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

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Promote vitality and enhance overall health and wellness with Vital Essentials Chicken Mini Patties Grain Free Limited Ingredient Freeze-Dried Cat Food. Crafted for your feline’s natural, instinctive meat cravings with essential nutrients, this recipe is great for all breeds and ages. It’s carefully prepared from USA farm-raised, pasture-fed, free-run, and wild-caught ingredients in their family-owned facility. Using an exclusive freeze-drying process that retains all the active nutritional elements without cooking or over-processing, this food requires no refrigeration, making it easy and convenient to serve as a complete and balanced meal, nutritious treat, or “on-the-go” snack.

Key Benefits
  • Vital Essentials uses only USDA certified and inspected animal protein proudly made and packaged in the heartland of the USA.
  • Promotes digestive health, oral health, optimum weight, thick glossy coats, firm muscles and strong bones.
  • Grain-free and gluten-free recipe made with no added hormones, antibiotics, fillers or flavorings or artificial preservatives, colors or synthetic vitamins/minerals.
  • Supports the ALPHA Prey–Model Diet that is the closest to a feline’s natural diet in the wild.
  • Formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
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
    151093
  • Weight
    8 ounces
  • Food Form
    Freeze-Dried
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Finely Ground Chicken With Bone, Chicken Heart, Chicken Liver, Chicken Gizzard, Chicken Egg, Raw Goat's Milk, Water, Egg Shell Membrane, Herring Oil, Mixed Tocopherols, D-Alpha Tocopherol.

Caloric Content

3,841 kcal/kg, 64 kcal/patty

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 45.0% min
Crude Fat 15.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.0% max
Moisture 8.0% max
Feeding Instructions
Weight Serving Size (Per Patty)
1 1/2 - 2 lbs 1/4
3 - 5 lbs 1/2
6 - 7 lbs 1
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.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Kibble-addicted cat loves it

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    I am so happy that my kibble-addicted cat has finally discovered real food. I have tried to get all 5 of my cats off dry and canned cat food many times and given up as 2 of them are just impossible and will starve themselves for days before I give in and give them what they want. But I finally stopped buying dry food and gave this stuff a try for the last two cats who have not discovered how great raw food is. And finally they are eating it but I have to give it to them dry and crumbled they will not eat it if I wet it at all. They will often choose to eat this before a bowl of ground whole-carcass rabbit like it is their appetizer. I am so glad I finally chose to look elsewhere from the canned I am so happy that my kibble-addicted cat has finally discovered real food. I have tried to get all 5 of my cats off dry and canned cat food many times and given up as 2 of them are just impossible and will starve themselves for days before I give in and give them what they want. But I finally stopped buying dry food and gave this stuff a try for the last two cats who have not discovered how great raw food is. And finally they are eating it but I have to give it to them dry and crumbled they will not eat it if I wet it at all. They will often choose to eat this before a bowl of ground whole-carcass rabbit like it is their appetizer. I am so glad I finally chose to look elsewhere from the canned and dry food alternatives. I love the limited ingredients and have already noticed a difference in lessened poop smells and amounts and their coats are so shiny and soft! I also highly recommend the rabbit bite treats, they love them too. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Homerun for our furry kitties

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    This food has been a lifesaver and a true blessing in our lives because we have cats that have issues on can food, on hard food (boy cat-bladder stone), and throwing up issues. This food has helped calm all these issues and more, plus our cats clean their bowls while begging for more.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Everyone loves these!

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    I have a lot of cats, in addition I rescue and foster cats. I have some of the pickiest cats in the world!! My most picky would rather just not eat then eat something he doesn't like. This is the first freeze-dried food that EVERYONE loves! ESPECIALLY my picky pain in the butt. I mix it in his food and he devours every bite. He is 2 years old and has never eaten so much. Same for my 2 other picky eaters. I sprinkle a little on top of everyone else's food as well. They all love it. I only wish it wasn't so expensive or came in just a plain crumbled form instead of biscuits. These don't last me very long (maybe 9 days per bag), which means 3 bags per month. In other words, I'm still looking I have a lot of cats, in addition I rescue and foster cats. I have some of the pickiest cats in the world!! My most picky would rather just not eat then eat something he doesn't like. This is the first freeze-dried food that EVERYONE loves! ESPECIALLY my picky pain in the butt. I mix it in his food and he devours every bite. He is 2 years old and has never eaten so much. Same for my 2 other picky eaters. I sprinkle a little on top of everyone else's food as well. They all love it. I only wish it wasn't so expensive or came in just a plain crumbled form instead of biscuits. These don't last me very long (maybe 9 days per bag), which means 3 bags per month. In other words, I'm still looking for something affordable that everyone likes. … more

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as popular as turkey

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    My cats LOVE the turkey patties. As in they have chewed their way through the bag to get to them while I'm at work. The chicken patties are eaten - so long as I didn't provide something else as an option. This will always be option B for them. Still, good product, good price for freeze dried, and easy to portion/break up.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Rehydrate & Serve!

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    My cats love it. I rehydrate and crumble it up until it is mostly mush. The only complain I have is that the bag came with LOTS of broken and crumbled pieces so I am unable to go by the recommended feeding amount. But I'm noticing that a little goes a long way and seems to be filling - my kitties love love love it. (2 of my other cats love the nibs which are good too but do not rehydrate and "mush up" like the patties. The topper is also a win)

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Not Worth the $$$

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    My cat will not eat this hydrated, even if you sprinkle unhydrated pieces on top. As for unhydrated, she will only eat a few pieces at a time/in one sitting (less than 1/2 a patty, less than 1/4 even) which means there will be a ton left over when it expires in about a week so it's a total waste of money.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Cat approved

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    We use Primal Rabbit and Venison,but since they don't have a chicken flavor without fish we decided to try this and all 3 love it. It's also easy to break up to rehydrate. Please keep this in stock!!!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Cats love this!

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    I crumble VitalCat on top of my cat's wet food, and they gobble it right up.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    $$$ but one of the best!

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    I've tried real, fresh raw with partial luck but found the freeze dried route the best. Easily stored and proportioned and can be feed as a meal or a treat. Also highly recommend the freeze dried treats marketed for dogs or cats. My kitten goes crazy for the freeze dried minnows! Vital Essentials is a great company making excellent pet food products!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    She Can't Get Enough

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    Feeding with the freeze-dried patties is fairly simple. Just crumble them up, add warm water, and wait a few minutes until the food moistens (if your cat waits that long). It's not uncommon for my cat to eat the pieces dry. She gets so excited that she just can't help herself.

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