot be cooked, heated or microwaved. Doing so removes much of the nutrition. Additionally, we add raw, ground bone to our products as it's an essential part of a raw diet. Raw bone is incredibly safe however when bone cooks, it can become brittle and can splinter. Cooked bone is never safe for animals.

What is the shelf life on Stella & Chewy's freeze-dried products?

Stella & Chewy's freeze-dried foods have an expiration date of 18 months past the date of production. It is suggested to use our products by this date, or within a few days after. Much past that and we would recommend discarding the bag. Freezing or refrigerating would not extend the listed shelf life.

How many patties or scoops are in each bag of Stella & Chewy's?

All of Stella & Chewy's products are packaged by weight, not by patty count - this means that the number of patties per bag can vary somewhat.

Are the cat and dog products the same and can they be used interchangeably?

It's a question we hear a lot and we always suggest using the Stella & Chewy's product that was designed specifically for your cat or dog. Our dinners for dogs are not harmful to a cat, but they don't offer the balanced nutritional requirements of a cat either. You could occasionally offer the dog food to your cat, but wouldn't you prefer to give them the nutrients their furry little bodies need?

Do I need to give my pet any supplements in addition to the Stella & Chewy's dinners?

Nope! Zip, zilch, nada. Stella & Chewy's dinners for dogs and cats are designed to be complete and balanced. As long as you're using the product appropriate for its species, our dinners don't require additional supplements.

Why do the patties sometimes look, smell or feel different?

Just like the food we eat; everything isn't always identical. Our products are made in small batches using natural ingredients. And while there's never any change in the formula or the ingredients we use, you may occasionally see lot variations between batches. The differences are safe and normal in a natural product like ours.

Is Stella & Chewy's suitable for diabetic cats or dogs?

Many pet parents have told us that their animals thrive on a raw diet because of the low carbohydrate content. But every animal is different, so we recommend consulting with your veterinarian to determine what is best suited for your pet.

About Stella & Chewy's Lil' Bites Mighty Meals

Mighty Meals for Small Breed Dogs

Mighty Meals for Small Breed Dogs

With Stella & Chewy's Lil' Bites Mighty Meals, your dog can get the complete and balanced nutrition she needs from protein-rich, high-quality recipes. Every raw meal contains real meat, fruits and vegetables sourced from farmers and ranchers, then freeze-dried in the USA to help preserve naturally occurring nutrients. Now your small pup can enjoy a biologically appropriate diet you can trust!

Nutrition from Nature

Every Lil' Bites meal contains 95% meat, organs and bone, along with organic fruits and vegetables like cranberries, spinach, broccoli, beets, carrots, squash and blueberries! With Stella & Chewy's, you'll feel good knowing your dog is eating the way nature intended. Plus, each meaty mouthful comes in bite-sized morsels, so your small sidekick can munch without all the effort!

Please the Palates of Picky Eaters

Please the Palates of Picky Eaters

Even the finickiest furry friends can't resist the taste of raw nutrition. Stella & Chewy's Lil' Bites Mighty Meals come in multiple flavors like Itty Bitty Beef, Little Lamb, Dainty Duck and Chicken Little. Each lip-smacking recipe offers best-in-class taste that will have your little one running to her bowl every time.

Simple to Serve

Since each recipe is crafted with raw, freeze-dried ingredients, you don't need to worry about refrigerating, rehydrating or prepping! That means every meal is ready to go right out of the bag, which makes mealtime easier for you and the wait time shorter for your sidekick. This hassle-free meal prep also makes it more convenient than ever to feed your BFF pure, raw nutrition.

Simple to Serve
Made in Stella & Chewy's USA Kitchen

Made in Stella & Chewy's USA Kitchen

Every Lil' Bites recipe is hand-crafted with care in the USA in Stella & Chewy's very own kitchen. The ingredients are responsibly sourced from reputable suppliers like trusted ranchers and farmers and every batch is made with the highest level of quality and food safety standards. Dogs are the best and therefore deserve nothing but the best, especially when it comes to their daily diet.

About Stella & Chewy's

When a sick rescue pup named Chewy switched to a raw diet, his pet parents saw an improvement in his overall health and decided to do the same for their other dog, Stella. Since then, the team at Stella & Chewy's has focused on offering a wide-range of raw recipes that are accessible for pets and pet parents. They believe in the power of raw nutrition and the positive impact it can have on animals.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Freeze-dried raw diet

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    I've loved the entire line of meal-topper flavors but I really do like the lil bites. Saves me from scoring them in half. Actually, my dog likes the entire stella's & chewy's line.

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    Chewy freeze dried food

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    First time trying this freeze dried. First shocked how small bag was, but doggie(Yorkie) 14yrs old lived it!! But anybody else complain about the pricing?

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    My dog spit it out

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    I reconstituted the food and geve it to my two Shih Tzu's. One dog who eats anything (including poop) ate it ok. The other picked it up and spit it out. The next day neither ate it :o(

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Only brand of dog food my Havapoo loves

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    I have tried every healthy brand out there and my very picky dog picked this one! She enjoys the chicken, turkey, beef and duck. She was not a fan of the salmon but I know some other small dogs love it. She primarily eats the frozen chicken dinner morsels and we top it with the freeze dried Lil’ bites in multiple flavors.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Our Yorkie loves it

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    It’s good food and he eats it all. We may have to be cautious about him eating only this food because Yorkies develop teeth plaque easily and need hard food to keep it at bay.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Still not sure

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    Benji loved this for the first week but now he's very unsure about this one! I think I need to maybe switch flavors or try frozen raw food

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but......

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    I would keep feeding this but it's just way too much fat/protein for my tiny senior Chi. I really wish there was a lower fat one. My Chi was doing and looking good but then I guess the fat was just too much as she was gaining weight and starting having some digestive issues due to the high fat. Even my Chi's eyes were looking clearer. It's a really good food but too fattening.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    So disappointed...

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    After reading all the positive reviews, I thought this was going to be the answer to solving my finicky dog's appetite--she's a long hair Chihuahua. Sadly both she and my other dog--Yorkie-,who usually eats anything I put in front of him, didn't like it either. They both turned up their noses on this flavor!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great treats

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    I have 3 dogs and I love giving them a variety of healthy treats . the good ones are expensive and you don’t get very many. I bought these for treats instead of meals. I love it because I don’t have to ration 1 treat a day because I get a good amount for a good price..

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Use them as mixers but hey it works

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    I bought these and the Lamb ones to add different proteins to my pup's diet and to begin preparing his stomach for his adult diet in the future (he gets Stella and Chewy's freeze dried patties). I mix a few of them into his current food once a week and he loves it when I do, keeps stopping when he gets to one since it is a new flavor and keeps him from being bored of his food (the puppy food only has two, technically three, flavors). Very good as treats too, might try the actual meal mixers next and see what he prefers.

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