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Vital Essentials Minnows Freeze-Dried Cat Treats

Vital Essentials Minnows Freeze-Dried Cat Treats

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    My Cat's Favorite Treat!

    By Maxine on Mar 25, 2018

    My cat was never very inclined to accept treats before this. I bought these on a whim, thinking, "If she'll try anything, it'll be these" and I was 110% right. When I open the drawer where the treats are kept she comes running, tail straight up in the air and meowing like mad. She can't get enough of My cat was never very inclined to accept treats before this. I bought these on a whim, thinking, "If she'll try anything, it'll be these" and I was 110% right. When I open the drawer where the treats are kept she comes running, tail straight up in the air and meowing like mad. She can't get enough of them! And I'm looking forward to trying VitalCat's other products soon! … more

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    No Interest At All From Nikki

    By NikkiMommy on Mar 15, 2018

    I saw this treat from a video on YouTube. The cat in the video was so obsessed with this so I bought this to try it for Nikki. Unfortunately Nikki shows absolutely no interest at all in even touching this. I tried to lure her into eating it and managed to get it into her mouth, but she spit it out. Very I saw this treat from a video on YouTube. The cat in the video was so obsessed with this so I bought this to try it for Nikki. Unfortunately Nikki shows absolutely no interest at all in even touching this. I tried to lure her into eating it and managed to get it into her mouth, but she spit it out. Very sad. I love Vital Essentials, but this one is not for my kitty. … more

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    I was really excited about these, but my cat who usually isn't at all fussy actually hated these. Offered them to a few of my friends' cats, and only 1 out of 4 would eat them. They seem like a great product, but just didn't work out.

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  • One out of 3

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    Unfortunately only one out of my 3 cats will eat these. I've tried rehydrating them still no luck. My yellow lab happily cleans up what they walk away from though.

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  • My cats did not like these at all!

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    I got kind of a 'meh' reaction from them. Now I'm stuck with 2 pouches of these and no kitties that like them

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  • Superior Quality but Questionable Taste

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    After a great deal of thinking, I had to give this treat a paw down. It is a great idea for a unique and nutritious treat, but I cannot recommend it. I fed them to my dogs first, before trying them on the cats. The dogs loved them. Having tried one myself, I found that there is a very bitter aftertaste, which may explain why some cats will not eat these. Since my dogs "inhale" much of their food, and these minnows are small enough for this, the dogs may not have noticed the bitterness. I do not know if minnows are naturally this bitter, if the bitterness is a consequence of the food that they eat, or if it is a consequence of the freeze drying process. I just do not know. What I do know is that After a great deal of thinking, I had to give this treat a paw down. It is a great idea for a unique and nutritious treat, but I cannot recommend it. I fed them to my dogs first, before trying them on the cats. The dogs loved them. Having tried one myself, I found that there is a very bitter aftertaste, which may explain why some cats will not eat these. Since my dogs "inhale" much of their food, and these minnows are small enough for this, the dogs may not have noticed the bitterness. I do not know if minnows are naturally this bitter, if the bitterness is a consequence of the food that they eat, or if it is a consequence of the freeze drying process. I just do not know. What I do know is that I will be happy to try Vital Essentials' other treats but I will not purchase the minnows again. The minnows are whole and range from small to large. They are very clean and there is no fish odor. There are quite a few in even a half-ounce bag. This bag lasted most of a week for my medium- and large-sized dogs #two#, eating two to three twice per day. The nutritional analysis is awesome: 60% protein and 5% fat. I think that Vital Essentials is an excellent manufacturer of dog food and treats, but this one misses the mark for me. … more

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