VITAL ESSENTIALS Beef Mini Nibs Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food, 1-lb bag -

Vital Essentials Beef Mini Nibs Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food, 1-lb bag

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  • 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.
  • Sourced, made and packed in the USA.

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About Vital Essentials Dog Food

Vital Essentials Dog Food

Feed your dog’s natural cravings with Vital Essentials, made with real meat, vital organs and bone. This freeze-dried dog food provides a boost of raw nutrition for all life stages. Get your best friend’s tail wagging at dinner time with a meal he’ll simply love.

Raw Nutrition Boost

Vital Essentials limited ingredient dog food can make essential nutrients easier to absorb, soothe a sensitive stomach and even help create less dog waste. A raw diet can also help your pup maintain an ideal weight, strong bones and firm muscle tone. Canines naturally thrive on a raw diet, which promotes vitality and supports health and wellness in all breeds and life stages.

Limited Ingredient, Raw and Made in the USA

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

100% USA Made

Raw dog food 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 ingredients to provide high-quality nutrition, enticing taste and optimal digestibility.

Freeze-Dried Raw

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

Grain Free & Gluten Free

Vital Essentials is certified gluten free and grain free, with no wheat, corn or soy, and no added flavorings or artificial ingredients.

Pure Protein: Raw Dog Food

Real meat is the #1 ingredient, for healthy protein that gives dogs energy and keeps them feeling full. Meat contains antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals—the building blocks for a healthy, vital life. Meat is also a great source of taurine and amino acids which help keep the eyes and heart muscles healthy. Get your dog eager and excited at mealtime with Vital Essentials.

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

35 Customer Questions

How long will this 1 lb bag last to feed my 95 lb German Shepherd? how many cups is a serving?
Answer by ChewyMay 01, 2019
The longevity of the bag depends on the daily feed recommended based on your dog's weight. Premium brand dog foods are made with real ingredients that allow your dog to absorb nutrients efficiently. This helps the food last longer and prevents your dog from overfeeding. There are approximately 3-4 cups depending on volume.

How big are are one of the nibs?
Answer by ChewyFeb 26, 2019
The mini nibs are approximately the size of a blueberry.

Is rosemary included in the mixed tocepherals?
Answer by ChewyOct 09, 2017
Rosemary is not included, at all in the mixed tocopherols.

How many OZ in mini nib bag I have 5 dogs under 12 lbs
Answer by ChewyAug 13, 2019
There is approximately 15.9 ounces in the 1 pound bag.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Ashley on Feb 3, 2023

Small and tasty

My dogs really liked this. The pieces are very small which is nice because you do not have to break them apart in their food. I like to use them as treats too because they are the perfect size and my pups go crazy for them. I thought I would try a new brand and I am glad I did. I like having an alternative to Primal and Stella raw to mix with their hard food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By KarM on Nov 25, 2022

Dog loves them

Bought it as training treats for my puppy, but they are a little too hard for her to chew. I now rehydrate the nibs in fridge overnight and mix them into my puppys kibbles and she eats happily. Its great that I can now diversify her diet without having to cook organ meats myself. I also like it that compare to other nibs, the beef variety has higher fat content because I think it helps to keep puppy fur shiny and soft.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sarah on Oct 29, 2022

Puppy LOVES These

My 15 week old GSD puppy LOVES these! I use them as training treats because they are a great size, great ingredients, and easy for him to eat. My only problem is sometimes he literally inhales them trying to eat too quickly. So, keep an eye on your pup if using them as treats! But they are definitely a big hit. They also have not messed up his stomach either.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jojo on Dec 4, 2022

My pets say THANK YOU!

I think I need to get a case of this food because my 5 dogs were begging for more, even my cats loved the nibs! First time I’m seeing my pets go berserk for a food. PLEASE keep this in stock! THANK You!

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

Huge hit in our family!

I have extremely picky dogs and puppies and Vital Essentials is all they will eat. The ingredients are high quality, freeze dried and packed with nutrients. My vet noticed they are looking great after eating Vital Essentials. Highly recommend everyone to add these to your dog's diet. They also work as training treats. I have been buying these for years and will continue to do so. Definitely our favorite brand hands down!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By penny13 on Sep 27, 2022

Great Ingredients!

My Morgan has sensitivities to grain, chicken, and fruits and vegetables, and it is so hard to find anything these days without fruits and vegetables. I have been using this as a topper for his single ingredient wet food, PetKind Tripett New Zealand Green Lamb Tripe. And he is having no issues. I love that it has so many organ meats! Plus he loves it, and it fits in his treat ball! Will be adding this to my auto ship, when I figure out how often to order.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By BonBon on Jan 2, 2023

Dogs love it

My three doodles really like it. I use this is a pinch as a meal mixer to spice up their dish.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Margar on Dec 4, 2022

Vital Essentials

This stuff is no better than the other dry dog food that made him excessively thirsty! I will never buy V.E. again.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Skypanther on Jul 17, 2022

Beagle Approved

My 1 yr old Beagle Loves this food. My Beagle runs 4-6 miles daily, she is a very high energy dog. She eats 3 times per day. I feed her this food straight in the mornings and I mix it in her afternoon meal. I also use it for training 2-3 hours per day. My pup is not treat motivated but this is a high valued food for her. I had no idea that Chewy carried this, I have been purchasing it locally 40% higher priced. I am very happy to start purchasing the whole line here. She approves of all the flavors. I approve of the high quality healthy ingredients. This also helps her to stay lean and develop her muscles. Their cat line is also very good, according to my cat.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By hathaprado on Jul 17, 2022

Best freeze dried raw

I was giving my dog another freeze dried raw food with a softer crumbly texture and a long list of ingredients. She has allergies and I noticed she was itchier and her skin and coat drier on it. It also caused her to cough, apparently getting stuck in her throat when I broke it up for her (she’s small and I was using it as a reward). So I looked for another option. Vital Essentials is more compact, has a harder crunchy texture that she actually seems to enjoy, and has a simple list of ingredients, mostly meat. She has to chew it, so it isn’t getting stuck in her throat. Given as half her diet, she is also digesting it well. So far so good.