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Vital Essentials Chicken Dinner Patties Grain-Free Limited Ingredient Freeze-Dried Cat Food, 8-oz bag

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Description

If your feline friend likes to walk on the wild side, try Vital Essentials Chicken Dinner Patties Grain-Free Limited Ingredient Freeze-Dried Cat Food. This all-natural raw food provides all the benefits of a raw diet in a convenient frozen form and tasty bite-sized nibs. It’s carefully crafted with a 48-hour slow freeze-drying process to lock in flavor and freshness, just like it would taste in the wild. Your cat will love the purr-fectly natural taste of pure, raw chicken. Plus, these limited ingredient nibs are free of added flavors, fillers, artificial ingredients and rendered by-products––only the best for your furbaby!

Key Benefits
  • Limited-ingredient cat food––great if you feed your feline friend a raw diet.
  • Made with high-quality ingredients, like USA-sourced chicken.
  • Free of added flavors, fillers, artificial ingredients and rendered by-products.
  • This all-natural, raw meat recipe is freeze-dried to preserve nutrition and freshness.
  • Grain-free and gluten-free.
Precautions

Wash hands thoroughly in hot, soapy water before and after handling raw pet food to prevent contamination. Wash all utensils, counters and feeding dishes with hot, soapy water after each use or contact with raw meat and poultry products.

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  • Item Number
    272418
  • Dimensions
    9.5 x 3.75 x 12 inches
  • Weight
    8 ounces
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Food Form
    Freeze-Dried
  • Special Diet
    Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet, Pea-Free, Raw, Natural
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Heart, Chicken Liver, Herring Oil, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex.

Caloric Content

4307 kcal/kg, 122 kcal/oz, 76 kcal/patty

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein53.0% min
Crude Fat20.0% min
Crude Fiber2.0% max
Moisture8.0% max
Feeding Instructions
Weight Serving Size (Per Patty)
1 1/2 - 2 lbs1/4
3 - 5 lbs1/2
6 - 7 lbs1
8 - 11 lbs 1 1/4
Up to 12 lbs 2

The above feeding guide is based on feeding 2% of body weight. Growing kittens and pregnant or nursing cats may require as much as 3 - 4% of body weight fed daily during early growth and high bio - performance requirement periods.

Preparation: Freeze - Dried Mini Patties can be fed as is or rehydrated with warm water. After adding water, let sit for a few minutes and then serve.

To maximize freshness, do not break original seal until ready to use. Remove as much air as possible when closing zipper and store in cool, dark place. Best if fed within 30 days of opening.

Transition Instructions

Switch to a purely raw diet slowly. Some pets may take to raw immediately, while others may take longer because they are hooked on the added flavorings in traditional pet food. 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.

About Vital Essentials Cat Food

Vital Cat Freeze-Dried Food

Give your cat a healthy boost of raw nutrition with Vital Cat freeze-dried cat food. Vital Cat Dinner Patties and Mini Nibs come in Duck, Chicken, Pork, Turkey and Rabbit flavors.

Raw Nutrition Boost

Felines naturally thrive on a raw diet, which promotes vitality and supports health and wellness in all breeds and life stages. Raw cat food makes essential nutrients easier to absorb, and it can soothe a sensitive stomach and even lessen the amount of waste your cat produces. A raw diet can also help your furry friend maintain an ideal weight, strong bones and firm muscle tone.

Limited Ingredient, Raw and Made in the USA

Vital Cat raw cat 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 cat’s instinctive cravings

100% Made in the USA

Raw cat 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.

Grain Free & Gluten Free

Vital Cat is certified gluten free, with no fillers like wheat, corn or soy, and no grains, rendered by-products or artificial ingredients.

Freeze-Dried Raw

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

Pure Protein: Raw Cat Food

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

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: 3.9 of 5 stars 79 Reviews 79 Reviews 3.9 out of 5 Stars

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Bone heavy

    By Nana on Oct 13, 2021

    The chicken Patties are the least favorite flavor for my cats out of all of VE’s protein choices. It (amongst other proteins) all contains small sharp bones so do be careful when crumbling they apart.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Foster and resident approved

    By Lissla on Oct 24, 2021 top250Contributor

    My foster kittens love this stuff as well as one of my newer resident kittens. One patty does the trick for those hungry, growing kitties

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    new formula- does it still include bone?!

