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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
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Food Form
    Freeze-Dried
  • Special Diet
    Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet, Pea-Free, Raw
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 53 Reviews 53 Reviews 4.2 out of 5 Stars

83% Recommend

83% of reviewersrecommend this product

Rating: 4.1 of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    No go for us

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    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.

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  • 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

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    patties, yes: nibs no!

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    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.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great food for a finicky cat

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    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.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Mini patties they are not

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    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.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Vital Essentials Chicken Mini Patties

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    This was the first time I purchased this item and he loved it. I will buy again

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    For the love of cats, find a better way to ship it

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    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.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Raw Food Option

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    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!

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Bone in first pattie out of the bag. Don't recommend this product.

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    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.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Great find!

    By on Top 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!

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