Primal Venison Nuggets Grain-Free Raw Freeze-Dried Dog Food

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  • Made with antibiotic, hormone and steroid-free venison 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 Dog 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 dog!

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 better nutrient absorption. This helps ensure that adult dogs and puppies get more of the healthy nutrients they need to thrive!

Small Change, Big Impact

Adding fresh food to your pet’s diet can help him lead a happier, healthier life! From improved digestion to healthier skin and coat, even a little raw goes a long way. With Freeze-Dried Raw Pronto recipes, Primal makes it easier than ever to serve your best friend 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

7 Customer Questions

I soak these venison nuggets overnight in the refrigerator and find that they are still very difficult to break into edible pieces - I actually have to use a knife and fork. Is this normal for venison only because I have no problems with the duck nuggets.
Answer by ChewyJun 24, 2018
It's recommended to manipulate this food before and after hydrating it.There is a protective coating around each nugget so it might be difficult to break.

Approximately how much nuggets are there per bag?
Answer by ChewyAug 25, 2022
Primal Pet Freeze-Dried Nuggets are packaged by weight, not by nuggets, so the quantity may vary. There are 3-4 freeze-dried nuggets per ounce. The 14-ounce bag contains approximately 42-56 nuggets per bag. 1 complete nugget equals approximately 1/4 a cup of crumble.

Can this food be prepared ahead of time?
Answer by ChewyMar 11, 2018
Rehydrated food should not be left out for longer than 2 hours.

How many calories per nugget?
Answer by ChewyJan 30, 2018
This product contains 150 Calories per ounce.

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112 Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By CK on May 2, 2023

My very picky dog loves Primal

My three year-old Frenchton rarely gobbles up her food. With Primal Freeze-dried Nuggets, venison flavor, she does! I really like that Primal uses top quality ingredients, including vitamins and minerals. And it's crafted in the USA. I gave four stars because it is quite expensive. But I will pay it because Leeloo loves it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Storme on Apr 25, 2023

Dehydrated dog nugget gravy

I have had picky dogs with their dry food these days and I found this gem where I crumble one nugget broken into over both of my dogs food and then a little bit of hot water and mix. They eat it right up. It’s perfect.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Yvonne on May 30, 2023


My dog loves the Venison Primal Nuggests- and has helped her get healthy. This is the only one she likes of the Primal Nuggets.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By PickyPupsMom on May 12, 2023

He loves them

We have a very picky dog, but these have really helped keep him interested in his food. We use them as a topper on his regular food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Ana on Aug 2, 2023

Primal venison

Jax love it! He’s a picky eater!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By KitKat on Oct 27, 2022

Very hard to break apart

Normally Primal freeze dried is a really good quality product, I've been buying it for years. But this bag of venison that I got is so hard. I don't know what happened, but the bricks are very difficult to break apart. So hard that it hurts my fingers. I would need to soak the brick for a while but I'm not having soggy dog food sit around all day. This one was disappointing, hopefully I just got a weird batch and this doesn't start becoming a thing with other bags.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By RazzleMcDazzle on Sep 16, 2022
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He loves these

My dog Shiloh has inflammatory bowel disease and bad allergies. He has a hard time eating anything. There have been days he wouldn't eat anything but a hard-boiled egg all day. I recently tried these, I want to feed as healthy as I can, and he loved them!! I'm so happy. I bought the venison and Pork. His fav. is the Venison. So now for breakfast he gets his hardboiled egg with 4 moistened nuggets and I have to fight the cats off so they dont eat his food lol. They love it too. They love his food more then their own.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Spendy on Dec 13, 2022

Very good but too soendy for what you get.

Way to expensive for what you get. I wouldn’t be able to afford this if I was a Kardasian. But great quality and good ingredients.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By GSrocks on Nov 17, 2022

Used for years, pure.

Used for years, pure ingredient's, and Chewy service and shipping is so fast, no need to drive to the store to buy.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ShihtuzMom on Jun 21, 2022

My Mom Loves Me!

I love this dog food, or should I say, my dog loves it! I was concerned after reading different reviews. But was willing to try it because he loves deer meat and is a picky eater. When the venison nuggets arrived, I dumped the bag (minus the moisture packet) into my ninja blender and made it a powder and placed it back in the original bag. When dinner time comes, I sprinkle a teaspoon full over his Zignature dry dog food, add water and stir. By the time I set the table, his dog food has a gravy texture. I stir it once more and sit it down and he devours it! He even leaks the bowl clean! I really appreciate that it doesn’t smell since he thinks he needs to push his bowl by my chair at the table. I would highly recommend this dog food! We found that at the beginning, our shihtuz was whinnying more than usual. After a couple of days, we realized he was wanting more. So after increasing the amount, he is satisfied and wants to play after eating. Can not believe that the venison nuggets make his dinner that special for him, but they do. We even gave some to a family member that their dog has cancer and had given up on eating. After just a week of eating these nuggets, (powdered form & water) the dog is looking better and the vet was impressed with how their dog is eating and starting to gain some weight and strength. We have it on our auto shipment, and hopefully they continue making it for years!!!