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Vital Essentials Beef Patties Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food, 30-oz bag

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Description

Give your dog a taste of the wild with Vital Essentials Beef Patties Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food. This dog food is made from pure, raw beef, providing all of the benefits of a raw diet in a convenient patty. Each delicious patty is made with a 48-hour slow freeze-drying method to lock in the great natural flavor and paw-some freshness. You can serve it as-is, or re-hydrate with some warm water––either way, your dog will love the meaty taste! Plus, this all-natural food is free of added hormones, antibiotics, fillers, flavoring and rendered by-products––only the best for your furbaby!

Key Benefits
  • 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.
  • 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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  • Item Number
    272407
  • Dimensions
    11.125 x 5 x 16.75 inches
  • Weight
    1.875 pounds
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Freeze-Dried
  • Special Diet
    Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet, Raw, Pea-Free, Natural
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Beef, Beef Lung, Beef Liver, Beef Heart, Beef Fat, Beef Kidney, Beef Stomach, Herring Oil, D-Alpha Tocopherol (Source Of Vitamin E).

Caloric Content

4,807 kcal/kg, 340 kcal/patty

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein36.0% min
Crude Fat30.0% min
Crude Fiber8.0% max
Moisture8.0% max
Feeding Instructions
WeightDaily Feeding (patty)
6 lbs1/4
12 lbs1/2
25 lbs1
50 lbs2

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.

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.

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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Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars 33 Reviews 33 Reviews 4.6 out of 5 Stars

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Huge change in this product

    By qtpie on Aug 6, 2021

    I have purchased these patties in the past and like their products for my dogs. I am very concerned about the significant drop in protein (from 52% to 36%) and increase in fat (from 26% to 30%) with the beef patties. I’m not at all happy with this change, and contacted the company. They were not at all helpful. This food is expensive and I consider a big drop in protein and increase in fat a drop in quality. I was not aware of this change when I recently purchased this food as the website had not been updated to reflect the change. It has now been updated. I’m very disappointed this company has chosen to use cheaper ingredients to make this product. Chewy’s customer service is fantastic and I have purchased these patties in the past and like their products for my dogs. I am very concerned about the significant drop in protein (from 52% to 36%) and increase in fat (from 26% to 30%) with the beef patties. I’m not at all happy with this change, and contacted the company. They were not at all helpful. This food is expensive and I consider a big drop in protein and increase in fat a drop in quality. I was not aware of this change when I recently purchased this food as the website had not been updated to reflect the change. It has now been updated. I’m very disappointed this company has chosen to use cheaper ingredients to make this product. Chewy’s customer service is fantastic and I was able to purchase the mini beef patties. Those are still 48% protein. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My dog loves them

    By Thinner on Feb 15, 2021

    This was a referral from my daughter and has worked out well. So much easier than actual raw products and my dog loves it. Pricey though.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Dog love them

    By JoyC on Oct 7, 2020

    My dog's love them. Only reason it isn't 5 stars. If you feed dry, some dogs will try to just take the whole thing down and choke. So wet or brake into smaller pieces.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Not happy with this brand

    By deamo on Jul 16, 2020

    I was looking for something softer after hydrating. These are hard as a rock. I have soaked them in water overnight also. Do you know that cardboard that is used for packaging? That is what these are like. Not for us. Still searching.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Huge beef patties

    By Calliesmom on Feb 7, 2020

    I made a mistake when ordering these for my 17 pound dog. They are huge and have to be broken to try and get right amount for her. This was my mistake, not the product. Will order same product, but in the smaller patties next time.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent travel option for raw feeders!

    By Cora on May 13, 2019

    We raw feed, which means when we travel or go backpacking for extended time, a cooler isn’t an option. This freeze dried raw is one of 3 brands we LOVE and mix/rotate for extended trips. It’s actually balanced (contains bone and proper organ percentages) and the dogs love it. It’s harder to break apart than the other brands we use, as the patties are larger and a bit stiffer/denser, but since we prep and pack all meals before our trip, this isn’t an issue on the road. The price has gone up since we first started buying, which is a downside, but the quality is great, so we’ll keep using it!!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy and economical way to fed raw

    By piper on Mar 18, 2019 top1000Contributor

    I love this brand and so does my Yorkie. I put her on a raw diet to help with her dental health and pickiness. I do not have time to prepare my own raw food nor do I feel comfortable making sure she would be getting the nutrition she needs. Vital Essentials is the answer. Top quality ingredients, easy prep, great price point, and dog LOVES it! This size bag is very economical for us since she is a toy breed dog. The calorie content is also higher per ounce than the beef mini patties and the blend includes tripe, which is great. These patties are HUGE and generously sized. I just cut them into thirds and then crumble and rehydrate. I will never put her back on kibble. I only wish they made these I love this brand and so does my Yorkie. I put her on a raw diet to help with her dental health and pickiness. I do not have time to prepare my own raw food nor do I feel comfortable making sure she would be getting the nutrition she needs. Vital Essentials is the answer. Top quality ingredients, easy prep, great price point, and dog LOVES it! This size bag is very economical for us since she is a toy breed dog. The calorie content is also higher per ounce than the beef mini patties and the blend includes tripe, which is great. These patties are HUGE and generously sized. I just cut them into thirds and then crumble and rehydrate. I will never put her back on kibble. I only wish they made these big patties with the other proteins. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Dogs love Vital Essentials

    By dogmom on Mar 2, 2019

    Wholesome and yummy. All three of my dogs enjoy this product.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    By Melissa on Nov 19, 2018

    I normally feed my dog raw. I had my dog sitter feed her this while I was on vacation. She did great on this.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My dog loves it

    By Kelly on Nov 24, 2018

    Our dog loves this food. It has no grain and stuff that she does not need.

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