Primal Duck Formula Nuggets Grain-Free Raw Freeze-Dried Cat Food

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About This Item

  • Made with antibiotic, hormone and steroid-free duck meat and organs, along with fresh ground bone for calcium supplementation.
  • 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.
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About Primal Freeze-Dried Cat Food

Freeze-Dried Raw Nutrition

Primal's freeze-dried formulas pack the nutrition of raw into dry bites that are irresistible to your kitty, but easy on you. By removing moisture, Primal makes feeding raw versatile and uncomplicated—simply add water to rehydrate and serve, or feed the freeze-dried pieces dry. Use them as a topper, or serve as a balanced meal. Your feline's dinner is what you make it.

Whole Food Means Whole Nutrition

Using whole food ingredients, Primal creates a balanced, wholesome meal without the need for synthetic vitamins. They're the real deal—as in they only use real, unrefined, food-based ingredients. Plus, there's no denatured meat or poultry products, either. Just delicious, USDA inspected, antibiotic- and steroid-free meats and poultry your pal will beg for.

Clean, Wholesome Ingredients

Primal crafts these delicious bites without the use of steroids, antibiotics or added hormones. They're proud to source from trusted ranchers for the health of your feline, and won't include any ingredients from China. Plus, they're made with no grains, gluten, corn, wheat or soy. Even kitties with discerning palates can enjoy!

ORGANIC SQUASH:

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

CRANBERRIES & BLUEBERRIES:

Loaded with antioxidants for immune system support and urinary tract health.

ORGANIC PUMPKIN SEEDS:

Natural source of zinc and manganese and the full spectrum of vitamin E antioxidants.

ORGANIC SUNFLOWER SEEDS:

Whole food source of vitamin E and loaded with antioxidants to help defend against free radicals.

ORGANIC COCONUT OIL:

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

Global Flavors Made at Home

Primal freeze-dried recipes are made in the USA and packed with ingredients from around the globe—including the USA, New Zealand, France and Spain. Best of all, each of those nutritious ingredients is responsibly sourced. You'll find certified organic fruits, vegetables and supplements, and protein sources that are ethically raised, too. Because every step counts when it leads to your pet's bowl.

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 along with 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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Top IngredientsNew: Duck (with ground bone), Duck Livers, Organic Pumpkin Seeds...New: Turkey (with ground bone), Turkey Livers, Organic Pumpkin Seeds...New: Chicken (with ground bone), Chicken Livers, Salmon...Rabbit (with ground bone), Rabbit Livers, Organic Kale...Beef Hearts, Ground Beef Bones, Beef Livers...
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Questions & Answers

9 Customer Questions


What is the protien, fat, fiber, ash, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, and carb % DMB? Also how many nuggets are in a 14oz bag? How many calories is it for 2 nuggets?
Answer by ChewyMar 19, 2020
This variety contains approximately 37% Protein content, 37% Fat content, 4% Fiber content, 1.73% Phosphorus content, 2.71% Calcium content, 0.12% Magnesium content and 3% Carbohydrate content all on a dry matter basis since this is freeze-dried to remove moisture. Primal Pet Freeze-Dried Nuggets are packaged by weight, not by nuggets, so the number may vary however, there are close to 16 - 22 nuggets in the 5.5 ounce bag and 42 - 56 nuggets found in the 14 ounce bag. There are 169 calories per ounce (1 ounce = 3 nuggets generally).

I have tried freeze-dried duck from another source, but we don't add water, she just eats them as treats the way that they are. Is your product similar?
Answer by ChewyMar 23, 2018
This product is designed to be used as re-hydrated food however, we have had customer reports of their pets enjoying small bits as a treat.

Is this food human grade?
Answer by ChewyJul 13, 2020
This cat food is not considered human grade.

Can this food be sprinkled dry onto wet food as a food “topper?”
Answer by ChewyAug 18, 2019
Primal nuggets can be used as a topper if desired.


