Primal Beef Formula Nuggets Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food

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Primal Beef Formula Nuggets Freeze-dried Dog Food offers the convenience and benefits of a well-balanced, safe and wholesome raw-food diet without having to grind, chop, measure or mix it yourself. Only the freshest ingredients are used, including real beef that’s free of antibiotics, steroids and added hormones. Certified organic produce, certified organic minerals and unrefined vitamins are also incorporated to fortify this complete and balanced diet. The combination offers optimum levels of the amino acids, essential fatty acids, natural-occurring enzymes and necessary vitamins and minerals that are the building blocks for your pup's healthy biological functions.

Key Benefits

  • They use wholesome fresh chicken that's raised without antibiotics, steroids or added hormones. It provides superior levels of amino and essential fatty acids while finely ground, fresh chicken bones supply optimum levels of calcium. Cold-water salmon oil is a good source of essential Omega-3 fatty acids which help to maintain healthy skin and coat.
  • Made in the USA!
  • Organic produce supplies food-derived vitamins A, B-complex, C and D while organic, unrefined nutritional supplements help with digestion and circulation. Organic coconut oil supplies short and medium chain saturated fatty acids, which mimic the natural bacteria found in the digestive tract, further aiding in digestion.
  • Primal Nuggets allow you to give your canine friend all the benefits of a raw diet in a convenient freeze-dried form. The variety of ingredients mimics what the diet of animals in the wild are in a superior bio-available composition. It's grain and gluten-free, and doesn't contain any corn, wheat, or soy, making it great for dog's with sensitivities.
  • Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant and taurine helps your dog maintain optimum retinal health. The nuggets are naturally preserved without the need for any synthetic preservatives.


Wash all work surfaces, utensils, hands and food bowls with hot, soapy water after handling freeze-dried meats and poultry. Keep away from children.

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  • Item Number
  • Weight
    14 ounces
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Food Form
  • Lifestage
    Adult, All Stages
  • Made in
    United States

Nutritional Info


Beef Hearts, Beef Livers, Ground Beef Bones, Organic Kale, Organic Carrots, Organic Squash, Organic Broccoli, Organic Apples, Cranberries, Blueberries, Organic Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Sunflower Seeds, Montmorillonite Clay, Organic Parsley, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Salmon Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Quinoa Sprout Powder, Dried Organic Kelp, Alfalfa, Vitamin E Supplement, Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Preservative).

Caloric Content

6,314 kcal/kg, 179 kcal/oz

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 48.0% min
Crude Fat 38.0% min
Crude Fiber 1.0% max
Moisture 3.0% max
Ash 6.4% min

Feeding Instructions

Because of the importance of moisture in a raw diet, we recommend rehydrating Freeze-Dried Formula for optimum nutrition absorption. To rehydrate, add 1 tablespoon of water for every nugget or 1/4 cup of water for 4 nuggets. For best rehydrating results, break nugget into small pieces and mix thoroughly with water to force moisture into product.

Feed adult dogs the equivalent of 2 - 3% of their body weight in rehydrated food per day. This feeding chart is based on 2.5% and formula rotation. Your dog's activity, age, metabolism and breed may affect overall feeding quantity. Note: Feeding percentages based on rehydration weight of product.

Weight Daily Feeding (Nuggets)
5 lbs 2
10 lbs 4
20 lbs 8
40 lbs 16
60 lbs 24
80 lbs 32
100 lbs 40

Adult dogs: Divide total daily feeding portion into 2 meals. Puppies and pregnant or lactating females: Divide total daily feeding portion into 3 - 4 meals.

Safe Handling Instructions: • Keep bag sealed until ready to use, and be sure to seal bag completely after feeding. Keep freeze-dried meats and poultry separate from other foods. • For optimum freshness after opening, store in a cool, dry place. • Once hydrated, Freeze-Dried Formula will maintain optimum freshness for 3-5 days under refrigeration. • We recommend feeding freeze-dried foods in a stainless steel bowl.

Transition Instructions

Transition slowly. Begin by mixing 1/4 parts freeze-dried to 3/4 parts current diet. Gradually increase amount of freeze-dried daily.

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About Primal Freeze-Dried Formulas for Dogs and Cats

Raw With the Convenience of Kibble

Raw With the Convenience of Kibble

Primal Freeze-Dried Formulas offer the convenience and benefits of a well-balanced, safe and wholesome raw-food diet without having to grind, chop, measure or mix the ingredients yourself. Each recipe has been carefully formulated to offer a nutritious, fresh-food diet that is easy to serve and delicious to pets.

