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Primal Freeze Dried Dog Food Nuggets Pork

A safe, nutritious, and delicious way to make dry adult food taste great is to add Primal Freeze-Dried Adult Dog Food as a topper to the kibble.

$15.98 for 5 oz, about 18 nuggets per bag

$34.98 for 14 oz, about 50 nuggets per bag

$132.92 for 4 14 oz bags

Sold by weight, so there may be more or less nuggets in each bag

 

Description

You’re probably wondering if I’ve lost my mind recommending a grain-free food for dogs.  I promise I’m not crazy.

The more we study how grain-free diets cause some dogs to get dilated cardiomyopathy, a potentially fatal heart disease, the more we think it is due to the pulses they use to replace the grains for a carbohydrate source.  Pulses are things like peas, chickpeas, beans, etc.  Primal Freeze-Dried Adult Dog Food does not have any pulses in it, even though it is grain-free.  

Second, Primal Freeze-Dried Dog Food is extremely expensive.  For a 50 pound dog, they need about 24 nuggets per day.  A 14 oz bag has about 50 nuggets.  That’s about $20 per DAY to feed a medium-sized dog.  

What I recommend is using this as a topper to a complete and balanced dry dog food at least a few times per week.  Your dog will LOVE you for it!  And you’ll be supplying safe, complete, balanced, raw nutrition at the same time for a reasonable cost.  

I only recommend raw food for healthy adult dogs.  Puppies, seniors, and dogs with chronic conditions (besides arthritis) should not eat raw food.  Also, raw goat milk is not safe to feed to dogs, so please ignore that labeling recommendation. 

From the Manufacturer

Premium freeze dried raw dog food made with crate-free pork raised without antibiotics, steroids or added hormones and with USDA certified organic fruits and vegetables. 

Grain free Upgrade from kibble. Minimally processed dog food delivers the highest digestibility for maximum nutrient absorption to support optimal weight, skin & coat, oral & eye health, reduced stool volume 

Serve as a complete & balanced meal, a freeze dried dog food topper or treat. Adding Primal Pet Food just a few times a week will help you start to see the results raw food for dogs can provide 

Convenient & delicious raw nutrition. Shelf-stable, great alternative to frozen dog food. Easy to crumble and serve. Best when rehydrated to satisfy your dog’s natural instinct. 

3-4 nuggets per oz 

Crafted in the USA. 

Wholesome adult dog food with real whole food ingredients. No synthetic vitamins or minerals. No artificial flavors, colors, preservatives. No corn, wheat, soy, lentils, or legumes.

Directions

Crumble the nuggets and mix 1 tablespoon of water or broth  per nugget (1/4 cup per 4 nuggets).  Let the liquid soak in before feeding.  

As a sole diet, feed your dog by the weight range below:

  • 5–10 lbs: 4–7 nuggets
  • 10–20 lbs: 7–11 nuggets
  • 20–40 lbs: 11–19 nuggets
  • 40–60 lbs: 19–26 nuggets
  • 60–80 lbs: 26–32 nuggets
  • 80–100 lbs: 32–40 nuggets
  • 100 lbs and above: 40+ nuggets

As a topper, you can feed as many as you need to flavor the base diet.  Each nugget is 44 kcal so reduce your dog’s base diet accordingly.  

Additional information

Directions

Use as directed

Brand Name

Primal Pet Foods

Manufacturer ‏ : ‎

Primal Pet Foods

ASIN ‏ : ‎

B010I3K206

UNSPSC Code :

Report an incorrect code

Country of Origin ‏ : ‎

USA

Item model number ‏ : ‎

CPKFD14

Customer Reviews:

769 ratings

Date First Available ‏ : ‎

June 18, 2015

Item Package Dimensions L x W x H

14.09 x 10.43 x 3.54 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH

2 x 0.6 x 1 inches

Item Weight

14 Ounces

Best Sellers Rank:

#47 in Freeze-Dried Dog Food

Size

5.5 Ounce (Pack of 1), 14 Ounce (Pack of 1), 14 Ounce (Pack of 4)

Model Name

Primal Pet Foods Freeze-Dried Canine Pork Formula 14 Oz

Material

cotton

Age Range Description

Adult

Number of Items

1

Breed Recommendation

All Breed Sizes

Included Components

1 bag

Specific Uses for Product

Food

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‏ : ‎

No

Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎

2 x 0.6 x 1 inches; 14 ounces

Target Audience Keyword

dogs

60 reviews for Primal Freeze Dried Dog Food Nuggets Pork

  1. JAMES DEMASE can’t beat it.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    My dogs liked it

    Way to expensive for such a small bag sorry

  2. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My Senior Lab loves it!

