With Vital Essentials Duck Entree Mini Nibs Freeze-dried Dog Food, your dog will get the “Alpha” prey diet nature intended. An exclusive freeze-drying process retains all the active nutritional elements in this food while allowing it to be safely and conveniently stored without refrigeration. Locally sourced from America’s heartland, Mini Nibs contain a perfect blend of fresh, wholesome duck, bone and organ meats, and absolutely no grains, glutens or fillers. The duck entree can be served as a complete and balanced meal, a nutritious treat or mixed with kibble. Anyway you serve it, you can’t go wrong; the benefits of feeding freeze-dried will be visible within weeks.
Grain-free and gluten-free freeze-dried duck dog food with small pieces that are perfect for small 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 in a USDA certified facility
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
I can load up her food puzzles for brain stimulation/meals and it stays nice until eaten due to freeze dried process. also nice little bits that fit in the puzzles- there are a few bigger pieces that I just break in half. And my little 12 pound poodle mix absolutely loves this stuff! Finally a good raw food solution. And her poops are small, firm and formed- easy to pick up ( no more runny or smooshy poo)
My dogs love it!
on Apr 15, 2018
I have 2 small breed dogs. One of them can be picky about her food. I rehydrate this food and use as a topper for their kibble. They love it!!! I wish I could just feed this.
It’s a Yes Please from the Pups!
on May 22, 2018Top 1000 Contributor
Both pups love this food. That’s high praise since they can both be picky at times. It’s also high quality food and I’m happy about that.
Dogs Think This is the Best Food Ever
on Aug 17, 2017
My dogs are in love with this food. They go nuts for Vital Essentials. This is their second flavor, and they love both this and the beef flavor. I can't believe how much they love this brand compared to other raw and freeze-dried brands. I'm so glad I found this stuff, and I hope it keeps our Chi and Chi/Pug mix healthy.
The only issue I've had with this specific product is it seems practically impossible to get the "Mini Nibs" to rehydrate. I guess that's okay for them, since they seem to enjoy the change in texture compared to the other freeze-dried foods they get. My Chi seems to take a while to get these pieces crunched down, probably because she has such a small mouth.
Convenient way to feed raw
on Dec 15, 2017
Cooper really enjoyed this formula of Vital Essentials. He's a super picky dog and this was his first try at Vital Essentials. At first, he preferred it dry over being rehydrated, but since I've been topping his kibble with it rehydrated, he loves it! I prefer this freeze dried raw over others because it looks the least processed. When rehydrated, it looks and smells like actual meat and not the weird powdery yellow freeze dried food.
Our dogs love these!
on May 29, 2018
We feed our GSDs a raw diet. These nibs are perfect for on the go and used as training treats. We will definitely buy again!
on Jun 2, 2018
Our Nutmeg loves all their raw foods.
She wasn't eating, but now she does!!
All are good, duck, turkey, chicken and beef.
Jumps and turns in circles
on Feb 4, 2018
Mt 7 lb. morkie goes absolutely nuts for this food! He jumps and turns in circles when it is feeding time! The only problem is getting him to slow down when eating it. I have only tried the duck flavor, but will perhaps try the beef next. It absolutely works as a treat as well. It is a great variety in texture to his evening meal of honest kitchen dehydrated, which he also loves!
Nutritious ingredients without all of the junk & fillers
on Jan 5, 2018
Great food! Seems to be healthy & whole ingredients without all of the junk & filllers. My dog is CRAZY for this food! She starts licking & jumping at her food bowl before I can put it on the ground for her. It's on the pricey side, so, I can only afford to feed my smaller dog this food. The bigger dogs get raw food from a different brand/source.
Crumbs and crushed
on Feb 23, 2018
The last two orders I’ve received from Chewy have been crushed, causing the food to have large amount of crumbs.
Two orders ago UPS lost 1/2 the order and I had to call Chewy to resolve the issue. They may be geeting too large to worry about customer service.