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Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Gaxx on Nov 1, 2021

Good food topper

Excellent ingredients, but are not convenient to prepare in the morning when your 2 cats are starving and meowing at you. The time it takes to crumble, then rehydrate. And my 2 cats really don’t like these as a meal, they like it as a food topper, or a treat during the day. So I am using them up as a food topper. I crumble a few nuggets ahead of time, keep them in a container and sprinkle a little over their canned food. The Duck flavor is pretty easy to crumble but other flavors are really hard. So after they are done with these I won’t be buying anymore. A convenient idea that is not so convenient.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Gaxx on Sep 28, 2021

Healthy Nutrition

I have tried every flavor of Primal Nuggets, the Duck seems to be the winner. For me and my cats. (The Duck isn’t that hard to crumble like other flavors, the absolute best was Quail, but no longer available.) But not on its own, my cats (2) will nibble on this but not an entire meal ,no way! I do like the healthy ingredients, so I mix one nugget in with their wet food, (Meat Mates or Ziwi) and everybody’s is happy.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By kreatorkitty on Sep 14, 2021

Highly Recommend

My kitty absolutely loves these freeze-dried nuggets and it's a really helpful and easy way to feed raw! Plus I love crumbling the nuggets and preparing her meals, it's a really great way to connect with her and be present. We usually do a scavenger hunt for her food once I've placed it and she seems to enjoy "hunting" for her food.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Anascan on Apr 30, 2021

Yuk per my cats

First it takes way too long for liquid to absorb the freeze dried food. Once saturated , it is mush. I gave to my cats, they sniffed and walked away. I tried mixing with can food, well water canned food. Tried with chicken broth, nope, they won’t touch it. What a waste. I ask for a refund if I could.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Debs4 on Mar 7, 2021

Harder than rocks!

I hate Primal Nuggets. They are harder than rocks and take forever (and a lot of work to chop them up) to rehydrate, even with boiling hot water. I have 3 cats and not one of them seems to enjoy these freeze-dried ‘nuggets’, aka not-so-small-boulders. They will only eat tiny amounts of them if they are absolutely starving, that is, they have refused to eat their previous 2-3 meals of them. I should have known better, because they hate the Primal raw (non-freeze-dried), as well.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Baiii on Apr 11, 2021

Hard to say

As I said in the turkey review, wouldn't touch the formula for cats but love the formula for dogs, and its the same brand........


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MonsieurTo on Dec 2, 2020

Highlight of the meals! Pink Nose loves it!

I love the idea of feeding my kitty raw/freeze dried. But the problem is he gets constipated (I guess from the bone content) if feed on it on daily basis, even served wet. So I decided to add freeze dried only as topping. I tried several brands, and found he tolerates best with Primal - no constipation! Yay! He loves this duck flavor so much, he protests if I don't put the topping. It helps when this picky Pink Nose gets served his non-favorite food (but he got to eat it...), with just a bit of finely crushed of this Primal Duck flavor, guaranteed he'll licks the plate clean. When I feed this on its own, I always add water and make sure the food is soft/water fully absorbed before serving. With this food as topping and occasional main meals, I feel like I manage his weight better (he's not hungry all the time). So one more plus point! The nugget is soft and kind of moist, easy to crumble as topping. I am very happy with this product, so is my Pink Nose!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Samari on Feb 11, 2021

My kitties love it

The duck flavor is very popular with my boys. It’s the perfect way to get them to drink water since the nuggets need to soak up a sufficient amount before feeding. Wish the price was a little lower, though.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By shopper on Jan 9, 2021

Not a favorite flavor with the kitties

Not a favorite flavor for my kitties.Only one would eat this and only initially since she mostly eats only freeze dried raw and this was her main food.After the initial bite , she walked away from it and she's a member of the clean plate club.


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Acatmom on Nov 17, 2020

Cat did not like

I had high hopes for this product based on other reviews. But my cat would not eat it. He has a sensitive stomach and I have been trying to find a product that will not trigger an episode. It is very easy to rehydrate, but doesn't matter if he will not eat it.