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Vital Essentials Duck Mini Nibs Entree Freeze-Dried Cat Food, 12-oz bag

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Description

Promote vitality and enhance overall health and wellness with Vital Essentials Duck Mini Nibs Entree Freeze-Dried Cat Food. Crafted for your feline’s natural, instinctive meat cravings with essential nutrients, this recipe is great for all breeds and ages. It’s carefully prepared from USA farm-raised, pasture-fed, free-run, and wild-caught ingredients in their family-owned USDA and GFSI FSSC-22000 certified facility. Using an exclusive freeze drying process that retains all the active nutritional elements without cooking or over-processing, this food requires no refrigeration, making it easy and convenient to serve as a complete and balanced meal, nutritious treat, or “on-the-go” snack.

Key Benefits
  • USA sourced, made and packaged with farm-raised, pasture-fed, free-run, and wild-caught ingredients. Grain, gluten and guilt free!
  • Promotes digestive health, oral health, optimum weight, thick glossy coats, firm muscles and strong bones.
  • No added hormones, antibiotics, fillers or flavorings or artificial preservatives, colors or synthetic vitamins/minerals.
  • Supports the ALPHA Prey–Model Diet that is the closest to a feline’s natural diet in the wild.
  • Formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
Precautions

Wash hands, utensils, counters, food dishes and related areas thoroughly with hot, soapy water after each feeding.

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  • Item Number
    125611
  • Weight
    12 ounces
  • Food Form
    Freeze-Dried
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Finely Ground Duck With Bone, Duck Heart, Duck Liver, Duck Gizzard, Duck Egg, Duck Blood, Raw Goat's Milk, Water, Egg Shell Membrane,Herring Oil, Mixed Tocopherols, D-Alpha Tocopherol.

Caloric Content

3,706 kcal/kg, 105 kcal/oz

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein45.0% min
Crude Fat20.0% min
Crude Fiber3.0% max
Moisture8.0% max
Feeding Instructions
Weight Serving Size (cup)
4 lbs1/4
6 lbs1/3
8 lbs1/2
12 lbs 3/4
14 lbs 7/8

Feed up to double the amount for kittens and pregnant or nursing cats. Individual requirements may vary.

Preparation: Freeze - Dried Mini Nibs can be fed as is or rehydrated with warm water. After adding water, let sit for a few minutes and then serve.

Store freeze - dried products in a cool dark place. Best if fed within 30 days after opening.

Customer Reviews

27 Reviews 27 Reviews 3.8 out of 5 Stars

74% Recommend

74% of reviewersrecommend this product

3.8 / 5

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My Four Senior Cats LOVE Vital Essentials

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    I live with four senior cats aged between 13-15. Including two finicky eaters, they all went crazy for this good the moment I gave small samples. There must be something special about the taste they love. The ingredients are whole duck with bone and duck’s organs. Exactly the way they should eat had they in nature. I give them home cooked cat food (used to be 100% raw but now I mostly use cooked chicken), I am so happy I found this food for them. Vital essential is the only dry food they crave which I feel 100% comfortable giving them.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Not my favorite!

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    This is the first time I've bought the freeze dried cat food. I've always bought wet pate that my 14 year old furbaby loves and purchased it from Chewy. I have recently been more aware of ingredients, quality, and concern for my cat's health, so I bought freeze dried in this flavor and the chicken/salmon flavor. He absolutely loves the chicken/salmon one but hates this one. Maybe because it comes in nuggets that don't seem to rehydrate well and are tough and chewy. I tried chopping them up to no avail. Too expensive to throw out, and I just don't know what to do with them!

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    A lot of extra work in order to feed this to the cats

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    There's nothing "mini" about these nibs. Some of them are 1.75 inches in length and as big around as my pinky finger. My dog food kibbles are smaller than these nibs are. The cat that I had bought it for wouldn't even touch this, he had no idea what to do with it because the pieces were so large and hard. My other cat who will eat anything struggled to "catch" these nibs and I'm unsure how he actually did eat them. I did see him tossing them around side to side in his mouth, I assume he probably just swallowed them. In order to feed them to my cat, I had to put them in a blender and pulverize them, then soak that pulverized matter in water. They are very, very hard and do not soften quickly There's nothing "mini" about these nibs. Some of them are 1.75 inches in length and as big around as my pinky finger. My dog food kibbles are smaller than these nibs are. The cat that I had bought it for wouldn't even touch this, he had no idea what to do with it because the pieces were so large and hard. My other cat who will eat anything struggled to "catch" these nibs and I'm unsure how he actually did eat them. I did see him tossing them around side to side in his mouth, I assume he probably just swallowed them. In order to feed them to my cat, I had to put them in a blender and pulverize them, then soak that pulverized matter in water. They are very, very hard and do not soften quickly nor easily with warm or boiling water. I only got them to soften a bit by leaving them overnight in water. The product doesn't smell bad, it just isn't soft and crushable like I am used to with freeze dried products. I was unable to use it straight from the bag, just a lot of extra work in order to be able to feed it to my cat. He will eat it once it is in a form small enough for him to swallow, but he will not eat it as it comes. If you are used to Stella and Chewy's, you will not like this product. The consistency is not the same. … more

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Rejected this food

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    I tried to introduce this food and my cat wouldn't eat it. I pre-soaked about 5 or 6 bites and added it to his wet food, and he ate all around it, leaving the duck. I thought this was unusual, because his favorite canned food is duck.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Rocket would eat it but not his favorite

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    I wanted to try these since my cat loves the Vital Essential Rabbit patties, but it wasn't really his favorite. I'm not sure if it's the flavor or the texture that he does't like. He would still eat some of it, but would leave most of it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice size pieces

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    The pieces are a decent size, pourable right from the bag. No fillers, great ingredients, trustworthy company. The biggest difference I find with this from other freeze dried raw foods is that it needs to rehydrate longer.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    vital cat essentials

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    Some of my cats really do enjoy eating the crunchies. I am trying to switch them from some other less healthy treats to these freeze dried niblets since they are a complete food, without grains.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow, my cats could not get enough!

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    My cats just loved this and I have been concerned they are not getting raw diet. Will give this a try again.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Large hard pieces

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    Pieces too big and some very hard . I have to crush up

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Quality Ingredients Available

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    I was so relieved to find a label with ingredients that I trusted made almost solely of meat - this is the only cat food that doesn’t have pea proteins and such! My cat eats it no problem and the bag is a lot larger than I assumed 12 oz would be.

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