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

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  • Made with antibiotic, hormone and steroid-free pork 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.

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.

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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 IngredientsPork Hearts, Ground Pork Bones, Pork Livers...Beef Hearts, Ground Beef Bones, Beef Livers...Rabbit (with ground bone), Rabbit Livers, Organic Kale...New: Chicken (with ground bone), Chicken Livers, Salmon...New: Turkey (with ground bone), Turkey Livers, Organic Pumpkin Seeds...
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 FlavorPork, MeatSalmon, Beef, Meat, Seafood & FishRabbit, MeatSalmon, Chicken, Poultry, Seafood & FishTurkey, Poultry
Food FormFreeze-DriedFreeze-DriedFreeze-DriedFreeze-DriedFreeze-Dried
LifestageAdultAdultAdultAdultAdult

Questions & Answers

12 Customer Questions


It says the main ingredients are pork hearts, bones and livers. Is there any other muscle meat in this product, like pork muscle?
Answer by ChewyNov 19, 2020
The heart is actually muscle meat. It is made up of a type of striated muscle tissue called cardiac muscle. By design, Primal products contain no more than 10% organ meat. They use the heart as a primary source of muscle meat in many of their formulas because heart contains a higher nutrient value than other muscle meats and is the most environmentally responsible option.

it says on the package to keep in the fridge for freshness 3-5 days. my can't won't be able to eat the whole bag in that many days because I wanna rotate her food flavors ? can I keep it locked in a glass jar, or a plastic container ? and then how long can it stay in the fridge ?
Answer by ChewyMar 17, 2018
Once it is re-hydrated it can only be stored in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. If it is not re-hydrated, you can store it in a cool, dry place. When using on a rotational diet, it is recommended to make in small batches so that you may use it as needed.

Is the pork nitrate free?
Answer by ChewyJul 10, 2018
The Pork is nitrate free. All Primal Pet Foods products are produced using the highest quality ingredients, including 100% antibiotic- and steroid-free USDA edible-grade meats, poultry, and game in addition to certified organic produce and unrefined vitamins and minerals.

How many calories in each Pork formula nugget? Thanks.
Answer by ChewyMar 11, 2019
There are 147 calories per ounce. An ounce is approximately 3½ nuggets.


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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By cat25 on Oct 28, 2022

2 cats love it

i have a cat with digestive issues. i now feed her American Journey duck limited ingredients and primal pork. unfortunately she only will eat it dry, but i think its probably keeping her teeth clean because i give it in big chunks (Not whole-maybe 8 pieces per bar) i also give vetriscience probiotic. her previous liquid diarrhea has all but disappeared. her littermate also likes dry primal pork. i give it as a treat. Cons: expensive, cats need to drink water if its given dry-mine do, hard to break up the bars with arthritic hands.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Meowwow on Oct 28, 2022

It's just so-so

My cats have never like freeze-dried food. I bought this thinking I could perhaps interest the ones who eat only Primal frozen raw pork, just to simplify my life, but they turned up their noses at it. I am feeding it in rotation to my inflammatory bowel baby now, who eats it ok with some Purina Fortiflora sprinkled over it after crushing it, putting in a couple of tablespoons of water, and mircrowaving 7 seconds, and stirring. No simple at all.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By ladysail on Oct 1, 2022

Keep trying

I've read many reviews saying these nuggets are hard or they take too long to prepare or whatever. I started using raw food for my cats in this form after they were already used to dry food. So when I tried mixing with water, it seemed the flavor may have not been the same as when the nuggets are dry. My cats love canned cat food but I only give them about 1/3 of a small can at their night feeding. their main feeding is in the morning and they each get 3 bricks that I break apart into about 6 pieces. They LOVE it! If I mix with water, they turn their nose up at it! So, I feed it to them dry and have plenty of water nearby. This has been the best for my sensitive stomach cat. He cannot eat anything with chicken and doesn't like duck but goes for the pork and the turkey flavors just fine. He isn't thrilled with the beef and salmon but will eat it eventually.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By SMJ7 on Aug 5, 2022

Ok but not great

Pork is my cat's favorite so I thought this might be a good alternative to his regular food. Cat won't go near it -- should have checked the ingredient list first, because it has a lot of random plant matter (and things like clay?? kelp?? Kale, cilantro, & ginger??) and other spices and seeds that probably aren't at all good for cats, who are carnivores! This entire bag's going in the trash can, unfortunately, I'm wary of even sending it to the shelter given what's actually in it.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Buffy on Jul 9, 2022

My boys love it

I’ve been trying to add raw for a few years and these have been great for some variety in their diet. Always gobbled up!


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Kat1 on Apr 13, 2022

Our 4 didn’t like

We have 4 younger cats. I tried 3 times with different amounts of water & even tried dry. They liked how it smelled. Even seemed excited but one taste was all they would do. They are hand raised feral cats. We are waiting a bit before we try the duck, perhaps they just don’t like pork.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lynn on Jul 23, 2022

My kitty loves several flavors

My kitty loves the pork, venison, chicken/salmon, rabbit, & turkey.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Anne on Mar 9, 2022

Nuggets like Rocks

These pork nuggets were so hard I had to use a metal meat tenderizer to break them down. Even then my cat wouldn't touch the rehydrated product, although I even tried mixing it with wet food that she likes. The duck flavor seemed fine and easy to work with.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sasha on Feb 13, 2022

Finally a healthy cat food that my very finicky cats will eat!

My two cats seem to find the Primal pork much less objectionable than the Primal rabbit which they only very occasionally eat. They will also eat the Primal venison, but it's the pork they more consistently will eat. I've also noticed that since they've been eating the Primal brand, they seem to have more energy and their coats are shinier and more lustrous!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Barb on Mar 20, 2022

Awesome food for finicky cats

My cats love the pork and rabbit. I was told that cats like strong flavored food. They are 6 and never been sock on the healthy nuggets.