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

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About This Item

  • 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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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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Top IngredientsBeef, beef heart, beef liver...Beef, Beef Liver, Beef Kidney...Beef, Beef Heart, Beef Liver...Beef, Beef Liver, Beef Kidney...Lamb, Lamb Spleen, Lamb Liver...
Special DietGluten Free, Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet...Limited Ingredient Diet, Grain-Free, Gluten Free...Grain-Free, Gluten Free, Raw, Pea-Free, PremiumGrain-Free, High-Protein, No Corn No Wheat No Soy...Limited Ingredient Diet, Grain-Free, Gluten Free...
Breed SizeSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsAll BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
Food FlavorBeef, MeatBeef, MeatBeef, MeatBeef, MeatLamb, Meat
Health FeatureSkin & Coat Health, Immune SupportDigestive Health, Appetite Stimulation, Vitamins & MineralsDigestive Health, Appetite Stimulation, Skin & Coat HealthDigestive Health, Appetite Stimulation, Vitamins & Minerals

Questions & Answers

5 Customer Questions


Is it 1/2 patty at each meal or total for the whole day?
Answer by ChewyDec 09, 2017
The feeding guideline amount is based on the weight of the pet. Dogs that weigh 6 pounds, will consume 1/4 patty daily, 12 pounds will consume 1/2 patty daily, 25 pounds consumes 1 patty daily, and 50 pounds consume 2 patties daily.

What is the calcium source and how much calcium is in each serving?
Answer by ChewyApr 13, 2022
Vital Essentials entrees are formulated to duplicate the vital and essential nutrients common to all prey species. They use whole animals in making their foods, which contain meat, organs and bone. You will find ground bone in the food that may vary in size, but is consumable by your pet. This recipe contains approximately 1.15% calcium on an as-fed basis (approximately 1.77% calcium on a dry matter basis).

Is this good food for a senior dog?
Answer by ChewyJan 30, 2020
This food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

I know it states no hormones or antibiotics added, but are the animals grown without both?
Answer by ChewyDec 21, 2017
All Vital Essentials products are made from hormone and antibiotic free sources.


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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Ruby on Jul 19, 2022

almost always a hit for my dogs

We have tried small kibble and large kibble, each time having to cut them up and hydrate them a bit. This was bought on a whim and found the patties to be easier to break into smaller pieces with our fingers and hydration is faster. The dogs like it except when they are just not very hungry. The smell is like beef which is enticing as well.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kimberly on Mar 30, 2022

Great Food!

Coats are better than ever.. stools are formed.forked.. very impressed!


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By qtpie on Aug 6, 2021

Huge change in this product

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.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Thinner on Feb 15, 2021

My dog loves them

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.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By JoyC on Oct 7, 2020

Dog love them

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.


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Deamo on Jul 16, 2020

Not happy with this brand

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.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Calliesmom on Feb 7, 2020

Huge beef patties

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.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Cora on May 13, 2019

excellent travel option for raw feeders!

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!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By piper on Mar 18, 2019

Easy and economical way to fed raw

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.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dogmom on Mar 2, 2019

Dogs love Vital Essentials

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