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

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  • Made with antibiotic, hormone and steroid-free turkey meat and chicken 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 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.

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Questions & Answers

18 Customer Questions

How long would a bag last for a 12 pound cat?
Answer by ChewyJan 13, 2021
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. The feeding chart may be located by clicking the “Feeding Instructions” tab, on the product page.

What's rehydrated ash% and magnesium% of this product? Thank you.
Answer by ChewyJul 19, 2018
This recipe has an ash content of 3% and magnesium content of 0.04%.

How many calories in each Turkey formula nugget? Thanks.
Answer by ChewyMar 11, 2019
There are 148 calories per ounce. An ounce is approximately 4 nuggets.

What is the is the moisture content after rehydrating?
Answer by ChewyMar 04, 2019
The moisture content after rehydrating is 73%.

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250 Customer Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Lorraine on Sep 8, 2023

None of my 4 cats would eat this

I followed the directions but none of my 4 cats would eat these turkey nuggets

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sheila on Feb 22, 2023

Thank Goodness!!

I have a cat that REFUSES any and all kinds of wet food!! He also tends to run a high calcium level, so vet has him on a prescription dry food to reduce any urinary crystals caused by it. I just happened upon this product when I was doing food allergy trials on one of my other cats. Eliminating protein sources. This didn't work for her, but I noticed he showed interest in it. I prepared some for him and he gobbled it down!! So now I make one of his daily meals this.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Cindy on Jun 19, 2023

they love it

They love this as long as I add a little water and break it into pieces for them.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Holly on Aug 31, 2023

My cat would not eat it unfortunately.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Eowyn on Nov 11, 2022

As a backup raw food, it's the best I've found.

I make a complete and healthy raw food diet for my two feline companions, and wanted a backup food for power outages and scarce meat availability such as we're having right now with turkey. After investigating every brand of freeze-dried raw food I could find online and with the help of excellent pet-food stores, this product seems to be the best available. BUT - the use of clay in this litter could be a serious problem for any cat prone to constipation, despite the nutrient value in that ingredient. And one of my cats has this issue. BUT - the meat is not "all natural" or "organic", which means the animals have been fed antibiotics, something I avoid with the food I feed my cats. Feeling food with antibiotics can negatively affect their microbiome (intestinal gut microorganisms needed for digestion and strong immune system. BUT - I also feed my cats ORGANIC veggies and other really high nutrient supplements not present in this food. AND - there's no way to know from the package exactly how much vitamin A or D is included, or how much Omega 3, so if I want to continue feeding the high quality supplements I currently supply, I'll just have to guess and pray that I'm not overdosing my cats. So this is the best of what's available, and considering it's the highest priced of all the ones I looked at, it should be the best. I firmly believe "you are what you eat" and that goes for my feline friends, too. Feeding the best you can afford will keep the veterinary bills down and keep them comfortable and healthy.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Patsy on Nov 20, 2022

Our cat loves Primal Freeze Dried Nuggets

After emergency surgery our five year old female cat did not want to resume her normal eating habits so we tried these freeze dried nuggets. She loves them and they are now in her daily diet. She eats them dry like she would a treat. I can get all the flavors from Chewy, but her favorite is Turkey.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Debbie on Sep 1, 2022
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Hard to figure

I bought a few bags to try on my cats and my dog. I feed a lot of cats so I figured this would be a healthy way to bulk up their food, the price of food is insane now and its just hard to keep up. Anyhow I don't understand this. They loved the food in some bags and turned their noses up at other bags. I got my dog the venison, he loved the 1st bag but wont eat the venison from another bag. I dont understand this.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Lucas on Jul 25, 2022

Inconsistent quality

We've been purchasing Primal nuggets for the past four years, but the quality is very inconsistent. What we get usually falls into two categories: 1. 'Good' batches of nuggets that are mostly gray and flake easily. These tend to be more irregularly shaped and almost shaggy looking. When we get these our cats love to eat them, and they rehydrate really easily with just a few strokes with a fork. 2. 'Bad' batches of nuggets that are incredibly dry and hard, and sometimes have an orange tint. They're very rectangular with well-defined edges. These are very difficult to rehydrate and my hand often cramps just trying to rehydrate them (I'm a 33 year old rock climber so I don't think it's just my hand strength). Our cats just won't eat this stuff so I have nothing else to do but throw it out and remake the meal. It used to be that this happened every year or so, but recently it's felt like 1 out of every 4 or 5 bags has this issue. Sometimes the bags are also a mix of good and bad nuggets too. These are pretty expensive so it's really disappointing to have to just throw out this amount of cat food, and for the meantime we'll be switching brands. My only hope is that someone from the company sees this and tries to rectify the issue.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Stephanie on May 21, 2022

Formula change?

I have had 6-7 bags over the last 2 months that have been orange tinted and/or has a different smell. I got a new batch this week and looks to be more of the same. I was hoping that I just got a bad batch. Unfortunately, my cats won’t touch it now after years of eating this product. (I haven’t been able to change because one of my cats has several conditions and her specialists don’t want me changing her food in fears of triggering multiple flares, but I don’t think I have a choice now.)

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Carol on Apr 1, 2022

Great but pricey

After years of living abroad and not being able to find this brand there, we got this little bag of Primal for our baby when we were back. She LOVES it! She's almost 11 years old. She used to love it 7 years ago in any flavor and so does it now at least the turkey flavor; we'll try others afterwards. I don't remember how much water I added before, but be aware that this food would constipate them if you don't add enough liquid. At 1 pm she's anxious for this particular meal, because of the Primal. At another times of the day we feed her dry food from a great brand as well. But the Primal at 1 pm is no doubt the most awaited. Since it's on the expensive side, I just feed her a quarter of a nugget and add a little of canned fish for cats. For that 1/4 nugget I add 2 Tablespoons of water. Anything less would constipate her. This is the kind of food that she never gets bored of. She eats with pleasure, has a great weight, her fur shines, she remains pretty agile, self confident and happy. I've no doubt food has something to do with all that. NOTE: I would give it 5 stars if not were for the price. It's just too high. She would need 7 nuggets daily if this were her only type of meal! Bankrupt immediately haha