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Vital Essentials Beef Freeze-Dried Raw Grain-Free Dog & Cat Food Topper, 6-oz bag

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  • Sourced with 100% USA beef meat, organs and bones and made with a freeze-drying process that is low and slow to retain the original nutrients.
  • Top your pet’s food with this topper to help ensure she is getting the protein needed for strong bones.
  • Provides complete and balanced nutrition and may be served as a meal, supplement or a meal mixer.
  • Made without added high sugar flavor additions, fillers or rendered by-products.
  • Freeze-dried raw food is easy for dogs and cats to digest, which makes it easier for them to retain key nutrients, ultimately creating less waste. You may notice fewer eliminations or stools that are firmer, near odorless and/or smaller in size.

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About Vital Essentials Food Toppers

Vital Essentials Toppers

Reward your best friend with pure, raw meat. Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Toppers are loaded with the essential nutrition dogs and cats instinctively crave. These meal enhancers will provide an added boost of healthy protein and perk your pup or kitty up at meal time.

Nutrition Boost: Raw Toppers

These 100% protein food toppers for cats and dogs come in tasty Chicken, Beef and Turkey flavors. They can be used as a nutrition-boosting supplement to your pet’s current food, a delicious mix-in to tempt even picky eaters, or as a gravy pour over when mixed with water. Serve them any way your furry friend prefers!

Limited Ingredient, Raw and Made in the USA

Vital Essentials toppers are minimally processed, crafted from limited ingredients, and made and packaged in the USA. They contain no fillers, grain or artificial ingredients, just a wholesome meat-based recipe that’s nutritious and meets a dog’s instinctive cravings.

100% Made In The USA

Food toppers made with custom-sourced meats. Made and packaged in America’s heartland, for safety and integrity you can count on.

Limited Ingredient

Made using the fewest, most essential raw ingredients to provide high-quality nutrition and enticing taste. Great for picky eaters, too!

Grain Free & Gluten Free

Certified gluten free, grain free toppers with no fillers like wheat, corn or soy, and no rendered by-products or artificial ingredients.

Freeze-Dried Raw

Freeze-dried using a unique 48-hour process to preserve essential nutrients and lock in the real meat flavor pets love.

Pure Protein: Mix-Ins

Real meat is the #1 ingredient! Meat contains antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals—the building blocks for a healthy, vital life. Meat is also a great source of taurine and amino acids, which help keep eyes and heart muscles healthy. It also supplies protein, which promotes energy and a feeling of fullness. Your pet will never be bored at mealtime when these mix-ins are on the menu.

About Vital Essentials

Vital Essentials believes that every pet deserves access to the finest quality food and treats, so they strive to produce the most healthy, delicious, innovative and biologically appropriate pet food available. Vital Essentials foods are made right here in the USA, using real, ethically sourced, humanely harvested meat and only the finest ingredients. Your best friend deserves nothing less.

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Questions & Answers

8 Customer Questions

does this come with a scoop??
Answer by ChewyDec 22, 2019
A scoop is not included.

How many scoops of this are in a bag?
Answer by ChewyNov 20, 2017
If scooped perfectly, with each scoop weighing 0.2 ounces this 6 ounce bag contains a total of 30 scoops.

Does this contain natural taurine?
Answer by ChewyMay 16, 2021
This Food Topper does not contain synthetically added taurine. Taurine is found naturally within meat, with the level varying depending on the type of meat.

This one topper can be used for both cars and dogs?
Answer by ChewyJun 22, 2019
This grain free and gluten free freeze-dried beef meal topper is ideal for cats & dogs of all life stages.

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Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By casey on Nov 23, 2022

Cats like it but there are small pieces of bone

My cats seem to enjoy the taste of this. I use it as a meal topper to add some flavor and extra nutrients to their meals. I have to be careful when sprinkling it on top because there's small bits of hard bone mixed in. My cats have thrown up these pieces so it takes a little time to sift out the bone bits so they don't get into their food bowls.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By WyomingCat on Dec 30, 2022

Dogs love it cats indifferent

My dogs just love this kibble topper, they havent had any post digestive problems eating it. My four cats, no surprise, are not impressed, they have eaten it, no digestive problems with them either.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dogma on Dec 18, 2022

My dog and cat love, love, love this topper

My sister recommended this topper for my picky dog Kira. I was skeptical but went ahead and ordered VitalEssentials, what can I say Kira and my cat Duncan love this topper, plus it's good for them.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Betsy on Jan 10, 2023

Freeze Dried Crumbles

This food is very fine and crumbly. I tried putting on dry food, however it just fell through and just made a mess. Probably better on wet food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Rachel on Oct 11, 2022

Best topper on the market!

I have been buying these for years and all my dogs and cats love it. My vet recommended it to me and all my pets love eating it on top of their meals. Incredible high quality ingredients to boost the nutrition in their meals and I highly recommend it to everyone. Vital Essentials has the best products!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Violet on Jul 16, 2022

great stuff for both my dog and cat

My pets absolutely love this. I add just a little spoonful to their wet food once a day for flavoring and some extra benefits. If I don’t add it my dog will give me a look like “you forgot the tasty stuff” lol. The bag has lasted me quite a while too. I definitely recommend this. Since it is a fine powder it would also be easy to add to dry food at well. I like the ease of use and this is a great way to add some of the raw benefits to your pets diet with less risks. You do want to be aware of the potential contamination though since this is a raw product, and make sure you clean their dishes after meals.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Mons8710 on Dec 6, 2022

Yummy to their tummy.

I have tried a couple other toppers and this has helped. They love mixed in their food.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By HoboNJazzNPNut on Aug 3, 2022

OK at sale price but...

I bought this on sale and hoped it'd be a good beef option to supplement their wet food. They'll eat it alright as long as it's mixed with wet food, but want nothing to do with it by itself, rehydrated...? Was hoping for a beef option FD like S&C's duck that I can use alone or with other foods.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Francine on Jun 28, 2022

the solution for my picky 17y.o. cat

As the title suggests, I no longer have trouble finding something for my senior cat to eat. Better still, I know he’s getting a balanced diet. Triple bonus: my other cat has a sensitive tummy plus can’t eat chicken either, and these toppers are all ONE meat! Not a mixture of 2+, which has been the case with a few other limited ingredient pet food products I’ve looked at. I’d give 6 stars if I could because their energy has perked up, and they stay full longer. There is noticeably less between meal begging for snacks!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By puffling on Jul 20, 2022

Just as described

I am happy when a product and picture match what I actually receive! Of course my pets loved this but I am just happier this beef was just as pictured on the site (just like crumbled bacon bits).