Now you don't have to feel guilty about rewarding your dog with a treat! Vital Essentials Minnows Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Treats are packed with vital nutrients. Made with only fresh, whole, single-sourced minnows, these treats provide essential nutrition and taste that dogs instinctively crave. A slow, 48 hour freeze-drying process locks in nutrients without cooking the raw meat and allows these treats to be safely and conveniently stored without refrigeration. Your dog will be howling for more!
Made from pure raw freeze-dried fish free from added hormones and antibiotics.
No added fillers, flavoring or rendered by-products.
Grain- and gluten-free treats are great for pups with sensitivities.
The perfect limited ingredient treat option with only a single source protein.
A great everyday treat that promotes overall health and vitality.
VE Snacks are designed as a treat and are not intended to be fed as a complete and balanced diet. Wash hands, utensils, counters, food dishes and related areas thoroughly with hot, soapy water after each feeding. Store freeze - dried products in a cool dark place. Best if fed within 30 days after opening.
Interesting... the Vital Essentials Freeze Dried Minnow CAT treats are the exact same product, same package size, and appear to be the same size minnows, but they’re more expensive. WHY? My cat loves them!!! Guess I’ll be buying him dog treats! 100% natural, nothing but minnows, and it doesnt smell like you might think a bag of fish would. Will buy again... for my CAT.
on Feb 9, 2020
Both our dogs and kitten are obsessed with this. We have a few different treats and we use this as our highest value treat that they get when out for walks. Our boy gets very excited seeing other dogs but with this, I get full focus.
One of my dog's favorite training treats
on Jan 13, 2020
This is an excellent training treat that is very healthy. This brand has larger, minnows and you get more for your money. I can cut large one with a scissors into 3 to 4 bites & smaller ones into 2 pieces to make them stretch. That and bits of cheese are mainly what I use for training. The dogs love these.
My household runs on minnows
on Dec 7, 2019
My 7.5 pound Chinese Crested dog and my cats, indoor and feral, all love these freeze dried minnows. My dog is a member of a dog drill team that does routines to music and performs at nursing homes. He gets minnows as his rewards. My indoor cat happily goes in her crate at night or when I'm going out as long as I put minnows in her bowl. I have successfully used minnows to catch ferals for TNR. Every morning the ferals come to my front door as I bring my dog out for his walk, and they all gobble down minnows together in peace. I wish I could find something cheaper that they all love as much as minnows. I go through up to 28 bags of them a week.
Will always eat minnows
on Dec 22, 2019
My 4 month old corgi puppy would frankly, do anything for these. I use them as high value training treats and always pack a few for emergencies. Sometimes in busy or overwhelming places, she refuses all other treats but will ALWAYS take a minnow. They don't smell too strong either and are a good size. Our favorite Vital Essentials product!
Neither of my pets will eat these
on Nov 13, 2019
My dog loves to roll in them but she wouldn't eat them even when I called, "here Kitty Kitty!" which usually makes her snatch and gobble in a hurry. She does love to roll in them. To the point of bringing them on my sofa to roll in! Yuck...So I tried the cat thinking all cats like fish. He looked at me like Garfield does when he is offered cat food instead of lasagna. Then he straight up turned his back on me and stomped off. LOL
on Dec 5, 2019
These are our dogs favorite treats. She knows when it’s time for minnows. I love that we can give her a healthy treat and know exactly what she is getting. They smell like brine shrimp, but it’s not too strong. Highly recommend these, the hearts, tripe, & salmon roll treats.
Love, Love, Love!
on Nov 23, 2019
At first, my pup didn't know how to eat them or what to do with them. But as soon as he figured out they're treats, he can't get enough! He loves having these, and I like that he gets extra Omega-3 through these! It's also pretty funny to see my boyfriend's face when I pull these out!
Healthy, Crunchy Treats!
on Oct 10, 2019Top 500 Contributor
We switched our bulldog to raw food so I wanted his treats to be of similar high quality. I decided to buy these minnows due to the lack of fillers and the fact that he digests fish well - glad I did! Each minnow is roughly the size of a little finger and there are a decent amount of them in this bag. After the initial sniff test (and me being grossed out), our pup gobbled these up with enthusiasm. Plus, no upset tummy which is a HUGE deal! Will gladly purchase again!
Dog hates them
on Jan 3, 2020
My dog loves anything fish, but for some reason not these. A little disappointed given the price & ingredients. Was hoping he would love these.