    By HannahandHerCats on May 13, 2021

    Very disappointed in VE for changing their formula, and disappointed with Chewy as well for not updating the information on their site. This brand has been my go-to for almost a year, if not more. VE changed their formula with no explanation to their customers, and now the packaging no longer states whether it includes ground bone. I made another small purchase for now because I am having a hard time finding anything comparable to the original VE formula in freeze-dried form, but once I do I will likely no longer purchase VE. It’s a shame, I was recommending them to everyone I know and now I don’t feel confident doing so or even feeding VE to my cats with the synthetic mineral complexes added Very disappointed in VE for changing their formula, and disappointed with Chewy as well for not updating the information on their site. This brand has been my go-to for almost a year, if not more. VE changed their formula with no explanation to their customers, and now the packaging no longer states whether it includes ground bone. I made another small purchase for now because I am having a hard time finding anything comparable to the original VE formula in freeze-dried form, but once I do I will likely no longer purchase VE. It’s a shame, I was recommending them to everyone I know and now I don’t feel confident doing so or even feeding VE to my cats with the synthetic mineral complexes added. I can only assume their meat is no longer high quality and they had to change to something of lesser quality, meaning they now have to add the mineral complexes. Tip: if you want to see the updated ingredient information, click on the picture of the back of the package and enlarge it. THAT is what you are now getting, NOT the ingredients Chewy states, at least until they update their site. I was previously very confident in Chewy and Vital Essentials. Sigh... I guess all good things come to an end. … more

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    beware of the "new" formula

    By Santosha on Apr 24, 2021

    first - vital essentials changed the formula from something that my cat loved to something filled with synthetic vitamins and other fillers - ie cheaper and lower quality ingredients for the same outrageous high price. i do not mind paying for quality, but i won't pay for junk - so i'm off to find another alternative {chewy doesn't have anything comparable, so i'll look elsewhere}. second - after contacting chewy twice {verbally and in writing} about the ingredient listing not being updated, i see it still isn't, so i'm writing my review. cats oftentimes have sensitive tummies and a change in ingredients can make a huge difference in their digestion and elimination.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Now They Fail the Sniff Test

    By MomOfAmber on May 3, 2021

    My picky former outdoor cat Amber loved the older Chicken Entree round patties. I thought I was buying the same thing, but ended up with a bag of the new formula Chicken Dinner Patties, now without the goat milk and with some mineral chelates. She barely sniffed at the new patties. I called Vital Essentials on Friday, and left a message, as no one answers the phone. 24 hrs and I haven’t received a call back. Now Amber is getting kibble for lunch until I can find something better that she’ll eat.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Happy about this purchase

    By catlover on Jul 1, 2021

    My cats like this food. They are picky eaters, hard to find something they both like. Pricey but I will keep buying it as long as they like it.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    My cat didn't like this

    By HelloWorld on Aug 11, 2021

    Opened the bag and my cat just smelled it, then walked away. Even didn't want to try it.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Why did the formula change

    By Nancy on May 27, 2021

    They changed the formula and didn't tell anyone. I think that is sneaky. If I had known they removed the bone, chicken egg and goat's milk, I would not have purchased it. How do I know this formula is better for my cat's health or the company's bottom-line?

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Beware of new formula

    By Kayla on Apr 27, 2021

    If you have used this product in the past, make note that the formula has changed. Your pet needs to be transitioned to the new formula. It is not just a “new look” but new ingredients. I had to contact Vital Essentials to find out because the information is not upfront. My cat did not react well to it, and I had to switch to something different.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Awful new formula

    By Rebecca on Apr 13, 2021

    Look closely friends. The package and the bags look very similar. But they have revamped the ingredients. There is less protein now and no longer any goats milk. The patties are how square instead of round. The name has changed from Chicken Entree to Chicken Dinner. My cats used tobe so enthusiastic about these. No longer! Will be looking for a new brand. Very annoyed.

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