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Vital Essentials Beef Entree Mini Nibs Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food, 1-lb bag

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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.

Key Benefits
  • 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.
  • Sourced, made and packed in the USA.

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  • Item Number
    91834
  • Brand

    Vital Essentials

  • Breed Size

    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds

  • Food Form

    Freeze-Dried

  • Lifestage

    Adult

  • Made in

    United States

  • Special Diet

    Grain-Free, Gluten Free

Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Beef, Beef Lung, Beef Liver, Beef Stomach, Beef Heart, Beef Fat, Beef Kidney, Beef Blood, Herring Oil, Mixed Tocopherols, D-Alpha Tocopherol.

Caloric Content

4,500 kcal/kg, 128 kcal/oz

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 51.0% min
Crude Fat 23.0% min
Crude Fiber 2.2% max
Moisture 7.0% max
Feeding Instructions
  • 3 lb dog - 1/5 cup
  • 6 lb dog - 1/3 cup
  • 12 lb dog - 3/4 cup
  • 18 lb dog - 1 cup
  • 25 lb dog - 1 - 1/2

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.

Transition Instructions

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
  • Step 5 (Day 10 and after): Serve 100% RAW

Always provide access to clean, fresh water.

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  • Raw Made Easy

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    I have been wanting to switch to raw for my dogs but having 8 dogs (4 large/4 small) it is cost prohibitive. However, one of my small dogs is overweight and was not losing weight and the weight was causing pain in her back knees. So I started giving her VE Raw nibs for her meals and she is now losing weight. And so my other dogs can enjoy the raw taste, I grind a handful up and sprinkle the powdered nibs over their regular food. They all love VE. If I were a rich person, I would switch all my dogs to VItal Essentials.

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  • Dogs like the food

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    All my dogs seem to really like this food. I got it as they have been turning their noses up at their meals. When I use this, they usually eat all of it. I like it, but it is beyond my budget when feeding multiple dogs. I am glad I tried it and will order it periodically.

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  • Dog Crack!

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    Omg! This is like crack for dogs! They were on it like white on rice. Only negative is that each dog needed their own bowl or they’d growl at each other. I noticed right away that their bodies used most of the food for fuel as their poops became noticeably smaller. They also had more energy and coats are looking good.

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  • MY PICKY EATER ACTUALLY EATS THIS!!

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    Finding something which my most picky little dog would eat was difficult.... we tried all kinds of brands and all kinds of foods. When I ordered this, I didn't have a lot of hope that this one would do any better than the numerous previous tries. I am very glad to report, however, that my picky little rascal took a few sniffs and began eating like this was what he had been waiting for all his life! I have to laugh now, watching him eating. Before I would have to put some chicken juice or something on his food to get him to eat anything other than people food. Now he is happy and so am I!!! Now I get all the flavors and switch them around for variety and he is happy as a piglet in new mud Finding something which my most picky little dog would eat was difficult.... we tried all kinds of brands and all kinds of foods. When I ordered this, I didn't have a lot of hope that this one would do any better than the numerous previous tries. I am very glad to report, however, that my picky little rascal took a few sniffs and began eating like this was what he had been waiting for all his life! I have to laugh now, watching him eating. Before I would have to put some chicken juice or something on his food to get him to eat anything other than people food. Now he is happy and so am I!!! Now I get all the flavors and switch them around for variety and he is happy as a piglet in new mud! … more

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  • Nice treats

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    I was hesitant to re-order these after a recall of some of their products but ordered some to take to herding camp. We use these for training treats and our puppy loves them. They are just the right size for catch the kibble game.

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  • Giant Hit!

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    My little Maltese loved the Vital beef Essentials from her fist bite. They have definitely replaced her previous favorite dry food.

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  • She Loves It

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    I have bought this product twice now. The first bag I bought, the nibs were larger and I had to cut them before hydrating. The new bag has smaller nibs, which makes it much easier. My little Yorkie loves it- my reason for reordering!

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  • Great Food

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    My German Shepherd has his neuter surgery yesterday and today he didn't want to eat his regular kibble even tried canned food had no interest. I knew he liked these as treats so I gave it to him and gobbled it right up. So happy I got him to eat so he could take his medications.

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  • Great food

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    Great food. Very expensive. Both large and small guy like it.

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  • Eh. Nothing Special

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    Neither my Shih Tzu nor my St. Bernard went crazy for this one. They are more excited about Stella & Chewy than this brand.

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