Who we are, what we do, and why we’re passionate about raw pet food.
We’d prefer to simply talk about the joy that healthy dogs and cats bring to our lives. But, since you’re here, you might be looking for some details about Vital Essentials®.
Well, we’re a pioneer in the raw pet food industry. Our family-owned company, located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, produces high-quality raw frozen and freeze-dried pet food, snacks, and treats.
Vital Essentials uses only USDA inspected animal protein proudly made and packaged in the heartland of the U.S.A.
We believe that every dog and cat in the world; regardless of financial means, urban or rural, deserves the opportunity to have access to the finest food available. We also believe that, other than natural prey, we provide the most healthy, delicious, innovative, and biologically appropriate commercially available pet food in the world. Therefore, we will leverage our God-given talents, passion, and resources to do whatever is necessary to ensure that every dog parent or cat parent who wants us or needs us will have a convenient and effective mechanism to access and procure our “World Class” pet food and treats, in the United States and around the world.
Great tastes that feel great to give.
“Who’s a good puppy? Who wants a treat?” OK, the dog voice you use may not be as sappy as ours, but we bet you love rewarding your pooch. Here’s something to get excited about: healthy Vital Essentials® freeze-dried treats and snacks in convenient packaging.
Choose the protein your dog likes best. Our products are purely raw, with no “junk” ingredients.
Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Treats, made with only fresh, whole, single-sourced USDA animal protein, are loaded with essential nutrition that dogs instinctively crave. Not to brag, but our freeze-dried Minnow treats for dogs won a 2016 Family Choice Award.
Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Snacks give your dog an added boost of vitamins, protein, and stimulation, while helping keep teeth strong and healthy.
Freeze-drying makes a huge difference when it comes to Vital Essentials Raw Bar Pig Ears. This snack doesn’t need artificial flavor enhancers that leave a greasy film or coating that causes upset stomachs. We use a 48-hour freeze-drying process to lock in vital nutrients and remove moisture without cooking the product. This means the natural aromas are left intact for your pet’s sensory pleasure. Pig Ears are a great source of hydroxyproline which is an essential in collagen and cartilage and helps support healthy joints.
Quality Assurance Promise. Be assured that the Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Pig Ears sold in our Vital Essentials Raw Bar are safe and free of Salmonella. Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Pig Ears are sourced locally from Wisconsin based USDA facilities. These pig ears are not in any way associated with a recall.
Crude Protein (min.) – 58%
Crude Fat (min.) – 25%
Crude Fiber (max) – 3%
Moisture (max) – 8%
Calorie Content: 4,846 kcal/kg or 215/pc