Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Raw Rabbit Mini Patties Entree Cat Food

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About This Item


  • Limited-ingredient cat food––great if you feed your feline friend a raw diet.
  • Made with high-quality ingredients and single-sourced animal protein.
  • Free of added flavors, fillers, artificial ingredients and rendered by-products.
  • This all-natural, raw meat recipe is freeze-dried to preserve nutrition and freshness.
  • Grain-free and gluten-free.

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Vital Cat Freeze-Dried Food

Give your cat a healthy boost of raw nutrition with Vital Cat freeze-dried cat food. Vital Cat Dinner Patties and Mini Nibs come in Duck, Chicken, Pork, Turkey and Rabbit flavors.

Raw Nutrition Boost

Felines naturally thrive on a raw diet, which promotes vitality and supports health and wellness in all breeds and life stages. Raw cat food makes essential nutrients easier to absorb, and it can soothe a sensitive stomach and even lessen the amount of waste your cat produces. A raw diet can also help your furry friend maintain an ideal weight, strong bones and firm muscle tone.

Limited Ingredient, Raw and Made in the USA

Vital Cat raw cat 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 cat’s instinctive cravings

100% Made In The USA

Raw cat 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.

Grain Free & Gluten Free

Vital Cat is certified gluten free, with no fillers like wheat, corn or soy, and no grains, rendered by-products or artificial ingredients.

Freeze-Dried Raw

Freeze-dried using a unique 48-hour process to preserve essential nutrients and lock in the real meat flavor cats love.

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Questions & Answers

31 Customer Questions

How many patties are in a 8 ounce bag??
Answer by ChewySep 04, 2019
Although this product is packaged based on weight, there are approximately 14-15 mini patties per bag.

Do the Rabbit patties rehydrate any better than the Nibs do?
Answer by ChewyFeb 07, 2018
Both products are formulated to rehydrate the same way.

How many patties do you feed one cat a day???
Answer by ChewyNov 09, 2017
The weight of your cat determines the serving size (per patty) that should be given. Cats 1 1/2 - 2 pounds should be given 1/4 patty, 3 - 5 pounds should be given 1/2 patty, 6 – 7 pounds should be given 1 patty, 8 – 11 pounds should be given 1 1/4 patties and cats 12 pounds should be given 2 patties. The above feeding guide is based on feeding 2% of body weight. Growing kittens and pregnant or nursing cats may require as much as 3-4% of body weight fed daily during early growth and high bio-performance requirement periods.

is the new product "whole prey" like the old product? I'm pretty sure the bones, cartilage, etc are really important for my cat's digestion.
Answer by ChewyApr 05, 2021
All of Vital Essentials freeze dried entrees are a a complete and balanced diet. They include the muscle meat, organ and bones just as the old formula did.

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86 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dawn on Jul 19, 2023

Love these freeze dried raw patties!

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Cindy on May 31, 2023

They love it

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By razzmichi on Mar 23, 2023
Top 250 Contributor

I grind this into a powder

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.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Derek on Mar 2, 2023

I agree with the others about the bones

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

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Dona7973 on Feb 5, 2023

Awful stuff

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

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By 2manycats on Feb 13, 2023

Cats love it, but beware of big bone pieces

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!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By SashaF on Jan 2, 2023

Cat had severe reaction to food

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.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By DB15 on Jan 15, 2023

Very dangerous food

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By OliverCocoSlippers on Jun 14, 2023

Big Fans!

Our 3 cats are big fans! We add this to their wet food.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By DB15 on Jan 18, 2023

Bones in 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.