Primal Turkey & Sardine Formula Nuggets Grain-Free Raw Freeze-Dried Dog Food

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About This Item

  • Made with antibiotic, hormone and steroid-free turkey meat and organs, along with whole sardines for added protein, fatty acids and 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 Dog Food

Freeze-Dried Raw Nutrition

Primal's freeze-dried formulas pack the nutrition of raw into dry bites that are irresistible to your pup, 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 canine's dinner is what you make it.

Lab-Tested, Canine-Approved

These complete and balanced recipes are formulated to meet and exceed your pet's nutritional needs with the added benefits of raw. Plus, they're laboratory tested to ensure they offer the best quality and nutrition possible. After all, Primal knows you only want the best for your best friend, and they do, too.

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 dog, and won't include any ingredients from China. Plus, they're made with no grains, gluten, corn, wheat or soy. Even pups 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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Questions & Answers

28 Customer Questions


I have 2 extremely picky eaters. I got your freeze-dried Turkey & Liver treats which they love and your sardine nuggets but once water was added both girls rejected food. I've read freeze dried foods can be served w/out water provided water is available. Does that apply to your brand also?
Answer by ChewyJun 17, 2021
While Primal does recommend rehydrating whenever possible, due to the importance of moisture for optimum nutrition absorption, it is OK to feed dry, as-is. Just be sure your pet has enough access to fresh clean water during the day. If you choose to rehydrate per the recommendation, you can choose to use water or Primal's raw goat milk to add moisture to your pet’s freeze-dried meals.

What is the maximum fat % when it’s rehydrated?
Answer by ChewyApr 20, 2019
The recipes are formulated to target the minimum fat content that is provided in the Guaranteed Analysis, any deviation from this as-fed percentage would be minimal. Please speak with your veterinarian to ensure this value is low enough to be a suitable diet for your pet.

About how many nuggets per bag? Trying to figure out how long one bag will last us.
Answer by ChewyMay 07, 2020
The 5.5 ounce bag contains approximately 22 nuggets and the 14 ounce bag contains approximately 56 nuggets.

Can you rehydrate in advance?
Answer by ChewyOct 09, 2018
Thawed raw food will remain fresh in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


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Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Carroll on Jun 12, 2022

Something has changed...

I started buying Primal Nuggets turkey and sardine to add a bit of healthy variety to my wire fox terrier's diet. She LOVES a nugget crumbled over her dry food and no tummy troubles! The last bag I bought from Chewy did smell rancid, as other reviewers have noted. I will try again because she really likes them.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LindsayP on May 29, 2022

My Dogs Love This

I only use this as a dry topper to their morning kibble, but my finicky dogs really eat it up. We have tried other flavors and this only is the only one they go crazy for.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Laura on Apr 7, 2022

Rancid Product x2

Loved this product. For picky eaters it’s a god send. BUT this is the second time I have purchased this food and it was bad. Once from Local Pets store in our hometown and now from Chewy. Normally a fresh smell with a little fishiness, the spoiled bags smell moldy and rancid. The dogs normally love it but would not touch it. Hit and miss. Aggravating.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By jack on Feb 14, 2022

Not in good smell

I like Primal and Chewy. However, this freeze-dried food smell really bad. It smells like nuts in a bag for 10 years. Also, my dog hates it, usually, he likes all the Primal freeze-dried food. I would like to get it returned or refund if possible. Chewy, I still love you.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Cloris on Feb 11, 2022

Very strange/bad quality

This is not my first bag of Primal freeze-dried food, but the worst and the most strange one. The patties are solid as rocks, can’t be break down and don’t absorb water neither. It very clear that there is something WRONG and I will not give it to my dog.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Binx on Jan 18, 2022

Sardines for Suki!

My Suki LOVES sardines, she recently started eating Primal Nuggets chicken flavor but after a short while didn't seem quite as enthusiastic. So I've been adding the sardine & turkey flavor and she's one happy camper. I suspect she has a little cat in her, she does love anything fishy...


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Linda on Dec 25, 2021

Primal, Turkey and Sardine raw diet

Bella loves this product. It was recommended by my vet since my dog is a fussy eater. We put it on top of some chicken that Bella will eat.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By AEHaustin on Sep 11, 2021

great as topper

I use these as a topper on hard food. My 11 year old rescue Rottweiler has become a bit demanding in her old age and prefers something with a little more flavor. I crumble 1/2 of one freeze dried rectangular little bar on her cup of food-once in the morning and once at night. Add warm water, stir until it makes a nice gravy and she gobbles it up. It’s just stinky enough to be really tasty I guess. I love that it’s not messy. It’s a no brainer for us! She is a healthy weight of 85 lbs. (arthritis issues) I also give her Cosequin (also from Chewy) which we can not live without. It has made a huge difference in her ability to navigate the stairs in our condo.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ckcsfan2 on Aug 24, 2021

Great product

I've been wanting to try a freeze dried raw product for our two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Our boy is prone to allergies. The freeze dried option does not require us to clear out space in our freezer to store. It is also more convenient for travel. Raw seems healthier and closer to a traditional canine diet. Both our dogs love it and ate it without hesitation from Day 1. No stool issues. I wish it was not as pricey, but happy that we are able to do the convenient autoship option. Thanks, chewy!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jaxx on Feb 11, 2022

Primal Turkey & Sardine

Very happy with these nuggets as they are organic & grass fed