Vital Essentials Salmon Mini Nibs Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food, 14-oz bag

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Treat your “good boy” to a complete and balanced meal that’s full of the nutrition he needs and the flavor he loves. Vital Essentials Salmon Mini Nibs Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food is made in the USA with whole wild-caught salmon, organs and bones and never any added fillers, artificial preservatives, flavorings or colors. Real salmon is the very first ingredient and offers a healthy source of omega-3 fatty acids to encourage a healthy immune system, reduce joint inflammation, promote healthy skin and a shiny coat and help relieve skin irritation and other allergy related symptoms. These grain-free and gluten-free nibs are freeze-dried to lock in the flavor and nutrients of the raw ingredients, and they are paw-fectly suitable for all breeds! Feeding your pup a raw diet can help support digestive health, oral health and overall health.

Key Benefits
  • Salmon is the only source of animal protein, which makes it paw-fect for pups who require unique proteins in their diet.
  • Crafted in the USA with real, wild-caught salmon which is naturally packed with omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, potassium, zinc and vitamins A, B-complex and D to support healthy immunity, skin and a shiny coat.
  • Salmon is a great alternative for dogs who are experiencing allergy related symptoms from other proteins—some of these common symptoms are excessive or non-season itching, a dull coat or excessive gassiness.
  • Grain-free and gluten-free freeze-dried meal made without added fillers, artificial flavorings, colors or preservatives.
  • Offers paw-tners from all life stages a complete and balanced meal—simply serve the nibs on their own or mix them with other food for a boost of raw nutrition.

Wash hands, utensils, counters, food dishes and related areas thoroughly with hot, soapy water after each feeding.

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  • Item Number
  • Weight
    14 ounces
  • Lifestage
  • Breed Size
    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
  • Food Form
  • Special Diet
    Gluten Free, Limited Ingredient Diet, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Grain-Free, Raw, Pea-Free, Natural
Nutritional Info

Salmon, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex.

Caloric Content

4,743 kcal/kg, 268 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein41.0% Min
Crude Fat30.0% Min
Crude Fiber3.0% Max
Moisture 8.0% Max
Feeding Instructions
Weight Daily Feeding
6 lbs 1/3 cup
12 lbs 3/4 cup
18 lbs 1 cup
25 lbs 1-1/2 cups

Feed up to double the amount for puppies and pregnant or nursing dogs. Individual requirements may vary.

Transition Instructions

Switch to a purely raw diet slowly. Some pets may take to raw immediately, while others may take longer because they are hooked on the added flavorings in traditional pet food. Take at least 10 days to 2 weeks to gradually transition your pet’s diet. This gives the digestive system time to adjust to the new food.

About Vital Essentials Dog Food

Vital Essentials Dog Food

Feed your dog’s natural cravings with Vital Essentials, made with real meat, vital organs and bone. This freeze-dried dog food provides a boost of raw nutrition for all life stages. Get your best friend’s tail wagging at dinner time with a meal he’ll simply love.

Raw Nutrition Boost

Vital Essentials limited ingredient dog food can make essential nutrients easier to absorb, soothe a sensitive stomach and even help create less dog waste. A raw diet can also help your pup maintain an ideal weight, strong bones and firm muscle tone. Canines naturally thrive on a raw diet, which promotes vitality and supports health and wellness in all breeds and life stages.

Limited Ingredient, Raw and Made in the USA

Vital Essentials dog food is minimally processed, crafted from limited ingredients and made and packaged in the USA. It contains no fillers, grain or artificial ingredients, just a wholesome meat-based recipe that’s nutritious and meets a dog’s instinctive cravings.

100% USA Made

Raw dog food 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, enticing taste and optimal digestibility.

Freeze-Dried Raw

Freeze-dried using a unique 48-hour process to preserve essential nutrients and lock in the real meat flavor dogs love.

Grain Free & Gluten Free

Vital Essentials is certified gluten free and grain free, with no wheat, corn or soy, and no added flavorings or artificial ingredients.

Pure Protein: Raw Dog Food

Real meat is the #1 ingredient, for healthy protein that gives dogs energy and keeps them feeling full. Meat contains antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals—the building blocks for a healthy, vital life. Meat is also a great source of taurine and amino acids which help keep the eyes and heart muscles healthy. Get your dog eager and excited at mealtime with Vital Essentials.

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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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My dog says, Yes!

    By Sandy on Sep 28, 2021

    Vital Essentials Salmon Mini Nibs was the key! My little guy has food allergies that eliminated most "diet" foods and the low calorie count of this food combined with well-tolerated kibble has provided the necessary weight-loss and he's excited for meal time! Reducing quantity to meet necessary calories for weight loss was easy and with the lower calorie count of the nibs he gets more than just a couple of bites and he loves it. It is a tad expensive even for the reduced quantity but definitely feel the value is there.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My dogs love it

    By Digger317 on Sep 10, 2021

    I feed my furbabies the freeze dried Vital Essentials twice a week. They know what day it is fur sure & are always more excited when they see me reach for the VE bags. I rotate the flavors and both my dogs love them all. I also use the mini nibs for high value treats during training sessions.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Hit

    By Patra on Dec 22, 2021

    I use these nibblets for her Bob-A-Lot and also for reward treats. She loves them!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Dogs are happy

    By BostieMom on Aug 5, 2021

    I have one dog who is allergic to common meat proteins, so it is a challenge finding food she can have as well as enjoy. I use this as a topper to the meats & veggies I prepare for her. It has a very strong salmon smell, but I don't mind it as long as she likes it. My other dog, who has no restrictions, also likes this very much. It is somewhat expensive, but goes a long way used as a topper/additive to other food.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    My dog won’t eat it

    By Melissa on Aug 2, 2021

    I have a super picky dog, the first few times I offered him this food he scarfed it down, it was on sale so I opted to buy a second bag. Of course 1/4 of the way through the first bag he’s now decided the food is poison and won’t touch it so I have 1 3/4 bags of food just sitting here. My mistake for thinking he’d actually eat it. It does have a very strong fishy smell which I think is off putting.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Wish we had found this sooner

    By Bunkie on Sep 10, 2021

    Finnegan loves the salmon...after seven years we finally have him licking his food bowl at every meal.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    They won't eat it

    By carie2 on Jul 23, 2021 top1000Contributor

    I have two 80+ pound dogs who have been on raw food for over 6 months and don't seem to like anything that this brand makes sadly. So much money wasted...

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Vital Essentials Salmon Mini Nibs Complete Dinner

    By Mikey on May 8, 2021

    These are my pup’s favorite training treats. I love them because they are a complete meal, no fillers and another source of protein besides the usual ones. When I couldn’t find them in my area I turned to Chewy. Voila! They were on my doorstep the next morning! Thank you!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great treat or addition to food

    By addition on Jul 29, 2021

    Puppy loves it and so does my 13 year old Sadie. Great to use as a treat

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    High value treat

    By Alex on Jul 23, 2021

    I use it as treats for my Labrador - he loves every flavor so far.

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