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 like that they are fairly hard and chewy. The dog seems to enjoy them and I think they are a good price for a freeze dry raw product.
Was great but
on Nov 17, 2020
My yorkie used to LOVEEEE*** this but within the past 6 months of new orders the few times she has eaten it she has thrown it up within 20 minutes. I felt so bad . I don’t know why, never used to happen and never happens with anything else ! I have tried 2 bags from chewy and 1 from my holistic pet store and the same results happened. I only tried 3 different ones because I know how much she used to jump flips for it and now it makes her sick. & if she does touch it she picks out certain pieces to eat and won’t touch other ones it’s so weird . I gave up putting it out .. I hope they didn’t change something :(
My dog loves it! But...
on Oct 20, 2020
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.
Freeze dried treats for the dog
on Jan 29, 2021
Dog loves it and easy to carry in my fanny pack was recommended by my dog training she uses it for her dogs
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.
Using as treats
on Jan 5, 2021
I use these little nibs for healthy training treats. My puppy loves them and buying as food if more economical than bags of treats.
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.
on Oct 29, 2020
Opal loved this treat! She’s my 14 month Great Dane. We’ve been trying to find a raw diet for her, but they are all too expensive...
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!
Worth it for everyone
on Oct 21, 2020
Expensive but worth the price for a response of pleasing. My dog (lab) loves this treat.