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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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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Top IngredientsMinnows.Chicken Heart.Minnows100% Pure Wild-Caught & Made in USA Human Grade Pacific Ocean Whitefish...Wild Alaskan Salmon.
Special DietGluten Free, Grain-Free, RawGluten Free, Grain-Free, RawGrain-Free, Gluten FreeHigh-Protein, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Limited Ingredient Diet...Gluten Free, Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Raw
Breed SizeSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
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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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515 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DeeDee on Jun 22, 2022

Dogs loves these

My puppy, adult, and senior dogs all love these fishies. They go nuts for them. My puppy does especially well with these because they are smelly and she can use her nose and her senses to sniff them out when I hide them or make her do a puzzle toy to get them.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Evelyn on May 4, 2022

Very Happy

I have 2 Shih Tzus Teddy Bear 14, he Prefers the frozen chicken hearts but he will sometimes eat the frozen minnows Now Lovebug, who is 12, he loves the minnows, ( these look almost good enough for me to eat, I grew up eating fried minnows.) Also any other freeze dried fish I get from you. I've been looking for freeze dried snakeskin because That is one of Lovebugs favorit thing, use to get them from my groomer in MD. Have not been able to find them here in FL Thank you Evelyn Raiber

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By AussieMom12 on Apr 21, 2022

Dog and cats won't eat

My dog has never liked fish. I was hoping she would enjoy these since they're real and not just flavored, but she wouldn't eat them, just nibbled then tried to bury it. I tried to give my cats one, one cat is very picky and the other will eat anything, including flaming hot cheetos. The glutton cat wouldn't even taste it. I doubt the issue for the cats is that they don't like fish, because they love fish flavored treats. Maybe they like the flavor more than an actual fish. Either way, none of my pets enjoyed it. I will give the product the benefit of the doubt since my pets mat just not like real fish in general, or maybe they just don't like these.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Niko on Jul 1, 2022

Pup obsessed

Smell like a real fish! They're dry enough so no worries about getting hands dirty. Will def come back for it

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Mehh on May 13, 2022

Not what I expected

I've purchased other freeze dried minnows and both dogs & cat loved them, but these are very dry and seem less flavorful to my fur-kids. Will not be purchasing them again.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By furmommy01 on Mar 19, 2022

My Pup Adores Them!

I tried these on a whim since my 9 week old Aussie pup seems to enjoy meatier treats and I figured that these would double well as an added “snack” to her enrichment meals! When I got them I’ll admit, I was a little weirded out and she seemed hesitant at first but she absolutely loves them! She goes nuts for them and I will definitely be reordering them!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By great on Mar 23, 2022

My dog LOVES these

My 1.5 yr old English Mastiff/Great Dane mix gobbles these up! She is a mixed feeder- so I do kibble and she gets raw toppings sometimes. Meet, fruits, veggies, eggs, whatever. Got these to spice thing up and she can’t get enough! They are small- but since she’s so big they are great to throw a couple in her food bowl or as a treat.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Dusty on Apr 22, 2022

Paw training treats

These treats are the reason my cat has started learning tricks! These are the only treats my cat will eat and he will give you his paw on command every time! Thank you chewy!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Minnows on Mar 7, 2022

Freeze dried minnows

Ok, these things look so gross and smell, of course like fish. My dog at first dropped it on the floor and started rolling on it. She obviously approved. Not only does the dog like them, but my cat is crazy for them also. They love them. I don't like them but I'm not the one eating them. Dog and cat approved!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By mangogoodgirl on May 7, 2022

Great high-value treats

My dog goes crazy for these stinky fish. They have been very helpful getting her used to the bathtub (now, she'll jump right in to get one).