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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 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 in a USDA certified facility

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  • Item Number
    91834
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All 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 cups

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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  • Great for dogs with sensitive stomachs

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    My dachshund mix (like most doxies, I'm sure) will eat anything and everything, and he's had frequent bouts of diarrhea on other foods. I was tired of seeing the vet only for a temporary situation and trying to track down a food that would help balance his system. So I decided to cut out all the filler formulas and go completely raw. I switched him over to VE cold turkey, and he has NEVER had diarrhea since. The results were instant. I've tried all the other VE protein sources, and I regularly switch them up on him without issue. Occasionally, I'll add in raw veggies (sweet potato, pumpkin, etc.) to give him a little extra. If you're intimated by the idea of raw feeding, freeze dried is a great My dachshund mix (like most doxies, I'm sure) will eat anything and everything, and he's had frequent bouts of diarrhea on other foods. I was tired of seeing the vet only for a temporary situation and trying to track down a food that would help balance his system. So I decided to cut out all the filler formulas and go completely raw. I switched him over to VE cold turkey, and he has NEVER had diarrhea since. The results were instant. I've tried all the other VE protein sources, and I regularly switch them up on him without issue. Occasionally, I'll add in raw veggies (sweet potato, pumpkin, etc.) to give him a little extra. If you're intimated by the idea of raw feeding, freeze dried is a great place to start. It's as easy as feeding dry food and your pup will thank you for it! … more

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    My dog absolutely loves this food. He does not hesitate to scarf it down and lick the bowl clean! I add warm water to the mini nibs which makes the food even more delicious. He has a very sensitive stomach and can't eat a lot of dog food or treats. This food totally agrees with him. Chewy offers the best price and delivers the food quickly.

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  • My 4 dogs LOVE Vital Essentials Freeze Dried Raw

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    We use as a topper and treats. We switch it up between the Beef and the Duck and they are both loved Equally. The texture is more like a Kibble-- not soft like other freeze dried product- makes it easy to carry when used as treats.

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  • WOW! What an amazing dog food!

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    Can only recommend this dog food. I have tried so many different kind of freeze dried dog foods, but his one is the best of them all. Especially for dogs with yeast problems, allergies and with pancreatitis. My dogs love it. Switching to this food was a breeze. Can only recommend. By the way - I don't get paid for saying this in any way. :-)

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  • My standard poodles love Vital essentials

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    My standard poodles eat a raw diet- but sometimes even those following a predator diet need a little coaxing. I add the healthy freeze dried bits to enhance their diet and their appetites. My dogs love both the freeze dried beef and duck- a healthy supplement to their food. This is particularly important during warm weather when the food must be consumed quickly before spoiling, Vital Essentials entices them to finish their meal and adds nutrients to their diet.

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  • Great Vital Essentials option for little dogs

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    I've used VE frozen raw and the larger nibs, but had never seen these mini-nibs. They are great for my little dog, I appreciate that Chewy has such a good selection of VE products. Love the company's products for both my cats and my dog.

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  • Great food and my dogs love it!

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    This is the only food we feed our 2 toy fox terriers and chihuahua. This product is pure, raw meat with absolutely no fillers or mystery ingredients. Our 3 dogs love all the flavors which we rotate each meal and they dance and whine while I am preparing it for them. They clean their bowls in less than 30 seconds and always want more. While it is a bit pricey, you feed them less and can feel confident they are getting nothing but the best. Two thumbs up!

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  • She Likes It!

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    I love this food for its small bite-sized pieces, its pure and whole food ingredient content, and the company's careful attention to fat / protein ratio. Zoe loves that it tastes good! I have fed it both dry and presoaked in water and she loves it both ways.

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  • My dog loves it

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    My dog would not eat anything else from another big name brand, Primal, so ordered this after going through every flavor of other brand. She loves it. We mix with goat's milk.

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  • Dogs love it

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    I have to be honest I was thinking this would be something different. These are a light weight crunchy food. I was thinking it would soft. When I opened the package it had an old smell but my dogs don't seem to care. They really like it.

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