Never feel guilty about rewarding your cat with a Vital Essentials Chicken Hearts Freeze-Dried Cat Treats. Made with a fresh, single-source USDA animal protein, these treats are packed with nutrients—and it all comes from the 48-hour freeze drying process, which slowly locks in the natural ingredients without ever cooking the meat. That means tasty health benefits for your kitty, with the essential nutrition that they instinctively crave. They’re totally free from grain and gluten, supporting the naturally carnivorous diet of cats. It’s the purr-fect way to reward your feline with healthy and nutritious treats!
Made from a single protein that is USA sourced, made and packaged. Grain, gluten and guilt free!
Look I mean these are for cats and cats won’t just eat anything. My kitty doesn’t like these or the Minos, I probably won’t try this brand again just because I don’t want to keep buying things he won’t eat. And I mean he won’t even go near them. I tried cutting them up in small pieces too, nope. I say try them and if they don’t like then move on to another treat to try.
Kitties confused how to eat!
on May 20, 2021top50Contributor
Not sure how to serve these! All different sizes. Some huge hearts - others small pieces.
I tried breaking up with fingers - but it’s very greasy and stringy! Some too tough or hard to break up.
One reviewer said they cut it up in pieces. Wow - I tried that but some too hard or crumbly/flakey to cut.
As for the KITTIES input - they liked the few pieces they could easily chew - but wanted nothing to do with the harder pieces, and didn’t know what to do with the stringy pieces.
It looks healthy - and I believe it is - but too much bother to mess with!
No fans here
on Jul 11, 2021
These are about the size of 2 quarters side by side, 4 hearts per .8oz bag. Cats were not fans at all even after i chopped them up, but they love the freeze dried salmon from vital essentials. These were just a miss for us.
They basically went nuts!
on May 2, 2021
I have two nine month old kittens, and I thought I'd give these a try. I was worried they'd be too tough for my little kitties to chew, but they're pretty crispy. They have almost a wafer like texture. I cut a heart into five pieces with some scissors, and I sort of sprinkle them on the floor, and they're gone in seven seconds. The kittens are both crazy about them. They plot and scheme about how to get more, I've got to lock the hearts up tight between treat times. Once, while I was distracted, one of my kittens snatched a whole heart and gobbled it up before I could stop him. He gagged on it for a second, but I was unclear if that's because he was working through some gristle, or if he was I have two nine month old kittens, and I thought I'd give these a try. I was worried they'd be too tough for my little kitties to chew, but they're pretty crispy. They have almost a wafer like texture. I cut a heart into five pieces with some scissors, and I sort of sprinkle them on the floor, and they're gone in seven seconds. The kittens are both crazy about them. They plot and scheme about how to get more, I've got to lock the hearts up tight between treat times. Once, while I was distracted, one of my kittens snatched a whole heart and gobbled it up before I could stop him. He gagged on it for a second, but I was unclear if that's because he was working through some gristle, or if he was just scarfing a lot of food down too fast. In short, you don't need to soak these before you feed them to your cat (but you can if you want!), and cats can eat them whole fairly easily.… more
Hearts Not Good
on Jun 28, 2021
I ordered two packages of this Vital Cat heart for my two kitties. Neither one of them will eat this product which is strange. It is also greasy and I needed to cut the hearts into small pieces to temp them.
these are awesome!
on May 14, 2021
My male cat absolutely loves these. He loves anything from cat food to human foods and these are such a good treat for him. Every time i open the treat drawer he pops up! My female cat didnt even go near them but shes very picky and mainly sticks to basic cat foods/treats, so that was expected. Definitely would recommend if you have food adventurous cats!
My cats love it
on Mar 30, 2021
My male cat eat a whole heart the first time I gave him it. He did take time in smelling and tasting. He now runs to me when he hears the bag being picked up.
My female cat took a week to try it. First time she smelled it, she walked away. A few more times, she kept walking away. Today I gave her one, and she liked and ate it all!
Now they cannot stop asking for treats!
The hearts are different sizes, but there are big enough for a cat treat.
Kitten Likes This Healthy Treat
on Mar 21, 2021
I got these for our Lykoi kitten because organ meat is so healthy and good for her. The individual pieces are often fairly big, and they are somewhat “tough” at first touch. I chop them into manageable pieces and rehydrate with water. She loves them! The texture/feel can be slightly off putting; greasy and not the most appealing, but remember, they are real chicken hearts. I will continue to feed them to her. She loves the taste and they are a healthy treat that makes us both happy.
on May 2, 2021
These appear to be a quality treat but are either a bit too flash frozen or they are air-dried (dehydrated). I have had another brand that I can no longer obtain that my cat went crazy for. She seems so-so about these.
Pets Seem To Like
on Mar 10, 2021
Very hard treats. Senior small dog has no teeth and was scared senior cat with teeth would choke. I know they are a healthy treat and beneficial for them, so I contacted Vital Essentials and asked could I grind and put a sprinkle in with their breakfast each morning. Yes, you can. So I put in grinder and then put in zip lock bag in freezer. Each morning I stir in a tsp with their with breakfast