    My senior Lab is a fussy eater and he loves it. It was recommended at the pet store and they gave me a sample. It is pricey for a bigger fur baby — but worth it!!!

  3. William H Leightenheimer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pup likes flavor and likes variety

    We switch between chicken and pork for our pup. He likes the variety of flavors

  4. Michelle B

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great as a sprinkle-on for added flavor

    My dog likes 2 flavors…beef and pork. He has to eat at a certain food at a certain time to take medication. It’s not always easy to get him to do so. I noticed that he liked a freeze dried pork and apple treat so I thought maybe a little bit of freeze dried pork food sprinkled on top of his regular food would help him eat. Voila, it worked. So now I just smash these cubes down to a sprinkle consistency, scoop out about a teaspoon amount, and sprinkle on his food. Problem solved. My little piggy is at the trough eating like he should. :o)P.S. – My neighbor was having trouble with her dog eating so I told her this little trick and gave her a few cubes to try and her dog was happy and eating as well. Just sayin’. :o)

    3 people found this helpful

  5. Vivi

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My dogs love it!

    I have 2 dogs. 1 is picky but she gobbles it up when she gets hungry. My other inhales it the minute I put it down.

    One person found this helpful

  6. Christina

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great food

    Dogs love the food and came promptly. Thank you!

  7. Elizabeth Mancini

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for picky eaters

    My miniature poodle loves this brand and flavor. She especially gets fussy if I try to give her kibble or anything but raw meat products. Shipping and product was delivered on time and packaged well!

  8. Robert Ciarrocchi

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Primal Nuggets

    I really have a picky dog on my hands and even though she picks at this food too, she does finally gives in and eats it… I really love the fact that her stomach doesn’t have any issues with it either…. I don’t mix it with anything as if I did I would be throwing it away. I just break it up into smaller pices and put it in her bowl… It might stay there for hours, but she finally gives in and eats… One thing though and that is always make sure you have plenty of water for your dog if you feed it to them dry….

    4 people found this helpful

  9. Evelyn L. Aaron

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very easy to keep and fix

    Price but everything is going up.

  10. Robert Rogers

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My Dogs love Freeze Dried food

    I use these for Treats, Meal Mixers and Meals in a pinch. I buy 1 bag every month.

  11. Patti P

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    My dogs love these!

    These are convenient. My dogs love them. I have very small dogs (5 to 7lbs) so I don’t purchase large quantities of these to keep my dogs alive and healthy. That said, I am able to get these at my local boutique dog store and they are a bit less expensive.If I can avoid driving when it’s 115° I do. Getting these from Amazon has come in very, very handy. I mix this with some kibble for a couple of my pups and while I have never personally tasted this product, according to my dogs it’s pretty good stuff.

  12. Deb Russell

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a great dehydrated raw meal replacer

    The dogs love it, handy for trips, toppers, treats and also for emergency preparations so your dog has food.

  13. Jeni Peterson

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My dog loves

    My dog will gobble this up. I use as a topper!

  14. Gigi

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    If you want to put a little love in your dog’s food without all the work, also great for dog’s with anal gland issues.

    My chihuahua freaking loves this stuff and I feel great giving it to her. I’ve been feeding her this for a little over a year now, just switching proteins each bag. Since there’s no extra fillers in the food the dog’s body absorbs pretty much all the good stuff from the food and this stuff makes my dogs poop small and compact. My dog has a problem with thick anal discharge and the firmer poops help my dog express her anal glands on her own, which she had huge issues with. I used to have to take her to have her glands expressed every 2-3 months, now we can go more like 6-7. Freeze dried raw food involves a little extra effort because it has to be reconstituted with water, but I think that’s why my dog loves it so much. I’ve tried feeding the frozen raw pronto which is the exact same thing and she would much rather have it this way. Just remember that stainless steel bowls are recommended for use with this stuff. Also follow the feeding guidelines, I know it may look like a little bit of food, but I promise it’s enough!

    11 people found this helpful

  15. MissRhondaLee

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My Pom really loved these!

    Little dry blocks of food, added a bit of water and he loved it. He’s a very picky eater so I was surprised and pleased. Great product because you don’t have to refrigerate it and it doesn’t go bad right away like some canned pet foods.

