With Vital Essentials Beef Entree Mini Nibs Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food, your dog will get the “Alpha” prey diet nature intended. An exclusive freeze-drying process retains all the active nutritional elements in this food while allowing it to be safely and conveniently stored without refrigeration. Locally sourced from America’s heartland, Mini Nibs contain a perfect blend of fresh, wholesome beef, bone and organ meats, and absolutely no grains, glutens or fillers. The beef entree can be served as a complete and balanced meal, a nutritious treat or mixed with kibble. Anyway you serve it, you can’t go wrong; the benefits of feeding freeze-dried will be visible within weeks.
Grain-free and gluten-free freeze-dried beef dog food with small pieces that are perfect for small breeds.
Complete and balanced single protein diet is ideal for any dogs with food sensitivities or allergies and can be fed as a treat, topper or a complete meal.
No added hormones, antibiotics, colors, fillers, flavorings and no synthetic vitamins or minerals.
Exclusive freeze-drying process retains all active nutritional elements in the food while allowing the food to be safely and conveniently stored without refrigeration.
Feed up to double the amount for puppies and pregnant or nursing dogs.
Wash hands, utensils, counters, food dishes and related areas thoroughly with hot, soapy water after each feeding. Store freeze - dried products in a cool dark place. Best if fed within 30 days after opening.
Switch to a purely RAW diet slowly. Some pets may take to RAW immediately, while others may take longer. Take at least 10 days to 2 weeks to gradually transition your pet’s diet. This gives the digestive system time to adjust to the new food.
Step 1: Choose a protein (stick with the same protein for the first 2 weeks)
Step 2 (Day 1 - 3): Serve 25% RAW mixed with 75% current food
Step 3 (Day 4 - 6): Serve 50% RAW mixed with 50% current food
Step 4 (Day 7 - 9): Serve 75% RAW mixed with 25% current food
I have been feeding this for quite awhile and my dog loves it. Occasionally, I get a bag that the meat tends not to be quite red but a little lighter in color and has a chemical smell unlike the other bags that I have received before. My dog will not eat anything that comes out of that bag and if I try to mix it with the other bags received, the dog leaves all the lighter colored nibs in the bowl. This only happens rarely that I receive a bag like this. I have read reviews about dogs not eating this and that may be the reason. It should have a deep red tint when received.
Our 2nd VE Bag
on Sep 26, 2020
We first tried the chicken flavor of this same product. We use it as a training snack for our goldendoodle puppy. I wanted a freeze-dried, raw snack - none of that starchy, biscuit stuff.
Our puppy likes this flavor too. And it’s just right for a training treat. Comparative to the chicken formula, this beef flavor feels less dry, at least fresh out of the pack, brand new. Perhaps it’s just the nature of the meat as poultry is drier. We love VE; just wish it was at least a tad bit less expensive but appreciate at least that it’s in a 1 lb size as opposed to tinier quantities that run out quickly being - pricey as they are too.
Lovely dog food
on Sep 12, 2020
But..I was looking for a healthy high value treat with few calories. This is great for small dog that you want to feed raw. But they were not large enough for my dog, he inhaled and barely tasted. I am constantly training, I should have understood this really dog food.
We use as a high value Training Treat
on Aug 8, 2020
Great for our puppy. Actually saw this on Puppy Culture (training program we use with our bull terrier breed) :) Our puppy likes these treats and looks fwd to having them during training. Sometimes we also add a couple of these treats into his puzzle toys with his regular kibble, and every time we do, he seems to be even more attracted to it!
on May 29, 2020
It’s been a struggle trying to find good quality dog food with trustworthy ingredients that my picky Silky Terriers puppies will eat. I tried several options (e.g. The Honest Kitchen, Ziwi Peak, cooked recipes from veterinary nutritionist, etc.) and was frantic because they weren’t eating enough. Thankfully I discovered Vital Essentials freeze dried treats which led me to try this beef entree mini nibs dog food. The only reason I’m not giving 5 stars is that my puppies tend to eat these as treats (they snack on the mini nibs throughout the day) instead of eating a full bowl at mealtime.
Best food discovery this year
on May 12, 2020
This is probably the best food discovery I made in the past year, perhaps ever, to supplement my dog's daily meal and treats. It is high quality, she loves the taste -- I can tell by her enthusiasm -- she will turn away from treats that are so-so. She loves this food as a meal topper too. It seems very quality and just what I wanted to supplement her mostly custom diet.
Worth it for everyone
on Oct 21, 2020
Expensive but worth the price for a response of pleasing. My dog (lab) loves this treat.
Great add-in to other food
on Jun 20, 2020
My Havanese would be a picky eater if she had her way. Adding a little of this freeze-dried raw beef to her kibble helps to get her started eating the kibble. It’s pricey, but if you just use it to enhance/enrich the dog’s diet, a bag goes a long way.
Our dog loves this!
on Aug 13, 2020
These started out as treats and now our dog expects them to be sprinkled on top of his other food every day
Finally something to mix with kibble!
on May 17, 2020
My one year old Husky Mix has become a picky eater and basically snubbed everything I bought to try! She even snubbed Hooman food on occasion! I was about to give up when I realized she really loves freeze dried treats that were a beef/liver flavor! So I thought...hey I wonder if I could mix freeze dried in her kibble to get her to eat it! So I researched and found this on Chewy! She loves it! She gobbles it up Including her kibble! I hope this lasts! Wish the bags were bigger and not so expensive! It will have to be used as a "mix in"! But she will continue to get it until I go broke or quits eating it!