Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Raw Beef Entree Mini Nibs Dog Food

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  • Grain-free and gluten-free freeze-dried beef 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.

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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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Questions & Answers

35 Customer Questions

How long will this 1 lb bag last to feed my 95 lb German Shepherd? how many cups is a serving?
Answer by ChewyMay 01, 2019
The longevity of the bag depends on the daily feed recommended based on your dog's weight. Premium brand dog foods are made with real ingredients that allow your dog to absorb nutrients efficiently. This helps the food last longer and prevents your dog from overfeeding. There are approximately 3-4 cups depending on volume.

How big are are one of the nibs?
Answer by ChewyFeb 26, 2019
The mini nibs are approximately the size of a blueberry.

I see offal, meat and no bone. So this does not do a 80/10/5/5 % mix of muscle meat, bone, liver and other secreeding organs? Can you provide the % of the meat liver and kidney?
Answer by ChewyMar 28, 2018
Vital Essentials follows the Alpha Prey Model diet, which consists of 45% muscle meat, 45% organs, and 10% bone and blood.

How many OZ in mini nib bag I have 5 dogs under 12 lbs
Answer by ChewyAug 13, 2019
There is approximately 15.9 ounces in the 1 pound bag.

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192 Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Judith on Nov 10, 2023

Expensive - but she loves it!

My Golden pup will be a year old Dec. 2nd - She is growing well and has finally accepted a bit of moisture with her kibble. I place a handfull of the freeze dried beef with kibble in her bowl, then add a small amount of hot water - let it sit for a few minutes, and then stir it up. She devours it eagerly.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Malisa on Nov 14, 2023

Not bad

I wish it weren't so processed. Ultimately if you want to go raw the right way it's alot of time and cost. Although the purchased food is easier; it's not cheaper. It's nice if you need a time saver - otherwise do it yourselfm

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By ALLISON on Sep 2, 2023

What happened Vital Essentials

Have to say that I had used this product exclusively for training my Australian cattle dog last year and over the winter months we took a break from this treat to try other things, and I was sad to see that they had changed their volumes as you can no longer get a 16 ounce bag - their volume decreased and price increased. I ordered the largest bag they sold as I used to get the 16 oz bag which was huge and lasted a long time - to me the product looks different, smells different- seems a harder texture and my dog isn’t as crazy about the treats as she used to be, it could be that she’s outgrown this particular treat or maybe no longer likes it, but I find it odd that vital essentials changed their packaging changed their volume and raised the price makes me wonder what else they might have cut corners on I won’t be buying this again will find other treats that she likes. I also bought other flavors such as the rabbit and again the product just looks/feels/smells different compared to the last time I bought it in the winter. Luna was not impressed!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Emily on Sep 10, 2023
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Great for rewards and training

I love the quality of Vital Essentials and really like their mini nibs. I use them as a reward for my dogs jumping up into their crates and in the car and for training as they're small and don't add a lot of calories given they're made of freeze dried beef. The company recently changed their packaging. I preferred the way it was before as it seemed less bulky and was easier to access on the side of a crate in my car. Highly recommend!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By PattyD on Jul 25, 2023

Review based on false claim of mini-nibs. THEY ARE NOT MINI

I was getting VE beef mini nibs in the old package which had very small nibs and he ate those with no problem. They discontinued that. I thought this was identical but it's not. These nibs are much much bigger (nothing mini about them) and hard as a rock. My dog has tiny, deformed teeth and doesn't really chew. I've been mixing a little hamburger with it to get him to eat but now he's pooping totally undigested nibs and acts like he's starving all the time. He won't touch it if I moisten it, even with bone broth. Right now, I can't find an affordable raw food that doesn't have a bunch of veggies, seeds etc so I may have to reluctantly stick with this if I can find a way to get him to eat and digest it. I guess I'm going to have to pulse it in the food processor to break it up into smaller pieces that maybe he can digest. Anyway, the ingredients are great but I wish they would make true mini-nibs again. I also bought turkey mini nibs and they have the same problem, very large and hard as a rock. Very disappointed in VE :( I may have to give up on raw.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lukas on Nov 19, 2023

Tasty treats

These look and smell so good, I’m tempted to feed my dog some every time I’m eating them after dinner.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Edith on Nov 4, 2023

They love!

Both dogs really like the raw, freeze dried food and although it's kinda pricey, it is better for them, I'm sure.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jan on Nov 11, 2023

Dog food

My Bichon likes this better than any other I have tried! No longer gets those nasty tear stains!

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Vg on Aug 9, 2023

Too expensive

These are great for training treats. I thought the price for the 16 oz bag. But there seemed to be more than a 1/8 reduction in quantity in the new 14 oz bag. Maybe the bag is heavier than the prior plastic bag? Too expensive now for the quantity.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Elaine on Oct 20, 2023

Dogs love it

Great tasting, versatile nib for meal or to use as a treat. Perfect size for puppies to adults.