Complete and Balanced

Each recipe contains only the freshest ingredients from ranches and farms throughout the United States and New Zealand. All poultry, meat and game in Primal Freeze-Dried Formulas are free of antibiotics, steroids and added hormones.

Organic Produce & High-Quality Meats
Organic Produce

Each meal contains organic produce for food-derived vitamins A, B-complex, C and D as well as organic and unrefined nutritional supplements for digestion and circulation.

High-Quality Meats

Fresh protein is included in Primal's recipes for superior levels of amino and essential fatty acids, while finely ground fresh bones provide optimum levels of calcium. And Primal's Freeze-Dried Formulas include organ meats, which are packed with nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids like EPA and DHA.

Fresh, Whole Food Ingredients

Organic Squash

Organic Squash: Acts as an anti-inflammatory, rich in vitamins A and C and high in carotenoid antioxidants.

Cranberries & Blueberries

Cranberries & Blueberries: Loaded with antioxidants for immune system support and urinary tract health.

Organic Pumpkin Seeds

Organic Pumpkin Seeds: Natural source of zinc and manganese and the full spectrum of vitamin E antioxidants.

Organic Sunflower Seeds

Organic Sunflower Seeds: Whole food source of vitamin E and loaded with antioxidants to help defend against cancer.

Organic Coconut Oil

Organic Coconut Oil: Excellent source of short- and medium-chain fatty acids for a healthy coat and skin.

About Primal Pet Foods

Primal Pet Foods was founded with the goal of improving the quality of life and overall health and happiness of pets through wholesome raw foods that mimic the diet of animals in the wild. Since 2001 Primal has been committed to elevating the health of your pets. From complete and balanced diets and supplemental foods to their full line of nutritious treats, they use only the best ingredients, because that's what your pets deserve.

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  • must be tastey!

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    My yorkie LOVES this flavor. He has tried chicken, lamb, duck, and chicken sardine. With this flavor he got so excited about the new flavor he started running around happy after eating it, which he usually doesn't do. It is harder than the other nuggets but pretty sure it's because of the different type of protein. Didn't affect how he liked it at all. He likes it chunky anyways.

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  • Love this brand.

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    I break up a nugget into a small covered glass bowl then add water to cover the nugget. I place it in the fridge overnight and it is perfect the next day. My pup is 4 mos old, 4.5 lbs. I split the feeding to 1/2 nugget in the a.m. And 1/2 at dinner. I supplement with grain free dry kibble 3x/day. She licks her plate clean. I change-up the Primal flavors for variety. I love that these are freeze dried so I can store it easily. If I forget to hydrate it overnight, it's ok. It hydrates in 15-20 minutes to her favorite consistency.

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  • both my older and young dog love it.

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    They get this in the morning with a little kibble. Wish I could afford to feed only this..but it would cost to much for now. They both gobble it down and it they enjoy their kibble much more with some mixed in. I really like that it does not have any Meal in it.

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  • Best freeze dried brand.

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    My dogs have thrived on Primal freeze dried. No more kibble or canned dog food for my babies. Healthy dogs, beautiful coats and great check ups at the vet. Chihuahuas allergies have improved. No more scratching.

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  • Primal freeze dried beef

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    I have been ordering this brand but different flavors for a few years now. This time the biscuits were very hard and very hard to break up into small pieces in order to add warm water and serve. The food was old I believe and I wasn't happy with this product and either was my dog. I had to waste a lot of food because he wouldn't eat it and it would go very bad. I wasn't going to complain but then I saw this email and decided I better. It was the beef flavor and he used to love this. I am very disappointed now in your food and site. And we've always loved this food and felt very confident in purchasing it. Thank you for asking and listening.

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  • Primal Nuggets

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    My dog loves this dog food. The only reason I gave it four stars is because it takes 20 mins to to complete. He will bark at the counter until it's done. He seems to act hungry after. I take up his kibble because your not suppose to feed both freeze dried and reg food together. I use this for one meal and Stella and chewys chicken mixers as a second meal.

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  • A sub for what I wanted

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    My pet really loved Instinct raw beef but for some reason Chewy has discontinued offering it. My dog does eat the Primal product but it is more expensive and more work to prepare for him.. I will use it until I can find another source for Instinct.

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  • Samee is picky

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    Samee seems to like this product. However since she is only eight pounds, I wish the morsels were a little smaller. Easier to break up.

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  • Replacement

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    I tried these as an alternative for the Orijen freeze dried and both of my boys loved them. I will purchase again.

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  • Sometimes they will eat it

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    Sometimes my dogs will eat this food and other times they won't. It is awfully expensive for the times I have to throw it out. I wouldn't buy it again.

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