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.
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.
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.
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
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.
All sharp pieces of bone
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.
on May 8, 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.
No duck thank you
on Oct 23, 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.
excellent raw food for my dogs!!
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.
another hit at meal time
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.
on Nov 21, 2019
The patties are easy to feed. Dehydrate well. Crumble easy.
Waiting for a Duck Puck
on Sep 10, 2019
Every morning my little Min Pin is waiting for her Duck Puck!
Perfect for traveling
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.
Most of the patties are broken
on Dec 17, 2018
My dog eats a rotation of freeze dried raw patties from a few different companies. She likes the beef flavor from vital essentials and while she does like this flavor as well the majority of the patties are broken in to dust. They are very soft and crumbly. We'll use them up and not purchase them agian.