Vital Essentials raw meat diet provides the natural nutrition necessary for maintaining peak performance and top body condition. Dogs thrive on nutritionally balanced raw diet entrees, so Vital Essentials Turkey Entree Mini Patties Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Food is made from only the freshest, high-quality ingredients. These mini patties are packed with USDA turkey, meaty bones and whole organ meats, and are completely free of grains, fillers, preservatives, coloring or rendered by-products. A slow, 48 hour freeze-drying process locks in vital nutrients without cooking the raw meat and allows this food to be safely and conveniently stored without refrigeration.
Grain-free and gluten-free freeze-dried turkey dog food patties are perfect for small breeds or as treats for large breeds
Complete and balanced single protein diet is ideal for any dogs with food sensitivities or allergies and can be fed as a treat, topper or a complete meal
No added hormones, antibiotics, colors, fillers, flavorings and no synthetic vitamins or minerals
Exclusive freeze-drying process retains all active nutritional elements in the food while allowing the food to be safely and conveniently stored without refrigeration
Feed up to double the amount for puppies and pregnant or nursing dogs.
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.
Switch to a purely RAW diet slowly. Some pets may take to RAW immediately, while others may take longer. 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.
Step 1: Choose a protein (stick with the same protein for the first 2 weeks)
Step 2 (Day 1 - 3): Serve 25% RAW mixed with 75% current food
Step 3 (Day 4 - 6): Serve 50% RAW mixed with 50% current food
Step 4 (Day 7 - 9): Serve 75% RAW mixed with 25% current food
I am using these with a dog with chewing issues. This is a great protein boost for the food he can eat with grains with a slightly lower protein content than I would like.
Looks great. Dog hates it.
on Jan 7, 2020
The patties shipped well and looked great upon arrival.
My dog loves most of the other protein options from vital essentials (she does also hate the duck but likes duck as the main protein from other brands) that are in her freeze dried raw food rotation. She will not eat these dry or rehydrated with water or goat milk or bone broth. Since they are so expensive the rest will now be going to a family members more normal dog.... we'll go back to her preferred proteins.
on Mar 15, 2020
Although my dog loves the VE Rabbit and the Duck she doesn't seem to care for the turkey.
The only Raw that is truly raw.
on Oct 27, 2019
If you’re looking for an easier way to amp up your dogs diet to raw, this is it! Nothing but turkey-the whole turkey-ground up!
Dog loves it, but the serving size leaves him hungry.
on Oct 8, 2019
This is exactly what it says - 100% turkey. I would have given this 5 stars, but when I feed for my dog's size (20 lbs), he's still really hungry.
Quality and value
on Jul 4, 2019
All three of my dogs enjoy this brand. More value for your money.
The amount you feed is less than the other freeze dried raw.
Novel Protein Diet
on Sep 5, 2019
Not sure Turkey is working for my dog who is going through detox.
My Fussy Doggie
on Jul 15, 2019
Unfortunately my Miss Sugar did not like this food. Could be because she is just so darn fussy.
on Jul 16, 2019
My dogs love these patties as a lunch time treat! And I love the ingredients in these patties!
Fussy cat approved!
on Jan 3, 2019
My cats love, love the turkey flavor the best. It took awhile to get them on all raw, but now they love it!