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Vital Essentials Duck Entree Mini Patties Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food, 1-lb bag

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Description

Vital Essentials’ raw meat diet provides the natural nutrition necessary for maintaining peak performance and top body condition. Dogs thrive on nutritionally balanced raw diet entrees, so Vital Essentials Duck Entree Mini Patties Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food is made from only the freshest, high-quality ingredients. These mini patties are packed with USDA duck, meaty bones and whole organ meats, and are completely free of grains, fillers, preservatives, coloring or rendered by-products. A slow, 48 hour freeze-drying process locks in vital nutrients without cooking the raw meat and allows this food to be safely and conveniently stored without refrigeration.

Key Benefits
  • 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 and can be fed as a treat, topper or a complete meal.
  • 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.
  • Sourced, made and packed in the USA.

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  • Item Number
    91846
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
  • Food Form
    Freeze-Dried
  • Special Diet
    Grain-Free, Gluten Free, Limited Ingredient Diet, Raw, Pea-Free, Natural
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Ground Duck with Bone, Duck Liver, Duck Gizzard, Duck Skin, Herring Oil, Mixed Tocopherols, D-Alpha Tocopherol.

Caloric Content

4,418 kcal/kg, 63 kcal/patty

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein48.0% min
Crude Fat23.0% min
Crude Fiber2.2% max
Moisture7.0% max
Feeding Instructions
  • 3 lb dog - 1/2 patty
  • 6 lb dog - 1 patty
  • 12 lb dog - 2 patties
  • 18 lb dog - 3 patties
  • 25 lb dog - 4 patties

Feed up to double the amount for puppies and pregnant or nursing dogs.

Wash hands, utensils, counters, food dishes and related areas thoroughly with hot, soapy water after each feeding. Store freeze - dried products in a cool dark place. Best if fed within 30 days after opening.

Transition Instructions

Switch to a purely RAW diet slowly. Some pets may take to RAW immediately, while others may take longer. 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.

  • Step 1: Choose a protein (stick with the same protein for the first 2 weeks)
  • Step 2 (Day 1 - 3): Serve 25% RAW mixed with 75% current food
  • Step 3 (Day 4 - 6): Serve 50% RAW mixed with 50% current food
  • Step 4 (Day 7 - 9): Serve 75% RAW mixed with 25% current food
  • Step 5 (Day 10 and after): Serve 100% RAW

Always provide access to clean, fresh water.

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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Rating: 3.8 of 5 stars 28 Reviews 28 Reviews 3.9 out of 5 Stars

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Rating: 3.8 of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great dog food

    By Melol on Feb 6, 2021

    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.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for allergies

    By Rattiesfan on Aug 4, 2020

    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!

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    All sharp pieces of bone

    By Leslee on Jun 28, 2020

    My husband is a hunter, and couldn't even get any meat off these after soaking them. It says its for small dogs, but give me a break, what dog is going to want to eat that much bone. I called customer service, and they said they get alot of calls about this. I sent them pictures , and it was a total waste of time, worst customer service ever.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    unfortunately disappointed

    By xxella on May 9, 2020

    Arrived completely crumbled and when you hydrate you can find very large pieces of bone, of course bone is common in freeze dried food, but these pieces were so large that it was concerning.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    No duck thank you

    By lovemycritters on Oct 24, 2019

    I absolutely love chewy,however the duck mini patties were bad. It was like a bag full of dusty cobwebs they were all crushed. If you look at my history you'll see that I have shopped with you a great deal with no complaints. I placed an order recently and am very pleased. But I didn't order any duck! I threw it out because the dogs wouldn't eat it. Thank you for your time.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent raw food for my dogs!!

    By Jaxx on Aug 23, 2019

    What I really like about this brand is that it’s a single source of protein. it’s not packed with all kinds of other vegetables and starches as a binder, just straight meat. I bought the duck and the turkey and both my labs just absolutely love it ! I break up the patties and sprinkle on their kibble as a topper.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    another hit at meal time

    By Onlybbgun on Aug 12, 2019

    My baby loves this flavor like many of the other Vital Essentials lines. I’m giving it a 5 star rating not because she gobbles it up (since that’s an individual dog preference) but because I think they have gold quality foods and I can pronounce and trust all the ingredients. I like that nothing is sourced from China.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Vitalssentials

    By Sissie on Nov 21, 2019

    The patties are easy to feed. Dehydrate well. Crumble easy.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Waiting for a Duck Puck

    By KittyKat on Sep 10, 2019

    Every morning my little Min Pin is waiting for her Duck Puck!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for traveling

    By CaliGurl on Mar 11, 2019

    My English Bulldog eats primarily frozen raw but it's not practical to travel with so we bring Vital Essentials Duck and Beef patties on vacations. 2 bags will only last a week for a 54 lb dog so it's pricey but well worth it for the quality ingredients and ease of use. I break up the patties by hand (scrub hands afterward, it's raw) and mix with water. I have no problems getting him to eat anything at all, little piglet, but he really seems to enjoy this food.

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