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Primal Dog Food Review

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 54%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 67%
? 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 12%
? 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 46%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 81%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 30%

Company HQ

LocationFairfield, California

Parent company

Primal Pet Foods Inc.

Sourcing and Manufacturing

LocationUnited States

Type of food

Cat Fresh Frozen Food, Dog Fresh Frozen Food

Where to Buy

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  • High protein content
  • Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards
  • All animal 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 Dog food Cost

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

Brand Price Market Price Avg +- From the Avg
Dog Fresh Frozen Food $2.54/oz $2.37/oz +$0.17/oz
Primal dog food is priced above the average market price for dog food.

Primal Nutrient Profile comparison

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

Dog Fresh Frozen Food

Brand Avg Market Avg +- From the Avg
Protein 48.36% 44.48% +3.88%
Fat 26.61% 27.38% -0.77%
Fiber 4.77% 4.55% +0.22%
All of Primal dog food recipes meets AAFCO's minimum requirements.

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Primal since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Primal - Cat food-Feline Turkey Raw Frozen Formula (03/13/2015) -+
Date: 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) -+
Date: 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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Who owns Primal dog food?

Primal is owned by Primal Pet Foods Inc..

Where is Primal dog food made?

Primal is manufactured in the United States .

Is Primal AAFCO approved?

Not, all of Primal recipes are AAFCO approved, the following recipes are not AAFCO approved.

Has Primal dog food been recalled?

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

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