VITAL ESSENTIALS Duck Mini Patties Entree Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food, 14-oz bag -

Vital Essentials Duck Dinner Patties Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food

By Vital Essentials
Rated 3.6053 out of 5 stars
Flavor: Duck
Flavor: Duck
Size: 14-oz bag (new)
Size: 14-oz bag (new)

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About This Item


  • Grain-free and gluten-free freeze-dried duck patties are perfect for small breeds or as treats for large breeds.
  • Complete and balanced single protein diet is ideal for any dogs with food sensitivities or allergies.
  • No added hormones, antibiotics, colors, fillers, flavorings and no synthetic vitamins or minerals.
  • Exclusive freeze-drying process retains all active nutritional elements in the food while allowing the food to be safely and conveniently stored without refrigeration.
  • Can be fed as a treat, topper or a complete meal.

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About Vital Essentials Dog Food

Vital Essentials Dog Food

Feed your dog’s natural cravings with Vital Essentials, made with real meat, vital organs and bone. This freeze-dried dog food provides a boost of raw nutrition for all life stages. Get your best friend’s tail wagging at dinner time with a meal he’ll simply love.

Raw Nutrition Boost

Vital Essentials limited ingredient dog food can make essential nutrients easier to absorb, soothe a sensitive stomach and even help create less dog waste. A raw diet can also help your pup maintain an ideal weight, strong bones and firm muscle tone. Canines naturally thrive on a raw diet, which promotes vitality and supports health and wellness in all breeds and life stages.

Limited Ingredient, Raw and Made in the USA

Vital Essentials dog food is minimally processed, crafted from limited ingredients and made and packaged in the USA. It contains no fillers, grain or artificial ingredients, just a wholesome meat-based recipe that’s nutritious and meets a dog’s instinctive cravings.

100% USA Made

Raw dog food made with custom-sourced meats. Made and packaged in America’s heartland, for safety and integrity you can count on.

Limited Ingredient

Made using the fewest, most essential ingredients to provide high-quality nutrition, enticing taste and optimal digestibility.

Freeze-Dried Raw

Freeze-dried using a unique 48-hour process to preserve essential nutrients and lock in the real meat flavor dogs love.

Grain Free & Gluten Free

Vital Essentials is certified gluten free and grain free, with no wheat, corn or soy, and no added flavorings or artificial ingredients.

Pure Protein: Raw Dog Food

Real meat is the #1 ingredient, for healthy protein that gives dogs energy and keeps them feeling full. Meat contains antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals—the building blocks for a healthy, vital life. Meat is also a great source of taurine and amino acids which help keep the eyes and heart muscles healthy. Get your dog eager and excited at mealtime with Vital Essentials.

About Vital Essentials

Vital Essentials believes that every pet deserves access to the finest quality food and treats, so they strive to produce the most healthy, delicious, innovative and biologically appropriate pet food available. Vital Essentials foods are made right here in the USA, using real, ethically sourced, humanely harvested meat and only the finest ingredients. Your best friend deserves nothing less.
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Questions & Answers

4 Customer Questions

Is each patty in the bag 1 oz? Bc it gives the calories for 1 oz
Answer by ChewyOct 24, 2019
Each freeze dried duck patty weights approximately 0.5 - 0.6 ounces, and are approximately 61 - 73 calories.

How much water should you add to rehydrate?
Answer by ChewyOct 11, 2017
This product doesn't need to be re-hydrated but room temperature water can added as needed if your dog prefers a softer consistency.

Are the feeding instructions per DAY or per MEAL?
Answer by ChewyMar 27, 2018
The feeding recommendations are daily guidelines.

How many patties are in a bag?
Answer by ChewyJan 09, 2023
There are approximately 23 dinner patties per bag.

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Rated 3.6053 out of 5 stars
38 Ratings
Would recommend to a friend

38 Customer Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By petsitternumber1 on Apr 22, 2023

Crumbly and messy but good ingredients

I want to like VE. And we have bought many of their products. Many dogs seem to not like the nibs so I tried the patties. Dogs seem to prefer the taste of the patties better but they are VERY crumbly so they don't make good training treats. I personally feed raw but buy freeze dried and air dried products to train with. These patties don't fit our needs but they would be a great meal replacement to hydrate in a bowl. I would still recommend!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Alicia on Aug 7, 2022

Please be aware of this food

I never post a review. Although as a responsible pet parent it is my duty to let other pet parents know about this food. For some reason dogs are attracted to the smell of those patties, but once I added water and saw what those patties contain I was really upset. If you have a small size dog this food is a big health hazard. I will need to toss it to garbage because I don't think it's ethical for me to donate this food to local shelter. Save your money and your furry baby. I am not bashing on this company. There are few items that I purchase on a regular basis such as beef liver treats or chicken hearts which are single ingredient and you can acctually see what you are feeding your furry baby, which is not the case with Duck Dinner Patties YUKKKYY

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By MsJLaB on Feb 2, 2023

Sorry doesn't like it

Our KC does not like it and refuses to eat it., Sorry

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Prolongevity on Mar 4, 2022

Variety for Long Life

I am blessed to have two small terriers who embrace a wide variety of recall-free brands and flavors, including this one. I serve a different one at each meal as we cycle through 20+ varieties every week. I believe that this helps reduce risk of nutrient deficiency or possible toxic overload from any one source.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Nicole on Apr 23, 2022

My pit bull loves them

I’ve tried all raw patty brands that chewy offers for duck and this one is the best for my dog. Very happy it , the ingredients & that it’s made in usa.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By ElDoradoDave on Nov 5, 2021

Fewer duck patties for your $

My dogs love the duck patties as a supplement to their high quality kibble. But I am disappointed that the package weight has shrunk to 14 oz, used to be 16 oz. if you have ordered these in the past as I have, you know that the package price has remained more or less the same. If the price of making this product has risen, I’d rather pay more for a 16 oz package than try to create the impression that the price hasn’t gone up by reducing the weight.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By pandy on Nov 28, 2021

nutritious food

We purchased a new puppy a few weeks ago and the breeder had the puppy on VE Vital Essentials Duck Patties along with other puppy food. Our chihuahua loves the shredded patties and is doing well on it.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By BeeB on Nov 24, 2021


I can not write a review if I have not recieved my product yet!!!!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Melol on Feb 6, 2021

Great dog food

My Jack Russell Terrier really loves this freeze dried raw Duck. They are round discs about the size of a hockey puck. They crumble very easily. She devours the food licking the bowl clean. Also no one delivers faster than Chewy.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Hammer on Aug 4, 2020

Great for allergies

Ordered this and while the patties were half dust, that's to be expected, one of my dogs is allergic to Chicken, Beef, Turkey, Salmon, Rabbit, Most fruits and veggies. This is literally the only food out there that I don't have to make from scratch, (and nulo 95% duck). It fills her up, her coat and body condition are amazing, and we love the convenience of this food, I wish it were a tad lower since it's ALL she can eat. Highly recommended!