Goose and I are so very excited to work with Primal Pet Foods, reviewing there freeze dried nuggets and treats. I am a huge advocate for raw fed dogs and I supplement my dogs diet with raw as much as I can. I really love the quality of Primal Pet Foods and all the nutritional benefits feeding raw has to offer. Before feeding, remember to properly transition your pets food slowly, allow at least one week for your dogs digestive system to properly adjust from the highly processed heat treated food (if that is what you are currently feeding). For 1-3 days slowly mix the freeze dried formulas into your pets current food. Many pets may transition to raw quickly while others may take a little more time especially if the pet has a history of digestive issues. *remember to always consult your vet if you have any serious concerns. To gauge how your pups system is accepting the new diet, your pet’s stool should be monitored. On a freeze dried diet, your pet’s stool size and volume will be greatly reduced. Stool will be come smaller, firm and will have less offensive odor. If the stool is soft and loose as a result from the transition, introduce the freeze dried food more slowly. Goose gets 16 nuggets a day, but this is his breakfast and tonight he will get 8 more (check portions on the back of the bag to find the correct portion size for your pet)
You can serve Primal Freeze Dried Nuggets as is or re-hydrate by adding water or Primal raw goat milk.
Primal has a large variety of formulas to choose from
- Canine Beef Formula
- Canine Chicken Formula
- Canine Duck Formula
- Canine Lamb Formula
- Canine Pork Formula
- Canine Turkey & Sardine Formula
- Canine Venison Formula
Each bag has a easy portioning with the freeze dried Primal Nuggets. The convenient packaging has a handy built in zip-seal system to keep the food fresh. Bags come in 5.5oz & 14oz bags.
Canine Freeze Dried Formulas
- contain muscle meat, organ meat, and fresh bone
- complete and balanced diets for dogs
- Naturally derived vitamins and minerals
- Grain, gluten corn, wheat and soy free
- Single-source protein and dual-protein diet
- finely ground
Goose got to review the Canine Pork Formula
- Fresh pork for superior levels of amino and essential fatty acids.
- Finely ground, fresh pork bones for optimum levels of calcium.
- Organic produce for food-derived vitamins A, B-complex, C and D.
- Sardine oil for essential omega-3 fatty acids.
- Organic and unrefined nutritional supplements for digestion and circulation.
- Vitamin E as an antioxidant.
- Organic coconut oil for short and medium chain saturated fatty acids.
We also received a bag of Primal treats from Primal Pets Foods, they sent over there freeze dried beef liver munchies! Goose is very treat motivated but he went even crazier and started salivating, so we use these treats as high value treats when learning new tricks or shaping new behaviors. I love that this treat has only one ingredient, beef liver! The little nuggets of deliciousness are crunchy and Goose finds them irresistible, the treat is a single source protein, the treats are for dogs & cats, it is a high protein snack, and is grain and gluten free, no preservatives, no added salt, and not added sugar. The Beef liver used is from antibiotic-free beef raised in the USA without added hormones.
My overall impression of Primal Pet Foods Freeze dried nuggets and treats, is I could tell after opening the bag of food and treats the quality was amazing. Everything looked and smelled fresh, Goose loved the food and treats. I felt good feeding him such a high quality meal and knew that he was getting all the proper nutrition. I would highly recommend Primal Freeze dried nuggets to anyone feeding raw, and who might have to be on the road or traveling and cant bring a ice chest with raw food in it. I actually used Primal Freeze dried nuggets when I went backpacking with Goose, it worked out perfect. It was light weight to carry and he got to enjoy a hardy meal out on the trail.
Primal has a 100% satisfaction and success with there products. Primal Pet Foods guarantees all there products.
**(Disclaimer: I was provided a free product in return for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own and are not influenced by the developing company, and/or its affiliates, in any way.)