Vital Essentials Wild Alaskan Salmon Freeze-Dried Cat Treats

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About This Item

  • Made out of a single source protein with no added hormones, antibiotics, fillers or flavorings.
  • Packed with nutrient rich raw meat for overall health and vitality.
  • No synthetic vitamins or minerals.
  • Can be given daily for training or snacking.
  • Grain- and gluten-free treats are great for pets with sensitivities.
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About Vital Essentials Cat Treats

Vital Cat Freeze-Dried Treats

There are so many options for your cat to love with Vital Cat freeze-dried treats. Available in a variety of meat varieties, each one is purely raw with no junk ingredients. Expect an excited and affectionate kitty when you bring out Vital Cat treats.

Raw Nutrition Boost

Cats thrive on raw treats, which supply protein and nutrients they need to fuel their daily adventures. Boost your furry friend’s diet and up the excitement factor by adding raw freeze-dried Vital Essentials cat treats to it. They come in a convenient resealable pouch and make the perfect reward, meal mixer, between-meal snack or dinner topper.

Limited Ingredient, Raw and Made in the USA

Vital Cat raw cat treats are minimally processed, crafted from limited ingredients, and made and packaged in the USA. They contain no fillers, grain or artificial ingredients, just a wholesome meat-based recipe that’s nutritious and meets a cat’s instinctive cravings.

100% Made In The USA

Raw cat treats 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 and enticing taste. Great for picky eaters, too!

Grain Free & Gluten Free

Certified gluten free, grain free cat treats with no fillers like wheat, corn or soy, and no rendered by-products or artificial ingredients.

Freeze-Dried Raw

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

Pure Protein: Raw Cat Treats

Real meat is the #1 and only ingredient, for a pure raw meaty taste your kitty will love. Meat contains antioxidants, vitamins, amino acids, minerals and phytochemicals—the building blocks for a healthy, vital life. Meat is also a great source of taurine, which cats need to keep their eyes and heart muscles healthy. Feed these freeze-dried, all-meat treats and prepare for lots of happy purrs!

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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Questions & Answers

4 Customer Questions

What is the recommended serving for 13lb and 15lb cats that are in the process of losing weight?
Answer by ChewyNov 17, 2018
These treats contain approximately 124 calories per ounce. It is generally recommended that treats are only given as 10% of the pets daily caloric intake.

are these a soft treat looking for treats my ferrets can yry
Answer by ChewyOct 17, 2020
Freeze-dried is when all moisture or water content has been removed, these treats will have a crispy, airy texture.

does the treats smell like fish? Probably a dumb question, but thought I'd ask, my family can't stand the smell of fish.
Answer by ChewyMay 09, 2019
These cat treats would have a fishy smell to them, however the severity of the smell may differ per pet parent.

Are these safe for dogs?
Answer by ChewyJun 16, 2018
These treats are made for cats but the Vital Essentials Wild Alaskan Salmon freeze-dried dog treats are specifically formulated for dogs.

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81 Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Bucky on Jan 29, 2022

Cat Treats

I feel like I am giving our cat something healthy when I add a few of these to her temptations treats once a day. At first she wasn't too sure about them, but now she goes for these first before the temptations that I give her.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Charlie on Mar 21, 2022

Fresh fish

My cat loves only a special brand. I can barely give them to him.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Alay on Aug 24, 2021

Extruded Salmon Puree

The product photo did not quite show that this freeze dried salmon is actually extruded/pelleted ground up salmon. The ingredients only show salmon - but why not freeze-dry chunks of salmon, instead of pureeing it and making pellets? I wonder if there are other ingredients that are not reported. My cat won't touch it. My cat loves fish. In the past, I have only purchased real identifiable freeze dried salmon chunks. But since covid, it is hard to find in stock anywhere. So I thought I would give this a try. The lower price should have been an indicator. This review is pointing out that this freeze-dried salmon is actually pelletized puree and not pure freeze-dried chunks of salmon, that you would find in the more expensive name brand products.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Trialsizes on Aug 23, 2021

Nope not at all

No one liked either kind of these I purchased...neither flavor...way way to hard... Even broken up nope...waste of money, but I donated they to cats that have nothing...since they were new and hopefully they can enjoy them. I never return anything regardless , I donate all good, treats, ( unless not safe, bones in it, otherwise unfit).

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Breakfast on Dec 28, 2021

Hardy's new treat favorite

My cat loves this treat. It is his new favorite. I highly recommend.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By MaggieZ on Aug 27, 2021

Picky Kitty

I ordered a couple of bags and really thought my guy would like the Salmon. He was not having any of it though. The unopen bags are going to the animal shelter. I know there is a cat out there that will love the salmon.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By kiki on Aug 24, 2021

Product old

I purchase this product frequently at my pet store. From Chewy they were so hard my cat not even eat them

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By JustCraig on Jul 3, 2021
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Not interested.

Neither of my girls seem to care for this flavor. I thought they would love it since they both eat anything that’s seafood. Not the case here.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Parse on Jul 30, 2021

Freeze dried salmon treats

I was surprised that the cats did not race to the salmon. They prefer the crispy minnows.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By bellanyc on Mar 20, 2021

My kitties love these

I use these as a topper when giving my kitties meds, and slippery elm bark. They love them, but I took a star off for how hard they are. They don't crumble, and because I was worried about them hurting the inside of their mouths (they're SO hard), I throw them into my magic bullet, and create a sort of powder that's easy to sprinkle.