Vital Essentials Duck Mini Nibs Grain-Free Dog Food, 1-lb bag

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About This Item

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Can be fed as a treat, topper or a complete meal.
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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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Top IngredientsDuck, Duck Gizzard, Duck Heart...Chicken, Chicken Heart, Chicken Liver...Turkey, Turkey Heart, Turkey Liver...Beef, Beef Heart, Beef Liver...Chicken, Chicken Heart, Chicken Liver...
Special DietGrain-Free, Gluten Free, Limited Ingredient Diet...Grain-Free, Gluten Free, Limited Ingredient Diet...Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet...Grain-Free, Gluten Free, Limited Ingredient Diet...Grain-Free, Gluten Free, Limited Ingredient Diet...
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Food FlavorDuck, PoultryChicken, PoultryTurkey, PoultryBeef, MeatChicken, Poultry
Health FeatureSkin & Coat Health, Immune Support, Vitamins & MineralsImmune Support, Vitamins & Minerals, Skin & Coat HealthImmune Support, Skin & Coat Health, Vitamins & MineralsSkin & Coat Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Immune SupportImmune Support, Vitamins & Minerals, Skin & Coat Health

Questions & Answers

14 Customer Questions


What is the shelf life of this product?
Answer by ChewyNov 20, 2018
Once opened, this dog food can last until expiration when stored properly. Every expiration date will be different for each bag, as different batches are constantly being produced. The expiration date will be stamped on the back of the bag.

Where are the ingredients for this
Answer by ChewyFeb 07, 2018
The ingredients for this food are Ground Duck with Bone, Duck Liver, Duck Gizzard, Duck Skin, Herring Oil, Mixed Tocopherols, and D-Alpha Tocopherol.

Is this food served dry or mixed with water?
Answer by ChewyOct 31, 2017
This product can be fed as is or re-hydrated with warm water. After adding water let sit for a few minutes and then serve.

Does Vital Essentials use High Pressure Pasteurization (HPP) to seal their products?
Answer by ChewyJun 05, 2020
Vital Essentials do not employ HPP, the use of radioactive materials or thermal methods in their food safety program. Vital Essentials is fully committed to providing safe, nutritious and delicious pet food products for your family. This commitment is evident by their robust food safety system, along with significant investments in the implementation of process and controls designed to prevent or eliminate food safety hazards. These processes and controls are validated and verified on a regular basis, both internally and by independent 3rd party institutions to ensure their ongoing effectiveness, providing an unparalleled degree of confidence in our ability to provide safe pet food products.


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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lila on Jan 7, 2022

Great as high value treat!

Started using these as a high value treat and don’t think I’ll ever go back to other. My pup loves them and as treats it’s a great deal. I also love the limited ingredients and how they’re not crumbly.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ncross on Apr 8, 2021

Will buy again! Perfect topper and treats

My senior chihuahuas love a little bit of the freeze dried duck nibs added to their food for extra protein and to make it more appetizing. I also use it to fill their Kong toys. I usually try to add fresh cooked meat to their dehydrated food base since the seniors need extra protein, but when I don't have any this has been amazing. They really love the taste and I love how it has organ meats included for those important vitamins.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jlong on Mar 30, 2021

Great dog food

My dogs have never liked a dog food so much! I home cook their food from fresh meat and vegetables but it they liked this better.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By BarbNJ on May 16, 2021

Great min Ingredient food

Great minimal ingredient food for my allergy prone Shih Tzu.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Rosie on Oct 10, 2020

Small Dog Review

Our little pup is a mut mix of Shih Tzu and a Bichon Frise. She has an underbite which is normal for this mix and breed. The Mini NIbs are the right size, but way to hard for our pup to bite down on. Our pup loves the smell and taste. In order for her to be able to eat them, I place a few handfuls in a zip lock type bag, and smack them with a meat tenderizer hammer. Once crushed, I add them to her kibble dry food as a topper. So far so sgood, but because of Nib hardness, I must give a 4 star rating. I give my meat tenderizer hammer a 5 star rating and the zip lock bag a 3 star rating as it gets holes in it, after a goo pouning. The Duck Mini NIbs works well for us as a topper, but be prepared to break them up, if your pup is a tiny breed. VE, may be able to solve this problem in the future, but for now they are hard as a rock.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By SaraCzo on Nov 12, 2020

Ultra limited and quality ingredients

My dog is very sensitive to switching animal proteins, and often times even raw/freeze dried products have added proteins of a more accessible source. VE is a safe product for us in that regard and I feel great adding it to my dogs diet for him to access top quality nutrition.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Alfie on Mar 3, 2021

Good for training

I use these for training and the dog really enjoys them.


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Merlins on May 16, 2020

Nibs are hard.....

Hey I was hoping these could be softened easy with water. they do soften with very hot water but it takes a lot to soften. Not like the toppers if that's what your used too. Were used the the Stella and Chewy toppers which are soft dried liver treats. If hats what your looking for stick with that. I can't say any of my furry friends liked these they were just too hard. WE did find a way to use them by adding very hot water and allowing them to sit over night in fridge and then reheating them and adding it over kibble or just feeding them. I won't be ordering these again. Please make note these are really hard and most of my dogs spit them out.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DeborahC on Jun 24, 2020

quality dog food

My dog does very well on this dog food. Other dog food with vegetables and other additives does not do her digestive system well at all. The food is on the pricey side, but the vet says she is very healthy. We tried other dog foods and they didn't do well.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Tripe on Apr 13, 2020

The best food for your dog

If you have not heard of Vital Essentials dog food, hear about it now. Whether you get the freeze dried or the frozen patties or the treats, you are purchasing one of the healthiest, most nutritious, healing food available. The freeze dried Mini Niblets & small patties are great for trips as well as every day use. The best part is that your dog will love this food as mine do. I have three very picky Vizslas who turn down food that most dogs would jump at, but they never turn down Vital Essentials. And all Vital Essentials is raw. Without the hassle of frozen food, freeze-dried provides the benefits of raw without the hassle.