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.
If you can be comfortable with these dead-eyed little lost souls staring at you sadly then hey! Get these! My dogs are addicted to these and are always super excited when they smell them as I open the bag. They're fishy smelling but not horribly so. I might be more used to it since I have fish tanks too, but I've definitely had stronger smelling fish treats before that made me want to gag. These aren't like that. The size seems to vary from batch to batch but they're always good as far as the dogs are concerned! I imagine cats would eat these too, except the big ones might be a little too big.
what a bummer!
on Apr 19, 2019
My dog loves fish skin treats (like his favorite thing) but he was weirded out by these because they are the whole tiny fish ~ I thought he would get a kick out of it instead I think he’s like “omg what is that?!?” He will pick it up and slightly close his mouth and the toss it to the side like “ewwwwwww!!” I think these are a pretty interesting treat but it’s just my dog that is a bit of a wussy I guess hahaha Luckily I deal with a local rescue a lot so I’m sure some of the dogs won’t be afraid to eat them lol
Not all my pets liked them
on May 10, 2019
My dog was creeped out at first by these little fish, she'd lick them then drop them right away. After I kept trying to give it to her she finally realized it was food and loves them. My cats are big fish lovers but they won't even touch them. I was hoping they would all like this healthy treat, but they didn't.
Dog Crack for My GSD
on May 16, 2019
My GSD will run through all her tricks and commands rapid fire, hoping to land on one that earns a fishy if i pull this bag out. I keep these in my treat bad as a high value reward for doing public access training. Best treat I've ever bought!!!
on May 11, 2019
We are very careful what we feed our 2 Frenchies as one of them has food allergies (and the other gets jealous if his brother - they’re litter mates - gets something different). The minnows were recommended as a good treat. And that was right. They love them.
My Dog LOVES these
on May 16, 2019
And so has every cat I have ever met. They are nice and small and don't stink too much. The dog and cats go crazy for them. They are whole fish so you do get eyes and heads included, but they are not oils and aren't too bad to handle.
Must be yummy!
on Apr 6, 2019
Both our dogs and our cat love these!! They are tiny whole minnows and the dogs come running for them and all the other Vital Essentials treats we give them. The cat is elderly so he doesn't move as fast as the dogs but he loves these as well. These and a bunch of other VE treats are on autoship for us. Great variety and single, quality ingredients!!
on Apr 30, 2019
Our cat absolutely loves these freeze-dried minnows! We enjoy knowing that we are giving our cat healthy nutrients and the benefiting from the whole fish. He looks forward to bedtime when he begs for his minnows, a fantastic healthy snack!
dogs wouldn’t eat!
on Mar 18, 2019
I feel bad for even leaving a bad review because of how amazing chewy is! My dogs LOVE the cod skins treats, so I thought they’d like these. Oh how wrong I was! They chewed it, spit it out and just nosed it around. They wouldn’t eat it! My one dog took a bite, spit it out, rolled in it, then walked away lol. I’m sure they are great treats and I’m truly shocked my dogs wouldn’t eat them! Maybe others will have better luck than I did.
Crate training...the cat!
on Mar 21, 2019
These are exactly what they say, little freeze dried fish. Our dogs are crate trained and one of the ways we did it was only letting them have their favorite treats in their crate. When I pull these out, they take off running for crate and jump in. Imagine my surprise when the cat takes off after them and tries to squeeze in as well! I guess they all like the little fish.