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Why Vital Essentials?

Based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Vital Essentials is a pioneer in the raw pet food industry. Using USDA inspected animal proteins, they work to produce high-quality raw frozen and freeze-dried foods, treats, and snacks that keep your pets feeling their best.

Husky outside being fed Vital Essentials mini nibs

USA Made

Proudly made and packaged
in Green Bay, Wisconsin!

bowl with shaker

Limited Ingredients

Made without filler ingredients
like grains, gluten, flavorings,
or rendered by-products.

different meat proteins

High Protein Content

Packed full of whole meat,
organs, and bones!

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Vital Essentials

Freeze-Dried Dog Food

Each Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Dog Food recipe is made with limited ingredients and single source proteins. These complete and balanced meals are 100% made and packaged in the USA and offer essential nutrients great for dogs of all life stages.

Freeze-Dried Cat Food

Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Cat Food recipes offer cats a raw diet with digestible nutrients, naturally occurring enzymes, and wholesome vitamins. The easily digestible nutrients can help calm sensitive stomachs and support skin and coat health.

Freeze-Dried Dog Treats

Using only fresh single-sourced protein, Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Dog Treats utilize ingredients that dogs instinctively crave. These treats are a delicious way to up your pup's protein and vitamin intake!

Freeze-Dried Cat Treats

Vital Essentials Cat Treats are freeze-dried to lock in essential nutrients without cooking the food. These single ingredient treats are high in protein and low carb, made without any added fillers, flavorings, or rendered by-products.

Dog Deli Treats

Made with single-source proteins, Vital Essentials Dog Deli Treats are a great way to give your pet a satisfying snack in between meals. These freeze-dried treats help support healthy teeth and gums while giving pets an extra boost of protein.

Freeze-Dried Meal Toppers
for Dogs & Cats

Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Meal Toppers are the perfect 3-in-1 recipes to serve to cats and dogs at all life stages. These complete and balanced recipes can be served as a meal, topper, or supplement to help enhance already existing meals.

The Vital Essentials Story

Founded by husband-and-wife team Lanny and Cheryl Viegut, Vital Essentials is a proud Midwest-based business that works to produce high-quality pet foods and treats. All products are made and packaged on-site, meaning there are no third-party processors, co-packers, or other organizations involved in the manufacturing of their products. By following the "Alpha Prey-Model Diet,” Vital Essentials prides themselves in creating complete and balanced diets that are delicious and biologically appropriate!

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