Food scores are based on ingredient quality and safety. For more information, view our evaluation criteria.
With a score of 10, Vital Essentials Raw Frozen is considered a low risk dog food. There are no points deducted for light processing or ingredient quality or safety. The foods are very low in carbohydrate, averaging 8% on a dry matter basis (meaning with the moisture removed, for comparison with dry foods).
Vital Essentials manufactures all its products at its facility in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Vital Essentials offers frozen raw foods in 5 different recipes.
The Grain Free products are meat-only formulas containing whole meats (including bone) and organs.
All the foods in this line contain select chelated minerals. Chelated minerals are considered more absorbable than non-chelated. The minimal addition of only select minerals indicates higher quality ingredients that need minimal supplementation.