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Vital Essentials Duck Dinner Patties Grain-Free Limited Ingredient Freeze-Dried Cat Food

Vital Essentials Duck Dinner Patties Grain-Free Limited Ingredient Freeze-Dried Cat Food

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    Hey you reading this!

    By HappyHouseAgain on Jan 9, 2022

    They ground these patties finer! No more nickel-sized chunks of stuff and sharp bone pieces! Especially appreciated by my girl with no teeth. THANK YOU VITAL ESSENTIALS!

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    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 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. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Hey you reading this!

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    They ground these patties finer! No more nickel-sized chunks of stuff and sharp bone pieces! Especially appreciated by my girl with no teeth. THANK YOU VITAL ESSENTIALS!

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Hard bits of bone and tendons

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    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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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    this product really depends on cats' taste

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

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Not a Hit in This House

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    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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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Quite a few bits of bones

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    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

    My cat's favorite frozen food

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

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My kitty loves these

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    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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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    My cats say no way!

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    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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    These STINK! And that's good!

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    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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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Refund please. Food expensive when they don't eat it!!!

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    My cats would not eat this. they ate the Stella's/Chewy one. I would like a refund for this Vital Cat product?? Thank You

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