Vital Essentials Minnows Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Treats

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  • 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.

Is this bag resealable?
Answer by ChewyAug 19, 2018
These treats come in a convenient resealable pouch that makes it easy to take on the go.

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534 Customer Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Lily on Sep 22, 2022

My boys weren’t a fan

One of the bags that I received was filled with ants, but I did try to feed my boys the other ones and they would take the treat from me and then begin to try and roll in it. After me telling them to stop trying to roll in and they did decide to eat them but overall weren’t a fan though I’m sure some dogs love them

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By BaxtersMom on Jul 30, 2022

His FAVORITE treat!

My friend, meeting my 7 mos old puppy for the first time, brought these as gift, says his 3 yr old German Shepard loves them. Baxter LOVES them and will do ANYTHING to get them! All I have to say is "Minnow" and he runs through all his commands as fast as he can so he can get one! I have to save them for his high value reward treat during training otherwise he jumps all over me to get them. I was a little freaked out handling them but I snap them in half IN the bag so they last twice as long and I don't have to see the whole little fishy. My friend raves about all VE products, now I have them on auto ship!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Cinda on Sep 13, 2022

Best Treats Ever

Dog or cat...these treats are the best. Can be crunched up and used as a food topper or mixed in for picky eaters. My pup LOVES them right out of the bag. Easy on the digestion and if my pup is any indication, they taste great!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By VintageBabe on Sep 3, 2022

both of my dogs and cat hated these unfortunately

I don’t have any complaints other than to say that both my dogs hated these and spit them out immediately and my cat wanted nothing to do with them. I don’t recommend them if your pets aren’t use to a strong fishy smell or taste.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Monique on Jul 19, 2022

My dog loves these

This makes a great natural training treat or topper for a meal. Its just the right size for a training treat and it's a miniature fish, all different sizes, some small, some bigger. My dog LOVES these. Smells really fishy but that's good!! I'll pay extra for quality (and this is very reasonably priced and lasts fairly long) and I'm very pleased with these. My GSD LOVES these...she's a fish girl and can't get enough of fish food, treats, everything fish.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By SoCalDogMom on Jul 16, 2022

Perfect single-ingredient treat!

Both of my dogs love these minnows! My younger dog is battling with IBD and a very sensitive stomach and allergy issues. He allergic to beef and many dog treats are made from beef. This is a great alternative to dogs with allergies. The minnows are small and the perfect bite-sized pieces. These single-ingredient treats are easy for my dog to digest with no issues!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Rosie on Aug 2, 2022

High Value Treat

My dog goes crazy for this treat! It's been so great using it as a high value treat when training her recall. I am also happy because it's a single ingredient and healthy/nutritious for her as long as given in moderation. Since she's a smaller dog, I can break up the minnow into smaller pieces. Definitely recommend!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By rae507 on Sep 9, 2022
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Perfect for turtles, too!

It's surprisingly hard to find dried freshwater minnows of good size and quality for turtles. This brand is everything I was looking for, and the larger bags for dogs are a great deal.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Bleu on Aug 17, 2022

favorite treats!

My puppy would not eat any treats until I got this. Which was making training him a huge PAIN! I even like to break it in pieces and sprinkle it over his food since his teeth are still growing in, and he’s been eating his food way more now!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DogMom on Jul 13, 2022

He likes it!

I have a very picky Shorkie who is 1 year old. So picky that today he will eat this but won’t eat it again tomorrow. Yes he’s spoiled, he’s an only child. At first he was hesitate to try these but once he did he loved them. I was uneasy purchasing them because they look creepy to me. But since he likes it and it’s healthier than other snacks he’s had, I’ll keep buying them.