Turkey, Turkey Necks, Turkey Hearts, Turkey Livers, Organic Collard Greens, Organic Squash, Organic Celery, Cranberries, Blueberries, Organic Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Sunflower Seeds, Montmorillonite Clay, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Sardine Oil, Taurine, Organic Quinoa Sprout Powder, Dried Organic Kelp, Organic Cilantro, Organic Coconut Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Organic Ginger, Vitamin E Supplement, Mixed Tocopherols (natural preservative).
|Crude Protein (min)
|Crude Fat (min)
|Crude Fiber (max)
| Ash (max)
|Additional Product Information
| Organ Meat
|| approx. equal to 10%
| CA-to-P ratio
Calories: 148 per oz.
1 ounce = approx. 4 nuggets
|| 69,141 IU/kg
| Thiamin: B1
|| 8.29 mg/kg
| Riboflavin: B2
|| 6.73 mg/kg
| Niacin: B3
|| 143.03 mg/kg
| Pyridoxine: B6
|| 13.39 mg/kg
| Vitamin B12
|| 0.10 mg/kg
| Vitamin C
|| 58.57 mg/kg
| Vitamin D
| Vitamin E
|| 309.08 IU/kg
|| 1.04 mg/kg
| Pantothenic Acid
|| 6.50 ppm
|| 0.38 ppm
|| 13.00 ppm
|| 0.52 ppm
|| 1.14 g/lb
Primal Pet Foods Freeze-Dried Feline Turkey Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.
Because of the importance of moisture in a raw diet, Primal Pet Foods recommend rehydrating Freeze-Dried Formula for optimum nutrition absorption. To rehydrate, add 1 tablespoon of water for every nugget or 1/4 cup of water for 4 nuggets. For best rehydrating results, break nugget into small pieces and mix thoroughly with water to force moisture into product.
As a result of the increased digestibility of a raw-food diet, you are able to feed your pet less food daily in comparison to the feeding quantities of a processed-kibble or canned-food diet. Primal Pet Foods suggest feeding your pet based on the 2-3% rule. Feed 2-3% of your pet's body weight daily. Primal Pet Foods recommend feeding your pet twice daily, so you should divide the total daily feeding weight in half and feed once in the morning and once in the evening.
Factors such as level of activity, age, health, metabolism and breed play a part in the necessary feeding quantities of all animals. Please be sure to monitor your pet's dietary needs and adjust the feeding quantities accordingly.
At 4-5 weeks of age, you can begin to introduce your kitten to Primal Feline Formulas. Kittens should be fed one to two small (1-teaspoon) raw-food meals daily in conjunction with either the milk they consume from nursing and/or other foods you may be supplementing. Gradually increase the quantity of Primal Feline Formula every 2-3 days until at 8 weeks of age, when the kittens are consuming two tablespoons of Primal Feline Formulas twice daily. At this point (8 weeks), the kittens should be fully weaned and can be fed a diet solely of Primal Feline Formulas and raw meaty bones. Kittens 8 weeks of age and older should be fed approximately 4-8% of their body weight daily in Primal Feline Formulas. Factors such as breed, overall health and level of activity play a part in the necessary feeding quantities of all kittens. Please be sure to monitor your kitten's dietary needs and adjust the feeding quantities accordingly.
Have clean fresh water available at all times.
As with any edible item, wash hands after handling product.
Transition is the most essential element of a healthy and safe change from dry kibble or canned wet food to a raw diet. Primal Pet Foods recommend making this transition slowly. Allow a minimum of one week for your pet's digestive system to properly adjust from a highly processed diet to a new diet of human-grade raw foods.
For days 1-3, begin by mixing Primal Formulas, Mixes or Grinds into your pet's current food at a ratio that your pet will tolerate; you can start with as little as 1/4 Primal to 3/4 of your pet's current food. Your pet may show some adversity to the temperature of the raw food when served directly from the refrigerator. To warm Primal raw foods, place the feeding portion into a zip-seal, watertight bag and temper in a bowl of warm water. Do not use water that is too hot, as this will potentially cook the food and reduce the enzymatic properties, as well as deplete the nutrient values of the raw foods.
