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

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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
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Food Form
    Freeze-Dried
  • Special Diet
    Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet, Pea-Free, Raw, Natural
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.

Rating: 3.7 of 5 stars 34 Reviews 34 Reviews 3.7 out of 5 Stars

76% Recommend

76% of reviewersrecommend this product

Rating: 3.7 of 5 stars 3.7 / 5

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Cats love it

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    My picky cat has been enjoying it so far. I purchased this to address his ongoing IBS issues and while it's too soon to say whether it's helping with that, it's an A+ with both cats.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for my Senior cat! Pre-Diabetic, elevated kidney issues, Please READ!

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    3 years ago, my cat was urinating more often than usual. My vet ran some tests & found that she may be pre-diabetic & wanted to start her on insulin & a rx cat food. (The ingredients are HORRIBLE! I did not buy it or start her on the insulin). Her kidney values were also slightly elevated. I already researched that dry cat food is NOT good for cats and the RX cat food is made with cheap junky fillers. I switched her to a pate' high quality canned food, which I get from Chewy. I went back to the vet 2 weeks later for new tests and guess what?!! All of her levels were now normal! Thank goodness I researched this, if not she would be on insulin and RX cat food and maybe not doing as well. In 3 years ago, my cat was urinating more often than usual. My vet ran some tests & found that she may be pre-diabetic & wanted to start her on insulin & a rx cat food. (The ingredients are HORRIBLE! I did not buy it or start her on the insulin). Her kidney values were also slightly elevated. I already researched that dry cat food is NOT good for cats and the RX cat food is made with cheap junky fillers. I switched her to a pate' high quality canned food, which I get from Chewy. I went back to the vet 2 weeks later for new tests and guess what?!! All of her levels were now normal! Thank goodness I researched this, if not she would be on insulin and RX cat food and maybe not doing as well. In the last year, I introduced my cat to the Vital Cat Line of Nibs and Patties due to the ingredients and the fact they are freeze dried with all the great ingredients cats need. There are different flavors but my angel loves the Duck. How to introduce your cat...This is important, like many new buyers to freeze dried, there are steps to slowly introduce your cat to these products. I was disappointed when I followed the instructions, saw my cat sniff and walk away. I had high hopes. But I didn't give up. SHE LOVES THIS NOW & devours it!! With the mini nibs, I use a small hammer to gently squash the nib, as this releases the smell and flavor. I leave a few nibs not squashed so they can assist with cleaning her teeth and gums. I mix the nibs with the Patties, which I crumble into the same bowl. This is now her food that is left out all day for her to nibble on. I also add 5 drops of the kidney support gold, which I get from Chewy. (I add these drops because she's a senior and it truly helps my cat with keeping her kidneys well). I just take a fork or spoon and mix together the dry nibs and patties with the drops of kidney support gold. For the pate wet canned cat food, she gets this twice a day. I take 1/2 a patty of the Vital Cat patties and crumble it into shreds with my hand into 1/2 can of the wet pate' canned food. I also add 5 drops of the kidney support gold into her wet cat food. She doesn't eat the whole bowl at once, so I just put it back into the fridge when she walks away and reuse it for her 2nd meal and top it off when needed. Every year, for her senior check up with full panel testing, the vet says she is doing amazing!! Try crumbling the nibs and/or patties, it works!! No junky fillers and good things for your cat's body! … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Healthy Healthy Healthy

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    My 2 fur babies love love these, but it’s is $$$$$, so I give it to them as a treat.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    This food is too good

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    My cat is obsessed with the treat form. Can't leave the bag out. He will chew through it. I tried other flavors. Nope didn't like them. My fiance bought this to try cuz why not. He freaked out. In a good way when we opened the bag he was demanding us to give it to him while we were figuring out how to rehydrate it. The second I set it down he was gulping it down like he was a 3rd world starving victim. Immediately demanding more. I made the mistake of leaving the bag out till I got off work the next day and he knocked the bag off the fridge and chewed through the bag eating half of it. This food is to good. Only buy if you can replace frequently. My cat will be mad when he finds out that My cat is obsessed with the treat form. Can't leave the bag out. He will chew through it. I tried other flavors. Nope didn't like them. My fiance bought this to try cuz why not. He freaked out. In a good way when we opened the bag he was demanding us to give it to him while we were figuring out how to rehydrate it. The second I set it down he was gulping it down like he was a 3rd world starving victim. Immediately demanding more. I made the mistake of leaving the bag out till I got off work the next day and he knocked the bag off the fridge and chewed through the bag eating half of it. This food is to good. Only buy if you can replace frequently. My cat will be mad when he finds out that it will run out before the weeks up and he's not getting more till next payday. … more

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    no one will eat it

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    my cats will not eat it....even my dogs that eat anything will not eat it...the cat will eat the raw duck dried dog food...why???

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    bad change

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    Vital Cat changed the consistency from hard treats to soft. My cat loved them before, now she won't eat them.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for my picky guy

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    I like to feed raw, but 1 of my 5 is so picky and won't eat it sometimes. I tried this and I'm on my 2nd bag! He does like them! YAY win win

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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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