Vital Essentials Beef Nibs Entree Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food

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  • Limited-ingredient, single source protein dog food––great if you feed your dog a raw diet.
  • Made with high-quality ingredients sourced from the USA.
  • Grain-free, gluten-free and free of preservatives, fillers, coloring and rendered by-products.
  • This all-natural, raw meat recipe is frozen to preserve nutrition and freshness.
  • Simply serve as-is, or re-hydrate with warm water first.

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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

7 Customer Questions

What is the difference between the Nibs and the Nibblets?
Answer by ChewyFeb 07, 2018
The Mini Nibs are just a smaller sized version of the Nibblets food.

How many cups equal one of your raw beef patties?
Answer by ChewyNov 14, 2017
Each patty is equivalent to 1.5 cups of nibblets.

feeding guidelines for a 15 lb Shihtzu
Answer by ChewyJul 03, 2022
For the feeding information you may select the "Feeding Instructions" tab on the product page.

Is it safe to handle the food as a training treat? Washing hands during training not always an option until finished with training. I thinking the HPP process and freeze drying it makes it as safe for handling any dry food?
Answer by ChewyDec 02, 2019
It is recommended to wash hands, utensils, counters, food dishes and related areas thoroughly with hot, soapy water after each feeding.

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Rated 4.6116 out of 5 stars
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120 Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Doggy on Jun 15, 2023

My dog approves!

I buy the freeze died beef nuggets to use as treats. When hiking my dog off leash, he always comes back for his treats. The amount he has while hiking is part of his daily food intake. Very nice and nutritious product. Would use it more, but it is pricy, which is the reason for only 4 stars.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MAB on Jun 17, 2023


I provide these to my dog for a little extra treat when he eats his meals. He loves them and believe it or not. I think it helps a lot with his bowel movements. He doesn’t poop as much and they are better “quality”. You dog owners will know exactly what I mean!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By GLORIA on Sep 12, 2023

Our dog loves this

Our dog has been on this for several years and we feel it is beneficial to her health

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Cat on May 25, 2023

Freeze dried dog food

What's not to say about vital essentials freeze dried dog kibble. My girl loves it. A little pricey, but for her size it's a topper for her regular food. Great nutrition . The limited ingredients are what attracted me to the product, and it's raw and freeze dried. A home run!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Andy on Jun 18, 2023

Our dogs love these for snacks. They're a bit tough to break in half for portion control lol!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Radical on Feb 19, 2023

Dog's favorite

I have been purchasing this food for the past 3 years. I give it to my dog as is or sometimes mix with other dry foods. Everything I try something cheaper, I come right back to this healthy alternative. It's healthy and highly recommended.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Skypanther on Aug 27, 2022
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Beagle Approved!

My 12 month old Beagle, Gracie Mae loves this dog food. I use it for a training treat, a fast meal. I have tried several flavors and she loves all of them. It comes in two sizes, mini bits or regular. The mini would be best for high value treats or small dogs. My beagle weighs 32 pounds, she prefers the larger size. I purchase both sizes mini for training or regular for a fast meal on the go. There is no bad ingredients all meat and organs. It is a little pricey, well worth the money. It is considered raw food diet.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Karen on Jan 21, 2023


My dog is very picky with treats, and he loves this!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dolores on Oct 26, 2022

Dogs really Love it

My daughter & son-in-law's dogs go crazy over this food that's added to their dry food

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LadyLuck on Jul 18, 2022

Great for training treats

These nibblets are the perfect size for a special treat or to use as a training aid. My dogs LOVE them! They aren't messy and are easy to travel with if I'm on the go with my pups.