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.
My 13 year old miniature poodle, Phyllis, is an incredibly picky dog when it comes to food and treats, but she really enjoys these little snacks. My local pet food store carried the brand, but not the minnows, so I tried a different protein and Phyllis wanted nothing to do with it. I was very glad to see I could order the minnows from Chewy. Since they are freeze-dried, they have a tiny crunch, and I do think she likes that. They are currently her favorite!
Head over heels
on Oct 26, 2020
I rescued a tiny abandoned Calico kitten several years ago. The minnows are a favorite treat. She stands on her hind legs and cups the minnows as I count out 3. She peacefully walks away when I say we had 3. She would eat the whole bag if she had her way. She loves these tiny fish.
Dogs and aquarium fish love these
on Sep 29, 2020
I love these because they don’t really have any smell at all. The dog and one of my three cats loves them. (One cat is interested but slightly baffled by them, one cat was just never interested at all)
You know who LOVED them though, is my aquarium fish! I don’t know if they’re actually nutritionally complete for the species I have so I use them as treats only, but my eclipse catfish gobble them up whole and my yoyo loaches push them all around the tank nibbling in them until they are gone
These are basically a hit with my whole family :)
Is this different than minnows for cats?
on Oct 27, 2020
The ones for dog is cheaper than the one for cats and they look exactly same, so I bought this for my cat. But somehow she doesn't eat it even though she likes the minnows for cats. I'm confused. What are the differences? Anyway, it's a donation to a local shelter now.
He loves these!
on Oct 14, 2020
My pup loves when I reach for this bag and starts doing all his tricks to get a little minnow. They don't smell the best (as I fully expected) but are totally worth it seeing how happy he is when he gets one. And it's great that what you see is what you get in terms of ingredients.
Wanted them far away from her
on Sep 5, 2020
Got these for my dog, used one as a treat and she was initially interested in the smell...once she got it out she spit it out immediately...so I tried to give it to her again and she took it, walked away and set it down on the other side of the room and came back. We did that a few times before deeming these worthless. They smell terrible and I don’t really want to touch them, would have gotten over that if my dog had liked them at all!
on Sep 19, 2020
These little Vital Essential minnows are the best things since canned soda. Not just the minnows, the turkey fries, the duck heads, the tripe, etc., etc. There is NOTHING my dogs have turned their noses away from by VE. These minnows are smelly little delights for them and excellent training treats. I think they just learned the jig.
My sheepadoodle will do anything for these!
on Sep 10, 2020
He absolutely loves these treats. I usually break them into two or three but the bag comes FULL with somewhere between 50-80 minnows. They come in a good quality bag so there’s no fishy smell even with his treats on the kitchen counter. I read some reviews a where people’s came crumbed that was not the case with ours. Highly recommend!
I was skeptical about these
on Sep 6, 2020
A friend told me to buy them for my dogs, that they would love them. I was very skeptical about giving my dogs fish, but I bought some and tried them. My two dogs (German Shepherd and mutt) LOVE them. They beg for them all the time. And I feel good giving them treats that aren't full of empty calories.
baby don't like it
on Oct 13, 2020
my baby dont like it very much. he kinda just carries it around and munch on it a tiny bit but he doesn't swallow any of it. I mean, yay single ingredient but he don't like it...