Primal Pet Foods Raw Dog Food

Discuss ways to improve the quality of your dog's life and longevity through proper nutrition; a place for all of your questions and answers about feeding your pooch!

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Just Your- Average Mutt
Barked: Thu Nov 25, '10 12:17am PST 
I'm trying to switch my dogs over to a raw diet and need to know if Primal Pet is a good brand to feed. They are currently eating Science Diet and are shedding way too much. I've been doing some research and hear that it is a terrible food, so I want to go raw, but not whole actual chunks of meat. I'm a vegetarian and I can't stand touching meat. I would be fine with the food that doesn't look like dead animals though. laugh out loud So, is Primal good or not? I was looking at Nature's Variety, but I think Primal Pet has better ingredients, even though it is more expensive.

I want to play!
Barked: Thu Nov 25, '10 8:04am PST 
Primal is a good brand Nature's variety is OK, but they had some recalls on their chicken and their rabbits come from China they also denture their meat I think I spelled it right..

I know a few who fed primal I feed prey modal raw, but I wouldn't mind getting it for times when my family needs to feed Saya..

I know there's a few vegetarians who feed raw premade and some who feed prey modal.

The raw food diet forum might get more responses on this..

Primal is a good choice maybe later you could get a meat grinder and make your own grinds? Will be cheaper I think since chicken can go on sale for decent prices depends where you live..
Vance CGC

You kids g'off- my lawn!
Barked: Thu Nov 25, '10 5:53pm PST 
I like Primal. However, I am careful to track their ingredients and mix and match to make my own more prey-model diet. I think many of the complete Primal diets have too much produce for a canine (up to 40%), but they have plenty of products that allow you to balance it out with more meat.

My guys LOVE the sardine grind!


Barked: Sun Feb 24, '13 12:29pm PST 
My dog did really well on primal for a while... I was supplementing with Tucker's raw bones for her teeth but she would just eat the marrow out of 'em. Anyhow her vet told me only freeze-dried raw. Since I am far from a virtuoso making her a full balanced diet (I know Primal is one). This was my first foray into raw. I tried the Instinct and she did not like it at all. I spoke to the company about how they sterilized it, but the meat sources I always have to question. Dog food is a tough nut to break, thank heavens for forums like this where people are passionate about the quality of life of their pets! (Currently, I am going with baked dog food which she really enjoys) Feel like I never did conquer the raw world! blue dog

Edited by author Sun Feb 24, '13 12:30pm PST