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

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Primal Venison Nuggets Grain-Free Raw Freeze-Dried Dog Food offers your hungry pooch all the benefits of a safe and wholesome raw-food diet—without you having to grind, chop, measure or mix the ingredients yourself! Taking great pride to source only the best ingredients, this tasty and nutritious diet is packed with naturally derived vitamins and minerals. The high-protein ratio appeals to your canine companion’s primal diet, and it’s an excellent way to maintain a proper weight and boost overall health. And best of all, it’s a breeze to serve, thanks to the naturally preserved nuggets—just add water! The proof comes in watching him lick the bowl clean while thriving happily and healthfully.

Key Benefits
  • 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.
Precautions

Wash all work surfaces, utensils, hands and food bowls with hot, soapy water after handling freeze-dried meats and poultry. Keep freeze-dried meats and poultry separate from other foods. Keep away from children.

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  • Item Number
    93935
  • Weight
    14 ounces
  • Breed Size

    Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds

  • Food Form

    Freeze-Dried

  • Lifestage

    Adult

  • Made in

    United States

  • Special Diet

    Gluten Free, Grain-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy

Nutritional Info
Ingredients

Venison, Venison Hearts, Venison Livers, Ground Venison Bones, Organic Collard Greens, Organic Squash, Organic Green Beans, Cranberries, Blueberries, Organic Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Sunflower Seeds, Montmorillonite Clay, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Organic Cilantro, Organic Ginger, Sardine Oil, Alfalfa, Dried Organic Kelp, Organic Quinoa Sprout Powder, Organic Coconut Oil, Vitamin E Supplement, Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Preservative).

Caloric Content

5,296 kcal/kg, 150 kcal/oz

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 59.0% min
Crude Fat 28.0% min
Crude Fiber 4.0% max
Moisture 4.0% max
Ash 6.0% max
Feeding Instructions
Weight Daily Feeding in Nuggets
5-9 lbs 2
10-19 lbs 4
20-39 lbs 8
40-59 lbs 16
60-79 lbs 24
80-99 lbs 32
100 lbs & Above 40

This Feeding Chart is based on 2.5% Weight Maintenance and formula rotation. Your dog's activity, age, metabolism and breed may affect overall feeding quantity.

  • Because of the importance of moisture in a raw diet, Primal recommends rehydrating this product with water or Primal Raw Goat Milk for optimum nutrition absorption. To rehydrate add 1 tablespoon of water or raw goat milk for every nugget, or 1/4 cup for 4 nuggets. For best rehydrating results, break nuggets into small pieces and mix thoroughly to force moisture into product.

  • Feed adult dogs the equivalent of 2-3% of their body weight in rehydrated food per day.

Transition Instructions

Transition slowly. Begin by mixing 1/4 parts freeze-dried to 3/4 parts current diet. Gradually increase amount of freeze-dried daily.

  • Adult dogs: Divide total daily feeding portion into 2 meals.

  • Puppies and pregnant or lactating females: Divide total daily feeding portion into 3-4 meals.

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About Primal Freeze-Dried Formulas for Dogs and Cats

Raw With the Convenience of Kibble

Raw With the Convenience of Kibble

Primal Freeze-Dried Formulas offer the convenience and benefits of a well-balanced, safe and wholesome raw-food diet without having to grind, chop, measure or mix the ingredients yourself. Each recipe has been carefully formulated to offer a nutritious, fresh-food diet that is easy to serve and delicious to pets.

Complete and Balanced

Each recipe contains only the freshest ingredients from ranches and farms throughout the United States and New Zealand. All poultry, meat and game in Primal Freeze-Dried Formulas are free of antibiotics, steroids and added hormones.

Organic Produce & High-Quality Meats
Organic Produce

Each meal contains organic produce for food-derived vitamins A, B-complex, C and D as well as organic and unrefined nutritional supplements for digestion and circulation.

High-Quality Meats

Fresh protein is included in Primal's recipes for superior levels of amino and essential fatty acids, while finely ground fresh bones provide optimum levels of calcium. And Primal's Freeze-Dried Formulas include organ meats, which are packed with nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids like EPA and DHA.

Fresh, Whole Food Ingredients

Organic Squash

Organic Squash: Acts as an anti-inflammatory, rich in vitamins A and C and high in carotenoid antioxidants.

Cranberries & Blueberries

Cranberries & Blueberries: Loaded with antioxidants for immune system support and urinary tract health.

Organic Pumpkin Seeds

Organic Pumpkin Seeds: Natural source of zinc and manganese and the full spectrum of vitamin E antioxidants.

Organic Sunflower Seeds

Organic Sunflower Seeds: Whole food source of vitamin E and loaded with antioxidants to help defend against cancer.

Organic Coconut Oil

Organic Coconut Oil: Excellent source of short- and medium-chain fatty acids for a healthy coat and skin.

