Thursday, October 20, 2016

No Junk Cat Treats - #chewyinfluencer

We always look forward to the monthly products available for review as part of the Chewy Influencer program.  This gives us the opportunity to try food, treats, and toys we normally wouldn't see in local pet stores.  This also allows us to share our experiences with our readers.  This month, we received the Vital Essentials® Vital Cat Freeze-Dried freeze-dried treats for cats.

Truffle already smells the delicious rabbit treats



Vital Essential® Freeze-Dried Vital Cat Treats are made with fresh, whole, single-sourced USDA animal protein. These vital nutrients provide essential nutrition that cats instinctively crave because they are made with meat, bones, and whole vital organs.   These treats are nutrient-packed raw meat that is freeze-dried. 
Truffle and Brulee impatiently waiting for Mom Paula to open the bag of treats.

The Vital Cat freeze-dried vital treats are available in seven (7) different proteins.  The traditional proteins are available in chicken, tuna, and salmon.  One of the things that make these treats a little more unique are the alternative proteins such as rabbit, minnows, and duck liver which is great for cats with allergies to chicken and turkey.  We received a package of the rabbit and duck treats.  As you can tell from the photo above, we couldn't wait to get into the packages.



Vital Essentials is a complete and balanced raw diet that represents the ALPHA-prey model diet, which is comprised of meat, bone, and whole vital organs.  This diet, which is part of the treats, is virtually identical to the diet of an ALPHA in its natural habitat. Both Truffle and Brulee went crazy over these treats.  They were crunchy and delicious (based on their reactions to the treats) and Mom Paula felt great that they were getting a single-source protein treat provides essential nutrition that we crave.  

Brulee waits for her Vital Essentials treat

One thing to remember when feeding raw diet treats (and food), even if they are freeze-dried, is to practice safe handling techniques.  Your humans should wash their hands, utensils, counters, food dishes, and related areas thoroughly with hot, soapy water after each feeding.  The freeze-dried products should be stored in a cool and dark place.  Vital Essentials recommends that the treats should be fed within 30 days after opening the bag.





You can purchase the Vital Essentials freeze-dried treats at Chewy.com.  The treats are currently priced at $4.49.  All seven protein sources are available from Chewy.com and we can't wait to try the others.  Remember, you can purchase all of your feline's needs from Chewy.com and will receive free two-day shipping if the total purchase price is $49+.  The customer service is excellent (we rarely have to call them) and we encourage you to give them a try.

You can see more Chewy Influencer reviews for October by visiting Golden Woofs Sugar the Golden Retriever.

27 comments:

  1. Okay, I am hungry now! This sort of treat is what I like best!

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  2. Wow...those look great!

    The Florida Furkids

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  3. Those treats sounds great, and so tasty ! Purrs

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  4. Yummy! Who doesnt love treats, especially HEALTHY treats! I might have to try some! Thank you for sharing :)
    Tina

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    1. You're welcome. The girls really liked them.

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  6. Love seeing healthy treats for our furry pets. We humans should take a lesson from that!

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  7. These look yummy! Thanks for the food handling tips - many people probably forget that.

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  8. How wonderful you get to try all that great stuff! My cats were not big treat eaters, and were very fussy when they bothered to give them a try. These look delish!

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  9. Looks like they enjoyed them! I have tried VE treats with my dogs! I will have to get some to try with the kittens as well :)

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  10. These sound really healthy & yummy too!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  11. Mr. N has had their food before but not their treats. They look yummy.

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  12. We love Vita Essentials - so glad the beautiful kitties love them too!

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  13. These treats look great! I have a watchful cat in my lap as I type this. She keeps a close eye on my computer monitor so I know she'll hold me accountable to getting these Vital Essentials treats. We love chewy.com, by the way.

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  14. Freeze dried treats are the best - I've never seen this brand in Australia though.

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  15. We mostly make our own treats but these sound quite yummy.

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  16. It seems I need to step up the treats I buy for Trout! He thanks you!

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  17. These look fabulous! I will look for these for the Rooster. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. These sound great! My kitties love freeze-dried raw treats. It looks like you ladies love them! We will have to keep an eye out for these. :)
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  19. Freeze dried raw is quite new to us, so seeing tht your girls enjoy them means we will give them a try as soon as we can!

    I love the paw pulling the hand dwon, THIS is a treat I WANT!!

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  20. It looks your girls really like these cat treats!

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  21. look at your girls chomp down those treats i going to recommend this to a friend of mine with cats i am sure they will love it and it is a great way to maintain oral hygiene too

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  22. Yummmmmmmmmmyyyyy! Thanks for the review!

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  23. These treats sound awesome! They look like they're the perfect size to slip into a toy for a cat paw to bat around and play with. We love Chewy and all the amazing products they can supply for our critters!

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