Feeding Recommendations

Find answer to common questions regarding what kinds of strategies, tactics, and tools Primal provides for best practices feeding your pet

Do I need to transition my pet onto raw food from kibble, canned, or other cooked/processed diets?
To allow your pet's digestive system to properly adjust from a highly processed diet to a nutrient-rich, highly-digestible raw food diet, we recommend f...
Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 5:23 PM
Do I need to transition between proteins or between different lines of Primal Formula?
Typically, once a pet has effectively transitioned to a Primal raw food diet, we find most pets can rotate between all Primal raw formulas without issue.
Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 5:21 PM
My pet is a speed eater. How do I slow them down?
This behavior is certainly common, and is usually a matter of conditioning. Best suggestions for deterring food-inhalers are as follows: ★  Avoid feeding l...
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 12:48 PM
Why is moisture important?
Moisture is an important part of any pet’s diet as it helps assist with optimum nutrition absorption and helps keep pets hydrated. All of our raw frozen foo...
Tue, Feb 22, 2022 at 1:02 PM
I have a picky eater. Can you make any recommendations?
Below are some tips for feeding raw to a sensitive or picky eater: ★  Make sure your food is warm (not cooked) when you serve it. Check out the short vi...
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 8:30 PM
My pet prefers dry foods. What can I do to introduce moisture into their meals?
You can start by crumbling our Freeze-dried diet into a bowl, serving it dry at first, and then slowly work your way into rehydrating it as directed. Over t...
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 4:03 PM
Is this food suitable for my dog/cat at all life stages?
Always refer to your product package or our website to determine whether a recipe is formulated to meet the specific nutritional needs for your pet’s life s...
Mon, Nov 21, 2022 at 10:33 AM
Can I feed raw and processed foods?
Yes. As we always say, “some raw is better than no raw.” Most pets do well with a part-Primal and part-processed diet. All of our products are tested patho...
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 1:51 PM
What is the importance of single-source protein products?
When Primal was founded, most of our customers came to us seeking a solution to health problems that were often related to feeding foods their pets could not...
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 2:24 PM
Why does Primal recommend 'rotation'?
We encourage you to rotate between protein sources (AKA meat sources) whenever possible. It is great to provide different nutrients to your pet, and will ke...
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 2:29 PM