  16. Laurazzzz

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    wish I stuck with the regular one I buy

    This pork flavor is such a disappointment . I always buy the duck for my sweet girl but they were way out on delivery. I have put them in water/chicken broth and after fifteen minutes the darn thing is still hard. Ordered the duck and just like before it breakup within a few minutes. I ordered 2 bags so I don’t have to worry about getting something different.

  17. Netc

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My dog eats it

    I have the pickiest little chihuahua. She will literally lick food and not eat it or spit it out of her mouth if she decides mid-bite she doesn’t like it. This is one brand (primal) and flavor (pork) she will almost always eat. Not everyday but 98% of the time.

    One person found this helpful

  18. snavone

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My dpg likes it easts it right up

    It was healthy food for my dog. He really liked it.

  19. star

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dogs enjoy it, good ingredients

    I use this for my frozen raw feed dogs when I can’t use refrigerated food

  20. Brittany Wallace

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Primal dog food

    I have four yorkies who only eat raw. I do like the auto ship feature offered. Great product

  21. James Otho Libby

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dogs love them

    I really like Primal brand. Dogs love them.

  22. Rosemary D.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Dog loves these

    My dog Balto likes these freeze dried cubes once dehydrated. He won’t eat the grocery store food any longer. I had started out with a different freeze dried brand and tried these after a while because they were lightly cheaper. Balto still has days that he just doesn’t want to eat, but for the most part he will eat these.The only problem I have with these is taking the time for them to prepare them. The previous brand also required planning ahead – breaking them up and re-hydrating – but with the other brand I could break them up by hand, add water and stir and within a few minutes it was ready to eat. This brand is a lot harder out of the bag. I can’t break them up until they have had very hot water added and I wait 10 minutes for them to soften up enough to break them up with a fork. Even then they are still quite hard to break up. And then it’s waiting for the rest of the food to re-hydrate.Since Balto likes them so much I’m willing to go through the extra effort to prepare them. It would be great if the manufacturers could do some R&D to make this product a little softer out of the bag.

    2 people found this helpful

  23. LJ

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Recommended by vet for my senior dogs

    My two senior dogs, even the very picky one, LOVE this dog food! It takes a couple of hours to rehydrate the blocks so they can eat it, but that’s only a small inconvenience. My Vet recommended this food for my senior dogs, ages 12 and 15. It’s VERY expensive, so a price break would be helpful, but otherwise I highly recommend it.

  24. Grandma shopper

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My dogs love this food

    My dogs jump with excitement when it is time to eat.They love everything about the food.

  25. Ann

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Delivery is off point

    Order the pork early. If you need it in 2 days, order it 4 days in advance because something always, always happens with the orders for pork. And sometimes it’s fresh, and sometimes it’s fresh-ish. You can tell by the texture of the nuggets when they break apart. Anyway. My dog loves the pork, but it’s a pain to order. Cheapest here.

  26. Rainbow Warrior

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dried dog food

    The product arrived within 5 days. Our dog is old and missing a lot of teeth. He just loves it.

  27. Gabriela

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My dog loves it!!

    I use it as a treat. Put two nuggets in warm water and cut them in small pieces. My dog is asking for more!!

  28. Susan Patrick

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Jenny loves thes

    You know how fussy dogs can be! She loved them

  29. RachelleRachelle

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good quality, The Giant loves it

    Andre’ the Giant says “Yes” to Primal freeze dried, he likes it even more than his pink bunny. I’m on a tight budget, but my pets deserve good quality food with good ingredients. To the people complaining about the price – if they want to feed their pets corn and by-products, that’s their business – but then don’t call them your fur babies, LoL. Babies deserve good nutrition, and we pay for it because they need it, w/o complaining. I’ve cared for pets, farm animals, rescue pets, and rehab wildlife for 4+ decades. I’ve researched petfood carefully for the last 30 years. I use Primal as part of a healthy, wide variety diet including fresh cooked and carefully researched, balanced raw. This 155 pound Great Pyrenees/Anatolian Shepherd Yard Guard, Certified Therapy Dog, Social Butterfly of the Block and above all, LapDog, deserves it.

    4 people found this helpful

  30. Jen

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dogs love this!

    I have two huskies one of which has severe food allergies and stomach issues. This has been a Life Saver!! My dogs love eating this and allergy issues are in the past. We use this with Grandma Lucy freeze dry food to offer extra protein at meals too. It is great for dogs, satisfied picky eaters, and is a no Gaston option to raw feeding!