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 and 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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  • Buy a sledge hammer first.

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    I rotate my proteins to avoid allergies so I thought well, venison will be good for a change. Do NOT waste your money on the venison. I cannot crumble it by hand to rehydrate, I took it to the garage, laid it on the floor and hit the bag repeatedly with a hammer...nothing but still-huge hunks that simply will NOT rehydrate. I next put the broken hunks in hot water, the outside got so slimy I couldn't hold on to it to attempt to crumble and even if I could have gotten it to soften after a long soak and pushy dogs wanting dinner I would have ended up pouring nutrients down the drain in the excess water it took. I love the Duck formula, the bag of Turkey and Sardines seems fine since I was able I rotate my proteins to avoid allergies so I thought well, venison will be good for a change. Do NOT waste your money on the venison. I cannot crumble it by hand to rehydrate, I took it to the garage, laid it on the floor and hit the bag repeatedly with a hammer...nothing but still-huge hunks that simply will NOT rehydrate. I next put the broken hunks in hot water, the outside got so slimy I couldn't hold on to it to attempt to crumble and even if I could have gotten it to soften after a long soak and pushy dogs wanting dinner I would have ended up pouring nutrients down the drain in the excess water it took. I love the Duck formula, the bag of Turkey and Sardines seems fine since I was able to break it without actually opening the bag but this venison? Forget it. It's too much money to throw away a new bag but I have no clue what else I can do to make it useable, maybe run over it? The Pork is the same way only I have been able to smash it with a hammer before I quit using it, too. This is no reflection on Chewy, I love Chewy, this review is just for Primal's totally useless Venison (and Pork). … more

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  • Too hard. Wouldn’t hydrate.

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    Spent $40 and couldn’t even feed it to my dogs. It’s very hard and wouldn’t hydrate. I tried to manipulate it before I hydrated bc I saw someone recommended that, but it didn’t work for me. $40 down the drain.

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  • Great product.

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    Great product and ingredients and love that it ONLY contains one protein as it's protein source..one of the few out there that does. I gave it 4 stars only because I would love to find a product that is freeze dried that has only venison with no other ingredients or VERY minimal at least..our allergy prone dog who can tolerate venison as one of her few proteins she can have, had a reaction to sometime in this formula and therefore we were not able to use it..we thankfully have another dog who can eat anything, so it was not a total waste. Also, as a side note, this formula is HARD, like mini little bricks, it does not crumble easy or absorb water well. Not a huge issue but something to be aware Great product and ingredients and love that it ONLY contains one protein as it's protein source..one of the few out there that does. I gave it 4 stars only because I would love to find a product that is freeze dried that has only venison with no other ingredients or VERY minimal at least..our allergy prone dog who can tolerate venison as one of her few proteins she can have, had a reaction to sometime in this formula and therefore we were not able to use it..we thankfully have another dog who can eat anything, so it was not a total waste. Also, as a side note, this formula is HARD, like mini little bricks, it does not crumble easy or absorb water well. Not a huge issue but something to be aware of. But again, the ingredients, for most dogs, can't be beat and I would recommend this product. … more

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  • No so much

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    These are extremely difficult to cut! They are SO hard, even if you soak them in a little bit of water first.

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  • Versatile nuggets

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    I use these nuggets as a sprinkle on top of my dog’s food. I use them for treats and they are great for stuffing into food puzzle toys. They can also be rehydrated for a wet dog food-which is nice when I take my finicky gsd to the boarder and she pretends like she won’t eat-no heavy cans to lug with you!

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  • Very hard to break down

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    I have bought other varieties of the Primal nuggets and found this particular one to be very hard and difficult to crumble. I have a dog that doesn't care to wait the full 5 minutes so it is easier if they crumble in order to serve them faster. My dog did; however, seem to like them.

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  • frenchie staple

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    Quality food and quality ingredients. You pay for what you get here. We do mix with quality dry kibble food to help with the cost. You can mix the choices without fear of stomach upset. Favorite is venison then rabbit then lamb then duck. All are excellent but the top two offer higher protein. Our dog loves it dry in smaller chunks with good clean fresh water next to it.

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  • Dogs went crazy

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    Both of my vizslas went crazy for these treats!! Love that they are made in USA!!

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  • Even Finicky Loves it

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    My dog acts like a cat when it comes to her food, she is the most finicky eater doesn't like anything more than once. This product she eats and finishes it I am so happy to find this product.

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  • Not enough nuggets in the bag

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    Tried to go by the feeding suggestions which suggested my 35# dog needs about 12 nuggets a day. Sounds good if you assume the bag contains 42-56 nuggets -- I assumed that on average I'd get 48. Not so - of the 2 bags I received of Venison, 1 had 36 and 1 had 39 nuggets. I'm having to feed this temporarily as his only food, so it's a much bigger expense than I expected :-(

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