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
My cats love, love the turkey flavor the best. It took awhile to get them on all raw, but now they love it!
Another Vital Essentials Favorite
on Aug 22, 2018
I ordered the Turkey and the Beef patties to use as a topper in the evening on their dinner. Sometimes I add it on dry and other times I moisten it with some bone broth. I also break them up to use as a treat. I feel good about giving them the Vital Essentials brand. Quality real food for dogs....without all the junk that is found in others. They do like the beef better. However this I a great second choice to offer a variety.
Excellent Turkey Flavor!! All 4 of my dogs love this!
on Jun 9, 2018
This is my dogs favorite Vital Essentials food; they dig in everytime it is set on the floor. I have mixed it with the grain free Nib size also, and they love the variety of textures. Definite must in my house; the smell from opening the bag has all 4 (Poms and Papions) of my dogs standing waiting.
Yummy in my tummy!
on Mar 26, 2018
My 3 fur babies absolutely love Vital Essentials entree mini patties, turkey being their favorite! We've tried the nibs and they liked them, but after a couple days they didn't want them anymore. They never tire of the patties though, yum!
Great for little dogs
on Jan 15, 2018
I have 3 tiny dogs...all under 8 lbs. I soak these patties in water between meals (AM & PM). If they don't stay under the water (this is actually a challenge) they will start to dry out, again...a problem for my littlest, who has no teeth.
I recommend this food, but get several bags, as it goes fast if you have several dogs.
My dog doesn't eat this food.
on Apr 10, 2017
My dog eats raw food freeze dried; beef, chicken, lamb, pork, and duck. He leaves this food, turkey, in his bowl.
Just what I wanted
on Jan 11, 2017
My dog and I were very , very happy with this product! It is actually 100℅ meat, without the vegetable and fruit additions. I prefer to add those myself, and she absolutely chowed down the patties like crazy.
Will definitely be ordering these again.
Turkey - Its alright
on Dec 27, 2015
My boy is strictly a raw eater. He usually gets dehydrated raw patties. He has stomach issues so I try to keep him off of any kibble. I really wanted to love this product but Charlie was not impressed. He is usually jumping for joy when the bowl comes out. The first day he at it but took his time, even wandered around though he makes sure to usually eat everything before he moves because he shares the house with 5 other dogs. The second day he he nibbled at it almost refusing to eat it. Some things that I have noticed about this product is that is has a pretty strong smell. It smells very greasy. Also the patties are very hard. I break them up and add water but these patties seem almost to hardMy boy is strictly a raw eater. He usually gets dehydrated raw patties. He has stomach issues so I try to keep him off of any kibble. I really wanted to love this product but Charlie was not impressed. He is usually jumping for joy when the bowl comes out. The first day he at it but took his time, even wandered around though he makes sure to usually eat everything before he moves because he shares the house with 5 other dogs. The second day he he nibbled at it almost refusing to eat it. Some things that I have noticed about this product is that is has a pretty strong smell. It smells very greasy. Also the patties are very hard. I break them up and add water but these patties seem almost to hard to break apart. Overall sorry but this one did not work out for us.… more
this is a great alternative to dry and wet food
on Jan 31, 2016
i ordered this as a snack for lex who is 130 lbs and would otherwise needs to eat about 16 of those patties a day to get all the nutrition he needs which is not fiscally doable nor responsible. so we got this a treat and he love them. good way to reinterate some of the things we taught him trough reward :-)
on Jan 8, 2016
easy to serve..just right amount for my dogs..non greasy..packed with protein...grain free..my dogs approve