    5 people found this helpful

  31. Patti O’Keefe

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My two poodles love this food

    My two poodles love this food, will not eat much else! It’s easy to prepare, and to be completely honest…I like the product that comes OUT of my dogs just as much! LOLI add a little chicken broth and water to their bowls, and its a happy moment. I agree this is pricey food,……. supply and demand keeps raising the price..Truly these cubes of freezed dried meats, expand in the stomach, when liquid is used alongside. It does satisfy their appetites.! You do not need that much quantity, to satisfy them.I am a fan.!

    4 people found this helpful

  32. Rose Howard.

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Dog

    Still going to Chewy

  33. Mel RN

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Freeze dried dog food

    I used this product for my Maltese & he loved it!!

    One person found this helpful

  34. Barbara B. Hochecker

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    good for your dog

    my Khalessi loves it

  35. Judy F.

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Something appears to have changed

    I have been using the freeze dried chicken nuggets for my 15pound cocker for about 5 years and it was great for her. About a month ago I opened a new bag and noticed the color was darker and nuggets were as hard as bricks. It took much longer to hydrate! My dog ate it and her stool changed to soft, smelly and dark large BM’s. I have spoken with a product representative, but she insists nothing has changed in the formula. A few problems with her explanation…the nuggets are a different color, harder texture and my dog is no longer digesting them well. I will no longer be feeding them to my dog or recommending them for my canine friends.

    One person found this helpful

  36. Jon

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    PORK is least favorite of my dog

    My dog’s least favorite flavor is the Pork. It is also the hardest/dried out of all the flavors.HOWEVER I’VE BEEN BUYING PRIMAL FOR ALMOST 11 YEARS … AND MY DOG LOVES IT AND HAS NEVER GOTTEN SICK.

  37. Connie

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Primal Pet Foods Freeze Dried Canine Pork

    This is the only Pork freeze dried product I’ve found to top off my Fromm Pork and Pea kibble. The dogs love the added flavor they get, and it gives them a little boost in protein level to the kibble. A little goes a long way. It’s quick and easy to use as a topper or a whole meal. It easily breaks into smaller pieces and dissolves in cold or warm water.

    3 people found this helpful

  38. D. Tischer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    My 3 dogs all devour this

  39. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Our fur baby LOVES this food!

    See above title!

  40. D WRIGHT

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive for what you get

    My dogs love this product but it’s very expensive for no more than you receive.

  41. John Sikes

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Got a bad batch

    The brickets were hollow. I am pretty sure I got a bad batch. Have bought other flavors before and they were solid. I would have sent them back, but I was out of dog food and needed them for dog.

  42. Janet Lirette

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    FAB DOG FOOD

    Absolutely the best dog food available but VERY, VERY expensive. It is worth it knowing we have first-quality dog food. First,it is a high-diet dog food. It is freeze dried, which means it lasts forever. I have poodles, which are very picky eaters, but absolutely eat Primal like it was the last meal. It doesn’t matter which I choose (pork, chicken, turkey, beef, etc.,) Our dogs love this dog food. It is very expensive but can be given a little at a time. I give each of my dogs 2 biscuits a day and then kibble at night. It’s a great routine when you find the right kibble that they love. It is VERY important that you use at least a tablespoon of water so they don’t overdose on protein.

    11 people found this helpful

  43. Kindle Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    According to my dog!

    My dog absolutely loves this brand of freeze dried pork. We have purchased several and this is known as her Good Food

  44. Barbara Morris

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Delivery good

    Not the best price ed but delivered.8

  45. chi-mama

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Primal Freeze Dried Pork

    My picky pups generally love this food but the last bag I purchased, not so much. Not sure if they changed the formula or if I got a bad batch. It was well within the freshness date but the nuggets were much harder than normal and had green shards of something visible. I decided to throw it out just out of an abundance of caution and because the dogs wouldn’t eat it anyway.

    3 people found this helpful

  46. Justa Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My rescue princess loves it !

    As my headlines says my rescue princess loves it ! I have tried a couple other freeze dried dog food but my princess seems to like one this the best.

  47. Ann C.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Arrived next day.

    Arrived on time . Not cheap, but no more expensive than anywhere else.

  48. Jessica

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Frequent buyer

    I frequently buy Primal brand from Amazon and have never had a problem. Patties come whole, package is intact and shipping is fast of course with prime.

  49. CJB

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quick delivery

    Will order again.

  50. Dana from Texas

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Dogs love

    I have very picking eaters who even get cooked for but they love this even as a treat.

  51. Marie Marie

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best of the best!

