Serve your cat a wholesome raw-food diet with greater convenience. Primal Pet Foods Primal Freeze-Dried Nuggets Venison Formula for Cats delivers the benefits of a well-balanced wholesome raw-food diet without having to grind, chop, measure or mix the ingredients yourself. Biologically appropriate raw food provides a superior alternative to processed foods with 93% venison, organ & bone and 7% produce and supplements.
- Fresh venison for superior levels of amino and essential fatty acids.
- Finely ground, fresh venison bones for optimum levels of calcium.
- Organic produce for food-derived Vitamins A, B-complex, C and D.
- Sardine oil for essential Omega-3 fatty acids.
- Organic and unrefined nutritional supplements for digestion and circulation.
- Vitamin E as an antioxidant.
- Organic coconut oil for short and medium chain saturated fatty acids.
- Taurine supplement for optimum retinal health.
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, Sardine Oil, Taurine, Organic Quinoa Sprout Powder, Dried Organic Kelp, Organic Coconut Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Organic Ginger, Vitamin E Supplement, and Mixed Tocopherols (natural preservative).
Crude Protein (min) 62%
Crude Fat (min) 24%
Crude Fiber (max) 6%
Moisture (max) 3%
Ash (max) 6%
ADDITIONAL PRODUCT INFORMATION:
Produce & Supplements 7%
Organic Ingredients 5%
Organ Meat 8%
Bone Content 7%
CA-to-P ratio 1:1
Calories: 140 per oz.
1 ounce = approx. 3½ nuggets
Copper 16.00 ppm
Iodine 0.38 ppm
Iron 269.00 ppm
Magnesium 0.11 %
Manganese 8.00 ppm
Phosphorus 1.29 %
Potassium 0.99 %
Selenium 0.52 ppm
Sodium 0.25 %
Zinc 85.4 ppm
Primal Pet Foods Raw Freeze-Dried Feline Venison Formula provides complete and balanced nutrition for all life stages and is comparable in nutritional adequacy to a product which has been substantiated using AAFCO feeding tests.
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.