Like prey in the wild, Vital Essentials raw meat diet provides the essential, natural nutrition necessary for peak performance, maintaining top body condition and building a foundation for a proactive health program. Carnivorous pets like dogs and cats thrive on our nutritionally balanced raw diet entrees. Made from the freshest, high quality, USDA meats, meaty bones and whole organ meats, you will never find grains, fillers, preservatives, coloring or rendered by-products in any of our products. Best if fed within 30 days after opening.
Grain-free and gluten-free freeze-dried beef dog food patties.
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 made a mistake when ordering these for my 17 pound dog. They are huge and have to be broken to try and get right amount for her. This was my mistake, not the product. Will order same product, but in the smaller patties next time.
excellent travel option for raw feeders!
on May 13, 2019
We raw feed, which means when we travel or go backpacking for extended time, a cooler isn’t an option. This freeze dried raw is one of 3 brands we LOVE and mix/rotate for extended trips. It’s actually balanced (contains bone and proper organ percentages) and the dogs love it. It’s harder to break apart than the other brands we use, as the patties are larger and a bit stiffer/denser, but since we prep and pack all meals before our trip, this isn’t an issue on the road. The price has gone up since we first started buying, which is a downside, but the quality is great, so we’ll keep using it!!
Easy and economical way to fed raw
on Mar 18, 2019
I love this brand and so does my Yorkie. I put her on a raw diet to help with her dental health and pickiness. I do not have time to prepare my own raw food nor do I feel comfortable making sure she would be getting the nutrition she needs. Vital Essentials is the answer. Top quality ingredients, easy prep, great price point, and dog LOVES it! This size bag is very economical for us since she is a toy breed dog. The calorie content is also higher per ounce than the beef mini patties and the blend includes tripe, which is great. These patties are HUGE and generously sized. I just cut them into thirds and then crumble and rehydrate. I will never put her back on kibble. I only wish they made theseI love this brand and so does my Yorkie. I put her on a raw diet to help with her dental health and pickiness. I do not have time to prepare my own raw food nor do I feel comfortable making sure she would be getting the nutrition she needs. Vital Essentials is the answer. Top quality ingredients, easy prep, great price point, and dog LOVES it! This size bag is very economical for us since she is a toy breed dog. The calorie content is also higher per ounce than the beef mini patties and the blend includes tripe, which is great. These patties are HUGE and generously sized. I just cut them into thirds and then crumble and rehydrate. I will never put her back on kibble. I only wish they made these big patties with the other proteins.… more
Dogs love Vital Essentials
on Mar 2, 2019
Wholesome and yummy. All three of my dogs enjoy this product.
on Nov 19, 2018
I normally feed my dog raw. I had my dog sitter feed her this while I was on vacation. She did great on this.
My dog loves it
on Nov 23, 2018
Our dog loves this food. It has no grain and stuff that she does not need.
Great dog food
on Jul 16, 2018
Vital Essentials is a great food but it’s expensive. My dog had a reaction to regular kibble and since feeding him this he’s 100 percent better!! I do mix it with a homemade food as well to cut down on the cost. I’d highly recommend it!!!!
Go Nuts for Them!
on Aug 22, 2018Top 500 Contributor
My dogs absolutely love these. They go completely bonkers for them. Love the ingredients! Vital Essentials is fantastic!
Great addition to raw diet!!
on Apr 7, 2018
My 2 standard poodles eat a raw diet. Unfortunately, they're not always hungry when I have to feed them, and raw food cannot be left out for a long period of time. If I have to leave before they decide it's time to eat, I leave the freeze dried raw Vital Essentials for them to graze on, and I don't have to worry about the food spoiling;they also love the beef mini nibs. The Vital Essentials provide the same pure raw food that I have in my freezer- my dogs love it, and Vital Essentials makes my life easier to manage.
on Aug 27, 2018
These are perfect for on the go. They sit well with my furbaby and can be mixed in her meals. Delicious