|Price Per Unit|
|Top Ingredients||Rabbit, Rabbit Liver, Rabbit Heart...||Turkey, Turkey Heart, Turkey Liver...||Chicken, Chicken Heart, Chicken Liver...||Duck, Duck Gizzard, Duck Heart...||Pork, Pork Liver, Pork Spleen...|
|Special Diet||Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet...||Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet...||Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet...||Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diet...||Gluten Free, Grain-Free|
|Health Feature||Shedding Control, Skin & Coat Health, Urinary Tract Health||Shedding Control, Skin & Coat Health, Urinary Tract Health||Shedding Control, Skin & Coat Health, Urinary Tract Health||Shedding Control, Skin & Coat Health, Urinary Tract Health||—|
|Food Flavor||Meat, Rabbit||Poultry, Turkey||Poultry, Chicken||Poultry, Duck||Meat, Pork|
Champagne by Blue Burmese is in total love with these patties! I switched her to raw 1 1/2 years ago but had trouble with making my own food and her liking it all the time (plus I'm a Vegetarian so it was super hard for me but willing to do the work). I decided to find the next best thing being freeze dried with limited ingredients and fillers and she goes bonkers for the Rabbit. I just add lots of warm water to the patty in her bowl and I can barely crush it down before she (all of 6 lbs) pushes me out the way to devour her meal. I also rotate the Duck and Chicken patties from this same company and she couldn't be happier.
I break it up and add a little warm water. They attack and devour because they love it so much. I'm really happy about the freeze-dried options available, especially in less available meats like rabbit.
I wanted to post this for people finding large bones in the food. This is only a solution for a) people who own a blender and b) those who rehydrate the food. I have a separate "dry food" canister for my blender that I keep separate and only use to grind up their food. One of my cats has no teeth and can't have anything with large pieces of bone. I started grinding the whole thing into a powder. Start by doing one full patty and then measure the powder you get so you know how many tsp or Tbsp = 1 patty. Then, you'll be able to measure how much you need to rehydrate per meal or per day. This has worked out great because I can get it to the consistency of canned pate (that they were used to), and both cats happily gobbled this down. They love the rabbit, chicken, and pork. I hope this info helps someone out there.
I've been feeding this brand's rabbit and pork patties to my guy with intolerances (poultry and seafood) and it has helped with his loose stool but I too have been noticing large pieces of bones in both varieties, too large IMO. One I picked out last night was about 3/8 inch long and skinny. Could have been an issue as far as I'm concerned. Going to have to find a different food
My cat loves Vital Essentials Rabbit Bites Freeze-Dried Cat Treats so I bought Vital Essentials Rabbit Dinner Patties to try, but he won't go near it. When you break the patties up there looks like lots of unrecognizable bits in it. Since this stuff is so awful, I am afraid to buy the treats anymore. This was such a waste of money (and it was expensive). Vital Essentials Rabbit Dinner Patties Grain-Free Limited Ingredient
Got this as a treat for a cat that has food allergies AND has diabetes (thanks to the hydrolyzed kibble she used to eat for said allergies). She is now eating rabbit LID wet food so I needed something low carb and rabbit without other proteins, and this fit the bill for treats/topper for her. She loves it, as do all my other cats. They are obsessed. So palatability, 10 out of 10. However the human is not very happy to find large pieces of bones in the patties! They are way bigger than anything I have seen in frozen cat food, which my cats have been eating for years. There are also way too many of them. If you have a young, healthy cat with all their teeth and no pooping issues, then this should do just fine, but for older cats it is definitely not appropriate. So now I have to crumble the patties before using them, so I can find the chunks of bone with my fingers and throw them out. No way my senior cats with digestive issues can digest this and not get constipated from it. For the insane price you are charging for this food, Vital Essentials, you can grind that rabbit bone finer and add more muscle meat!
I have used other formulas by this company and they have been great. At the suggestion of my vet we wanted to try rabbit for one cat. He didn't like it as much but ate it ok. He started feeling a little bit punky after a week and I was planning on discussing changing his food back with my vet after the weekend. He crashed very suddenly and if I hadn't heard him yowl he would probably be dead. He spent 3 nights at the 24 hr emergency vet. They did not have a good explanation about what happened but the only change had been his food. Maybe it was a bad batch, I don't know but I won't be feeding it again.
This food is very dangerous for your cat. It has huge pieces of bone in it. I have used this food for the past year and my cats love it. Recently about 3 months ago I noticed lots of big bones in it. I would always break up the patties where it was real fine. I have tried to pick out the pieces of bone but there are so many, it is impossible. My cat got so sick, vomiting uncontrollably one day. In his vomit there was multiple bones in it. I have called Vital Cat multiple times in the last several weeks. You get an answering service and they won't return your calls. Please don't give this to your pet, it could kill them.
Our 3 cats are big fans! We add this to their wet food.
This food was very dangerous for my cat because of the large pieces of bones in it. He vomited several times and I found bones in his vomit. The bones had sharp edges, I won't be feeding this to my cat ever again, to dangerous.