    We have been feeding primal for many years. Next to completely raw this is the healthiest we have found. Our last dog lived for 18 years. Currently we have two dogs, a pug age 11 and a mixed breed age Both under 30 pounds. This food is very expensive but worth the health of our pet’s. I have never ever found any kibbles to be healthy and I have done much research over the years. They thrive on this food. No bad breath, silky coats. Like in humans, if you eat junk you get junk. I enjoy the convenience of ordering through Amazon but find this food in your local smaller shops and they will offer buy 9 get the 10th free. Our pet’s are family.

  52. M. ingle

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect delivery

    Came quickly and in perfect condition

  53. Dana C.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Doggie LOVES these

    My dog (and cats love the cat ones) absolutely LOVE these. They are pricey- to be sure. But our animals eat them every day and I am so happy because they are actually super healthy for them. Than goodness they finally want to eat something other than tasty food that is bad for them. We use the bricks as toppers/dry food. They don’t really like them moistened– they like the texture of the freeze-dry (I think). So we offer a bowl of crumbles to the cats and each time we feed the doggie, we give him 7 or 8 bricks on top of his food. They ALL gobble this freeze-dried food up as if it is an unhealthy treat! Fantastic. Price– yowza. But it is full of super healthy and species-specific nutrition so – I am willing to pay the $$.

  54. Happy in Michigan

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fur babies happy

    Usually purchase the turkey and salmon, but tried this one and the pups are happy. Now I have two choices. Recommend it.

  55. Gyu Dong Kim

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Too hard.

    I used to get beef or turkey nuggets, but this time I tried to get pork nuggets. My maltese loves it too. But I think this pork nuggets are too hard.

  56. Marcy Kurland

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    My mini dachshund is the pickiest eater and she gobbled it up. Will buy again!

  57. Eva R Johnston

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    My dogs love these.

    Dogs love them. They like them dry.

  58. JAMES E HOFFMAN

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive But Worth It

    Two very picky eaters that we could never find a kibble they seemed crazy about. A groomer told us about the Primal freeze dried line and gave us a couple of “nuggets” to try. Both dogs really went for it. That was several months ago and it’s as popular as ever. Numerous flavors. My two prefer the pork and chicken – we rotate one for breakfast and one for dinner. Not real crazy about the turkey and sardine and neither one ever really liked the beef. It is expensive but sure seems a lot healthier than any of the kibbles we have fed them. Strongly recommend trying it if you have a picky eater. Be sure to crumble the nuggets and add just enough hot water to make a paste-like consistency. Your pet needs the water added to help with digestion. Ensure plenty of drinking water is available as well. My four pounder got 2 nuggets twice a day and my 10 pounder gets 3 nuggets twice a day. Clean bowls most days.

  59. MeMe

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    MY WOLFDOG LOVES THIS BUT 28 NUGGETS A DAY IS TOO EXPENSIVE

    I WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE MY PICKY EATER WHO HAS BEEN UNDER WEIGHT HER ENTIRE LIFE, SHE’S A WOLFDOG, HUSKY GERMAN SHEPHERD GREY WOLF MIX WITH SOME MALAMUTE AND IRISH WOLFHOUND AND SHE ONLY WEIGHS 50 POUNDS. PICKY EATER WHO CAN GO TWO OR THREE DAYS JUST NOT EATING. WELL, I GOT THIS AS A TRIAL AND SHE LOVES IT!!! EVEN GAINED SOME WEIGHT ON THE ONE BAG! I WAS FEEDING HER THREE NUGGETS TWICE A DAY WITH OTHER FOOD…. SHE’S EATING THE NEW KITTENS WET FOOD, TOO, NOW. LOL I CANNOT BELIEVE THE RECOMMENDED DAILY FOR HER WEIGHT IS 20 TO 28 NUGGETS! IM ON A FIXED INCOME, SENIOR AND IF I’M CORRECT THAT’S ABOUT $30 A DAY?? I AM NOW SO UPSET THAT SHE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TRANSFER FULLY TO THIS AS HER MEAL. SIX NUGGETS A DAY IS PROBABLY MORE MY PRICE RANGE WITH HAVING TO NOW HAVE BULLY MAX AND PRIMAL. WORTH IT BUT RETIRED AND CAN’T AFFORD IT.

    One person found this helpful

  60. The rewearing

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    okay

    so when i got it i wasn’t aware that it was like dry and i had to soak it in water but that was fine but it was very hard to soak even when using hot water the middle of it never soaked up the water completely and i would have to fight it to soak up. but my dogs loved it and it has good ingredients and the brand it amazing

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