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

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Description

Dogs and cats know what they want. They want real meat for dinner. Give your loved one a taste of real meat with Vital Essentials Beef Toppers for dogs & cats. No grains, no gluten, no fillers - just real, fresh meat. Locally sourced from America’s heartland, with a perfect blend of fresh, wholesome beef, bone and organ meats. Offer as a top dress on kibble or canned or as an appetite stimulant for picky eaters, a protein boost, or simply to get the benefits of a living raw food into your pets everyday diet. Anyway you serve it, you can’t go wrong; the benefits are visible within weeks - Long live pets!

Key Benefits
  • Grain free and gluten free freeze-dried beef meal topper ideal for cats & dogs of all life stages.
  • Complete and balanced entree can be fed as a topper, supplement or a full 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.

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  • Item Number
    68652
  • Brand

    Vital Essentials

  • Breed Size

    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds

  • Food Form

    Freeze-Dried, Food Topping

  • Lifestage

    Adult

  • Made in

    United States

  • Special Diet

    Grain-Free, Gluten Free

Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Beef, Beef Tripe, Beef Lung, Ground Beef Bone, Beef Liver, Beef Heart, Beef Kidney, Beef Blood, Beef Fat, Herring Oil (Natural Source of Vitamin D), Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Antioxidant) D-Alpha Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E).

Caloric Content

184 kcal/oz

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 42.0% min
Crude Fat 32.0% min
Crude Fiber 1.9% max
Moisture 7.5% max
Feeding Instructions

Add as a topper, supplement with your current food or feed as a complete meal. Can be fed as is or rehydrated with warm water. After adding water let sit for a few minutes and then serve. Supplemental Feeding: 1 - 3 scoops per meal Complete Meal Feeding: tightly pack each scoop, scoop is included inside bag

  • 3 Ib pet . . . . . . . 1 scoop
  • 6 Ib pet . . . . . . . 2 scoops
  • 12 Ib pet . . . . . . 4 scoops
  • 24 Ib pet . . . . . . 8 scoops

Feed up to double the amount for puppies and pregnant or nursing dogs. Individual requirements may vary.

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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  • Absolute winner!

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    I have a VERY picky standard poodle. He is my service dog and is with me everywhere so it's important that he look his best and be in good body condition. No matter how high quality the kibble (and we get him the best)he'll pick at it or sometimes just ignore it until he vomits bile from having an empty stomach for too long unless there's a little something special on it. Everything that goes in him has to be top quality with the highest possible nutrition value. This product definitely fits that description being freeze dried raw with meat, bone and multiple organs including the important secreting organs, ground into a sprinkleable topper. 1/2 Tbs on his kibble and he eats his whole bowl without I have a VERY picky standard poodle. He is my service dog and is with me everywhere so it's important that he look his best and be in good body condition. No matter how high quality the kibble (and we get him the best)he'll pick at it or sometimes just ignore it until he vomits bile from having an empty stomach for too long unless there's a little something special on it. Everything that goes in him has to be top quality with the highest possible nutrition value. This product definitely fits that description being freeze dried raw with meat, bone and multiple organs including the important secreting organs, ground into a sprinkleable topper. 1/2 Tbs on his kibble and he eats his whole bowl without complaint. This will continue to be on our purchase list … more

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  • Convenient topper

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    I have two Maine Coon 18 month olds who are a tad finicky. The cats are back and forth on this topper. Some days they like it on their canned food, other days not. Sometimes mixed with water or broth, other times dry. I will continue to offer it and observe, not sure yet.

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  • Great for my dog, not so good for the cats

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    My little Shorkie used to suffer through his grain-free kibble begrudgingly. Not anymore. A little of this sprinkled on top and he gobbles up his breakfast every time. As for the cats however, they threw back up every time. I stopped giving it to them.

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  • My cats are very picky

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    They didn't seem to like the taste, they liked the smell but after they ate some they turned away from it.

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  • Love it, get way more for your buck over their competitors.

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    This is a great add on to my kids dry kibble and home cooked mix. They love it. Mix this warm water and I add nupro silver too makes a great alternative to wet food. Way more nutrients as well. They love it and it's great for them at a good price considering other brands and quality. Yes there is an issue with scoops. Ive never gotten one but 1/2 Tablespoon equals their scoop (you're welcome scoop=.2 oz. And 1/2 Tablespoon=.25oz). Water adding is easy to just add warm water to cover what's in the bowl can add more depending on what consistency you're going for. I usually do half the amount of water to raw dehydrated. Example 2 tablespoons the food 1 tablespoon water. This is worth the price This is a great add on to my kids dry kibble and home cooked mix. They love it. Mix this warm water and I add nupro silver too makes a great alternative to wet food. Way more nutrients as well. They love it and it's great for them at a good price considering other brands and quality. Yes there is an issue with scoops. Ive never gotten one but 1/2 Tablespoon equals their scoop (you're welcome scoop=.2 oz. And 1/2 Tablespoon=.25oz). Water adding is easy to just add warm water to cover what's in the bowl can add more depending on what consistency you're going for. I usually do half the amount of water to raw dehydrated. Example 2 tablespoons the food 1 tablespoon water. This is worth the price for a happy healthy pup. You get what you pay for. … more

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  • Furbabies like it!

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    My two furbabies(havanese/havanese poodle) love this. I mix it with their dry food and finish it all up in a minute. Highly recommended!

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  • My Picky Eater Dog Loves It

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    My dog showed no interest in a premium dog food we purchased from Chewy, but when I add a pinch of Vital Essentials beef free-dried dog food topper to it, he eats it down immediately. Hopefully, he continues to love it.

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  • Same formula as TruDog BOOST ME

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    I just realized that this is the same formula as TruDog's beef BOOST ME and beef FEED ME. Please get this back in stock, I would definitely purchase!

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  • Well, I don't know about this....

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    Strike one---there was NO SCOOP in the bag. Yes, I poured it all out LOOKING for it too. Strike two---there wasn't any specific directions on the bag for first timers--just to add some warm water. Adding water didn't really fluff it up, it just made a nasty smelling gravy. Without a scoop, I have no idea what the water, food ratio should be. Strike three---well, I was shocked at the amount of money I paid for that little bag. Chewy is great, but I don't think I'll spend my money on this again. I was pretty disappointed.

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  • Picky eater loves it

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    I put just a little sprinkle of this stuff on my dog’s dry food (that he refuses to eat plain) and then he’ll gobble up the whole bowl!! No digestive issues or anything. Love it and just ordered 2 more bags!

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