Is Vital Essentials Freeze Dried Dog Food Good?
Vital Essentials Freeze Dried Dog Food is a premium pet food line with a 5-star rating — among the top 7% of all the products we review.
They seem to be high in protein and low in carbs, contain mainly named animal products as main ingredients and a lot of meat. We strongly recommend this!
What We like
- Super High Protein — over 40%!
- Low Carbs — Less than 28%
- Consists Mostly Good Quality Ingredients
- No Plant Protein in Top Ingredients
- Use Organic Minerals to Improve Absorption
- No Potential Allergens like Corn, Soy, Gluten, and Dairy products
- No Chemicals or Suspicious Ingredients
- No Ingredients that might Disrupt Digestion
- Clean — No Concerned and Notice Ingredients
- Freeze-dried to Retain More Nutrition
What We Concern
- Seems No Probiotics to Aid Digestion
「Chief of Food」Fat Hill
Recipes could have different ingredients in the same product line. We rate each recipe and list them from higest to lowest ratings.
Recipe and 1st Ingredient
Beef Nibblets1️⃣Beef 🍚Carbs：7%
Chicken Nibblets1️⃣Chicken 🍚Carbs：6%
Duck Mini Nibs1️⃣Duck 🍚Carbs：9%
Turkey Mini Nibs1️⃣Turkey 🍚Carbs：4%
TipsRecipes have similar ratings. This means they are quite similar.
Recipe to review
To rate Vital Essentials Freeze Dried Dog Food, we will take one representative recipe to evaluate the nutrition, ingredients and meat content of this product line.
We have chosen Turkey Mini Nibs.
Pet food show guaranteed analysis on their labels. It includes moisture and does not reflect the level of carbs — which we prefer lower for dogs and as low as possible for cats.
Calculate the dry value (no moisture) on a dry matter basis will help us to estimate the carbs level and other nutrition without water — so we can get a better idea about the ratio.
(We think the ideal nutrition profile would be Protein > Fat > Carbs)
|Nutrition||Our Ideal||Dry Value||Like?|
|Protein||30% or more||61%|
|Fat||15% or more||19%|
|Carbs||Less than 28%||4%|
|Fiber||Less than 5%||6.7%|
10 ingredients are listed on the label. We research their quality to pet and use our best judgement to group them in the proportion of Prefer, Concerned, and Notice ingredients in the bar chart.
Turkey HeartAnimal Protein
Turkey LiverAnimal Protein
Mixed TocopherolsFood Additive
Vitamin E SupplementSupplement
Zinc Amino Acid ComplexSupplement
Iron Amino Acid ComplexSupplement
Copper Amino Acid ComplexSupplement
Manganese Amino Acid ComplexSupplement
Great! I really like the ingredients.Turkey Mini Nibs has clear ingredients and we do not find any concerned ingredients.
Estimated Meat Content
Some pet food uses high plant protein ingredients to boost up the overall protein level — to make it looks like it includes a lot of meat, which is more appealing for customers.
Therefore, protein level itself cannot tell the quality and how much animal ingredients (more digestible than plants) is in the pet food.
0 / 7 (0%)in top 7 ingredients
61%in dry matter
By looking at the plant protein in top ingredients and compare with the total protein level, we will try to estimate how much animal ingredients is used in the pet food as Meat Content.
Based on my "godly" guess, the meat content might be High !
It looks like it is made of primarily animal ingredients, and most protein should come from animal sources. Your furbabies will love it just like me!
Vital Essentials Freeze Dried Dog Food Product Line Review
To make a conclusion about the whole product line, we will consider all recipes and their average nutrition ratio.
Recipes Average Compares to Ideal Level
In the total of 4 recipes, the group has an average of 50% protein, 27% fat and 6% carbohydrate.
（Protein and Fat: Prefer Higher丨Carbs: Prefer Lower）
- Protein is 20 (%) higher than ideal
- Fat is 12 (%) higher than ideal
- Carbs is -22 (%) less than ideal
What does it mean?Overall,Vital Essentials Freeze Dried Dog Food has a better nutrition ratio compared to our preferred level.
Throughout the review, we have 3 major opinons about this pet food line:
- High protein low carbs
- Major ingredients from animals
- Contains a lot of meat
Based on these, we can conclude Vital Essentials Freeze Dried Dog Food is a pet food line with a 5 star rating.
Do we recommend Vital Essentials Freeze Dried Dog Food ?It is a top quality premium pet food that we strongly recommend!
The review is entirely our own view and opinon. It is for informational reference only and not a purchase advice.
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