I have struggled for months to find a good freeze-Dried raw food for my picky Aussies, and nothing was working. Either they got tired of it, or it wasn’t budget friendly. That was until Vital essentials. They love the food and they do amazing on it! –Stormy
Henna and Thorne
Tobi is an 18 month old great dane. He was diagnosed with wobblers disease in August and ever since then it has been nothing but health issues, food intolerances, and complete lack of appetite. He has been a fighter his whole life and nothing keeps him down he loves to go on adventures with me and he is my partner in crime! He has raw added daily to encourage him to eat.
I adopted Remington from Friends of Homeless Animals. He was a picky eater, didn’t ever want to eat his food and even most treats. All of a sudden, he became super itchy and could not be left alone; as a result, he would scratch himself until he bled. I tried limited ingredient kibbles, special foods and treats, and nothing helped. The vet did not have answers for me and it was devastating that sweet puppy was so itchy. We heard about a pet store near us from family, and decided to check it out. The pet store owner was amazing and understanding, and educated me on Remington’s immune system. His food was full of fillers, and I had no clue. I just knew I had switched him from a kibble that wasn’t the best, to a food that I thought was better. With her help, we were guided towards a raw diet supplemented by Vital Essentials treats and the raw bar. Suddenly the itching decreased dramatically, and fur began growing back. Remington is almost 100% better thanks to his friends at Fetchri and the yummy Vital Essentials treats that they sell!
Kalea is currently 11 months old, and made a recent transition from a kibble/freeze dried diet to Vital Essentials Frozen Patties. Kalea is such a smart girl who knows what she likes, and Can be the pickiest eater. Since She first had Vital Essentials treats, we noticed how excited she gets when she sees the treats, especially the minnows. We knew that if we were to transition her to raw it would be to Vital Essentials Frozen. Since the transition, she eats immediately after her release word and cleans the bowl; her coat is healthier, and of course, let’s not forget the poop is better. Transitioning to VE raw was the best decision we made. We can’t wait for her to try the other raw proteins!
I could not be more thankful for a treat and food my dog likes; he is extremely picky! We had a routine checkup a year ago and they told me that Cheeks had the on-start stages of kidney failure. I was devastated and stopped all treats and food he was eating, and decided to make all his food. I also researched raw all natural diets and found Vital Essentials to supplement his new lifestyle. After a year of feeding him an all natural diet his kidney levels are back to normal and he is as healthy as ever. A raw all natural diet makes a huge difference and prolonged my pets life!
I never really knew too much about the raw feeding community until I came across products like yours. I saw so many others rave about it that I knew I had to give it a try. Zeus is not 100% raw, but that is the ultimate goal. Your products have been a lifesaver. He is a very picky eater and he didn’t even hesitate when I put it in his bowl. He knew he was eating the best of the best. I started on this raw journey when I found out he was a carrier for DCM in dogs. I REALLY THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO LOOSE MY BEST FRIEND. He always ate very well, don’t get me wrong but I really decided to do something about it when I got the news. I always wanted to put him on raw I just didn’t really know where to start. Now I have a much better idea and I’m never turning back.
IT IS NOW MY MISSION TO FEED HIM THE BEST FOOD I CAN WITH THE BRANDS WE TRUST AND YOU HAVE EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS. THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO WITH OUR DOGS (ALL PETS) HEALTH IN MIND! YOU’RE ALL ROCKSTARS!
Midwest Conservation Dogs
Our working dog/handler teams absolutely love Vital Essential Mini Nibs! They are the perfect size for training are made from high-quality ingredients in our home state (Go Wisconsin!). The freeze dried process allows us to safely keep the food with us at all times (we don’t have to worry about it spoiling if we leave it in our bag overnight) and it’s lightweight, which helps when we are trekking through the woods. AND our dogs go absolutely nuts for them! Thank you for making an excellent product that is healthy for our dogs!
– Laura Holder
Buster & Bolter
My dogs, Buster and Bolter, have been eating #rawdogfood for years now, and we can’t say enough good things about it: shinier coats, heathy skin, cleaner teeth, and high energy level!! It’s still a controversial topic, and even some vets lack the knowledge and information; for us, year ago, after struggling to find the right kibble, and having to try out so many different brands of kibble, we decided to try raw… and we have no regrets! 😊
My 10 year old Heinz 57 mix Nico was on deaths doorstep in the beginning of this year, he was diagnosed with IMHA. After a vigorous five month battle and switching his diet to VE, he’s almost weaned from every medicine and he’s doing GREAT. Through his journey your food and products allowed us to also naturally supplement him for things like his joints and bones. He was on Prednisone and Omeprazole which causes muscle loss and brittle bones. The duck feet and heads were a great way of ensuring he got plenty of chondroitin and glucosamine. He adores chicken necks (but sometimes if he’s not quick enough one of my cats will run off with it.) I’ve got my baby back. I can’t thank you enough!