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

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Description

If your feline friend likes to walk on the wild side, try Vital Essentials Duck Dinner Patties Grain-Free Limited Ingredient Freeze-Dried Cat Food. This all-natural raw food provides all the benefits of a raw diet in a convenient frozen form and tasty bite-sized nibs. It’s carefully crafted with a 48-hour slow freeze-drying process to lock in flavor and freshness, just like it would taste in the wild. Your cat will love the purr-fectly natural taste of pure, raw duck. Plus, this grain-free food is free of added flavors, fillers, artificial ingredients and rendered by-products––only the best for your furbaby!

Key Benefits
  • Limited-ingredient cat food––great if you feed your feline friend a raw diet.
  • Made with high-quality ingredients and protein.
  • Free of added flavors, fillers, artificial ingredients and rendered by-products.
  • This all-natural, raw meat recipe is freeze-dried to preserve nutrition and freshness.
  • Grain-free and gluten-free.
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
    272420
  • Dimensions
    9.5 x 3.75 x 12 inches
  • 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

Duck, Duck Gizzard, Duck Heart, Duck Liver, Herring Oil, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex.

Caloric Content

4537 kcal/kg, 129 kcal/oz, 73 kcal/patty

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein47.0% min
Crude Fat21.0% min
Crude Fiber5.0% 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.

Transition Instructions

Switch to a purely raw diet slowly. Some pets may take to raw immediately, while others may take longer because they are hooked on the added flavorings in traditional pet food. Take at least 10 days to 2 weeks to gradually transition your pet�s diet. This gives the digestive system time to adjust to the new food.

About Vital Essentials Cat Food

Vital Cat Freeze-Dried Food

Give your cat a healthy boost of raw nutrition with Vital Cat freeze-dried cat food. Vital Cat Dinner Patties and Mini Nibs come in Duck, Chicken, Pork, Turkey and Rabbit flavors.

Raw Nutrition Boost

Felines naturally thrive on a raw diet, which promotes vitality and supports health and wellness in all breeds and life stages. Raw cat food makes essential nutrients easier to absorb, and it can soothe a sensitive stomach and even lessen the amount of waste your cat produces. A raw diet can also help your furry friend maintain an ideal weight, strong bones and firm muscle tone.

Limited Ingredient, Raw and Made in the USA

Vital Cat raw cat 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 cat’s instinctive cravings

100% Made in the USA

Raw cat 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.

Grain Free & Gluten Free

Vital Cat is certified gluten free, with no fillers like wheat, corn or soy, and no grains, rendered by-products or artificial ingredients.

Freeze-Dried Raw

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

Pure Protein: Raw Cat Food

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

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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Rating: 4.0 of 5 stars 47 Reviews 47 Reviews 4 out of 5 Stars

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Hard bits of bone and tendons

    By Amyc on Oct 26, 2021

    We have purchased this Vital Cat duck previously and our picky cat seemed to like it so I purchased again. This recent bag though seems a different meat quality and has many small round hard bone bits and also long thin tendon like pieces. Cat would not touch it. This one was reported to Chewy who nicely refunded promptly.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Quite a few bits of bones

    By Taeyeon on Aug 10, 2021

    I’m certain the rabbit version of this freeze dried food saved my cat and my sanity so we were excited to start trying other versions. Duck seemed to be the logical next choice given our cat’s allergies. And he loves it, probably more than the rabbit. The bowl is licked clean each time. However we did notice that when preparing the duck version there are quite a few bits of sharp bones and such. Which given what I know about ducks and eaten duck before, duck is just a naturally boney meat. We just make sure to pick it out for the cats. Overall, for health and taste this is great. Prep is a bit more tedious but still worth it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    These STINK! And that's good!

    By Hailey on Jun 13, 2021

    I got these for my fancy little boys to enjoy as an occasional treat crumbled over their kibble. They went nuts over them as soon as I opened up the bag. I was less thrilled, because these are extremely, incredibly stinky. I use gloves to crumble them up inside a sandwich bag, and I still have to wash my hands thoroughly to get the stink off. That was very important recently, when it was so hot, my poor kitties didn't want to eat for a couple of days. They were getting lethargic, and I was getting worried. I crumbled up a patty, just to see if they were interested. As soon as they smelled it, they dove on top of their food for the first time in days and became their old selves in no time! If I got these for my fancy little boys to enjoy as an occasional treat crumbled over their kibble. They went nuts over them as soon as I opened up the bag. I was less thrilled, because these are extremely, incredibly stinky. I use gloves to crumble them up inside a sandwich bag, and I still have to wash my hands thoroughly to get the stink off. That was very important recently, when it was so hot, my poor kitties didn't want to eat for a couple of days. They were getting lethargic, and I was getting worried. I crumbled up a patty, just to see if they were interested. As soon as they smelled it, they dove on top of their food for the first time in days and became their old selves in no time! If you have a kitty who is having a hard time eating, consider feeding them this stinky food. It grabs their attention and holds it, and it makes their fur glossy and soft! … more

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    My cats say no way!

    By Dana on Jun 18, 2021

    My cats love duck in other foods, but absolutely would not touch this. Took a sniff and walked away. I rehydrated them as they are used to extra moisture in their food. Gave them a couple hours and none of them would go back to it. I put the bowls outside for the strays but they wouldn't eat it either. I am sure it is not the quality of the food, but it seems l wasted my time and money on this.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Not a Hit in This House

    By ShadowCat on Aug 11, 2021

    This was not a hit. It was a total miss. Not even a bite was taken. While my cat loves the rabbit, I thought I’d try another flavor. It was a waste of money.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My kitty loves these

    By catnapt on Jun 29, 2021

    Tried the turkey flavor first and my cat almost took my hand off trying to get to it so I figured I'd try the duck. Another big hit! My kitty prefers this dry, broken up a bit. Tried adding water and while she eventually ate it, she much prefers it dry. YMMV

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Vital Essentials Duck Dinner Patties

    By Linda on Apr 28, 2021

    This is the first time I have purchased this product. Two of the three cats loved the food. I was not sure of the duck as they always eat chicken. I will purchase in the future. The only drawback was finding slim pieces of bone and a larger bone the size of a quarter. I did not like that. The cats enjoyed the flavor.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    this product really depends on cats' taste

    By Venus on Aug 15, 2021

    I have three cats, only one of them is fine with the food from VE.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    allergic cat loves this

    By queen on Apr 27, 2021

    since starting her on this all skin sores from allergy have disappeared and immediately she preferred this to all other specialty foods tried over last 8 years

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My cat's favorite frozen food

    By October on Jul 13, 2021

    my cat loves this more than other frozen food. she will eat a lot

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