VITAL ESSENTIALS Minnows Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Treats, 1-oz bag -

Vital Essentials Minnows Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Treats

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About This Item


  • 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.

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About Vital Essentials Dog Treats

Vital Essentials Dog Treats

Reward your best friend with pure, raw meat. Dogs go wild for these freeze-dried treats, and they are loaded with the essential nutrition canines instinctively crave. Expect an obedient, eager and excited dog when you bring out Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Dog Treats.

Raw Nutrition Boost

Dogs thrive on raw treats, which supply the protein and nutrients they need to fuel their daily adventures. Boost your furry friend’s diet and up the excitement factor by adding raw freeze-dried Vital Essentials Dog Treats to it. They make the perfect training reward, meal mixer or between-meal snack for any good girl or boy.

Limited Ingredient, Raw and Made in the USA

Vital Essentials raw dog treats are minimally processed, crafted from limited ingredients, and made and packaged in the USA. They contain no fillers, grain or artificial ingredients, just a wholesome meat-based recipe that’s nutritious and meets a dog’s instinctive cravings.

100% Made In The USA

Raw dog treats 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 and enticing taste. Great for picky eaters, too!

Grain Free & Gluten Free

Certified gluten free, grain free dog treats with no fillers like wheat, corn or soy, and no 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 dogs love.

Pure Protein: Raw Dog Treats

Real meat is the #1 ingredient, for a pure raw meaty taste your pup will love. Meat contains antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals—the building blocks for a healthy, vital life. Give your dog an added boost of protein, vitamins and stimulation and help keep his teeth strong and healthy with Vital Essentials treats.

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

17 Customer Questions

In what country are these actually processed?
Answer by ChewyJan 14, 2020
These treats are sourced, made, and packaged in the United States.

Fish bones? Are these dried whole minnows? Do we need to worry about bones?
Answer by ChewyMar 20, 2019
The bones in these minnows are completely safe for pets to eat and digest.

How many can you feed a day to small dog?
Answer by ChewyDec 20, 2020
Vital Essentials Snacks are designed as a treat and are not intended to be fed as a complete and balanced diet. There will be approximately 82 kilocalories per cup.

Are these minnows sustainably sourced?
Answer by ChewyFeb 22, 2022
The minnow in this formula are wild caught, harvested from streams and rivers in Wisconsin and Minnesota, with the use of minnow traps.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Ruthie on Feb 3, 2023

Cutest treat ever!

These are the perfect size and texture for my 10 pound mostly toothless pooch. They are the actual minnows and a cute treat which my pup finds very tasty. For the most part the minnows stay whole. I use the fish dust to mix in my pups food so it's not wasted. She is a rescue and had 22 teeth pulled before we got her. She can't eat any hard treats and these are soft and easy to chew. She is on a restricted diet for medical reasons and these are one of the few treats she can eat.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kaley on Mar 16, 2023

Dogs Love Them!

Our three dogs are in love with these. Two of them scarf them down right away and my other likes to savor them. I was a little worried that they would be stinky but they don’t have much of a smell which is super nice!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Nahaltyin on Mar 11, 2023


I know these are for dogs, but my cats LOVE these as a special treat. I've tried other brands, but Vital Essentials is consistent. The minnows are well preserved, no crumbs or small pieces. Truly excellent!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Tintin on Jan 17, 2023

So good, he rolls all over these

At first, I didn't think he liked them because he would put it in his mouth, then spit it out. However, he decided to roll and rub himself all over these as if he couldn't believe his luck! I use these as a special treat on top of his PB lick pad and he sure does love it. It's the first to go down! I have a picky eater, border collie almost 2 years old.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dina on Feb 27, 2023

Cats LOVE these

My four torties LOVE these. I used them as an occasional special treat/topping on their dinner. It is so cute to hear them crunch on these. They go nuts when they hear me open the bag. :)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Finley on Feb 23, 2023

My dog goes wild for these

My 1 year old Bernese Mountain thinks these are the greatest things in the world. They're a really good high value treat, even for such a big dog! I'll definitely be getting tons more of these.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By WhiteRabbit on Mar 12, 2023

Cats LOVE These

My cats' favorite treat and hearing the crunch while they're devouring them is so satisfying. I love that they're getting the entire minnow.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By hellkitt on Feb 7, 2023

Fishkins new favorite

I got these for my pets and my dog has no interest in them , my black cat only ate half of one, my tuxedo wanted nothing to do with them . But my orange cat goes feral for them so it’s a win I suppose

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MelJ on Mar 3, 2023

This stuff is like crack for dogs.

I made the mistake of setting this box down in the hallway while I went out to the mailbox to get the rest of the mail. I rest my case.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By BreB on Dec 2, 2022

Household favorite!

I needed treats that are dog and cat safe, since they all coming running at the sound of a bag opening. These are, by far, their favorite. My cat was taught to sit and shake paws with these because he's desperate for them. I'm a big Vital essentials fan myself (no preservatives, essential organs) because I trust that they won't harm my pets and will benefit their health. I also appreciate the different bag sizes they offer, as while I get a big bag, I often get smaller bags for my family members as gifts for their pets.