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Mini Patties in Assorted Proteins


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Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Entrees

Mini Patties

Vital Essentials freeze-dried entrees make feeding your dog a raw diet easy! Each bag is packed with premium, butcher cut protein freeze dried at peak freshness to ensure your pet lives a more vitality filled life.

We are Vital Essentials

There’s a lot of misinformation out there, so let us set the record straight. Pets. Need. Protein. And we’ll go a step further—not just a little protein, a lot of protein because a premium protein diet IS a balanced diet.

Oh, and one more thing… only the best protein will do.

Dog and cat owners want food that delivers more energetic playtimes, healthier skin, shinier coats, stronger teeth, and poops, proving good food is essential for a healthy gut.

We promise to source whole-animal butcher-cut protein. We’re going to freeze it at the peak of freshness. And then, we will make food your pet deserves—the quality of a raw diet in the form of treats, toppers, meals, and snacks.

Leave behind pet food that’s over-processed, overrated, and frankly overmatched regarding nutrients and enzymes. Give your pet butcher-cut protein.

Carnivore Meat Company provides dogs and cats (and other carnivorous pets) the opportunity to lead long, vibrant, healthy lives, exactly what they deserve. We manufacture premium-quality, raw, frozen, and freeze-dried pet food and treats. Our products are U.S.A.-made and packaged in our Green Bay, Wisconsin, GFSI, and EU-certified facility. The most tenured raw pet food producer in the nation—and one of the leading private label providers of raw pet food—privately-held Carnivore Meat Company provides innovative solutions in the pet food industry.

Feeding Guidelines

XX-Small (6 lbs)
2 patties
X-Small (12 lbs)
3 1⁄2 patties
Small (18 lbs)
5 patties
Medium (25 lbs)
6 1⁄2 patties
Large (50 lbs)
11 patties
Feed freeze-dried mini patties as is or rehydrate them with warm water. Crumble, add water, mix, and serve for a moisture-rich complete and balanced meal that can be served as is or topped over your pet’s current dry food. Always provide access to clean, fresh water. Keep freeze-dried products sealed and stored in a cool, dry, dark place. Keep out of reach of young children and pets. Not for human consumption. Best if fed within 30 days after opening.

Transition to RawTransition to a purely raw diet by slowly mixing with your pet’s current diet for the first 7-10 days.

Feeding GuidelinesAfter each feeding, wash hands, utensils, counters, food dishes, and related areas thoroughly with hot, soapy water.


Carnivore’s custom-engineered 48-hour freeze-drying process locks in moisture and freshness to ensure the raw meat retains its active nutritional elements. All products are processed in their frozen state from arrival. Raw meat is flash-frozen to lock in freshness and then subjected to temperatures below freezing, allowing it to be safely and conveniently stored without refrigeration.

Our freeze-drying process —locks in vitamins and nutrients without cooking or intense processing. Crumble and rehydrate for a complete and balanced meal, or sprinkle in with your dog’s regular food.


Carnivore Meat Company’s custom-engineered and constructed freeze-dryers remove water from a product and lock in vital nutrients without cooking the raw food. Traditional dehydration uses high-velocity heat to remove moisture, reducing the product’s original nutritional content and structure.

✓ Freeze-drying maintains the nutritional and structural integrity of the food
✓ Safe and convenient storage without refrigeration
✓ Ideal for traveling, training, snacking, and everyday meals


Step 1: Raw food and treats are flash frozen to lock in freshness

Step 2: The food enters a freeze-dryer where extreme cold and vacuum pressure is applied

Step 3: Water, in the form of ice crystals, is transformed within a millisecond by “flashing” from a solid into a gas, skipping the liquid stage

Step 4: The gas is then attracted to freezer plates that are -60° F

Step 5: Upon contact, the gas flashes back into ice and gathers on the plate

Step 6: The process repeats for 44-48 hours until all the ice crystals have transformed into a gas

Step 7: The freeze-dryer is then cleaned and prepared for the next batch of product

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