Now you can feel great about rewarding your dog with a treat! VE Freeze-Dried Duck Nibs Treats are packed with vital nutrients--made with fresh, whole, single-sourced USDA animal protein to provide essential nutrition that dogs instinctively crave. This is a perfect treat for both session training and “simply snacking.”
These treats are made with nutrient-packed RAW meat to promote overall health and vitality. This product is gluten- and grain-free, has NO added hormones or antibiotics, NO added fillers or flavorings, NO artificial preservatives or colors, NO synthetic vitamins or minerals, and NO rendered by-products.
Ingredients: Ground duck with bone, duck liver, duck gizzard, duck skin, herring oil, mixed tocopherols
Guaranteed Analysis: Protein, min. 47.0%, Fat, min. 15.0%, Fiber, max. 3.0%, Moisture, max. 8.0%,
Calorie Content: (calculated) ME = 4,154 kcal/kg | ME = 118 kcal/oz
Size: 2 oz bag
Safe handling: Wash hands, utensils, counters, food dishes and related areas thoroughly with hot, soapy water after each feeding. Store freeze-dried products in a cool dark place. Best if fed within 30 days after opening.
Daily guidelines: Vital Treats are designed as a treat and are not intended to be fed as a complete and balanced diet.
Made in a USDA certified facility and is USA sourced, made, and packed.
In the wild, dogs are carnivorous predators and instinctively eat fresh raw meat, meaty bones and essential whole organs meats that naturally provide the vital balance of nutrients they need to thrive. The healthy benefits of Vital Essentials include promoting weight control, thick glossy coats, healthy digestive system, firm muscles, strong bones, white teeth, healthy gums, high energy and a long, happy, healthy life. This is a treat--not a complete diet for your pet. (Vital Essentials also produces both complete-diet patties and nibblets for your pet (these products are listed separately).)
Raw materials are derived from Wisconsin - free-ranging, open-grazing, hormone & antibiotic free cattle and poultry. These animals that have been inspected and passed for human and pet consumption at federally inspected USDA facilities.
Humane treatment and animal handling is paramount. Harvest facilities designed by Temple Grandin, world-renowed animal behaviorist. Post-mortem (carcass) inspections performed by USDA veterinarians on every harvested animal ensure wholesomeness. At the harvest facility there are more than 15 pathogen reduction stations . Raw materials are subjected to highly-sensitive metal detection at the USDA inspected meat processing plants. Commitment to quality is not taken lightly as more than 30 USDA and plant quality assurance technicians are on staff to inspect, audit and ensure that all quality criteria are met.
Dry ice is applied to raw materials immediately after removal from the freshly harvested animal to initiate the cooling process. Raw materials are placed in sanitized, earth-friendly, re-usable totes and immediately placed into a blast freezer @ -10F to "lock in" freshness. Raw materials are removed and processed after 24 hours of blast freezing. Meat temperature is maintained at or below 32 degrees F throughout processing. All finished products are inspected, real-time, in-line by trained plant personnel.
The facility & equipment are cleaned, sanitized & inspected after each production run.
To protect yourself from bacteria that may be found in raw food, be sure to keep raw meat and poultry separate from other foods. Wash hands, working surfaces, bowls and utensils that come in contact with raw meat with soap and hot water.
Made in the USA