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.
Vital Essentials uses only USDA certified and inspected animal protein proudly made and packaged in the heartland of the USA.
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.
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.
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.
My cat has had chronic GI issues for months and we’ve been trying to find a food to resolve it.
I was hoping she would like this raw food but she turned up her nose at it - even my other cat, who eats anything, didn’t want to eat it.
She did like a different brand of raw, though.
Probably the worst raw cat food I've tried
on Apr 15, 2020Top 500 Contributor
I thought this looked super promising, since it would help with the problem of freezer space for my cat's typical raw diet. So I gave it a try. The patties are a fairly good size when they're whole, but probably half of the patties arrived broken into pieces. This food is not my cat's favorite, which is saying something because she will eat almost anything you put infront of her. This food also smells something fierce, and it's pretty hard to describe but I'd best put it as somewhere between old ground hamburger and wet cardboard. I was also really disappointed in how long the bag lasted. I have a pretty small cat and I got maybe a week out of this bag of patties, there's no way you could easilyI thought this looked super promising, since it would help with the problem of freezer space for my cat's typical raw diet. So I gave it a try. The patties are a fairly good size when they're whole, but probably half of the patties arrived broken into pieces. This food is not my cat's favorite, which is saying something because she will eat almost anything you put infront of her. This food also smells something fierce, and it's pretty hard to describe but I'd best put it as somewhere between old ground hamburger and wet cardboard. I was also really disappointed in how long the bag lasted. I have a pretty small cat and I got maybe a week out of this bag of patties, there's no way you could easily stretch it longer than that for any larger of a cat.… more
patties, yes: nibs no!
on Apr 17, 2020
Two of three cats love this, the third likes it (i alternate with Fancy feast canned). The patties need crumbling which is a nuisance. But the nibs are way too hard and do not soften even with hot water. So we're sticking with the patties.
Great food for a finicky cat
on May 20, 2020
My cat, Bubba, is very picky about his food. He really likes the freeze dried patties, chicken. His coat is nice and shinny. Recommend this item.
Mini patties they are not
on Apr 12, 2020
These are not mini freeze dried biscuits, however they are large biscuitsq . However my cats liked me to crumble them up and mix in their wet food. There were a lot of smashed patties in bag.
Vital Essentials Chicken Mini Patties
on Jun 26, 2020
This was the first time I purchased this item and he loved it. I will buy again
For the love of cats, find a better way to ship it
on Jan 14, 2020
This product is great. My cats love it. It’s the best raw option we can buy without breaking the bank. The downfall is that Chewy can’t get the shipping protection right and the product comes damaged. I’ve tried requesting shipping separate because it’s came damaged too many times but they say to order it separate (aka pay another $5 for shipping). So unless you ONLY order enough of this to get free shipping (3 or more bags), your product is more than likely coming damaged with anything else you order. Which means you’re out of luck when it comes to measuring your cats food intake.
Great Raw Food Option
on Dec 23, 2019
My 12.5 yr old Siamese has always had allergy issues. I switched her to a raw food diet this past year and noticed a HUGE improvement in her allergies! After making her food I wanted a easier option. I researched high and low and landed on this brand. She loves it! I place it on a disposable plate then run water over it. It easily crushes with a fork to mix up with the water. She has a lot more energy and her allergies are almost nonexistent! We will definitely continue to buy!
Bone in first pattie out of the bag. Don't recommend this product.
on Jan 31, 2020
The first pattie I broke apart from the bag had a bone sticking out it. I really like the idea of a pattie but don't like bones. They need to do a better job of shifting the ingredients better. I will not buy this product again.
on Oct 8, 2019Top 1000 Contributor
Been trying to find a freeze-dried food for my 3 boys when I have to be gone all day and can’t leave extra canned down. This is the favorite thus far. My 12 yr old has some issues digesting, but great for the 2 yr olds. It comes in soft, easy to crumble small patties. I mix with their dry food, since they prefer canned over kibble. If you have a kitty with sensitive tummy, try mixing with their regular food 1st (which manufacturer recommends). Of course, as every cat owner knows, if you’ve seen one cat, you’ve seen one cat. So your mileage may vary!