VITAL ESSENTIALS Chicken Dinner Patties Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food, 14-oz bag -

Vital Essentials Chicken Dinner Patties Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food, 14-oz bag

By Vital Essentials
Rated 4.5152 out of 5 stars

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About This Item


  • Limited-ingredient chicken 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 added fillers, coloring, preservatives and rendered by-products.
  • This all-natural, raw meat recipe is freeze-dried to preserve nutrition and freshness.
  • Suitable for any breed and all life stages.

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Nutritional Information

Feeding Instructions

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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

6 Customer Questions

How many patties are in a bag?
Answer by ChewyOct 13, 2017
All flavors of the Mini Patties have approximately 28 patties in each 1 pound bag.

What’s the calcium and phosphorus content of each patty?
Answer by ChewyMar 06, 2019
The calcium content is 1.78% and the phosphorus is 1.32%.

About how many patties should be fed to a 40lb dog?
Answer by ChewySep 08, 2019
For a complete list of feeding recommendations, click the “Feeding Instructions” tab, next to the “Nutritional Info” tab, just under the product photos.

how many ounces are 1 patty?
Answer by ChewyFeb 28, 2019
Each patty will weigh close to 0.57 ounces.

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Rated 4.5152 out of 5 stars
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Prolongevity on Mar 4, 2022

Variety for Long Life

I am blessed to have two small terriers who embrace a wide variety of recall-free brands and flavors, including this one. I serve a different one at each meal as we cycle through 20+ varieties every week. I believe that this helps reduce risk of nutrient deficiency or possible toxic overload from any one source.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Rose on Nov 6, 2021

Dogs love them

Our Rescue dogs at the shelter and my personal dogs love them!! Older dogs find them easy to chew. Good ingredients. Will buy again.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Fann on Jun 27, 2021

Not what I expected

I was super excited about this product, because my 10lbs miniature poodle is super picky. But instead of mini patties, I received only broken pieces and dust. See pics, and the bottom of bag is only dust. I’m disappointed, because with the patties it would be easy to portion his food. He likes it tho, and I love the ingredients. I’m just hoping I got a bad smashed batch, because I would order it again. Hoping the next purchase gonna be more patties and less dust..

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MissMia on Aug 11, 2021

Raw key review

Mia loves all the flavors of the raw diet. Her fur is so soft and shiny Spence she has been on this diet. She has more energy. I wish I had started her on this diet sooner!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Herkimer on Dec 4, 2020

Awesome for picky eater

I am amazed! It looks and feels awful BUT he loves it!. I am mixing it with regular (which he is not good at eating) and wow. He hasn't eaten like this in months! Have to be careful, so much energy and I am not used to it!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Mitch on Apr 19, 2020

Dog and Mom approved

Great stuff and dogs love all VE please make larger bags for big dogs and the price should be lower so that people can afford good nutrition for their dogs. Otherwise this would be a 5 star!! I hope the company reads these messages

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By CharLi on Aug 12, 2019

another hit at meal time

My baby loves this flavor like many of the other Vital Essentials lines. I’m giving it a 5 star rating not because she gobbles it up (since that’s an individual dog preference) but because I think they have gold quality foods and I can pronounce and trust all the ingredients. I like that nothing is sourced from China.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By rocky on Jun 10, 2019

yum in da yum

My dad bought this for me since I’m a very picky pup! I like freeze dried raw, I’ll eat it easily. If it was kibble I’d smell it and walk away. But when I smell this freeze dried goodie I eat it up. I don’t like it rehydrates. My dad breaks the patties into four pieces and I eat it up, it also makes is easy for my mommy when she has to feed me. She no longer has to add cheese to the food. So this is a bark worthy goodie and I’d suggest that you guys also tell your moms and dads to get it for you. I also like this in the duck and beef.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Relieved on Oct 29, 2019

It’s a hit

The cats love it above all dry food- and I’ve tried a lot of different brands

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By DirectorD on Oct 20, 2019

Just OK, No Great

My pup will eat these if nothing else available. He prefers Stella & Chewy to this.