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Primal Cat Food Review

Company HQ

LocationFairfield, California

Parent company

Primal Pet Foods Inc.

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States

Type of food

Fresh Frozen Cat Food


? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 55%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 68%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 7%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 43%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 75%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 30%
  • High protein content
  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • All protein comes from animal sourced ingredients
  • The brand has been previously recalled
  • Price is above market average

Brand Overview

Primal Pet Foods offers raw diets for cats and dogs. The company’s product line features raw frozen patties and nuggets, as well as freeze-dried nuggets. Primal Pet Foods are available in a variety of flavors including uncommon options such as quail, rabbit, duck, and venison.

How Much Does Primal Cat Food Cost

We’ve compared Primal cat food price to the other 197 cat food brands in our database.

Fresh Frozen Cat Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Price per oz$2.76$2.54+9%
Price per 100 kcal$2.21$2.01+10%
Price per day$1.33$1.21+10%

Primal Fresh Frozen Cat Food is priced above the average market price for cat food.

Primal Nutrient Profile Comparison

We’ve compared Primal cat food recipes nutrient profile to the other 197 cat food brands in our database.

Fresh Frozen Cat Food

Brand AvgMarket Avg% From the Avg
Protein 50.15% 49.60% +1%
Fat 24.04% 27.58% -13%
Fiber 4.75% 4.38% +8%

All of Primal cat food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all cat food recalls related to Primal Cat Food Review since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Primal - Cat food-Feline Turkey Raw Frozen Formula (03/13/2015) -+
Company Name:Primal Pet Foods
Product Description:Cat food-Feline Turkey Raw Frozen Formula
Recall Reason:low thiamine level
Primal - Freeze Dried Pet Food (12/22/2017) -+
Company Name:Primal Pet Foods
Product Description:Freeze Dried Pet Food
Recall Reason:Bone grind size too large

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faq-item-image Who owns Primal cat food?

Primal is owned by Primal Pet Foods Inc..

faq-item-image Where is Primal cat food made?

Primal is manufactured in the United States .

faq-item-image Is Primal AAFCO approved?

Yes, all of Primal recipes are AAFCO approved.

faq-item-image Has Primal cat food been recalled?

Primal has been recalled 2 times in the years 2015, and 2017.

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