Primal Chicken & Salmon Formula Nuggets Grain-Free Raw Freeze-Dried Cat Food

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Primal Chicken & Salmon Formula Nuggets Grain-Free Raw Freeze-Dried Cat Food offers your hungry kitty all the benefits of a safe and wholesome raw-food diet—without you having to grind, chop, measure or mix the ingredients yourself! Taking great pride to source only the best ingredients, this tasty and nutritious diet is packed with naturally derived vitamins and minerals. The high-protein ratio appeals to your feline friend’s primal diet, and it’s an excellent way to maintain a proper weight and boost overall health. And best of all, it’s a breeze to serve, thanks to the naturally preserved nuggets—just add water! The proof comes in watching him lick the bowl clean while thriving happily and healthfully.

Key Benefits

  • Made with antibiotic, hormone and steroid-free chicken meat and chicken organs along with real salmon.
  • Incorporates certified organic produce, certified organic minerals and unrefined vitamins to fortify the complete and balanced nutrition for all life stages.
  • All the benefits of a raw ancestral diet in a highly-palatable, freeze-dried form that’s fast and easy to serve.
  • Optimum levels of amino acids (protein), essential fatty acids, natural-occurring enzymes and necessary vitamins and minerals supply the building blocks for healthy biological functions.
  • Crafted in the USA with sustainably-sourced ingredients and contains no grain, gluten, corn, wheat or soy.

Additional Details

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

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  • Item Number
  • Weight
    14 ounces
  • Food Form
  • Lifestage
    Adult, All Stages
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Gluten Free, Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info


Chicken, Chicken Necks, Chicken Gizzards, Salmon, Chicken Livers, Organic Kale, Organic Squash, Organic Carrots, Organic Apples, Organic Broccoli, Cranberries, Blueberries, Organic Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Sunflower Seeds, Montmorillonite Clay, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Organic Parsley, Salmon Oil, Taurine, Organic Coconut Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Organic Quinoa Sprout Powder, Dried Organic Kelp, Alfalfa, Vitamin E Supplement, Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Preservative).

Caloric Content

5,679 kcal/kg, 161 kcal/oz

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 52.0% min
Crude Fat 32.0% min
Crude Fiber 1.0% max
Moisture 3.0% max
Ash 12.0% max

Feeding Instructions

Weight Daily Feeding in Nuggets
5-9 lbs 2
10-14 lbs 4
15-19 lbs 6
20-24 lbs 8
25-29 lbs 10
30-34 lbs 12
35 lbs & Above 14

This Feeding Chart is based on 2.5% Weight Maintenance and formula rotation. Your cat's activity, age, metabolism and breed may affect overall feeding quantity.

  • Because of the importance of moisture in a raw diet, Primal recommends rehydrating this product with water or Primal Raw Goat Milk for optimum nutrition absorption. To rehydrate add 1 tablespoon of water or raw goat milk for every nugget, or 1/4 cup for 4 nuggets. For best rehydrating results, break nuggets into small pieces and mix thoroughly to force moisture into product.

  • Feed adult cats the equivalent of 2-3% of their body weight in rehydrated food per day.

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.

  • Adult Cats: Divide total daily feeding portion into 2 meals.

  • Kittens and pregnant or lactating females: Divide total daily feeding portion into 3-4 meals.

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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  • the best nutritional cat food for cats

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    My vet recommended I try this as a topper for my cat who is on the low end of vitamin D. This food has more vitamin D than others. Well, it's such a hit with 7 out of 8 of my cats that I am now giving it as a meal instead of a topper. It's not cheap but it's worth it when it's nutrition is 5 stars. The plates are licked clean. You must follow the directions because it is dry and needs to be placed in water and broken into bits. I highly recommend it.

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  • Nikki is Definitely a Fan

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    Although I won't say I appreciate that much the high 10% ratio of ingredients other than meat/organ/bones. My kitty Nikki is definitely loving this flavor of Primal freeze dried. In addition to feeding these after mixing with water, I also sprinkle these on top of stuff she won't eat. I hope there are fewer vegetables or fruits inside, but I'll probably give her this from time to time as long as she likes it.

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  • My cats love this food!

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    With some adjustment time, my cats now scream at me for this food. I only gave it four stars, however, because last time I ordered this, it was very stale and close to the expiration date. It was hard to crumble up because the nuggets were stale and hard. Once I chunked it up with a butter knife and added water it was fine, but I was disappointed by the lack of freshness. It's usually very good and easy to crumble by hand.

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  • Good transition food

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    My cat has been on a standard grocery store kibble diet for five years- then I heard about the benefits of species appropriate diets. Primal freeze dried nuggets are perfect for transitioning my boy to food that actually meets his nutritional needs. He goes crazy for it! As soon as he sees me grab the bag he begins to run in circles in the kitchen. He’s never been so excited for a food before.

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  • Intended to ppurchase the Chicken and Sardine

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    I am a fan of Primal Nuggets, but not of farmed salmon. I was careful (or so I thought) to select the variety with sardines, which are not farmed. Nonetheless, my dogs liked the product quite well. I will buy Primal Nuggets again, however not the variety with sammon.

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  • He likes it, he really likes it!

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    Burrito loved another brand of raw food, until he didn't. They say the formulation didn't change, but it was a different color and he refused to eat it. At the recommendation of Chewy customer service, we tried this one. He loves it! And it is really easy to crumble, unlike the bigger patties.

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  • Passed our pickiest cat taste test!!

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    We have four cats with varied appetites and preferences that make feeding times a bit of a struggle. This nugget is the only one they all love! We were sold when our pickiest diva who is the most challenging licked her bowl clean.

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  • Maybe......

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    My cat is very picky and does not care for food you have to rehydrate. For us it did not work out. I bought this because I did not read the fact you have to add water and rehydrate before he could eat it. I gave it to the Humane society.

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  • 5 Star review

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    We absolutely love Primal Food for our cat! However I feel as if I should also let you know regardless of the food we receive the customer service is amazing!! We have recently changed foods and had a recall. Chewy went above and beyond! With all the online shopping we do Chewy stands above the rest!

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  • Picky cat loves it

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    We tried the beef and salmon and she ate it but it seemed a lil tougher than this one. And she preferred this one too. She loves to eat it straight out of the bag, after I break up the nugget

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