Vital Essentials Chicken Mini Patties Grain Free Limited Ingredient Freeze-Dried Cat Food, slide 1 of 1

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

  • Price:

    $16.49 FREE 1-3 dayShipping over $49

Autoship: &Save

$15.67(Save an extra 5%)

Simply select Autoship at checkout for easy regular deliveries.


In stock
cw-icon-heart Created with Sketch. Add to Favorites
Description

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.

See all items by Vital Essentials

  • Item Number
    151093
  • 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

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 Protein45.0% min
Crude Fat15.0% min
Crude Fiber3.0% 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.

Rating: 4.1 of 5 stars 58 Reviews 58 Reviews 4.1 out of 5 Stars

83% Recommend

83% of reviewersrecommend this product

Rating: 4.1 of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

You've Already Reviewed This Item

58 Reviews

Showing 1-10 of 58 Reviews

  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Mini Chicken patties

    By on

    I decided to try these for my cat since he liked the freeze-dried version by another brand which is not available anymore. These smell the same but are softer in feel and can be broken down with your hands to almost a powder to put over whatever food you serve the cat whether dry or wet. My cat was not overly enthusiastic about these patties but he did eventually eat it. I may get this again but not on a regular basis as I did with the other brand.

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Mom is trying to poison us!

    By on

    If there was a way to say -5 stars, Sherlock would say it. It was a definite paws down. He sniffed it, and backed away as if it was sauerkraut! Isis stuck his nose in it and sniffed a couple times then headed for his dry food dish as if to say you've got to be kidding! La la wouldn't even go close to it. she circled it like it was going to attack her. This was definitely a mistake. We will stick to canned food!

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Zoey gives 5 paws!

    By on

    My cat is almost 8 years old. We just lost her brother to kidney failure. They ate mainly Fancy Feast canned and free fed Kirkland dry kibble. After doing a lot of research, I learned that raw is best. I ordered some different options. This was the 3rd option. They take a bit to rehydrate even after breaking it up, so i decided to feed one patty broken up into little pieces dry. She loved it! The next morning I fed her the rehydrated one, and she gobbled it up. She's never finished a meal so quickly. I'm feeling horrible that I fed them Fancy Feast for so long. Maybe we would still have her brother if I would've started them on raw from the start. I'm going to order the turkey and duck My cat is almost 8 years old. We just lost her brother to kidney failure. They ate mainly Fancy Feast canned and free fed Kirkland dry kibble. After doing a lot of research, I learned that raw is best. I ordered some different options. This was the 3rd option. They take a bit to rehydrate even after breaking it up, so i decided to feed one patty broken up into little pieces dry. She loved it! The next morning I fed her the rehydrated one, and she gobbled it up. She's never finished a meal so quickly. I'm feeling horrible that I fed them Fancy Feast for so long. Maybe we would still have her brother if I would've started them on raw from the start. I'm going to order the turkey and duck next. Would love for her to try rabbit, but it's more expensive. I mentioned this was the 3rd option of raw food we tried. The first was Instinct freeze-dried which she liked dry but not rehydrated. It's way too expensive. The 2nd was Instinct frozen, and she absolutely hated it. Took one whiff and walked away. … more

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Really great food!

    By on

    Both topaz and Hidey really like this vital freeze dried chicken. Every time I put it in front of them it’s all gone in two minutes!

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 3 out of 5 stars

    No go for us

    By on

    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.

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Probably the worst raw cat food I've tried

    By on Top 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 easily 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 easily stretch it longer than that for any larger of a cat. … more

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great as a topper

    By on Top 250 Contributor

    I crumble this up and put it on top of my cats wet food. I have 5 and they all love it.

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 4 out of 5 stars

    patties, yes: nibs no!

    By on

    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.

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great food for a finicky cat

    By on

    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.

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report
  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Mini patties they are not

    By on

    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.

    You liked it! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Report