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.
Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Raw
2,892 kcal/kg, 82 kcal/oz
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.
I love these adorable little minnows only slightly less than my Boston Terrier. Spritle is recently blind from glaucoma and these treats are a great motivator to help him re-gain his confidence to negotiate around the house. Waving one of these under his nose is all it takes to inspire him to follow me around corners and down scary hallways. Non-greasy, no fishy odor left on my hands, and great aesthetic! They are charming!
Cats love these!
on Feb 1, 2021
My 1 yr old Tuxedo is the pickiest cat I've ever owned. He refuses to eat anything I feed him but yet is always meowing at our pet pantry door. I finally figured out it was an old bag of these I had tucked away and forgotten. I gave him one and have regretted it ever since! He scratches at that door about 20 times a day wanting one of these. I bought him a different kind thinking all freeze dried minnows would be the same but I was wrong and he refuses to eat the other bag. My Maine coon loves them too as well as my dog. They're very healthy too which I love about them. Highly recommend for all cats and dogs but especially the picky ones.
on Feb 25, 2021
My cat loves these treats so much. They're her favorite. I love that they're natural and are composed of only one ingredient which is great for cats who may have stomach problems/allergies. However, I will say that I gave one to my sister's cat and he didn't come near it. So make sure you buy the smaller size first so that you don't waste your money in case your cat doesn't like minnows!
My cat LOVES these!
on Jan 12, 2021
I bought these as a special treat for my cat. He LOVES them. SOOOO much better than the cheaper brands. These fish arrive whole every time and they are larger actual minnows not teeny tiny things. I gave one to my dog and he sucked on it and spit it out (guess he doesn't like fish) but my cat rushed in to eat it before I could pick it up and throw it away. Zero smell to the fish. My cats coat has become softer and more shiny since hes been eating these. Just wish they werent so expensive, but you have to pay for quality. I have autoship for these as my cat loves them so much! He sees me enter the room they are in and he comes running hoping he will get one!
Isopods, dogs, and cats love these!
on Feb 20, 2021
I purchased these for my isopods but share them with my dogs and cats as high reward treats. They absolutely love them! It’s very cool to see the isopods and springtails eat these down to the bones and then the bones themselves! Awesome food variety for isopods and treat for dogs and cats.
great training treat for my fussy dog!!
on Jan 5, 2021
I have an exceptionally NON-food driven puppy who historically turned her nose up at anything we offered her, both as meals and training treats. I swear we tried everything!!! At 6 months of age we finally found these freeze dried minnows that are a turning point. She loves them and will do anything we ask of her in an effort to get some. These minnows are whole fish. This is important because there is another brand you can find at the local big retail pet store and that brand is all bits and pieces and not particularly easy (or appealing) to hand out as a treat. One other huge plus is that these minnows are 100% natural with nothing added in. The Vital Essentials brand are perfect.
Favorite high value treat
on Feb 13, 2021
This is our favorite high-value treat for training. The fact that it’s a single ingredient means we know what’s in it (for our allergic to everything baby) and they are small enough to give repeatedly without worrying about ruining their feeding schedule. The dogs are crazy about them; they prefer it to cheese!
They were okay
on Feb 20, 2021
The dogs love stinky fish. They had no complaints with these. It's not that I have any real complaint over them there are other dehydrated fish/minnows that I prefer. thought I'd give them a try but won't go out of my way to buy them again.
Love at First Treat
on Feb 16, 2021
My puppy is obsessed with the freeze-dried minnows! I've been trying to stick to less ingredient/single ingredient treats and these are perfect. My pup goes wild for them and is always on her best behavior for them! 10/10 would recommend.
A favorite in our house
on Feb 4, 2021Top 500 Contributor
These are freeze dried minnows, as in the whole fish, eyes and all. I probably would not have bought them for my dog had she not loved them so much when she visited one of her littermates. They are a high reward treat and she will do just about anything to get one.