Only the Essentials | Treating My Dogs in a Healthier Way

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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I've blogged before about Vital Essentials and how they were a more nutritious option for my dogs but now I have to showcase them again because they just wrapped up a voting campaign and the new Vital Treat Flavor winners are amazing! 

The winning flavors that were voted on by pet parents, retailers, and distributors are: Chicken Hearts, Duck Nibs, Wild Alaskan Salmon Rings, and Bully Sticks.  But why are these so special for my dogs you ask? Well, Vital Essentials freeze-dried products are sourced, made, and packaged in the USA! They are grain free, gluten free, and guilt free.  The freeze-drying process they use retains all the active nutrients in the food and you can store them WITHOUT refrigeration.  
These Chicken Hearts were such a favorite in my house. It was a great treat between meals.  They are the perfect size for my chihuahuas but even if you have a large breed dog, it would still be a satisfying snack! 

The salmon rings were a great way to keep the dogs occupied for a little bit while they snacked away and savored every little bit.  Look at these things! They literally still have scales on them! 

See the thing about the ALPHA Prey-Model Diet keeps in mind that dogs and cats are natural carnivores so they instinctively thrive on the essential nutrients they get from whole animals aka RAW meat, bone, and whole vital organs.  And a diet like this helps support their overall health and wellness.  Vital Essentials Frozen RAW entrees are made from fresh, USDA whole animal protein and then flash frozen while cooking to lock in the nutrients like I said earlier.  

RAW is so much healthier because it's not loaded with carbs such as corn and rice like in a traditional pet food.  A lot of those types of ingredients are difficult for a dog's digestive system and can contribute to obesity and diabetes.  A lot of times, feeding RAW can help to reduce or eliminate allergies, itching, and rash and can even reduce vet bills and prescriptions.  It can also help dogs shed less and have a soft, silky coat.  And for small dogs like mine, that are prone to oral health issues, it naturally cleans teeth and cleanses breath.

I hope you will consider filling your pet's diet with more RAW from Vital Essentials!   
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  1. It's so refreshing to find someone else who feeds raw food to their pets! I actually order ground up rabbit from a farm in WA and our kitty absolutely loves it!

    1. oh absolutely! it makes such a huge difference when it comes to health of an animal!!


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