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

By Primal
Rated 4.1818 out of 5 stars


Selected: Flavor:


Selected: Flavor:


Selected: Size:


Selected: Size:

$47.98Chewy Price
$45.58Autoship Price
(Save an extra 5%)

Why Autoship?

  • Save 5% on all future Autoship orders
  • Set your schedule based on your pet's needs
  • No fees, no commitments - skip, change or cancel anytime.

Spend $100, Get $30 eGift Card with code: FALL

In Stock
FREE 1-3 day delivery

Frequently Bought Together

This Item – Primal Duck Formula Nuggets Grain-Free Raw Freeze-Dried Cat Food, 14-oz
Rated 4.1818 out of 5 stars
$47.98Chewy Price

Spend $100, Get $30 eGift Card with code: FALL

Primal Rabbit Formula Nuggets Grain-Free Raw Freeze-Dried Cat Food, 14-oz
Rated 3.947 out of 5 stars
$47.98Chewy Price

Spend $100, Get $30 eGift Card with code: FALL

Vital Essentials Minnows Freeze-Dried Raw Cat Treats, 0.5-oz bag
Rated 4.1748 out of 5 stars
$6.99Chewy Price

Spend $100, Get $30 eGift Card with code: FALL

Total Price: $102.95

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.

See More

Nutritional Information

Feeding Instructions

Play Video: Learn More About Primal From Our Team of Experts
Learn More About Primal From Our Team of Experts

About Primal Freeze-Dried Feline Nuggets

Raw Feeding Made Easy

Primal Freeze-Dried Raw Nuggets provide all the benefits of a raw food diet in an easy-to-use, shelf-stable form. Each recipe provides complete and balanced nutrition—just portion out and rehydrate for a delicious meal with real benefits you’ll notice in your cat!

Whole Food Nutrition

Primal recipes are crafted with fresh, responsibly sourced protein and organic fruits and vegetables. They are chock full of real, whole food nutrition, with no synthetic vitamins or minerals or artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

Ready to Serve Freeze-Dried Nuggets

Easy as 1-2-3!

1. Portion Nuggets

2. Hydrate

3. Serve

Why Raw?

Superior Digestibility

Raw foods are nearly 100% digestible, which allows for better nutrient absorption. This helps ensure that your cat gets more of the healthy nutrients she needs to thrive!

Small Change, Big Impact

Adding fresh food to your cat’s diet can help her lead a happier, healthier life! From improved digestion to healthier skin and coat, even a little raw goes a long way. With Freeze-Dried Nuggets, Primal makes it easier than ever to serve your feline fresh, raw goodness at every meal.

Highest Quality Ingredients

Primal only sources ingredients from partners who are committed to the humane, ethical treatment of each animal. Freeze-Dried Nuggets are made with responsibly sourced proteins and certified organic fruits and vegetables, so both you and your pet can feel good about every meal. Whole-food nutrition means your pet can enjoy real meats and produce free from:

  • Synthetic supplements, preservatives or additives
  • Corn, wheat and soy
  • Lentils and legumes
  • Grains and gluten

About Primal Pet Foods

Primal Pet Foods was founded with the goal of improving pets’ quality of life and overall health and happiness through real whole food nutrition. From complete and balanced diets to nutritious supplemental foods and treats, Primal makes foods that mimic your pet’s natural diet in the wild using only the best ingredients. Since 2001, Primal has been committed to elevating the health of pets and giving them the great taste and nutrition they deserve.

Shop Primal Pet Foods

Compare Similar Items

Customer Rating
Rated 4.1818 out of 5 stars
Rated 3.9601 out of 5 stars
Rated 3.947 out of 5 stars
Rated 3.904 out of 5 stars
Rated 3.9383 out of 5 stars
Price Per Unit
$3.43/ozChewy Price
$2.50/ozChewy Price
$3.43/ozChewy Price
$2.50/ozChewy Price
$3.43/ozChewy Price
$47.98Chewy Price
$34.98Chewy Price
$47.98Chewy Price
$34.98Chewy Price
$47.98Chewy Price
$45.58Chewy Price
$33.23Chewy Price
$45.58Chewy Price
$33.23Chewy Price
$45.58Chewy Price
Top IngredientsNew: Duck (with ground bone), Duck Livers, Organic Pumpkin Seeds...New: Chicken (with ground bone), Chicken Livers, Salmon...Rabbit (with ground bone), Rabbit Livers, Organic Kale...New: Turkey (with ground bone), Turkey Livers, Organic Pumpkin Seeds...Venison, Venison Hearts, Ground Venison Bones...
Special DietGluten Free, Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy...Gluten Free, Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy...Gluten Free, Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy...Gluten Free, Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy...Gluten Free, Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy...
Food FlavorPoultry, DuckPoultry, Seafood & Fish, Chicken, SalmonMeat, RabbitPoultry, TurkeyMeat, Venison
Food FormFreeze-DriedFreeze-DriedFreeze-DriedFreeze-DriedFreeze-Dried

Questions & Answers

10 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 the package kept in the freezer?
Answer by ChewyNov 02, 2022
This should be stored in a dry, cool place.

How much do you feed a 6-8 lb cat?
Answer by ChewyOct 28, 2022
For a complete list of feeding recommendations, click the “Feeding Instructions” tab, next to the “Nutritional Info” tab, just under the product photos.

ReviewsWrite a Review

Rated 4.1818 out of 5 stars
77 Ratings
Would recommend to a friend

77 Customer Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By DeWees68 on Jan 22, 2023

Cat hated it

Unfortunately I tried warm water and milk but the nuggets took a long time to soften and my cat still would eat it.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By none on Jan 16, 2023

They ultimately tried it

At first they, Aubree & Goolyamo wouldn't touch it. Then they did, and loved it.

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 Teeacaet 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 Anascana 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 Debs 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 Bean 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.