Vital Essentials Vital Minnows Freeze-dried Cat Treats satisfy your cat’s carnivorous cravings with a healthy single-protein treat. It’s made with only fresh, whole single-sourced minnows that have been freeze-dried to preserve vital nutrients without cooking or over-processing. These healthy protein-rich treats are grain-free and full of flavor, which makes them a great option for snack time.
Made out of a single source protein with no added hormones, antibiotics, fillers or flavorings.
Packed with nutrient rich raw meat for overall health and vitality.
No synthetic vitamins or minerals.
Can be given daily for training or snacking.
Grain-free and gluten-free treats are perfect for cats with sensitivities.
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 have two cats, one is a picky eater and the other who isn't. My one cat who is a picky eater, isn't interested in these. I guess they don't smell enough for them to be enticing to her. My other cat on the other hand loves them. At first sniff he wasn't sure whether or not to eat them but as soon as he had one in his mouth he gobbled it up and wanted more. These treats aren't too big or small, they're crunchy, and easy for cats to eat. If you have picky eater then don't get these, but if your cat likes to eat then give these a try.
on Oct 14, 2020
I love these treats for my 1 year old baby due to how natural it is! There are no added ingredients, just minnow.
Not only do I love them, but he loves them even more! My cat is very peculiar about his treats and shakes his head at any hard treats (like the ones made by Temptation) but these, he sits at my feet waiting for the next one after he finishes the first one. Although it is a bit on the pricey end, it’s totally worth it.
OMG!!! These are amazing!!!
on Oct 2, 2020
I purchased this bag just for the heck of it because my one cat is allergic to chicken and a few other things. This way, I know her treats would be pure fish. I didn't know both of my cats would go absolutely INSANE over them! So much so that the bag had to gone into the freezer to prevent them from getting into it on their own. The only deterrent is the price. I went back to the dehydrated salmon pieces since their much more affordable to treat two kitties. Watch your felines go bonkers over these minnows!!!
Old guy loved them
on Oct 23, 2020
19 year old guy who’d lost his two sisters in the last year-sigh. He’d had tummy troubles and was very picky. Started using chewable probiotics which helped but crumbling these minnows in his wet food really picked up his appetite-and with no resulting vomiting. I’m not sure how long he’ll be with us at 19, but he’s one happy guy now. We’re thrilled!
on Oct 16, 2020
Pauly is a former feral bad boy turned crazy housecat that constantly needs a "job" or he will get himself into trouble. He enjoyed these as a toy and a treat. We tied them onto a fishing line and it satisfied his hunt for the wild and amused us at the same time. The other three cats weren't impressed but they are the Kardashians of the house.
Not a lot of fish, smaller amount than I thought.
on Jul 30, 2020
The quality is exactly what I was looking for, the color is preserved and they're dried. There's a smaller amount in there than I thought, about half the bag and the bag is a standard temptations size. I'm going to look for a bulk price somewhere else.. or something. The cats enjoy theses. 1 kitten really likes chewying/crunching and I think the taste. 1 likes having things and the taste and 1, the older cat, likes to participate even though they're not his favorite. I think the kittens like them a good amount. I got them to be good for their teeth and body too. Why? No artificial ingredients, just what they've evolved to digest.
Real freeze dried fish
on Sep 9, 2020
I have 2 cats, 1 absolutely loves these the other not so much. I was really hoping he would at least like these tiny minnows but all he does is sniff them and looks at me like really, you want me to eat this? Then his little sister comes on in and devours it lol. At least 1 of my cats will eat them and I don't have to throw them away.
on Sep 7, 2020
My 7 year old boy has been on a diet for almost two months and this is the only treat that we have been giving him. He gets excited and will hunt for them, jump for them, do any sort of trick asl long as he can munch on a minnow. I’m so pleased with these freeze dried treats I can’t wait to try other products from this brand. After using these even after a few days, my cat’s long hair had become much softer and shinier, along with a much happier attitude. We recently downsized, and we live in a tiny home temporarily, so there isn’t a lot of room for him to run and play, these have definitely helped him get excited to play and move around—even in the small space. Our 5 month old kitten has finallyMy 7 year old boy has been on a diet for almost two months and this is the only treat that we have been giving him. He gets excited and will hunt for them, jump for them, do any sort of trick asl long as he can munch on a minnow. I’m so pleased with these freeze dried treats I can’t wait to try other products from this brand. After using these even after a few days, my cat’s long hair had become much softer and shinier, along with a much happier attitude. We recently downsized, and we live in a tiny home temporarily, so there isn’t a lot of room for him to run and play, these have definitely helped him get excited to play and move around—even in the small space. Our 5 month old kitten has finally figured out how to eat them instead of play with them, and she’s also a big fan!! I would highly recommend these to any cat owner!… more
Not for quick eaters
on Oct 19, 2020
These treats are actually fairly large and hard to chew. We got these for our 6 mo kitten and she loved them but tried to eat them too fast. We tried breaking them apart for her but they got stuck in her throat and she threw up. Definitely do not recommend these for cats younger than a year or kitties that eat very fast.
on Oct 15, 2020
My boy absolutely LOVES these. He's been really sweet since he started getting them as a treat. He jumps into my lap and snuggles now. He's usually a rambunctious bitey cat, so it's a nice change.
He was hesitant at first as he is used to getting the small chewy treats. Once he realized what it was, he went all in.