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

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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.

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  • Item Number
    151093
  • Weight
    8 ounces
  • Food Form
    Freeze-Dried
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • 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 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.

Customer Reviews

37 Reviews 37 Reviews 4.2 out of 5 Stars

86% Recommend

86% of reviewersrecommend this product

4.2 / 5

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product! My cats loved it.

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    I love everything about this food except for the price. It’s definitely on the higher end cost wise. But every cat in my house eats this like it was candy. I gave only 4 stars because the feeding guidelines say daily feeding is one patty for a 6 pound cat but I believe it is meant to say 1 patty per feeding because the calorie content (around 60 kcal) is not enough for a 6 pound cat.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Finn's Favorite!

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    I give my cat a variety of food types. Canned and dry in the morning and broth and 1 vital essential patty at night. He cannot contain his excitement when dinner time rolls around. I usually rehydrate with a mix of chicken broth and warm water. He eats this purring the whole time... And I really approve of the natural ingredients. No filler or extras they don't need!

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Inconsistent

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    My cats loved this food when there was good bag of it but sadly that hasn't been happening lately. Recently I've had to find other alternatives because it has been rancid. Not just one bag but multiple bags and my sister has had the same issue. Our cats refuse to eat it and I refuse to feed them rancid food. I just wish they would fix their quality control because selling rancid food is unsafe and scary. Maybe it's the Herring oil going rancid? Since fish oil can go rancid quickly. Just a guess on it being that though. Hope they fix it or I can never buy them again. I've had this problem with bags from Chewys and local stores. This has been an ongoing problem since before they changed to the My cats loved this food when there was good bag of it but sadly that hasn't been happening lately. Recently I've had to find other alternatives because it has been rancid. Not just one bag but multiple bags and my sister has had the same issue. Our cats refuse to eat it and I refuse to feed them rancid food. I just wish they would fix their quality control because selling rancid food is unsafe and scary. Maybe it's the Herring oil going rancid? Since fish oil can go rancid quickly. Just a guess on it being that though. Hope they fix it or I can never buy them again. I've had this problem with bags from Chewys and local stores. This has been an ongoing problem since before they changed to the new packaging. The rancid food went away for a little while when they changed packaging but now has returned. They all had the same lot number. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great food, great ingredients

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    All four of my cats go crazy for this food. I love the ingredients and the fact that I can feed them raw food and it's cheaper than the canned food I was feeding them! I crush the patties up and feed them 1/2 cup a day split into two feeding. They eat it too quickly if I keep bigger chunks. I would definitely recommend adding water as the food is very dry and they tend to choke on it a bit if no water is added. I will definitely be continuing to buy this!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Good As A Supplement

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    I give Bear about a half of one of these large patties that I put in some warmed water along with some other food for one of his daily 3 meals. He loves them. I have him on no grain, soy, meal etc. wet food only, so he gets a variety throughout the day. A bag should last a long time.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Not consistent.

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    When this food is good it’s great! My cats love it, but there are more times than I like that all three cats smell it and refuse to eat that bag. I can open a different bag and they will like that one. I might think it’s the cat and not the food except it is always all three who refuse it. It is too expensive to throw away. I wish the quality and smell was consisten so I could know that I am not wasting my money.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    You have got to try this food!

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    This cat lady is so happy to learn about grain free Freeze dried cat food. My cats have had an amazing transformation in their health. No more allergies, no more vomiting, no more hair loss, and shedding has dropped to an all time low. I no longer need to feel guilty about their food source. I think that this brand is one of the best on the market. Thank you Chewy for making my life simpler and very happy.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Super Food

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    Chewy recommended this along with others so thought I'd try it. My cat, Heidi, loves it. It's so easy to break up and soak with hot water, then I mash it a bit. The ingredients are so healthy.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Loved this dried food!

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    My sensitive stomach cat loved this product wet or dry. I mixed it in with the wet food and the bowl was licked clean . Sometimes the wet food was left but not the freeze dried product. On my autoship.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My kitty likes it!

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    It's raw & made in the USA. Humanely harvested, what could be better than that?

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