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
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!!!!
Great....for big dog
on Jun 10, 2018
I got these instead of the mini patties, I don’t remember why. I have Chihuahuas and the chunks and/or pieces in it are a bit bigger....maybe. I will buy mini patties as I usually did next order. They are eating it anyway. Great food!!!
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 Dec 10, 2017
My Rottie has always been picky. Also, because of her food allergies, I have her on a raw diet. I was looking for something new for her, and the freeze-dried looked intriguing. I broke the patty into smaller pieces, and she loved them and was looking for more. I add half a patty twice a day to her other raw meats/bones to give her variety. Her bowl is always clean now!
Viral Essentials 10/10 !!
on Apr 18, 2018
As a firm believer in the Alpha Prey Model Diet, I was keen on finding the most natural raw diet for my pups.
If you're the same... look no further!
Vital Essential products are sourced and manufactured in the USA.
My two Pomskies have tried all of their products and they love them all!
on Jul 28, 2018
This is a great product, although expensive. Easy to take with you and the dogs love them.
Hard Bones in Food
on Sep 6, 2017
Beware. I was feeding my small dog the chicken flavor and I found it had hard and very sharp pieces of bone in it. Please check before feeding. All of the patties in my bag had hard and sharp bones.
My dog loves it!
on Apr 2, 2018
I feel like I'm giving her nutritionally good food and I use it with the Tylee's. She is a 13 y/o Flat Coat Retriever and seems to do very well on this combo
on Apr 28, 2018Top 100 Contributor
I love everything VE! I feed raw but always have freeze dried in the house as a back up or for treats.
Your dog will love it!
on Apr 8, 2017
We've given our cocker spaniel kibble and canned dog food. Found Vital Essentials on "Truth About Pet Food, 2017 List. So glad we gave it a try. Tater absolutely shows more excitement about this food than anything else (except maybe the bird he caught in back yard).