Why, yes, we are completely obsessed with Vital Essentials! Here’s why!
Vital Essentials is a leader in the raw pet food industry. The family-owned company, located in Green Bay, WI, produces high quality raw frozen and freeze-dried pet food, snacks, and treats. Ultimate noms according to Abbie and Gunner! Vital Essentials ingredients are locally sourced in America and only uses USDA certified and inspected animal protein. Rest assured that no foreign ingredients go into any Vital Essentials products. #merica!
We’ve talked about this before… Dogs are natural carnivores! The essential nutrients they thrive on come from other animals and they are not designed to handle carbohydrates like corn, rice, and potatoes (seriously ALL dry dog foods). A raw meat diet is exactly what nature designed dogs to thrive on. You can read more about this in our Intro to Raw Food post. Rest assured, Vital Essentials never uses grains, filler, artificial preservatives, or rendered by-products. They also only fresh, whole, single-sourced USDA animal proteins.
Vital Essentials have a USDA certified and inspected pet food facility with a comprehensive HACCP Food Safety Program developed in collaboration with Kansas State University. Their employees are HACCP and OSHA trained and certified employees receiving a “Superior Rating” from biannual FDA audits.
Vital Essentials believes that every fur baby in the world deserves the opportunity to have access to the finest food available. They also believe that they provide the most healthy, delicious, innovative, and biologically appropriate, commercially available pet food in the world. Therefore, they leverage their God-given talents, passion, and resources to do whatever is necessary to ensure that every pawrent will have a convenient and effective mechanism to access and procure their “World Class” pet food and treats, in the United States and around the world.
They make their own food. I mean 100% of it! All day, every day!!! There are no third party processors, co-packers, or private equity ownership involved with this company. They own and operate 100% of their manufacturing, freeze-drying, and finished products storage facilities in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Do they stand behind their product, you ask? YES! They have a 60-day consumer satisfaction guarantee that gives us dog moms the freedom to try their products risk free. If your pup has a hard time switching or just doesn't like a certain protein, you can return the product to the store where purchased for a full refund. FULL REFUND?! Yes, you read that right!!
We gals 110% approve of their charitable side as well. Vital Essentials has been giving back to local and regional shelters, rescues, and other animal advocacy organizations for years. And they are extending the invitation nationwide!!! This is definitely a company we want to stand behind, day after day. Thank you, Vital Essentials, for your amazing product and charitable donations.