Vital Essentials Dog Food Review

Company HQ

LocationGreen Bay, Wisconsin

Parent company

Carnivore Meat Company

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States

Where to Buy

Amazon Chewy PetFlow Only Natural Pet Walmart

Type of food

Cat Freeze Dried Food, Dog Bully Sticks, Dog Food Toppings Fd Dh, Dog Freeze Dried Food, Dog Treats

Overall Ranking

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24%

Brand Overview

Vital Essentials is a family-owned company based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The product line features raw food and treats for dogs and cats. In addition, Vital Essentials offers hemp chews for dogs and a range of supplements for dogs and cats.

How Much Does Vital Essentials Dog food Cost

We’ve compared Vital Essentials dog food to the other 384 dog foods in our database.

Brand Price Market Price Avg +- From the Avg
Dog Bully Sticks $5.29/oz $2.75/oz +$2.54/oz
Dog Food Toppings Fd Dh $2.17/oz $2.57/oz -$0.40/oz
Dog Freeze Dried Food $30.90/lb, $2.40/oz $16.98/lb, $2.25/oz +$13.92/lb, +$0.15/oz
Dog Treats $3.40/oz $1.17/oz +$2.23/oz
Vital Essentials dog food is priced above the average market price for dog food.

Vital Essentials Nutrient Profile comparison

We’ve compared Vital Essentials dog food to the other 384 dog foods in our database.

Protein Market Protein Avg +- From the Avg
Dog Freeze Dried Food 54.13% 42.33% +11.8%
Dog Treats 50% 23.25% +26.75%
Dog Food Toppings Fd Dh 43.69% 46.82% -3.13%
Dog Bully Sticks 67.39% 90.65% -23.26%
All of Vital Essentials dog food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Vital Essentials since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Vital Essentials - Pet Foods (07/08/2015) -+
Date: 07/08/2015
Company Name: Carnivore Meat Company, LLC
Product Description: Pet Foods
Recall Reason: Listeria monocytogenes
Vital Essentials - Frozen Chicken Patties Entree for Dogs (01/15/2016) -+
Date: 01/15/2016
Company Name: Carnivore Meat Company, LLC
Product Description: Frozen Chicken Patties Entree for Dogs
Recall Reason: Potential for salmonella
Vital Essentials - Freeze-dried beef nibblets for dogs (02/26/2018) -+
Date: 02/26/2018
Company Name: Carnivore Meat Company
Product Description: Freeze-dried beef nibblets for dogs
Recall Reason: Potential to be contaminated with Salmonella
Vital Essentials® - Dog/pet food Freeze-Dried Beef Toppers and Frozen Beef Chub (04/17/2018) -+
Date: 04/17/2018
Company Name: Carnivore Meat Company
Product Description: Dog/pet food Freeze-Dried Beef Toppers and Frozen Beef Chub
Recall Reason: Salmonella

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