Now you don't have to feel guilty about rewarding your dog with a treat! Vital Essentials Minnows Freeze-dried 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.
Great treat! Use it to give my dog her daily liquid medication
on Nov 27, 2018
My dog (chihuahua-terrier mix) loves these treats. In addition to her enjoying them they have also made it easier for me to administer her daily anti-seizure medication. I cut off the tail of the minnow and then insert the medication syringe and just squirt the liquid inside the minnow. I usually need to use 2 treats to administer all the medication. It makes the process of giving her the medication so much easier for me (and enjoyable for her!). My only frustration with the product is that the size of the minnows varies greatly from bag to bag, but I guess that is to be expected from a natural treat like this. When I buy these treats at a local store, I do look at all the bags and choose theMy dog (chihuahua-terrier mix) loves these treats. In addition to her enjoying them they have also made it easier for me to administer her daily anti-seizure medication. I cut off the tail of the minnow and then insert the medication syringe and just squirt the liquid inside the minnow. I usually need to use 2 treats to administer all the medication. It makes the process of giving her the medication so much easier for me (and enjoyable for her!). My only frustration with the product is that the size of the minnows varies greatly from bag to bag, but I guess that is to be expected from a natural treat like this. When I buy these treats at a local store, I do look at all the bags and choose the ones that seem to have the biggest minnows since they hold more of her medication.… more
Minnows 4 The Win!
on Oct 17, 2018
My mini Aussie, Kye, LOVES these Minnows! They smell fishy and the odor can be strong but it is so worth it! He loves working for them! If I am being honest, I did not think he would like these. He usually does not like fish tasting things (depends on the brand) but he actually loves these! I love that it has only MINNOWS as the ingredients. Limited ingredients is usually how I shop for my boy. I want him in top shape 100% of the time. These spice up dinner time and he actually picks them over his Orijen fish kibble. It changes up dinner and they are great treats for working, training, and if you just wanna give your baby a treat.
Loved by all my dogs!!
on Nov 25, 2018Top 1000 Contributor
These freeze dried minnows are wonderful! I like to do scent games and these are great because they smell exactly what they are. Caution: I only give one or two a day (can break up into small pieces). Stools were loose when I gave more than that.
This is a try kind of treat for your pet.
on Oct 15, 2018
I know this says for dogs but, I bought these for my cats because my kitty loved the ones for cats. I thought this would be a way to save money and get more for the "buck" but, now he doesn't like them. Their not as weird as you might think and actually are like sardines if you think about it just dried out and not in oil or mustard.
Vital Essentials Minnows Freeze-Dried Dog Treats
on Nov 2, 2018
My one pup really enjoyed the minnows and devoured them. The other 2 just smelled them and let my other pup gobble them up. If you are concerned with the smell, I did not notice a discernible odor like you do with some fishy treats with my bag.
on Sep 24, 2018
Yes, I realize these are packaged for dogs, but looking at the ingredients and nutrition info...they are identical. I bought these for my cats thinking they would love them. What cat doesn't like fish, right? Not mine, apparently
All they wanted to do with the minnows, was lick them and bat them around like little mouse toys. I think my cats are broken!
Better value than buying Cat Treats
on Oct 9, 2018
Essentially the exact same product in a larger and more economical pouch than the Cat Treat version of this bag. Out of 4 cats, one of mine goes absolutely BONKERS over these freeze-dried minnows while the other 3 turn their nose up in cat-perfected disdain. :)
Cat Loves These
on Sep 30, 2018
Bought these to try, and my cat loves them. I bought the one's for dogs because the minnow are slightly larger and they are in a bigger size bag, so better bang for my buck. Also bought some of the other Vita Essentials treats. They're a winner at our house!
BEST TRAINING TREATS
on Nov 10, 2018
Our one year old labradoodle LOVES these treats! We use them for service-dog training and it feels good to know that they are good for his heart as well.
Hunt and Pounce
on Sep 28, 2018
....reads the label on the treat jar where I keep these.
Directions: 1) Toss a single fish across the room.
2) Your cat (or dog) will delight in chasing and devouring. Crunchy!
I buy the “dog” size fish because it’s cheaper than the “cat” size. Both my cat and my 166 lb. Great Dane love this food game.