If your pet accepts the raw food during days 1-3, feed your pet raw foods only for the morning meal and their current food for the evening meal for days 4-7. When your pet has transitioned successfully (consuming raw foods readily, healthy, firm stool), you can begin feeding raw foods for both meals.
Many pets will transition quickly and consume the raw food with vigor. To determine how your pet's system is accepting the new diet, monitor your pet's stool. On a raw diet, your pet's stool size will be greatly reduced. Stools will become small, firm and void of any offensive odor. If your pet's stool is soft or loose as a result of the transition, introduce the raw food more slowly.
Pets that have digestive issues and/or gastrointestinal disorders should be transitioned more slowly. Primal Pet Foods recommend the addition of a digestive enzyme to aid with the transition for pets with severe digestive and/or gastrointestinal upset.
Primal Pet Foods recommend following these safe-handling instructions to ensure a successful and long-term feeding program for you and your pet. Feeding raw foods to your pet is safe and simple as long as you follow the handling procedures outlined below.
- Raw foods will maintain optimum freshness for 3-5 days under refrigeration.
- Primal Pet Foods recommend feeding raw foods in a stainless-steel bowl.
- Wash all work surfaces, utensils, hands and food bowls with hot, soapy water after handling raw meats and poultry.
- Keep raw meats and poultry away from children.
- Keep raw meats and poultry separate from other foods.
What is the BARF diet?
BARF (Bones and Raw Food or Biologically Appropriate Raw Food) is a diet for animals based on raw meaty bones, muscle meat, organs and raw, fresh fruits and vegetables. This diet mimics the eating habits of animals in their natural habitat, the wild, where they subsisted on the flesh and bones of their prey, the innards and any predigested fruits, grasses, leaves and seeds.
Primal Pet Foods Formulas offer an easy way to keep your pet's diet as close to nature as possible. By eating raw, fresh and wholesome foods, your pet receives optimum nutrition through active enzymes, unprocessed amino acids and necessary vitamins and minerals that are essential to a natural, long, happy and healthy life.
Primal Freeze-Dried Formulas are produced using only the freshest, human-grade ingredients. Primal Pet Foods poultry, meat and game are antibiotic and steroid free without added hormones. Primal Pet Foods incorporate certified organic produce, certified organic minerals and unrefined vitamins to fortify our complete and balanced diets. All Primal Freeze-Dried Formulas contain fresh ground bone for calcium supplementation. This combination of ingredients offers optimum levels of the amino acids (protein), essential fatty acids, natural-occurring enzymes, and necessary vitamins and minerals that are the building blocks for your pet's healthy biological functions. All of the ingredients found in Primal Freeze-Dried Formulas are procured from ranches and farms throughout the United States and New Zealand that take pride in producing wholesome raw foods through natural, sustainable agriculture.
Primal Freeze-Dried Formulas offer you 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. At Primal Pet Foods, we have taken the time to carefully formulate and produce a nutritious, fresh-food diet that is easy for you to serve and delectable for pets to devour. The proof is watching them lick the bowl clean while thriving happily and healthfully!
About K9 Primal Pet Foods
Primal Pet Foods products incorporate the freshest, 100% human-grade ingredients offering your pet nutrient-dense, highly digestible foods and treats for a long, healthy and happy life.
The Primal Pet Foods product line offers an easy way to keep your pet's diet as close to nature as possible. By eating raw foods and treats produced using the highest-quality raw materials available, your pet receives optimum nutrition through active enzymes, unprocessed amino acids, and necessary vitamins and minerals that are essential to a natural, long, happy and healthy life.
Primal Pet Foods feels it is imperative to offer an alternative source of nutrition to our pets as an alarming number of our beloved animals are being diagnosed with diet-related disease. Produced with only the highest-quality raw ingredients, all Primal products offer pets a superior form of highly digestible amino acids, vitamins and minerals, the building blocks of every animal's biological function.
All Primal raw foods and treats are produced using the freshest, human-grade, antibiotic-free and steroid-free meats, poultry and game, certified organic produce, certified organic minerals and unrefined vitamins. At Primal Pet Foods, we procure our meats, poultry and game from ranchers throughout the United States that take pride in producing wholesome sources of protein through natural, sustainable agriculture.