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Title: Primal Raw--Feline
Post by: JustMe on September 24, 2007, 04:50:46 AM
Primal Raw for Cats.


Title: Re: Primal Raw--Feline
Post by: Susand on September 24, 2007, 05:37:54 AM
I currently feed Primal Grinds raw frozen formula. I feed the grinds and not the formulas so I can control the amount of plant matter in their diets. (which is zero for the cats) I do occasionally add some canned food for flavor variety or cut up meat chunks.

All 4 grinds are eagerly eaten by my cats and my dogs. The chicken and the turkey is the #1 favorites. So far, no other commercial raw food I have bought has been so over whelmingly loved by the cats.

The food is eaten eagerly. The litter boxes are no longer a big chore. They dring very little water but the urine seems to be not so strong. The stools are almost odorless in minutes. Some other raw foods have caused occasional throwing up or refusals but not with this product line. The price is very affordable as well.


Title: Re: Primal Raw--Feline
Post by: Spartycats on July 18, 2013, 05:31:25 AM
We tried the Primal freeze-dried.  All of my cats seem to really like it.  I've tried other brands of freeze-dried, and the cats like it dry.  But if I re-hydrate it, they walk away.  They like the Primal re-hydrated.  I'm not entirely sure about seeds and nuts and the cod liver oil, but I think I will give it occasionally.  I bought the turkey one. (I believe they had a recall for salmonella on the frozen, and afterward instituted HPP on poultry products.)

http://www.primalpetfoods.com/product/detail/c/14/id/57#_self (http://www.primalpetfoods.com/product/detail/c/14/id/57#_self)



Title: Re: Primal Raw--Feline
Post by: julia on October 21, 2013, 10:38:50 AM
We buy the turkey nuggets. Monkey loves them, Maya doesn't (she prefers a different brand). Never had a problem and have been buying them for years now.


Title: Re: Primal Raw--Feline
Post by: August on July 24, 2017, 03:18:28 PM
I've finally gotten my hands on Primal.   ;D  I'd been wanting to try this out for a while and I'm so happy to have it available to us now.

At this point my 8 have been eating rehydrated freeze-dried for lunch (two different brands) so everyone is pretty used to it and I know they all like raw.

It turns out for Primal that the optimal feeding amount is actually about half the amount they're used to eating.  So, for example, for breakfast the boys usually eat 4 ounces of canned food but with Primal they'd be eating 1.5 ounces (the rehydrated amount).   :P   Wasn't sure how that would go over.

We tried Chicken & Salmon for breakfast this morning.  I had the feeling it was going to be challenging to prepare it in front of them before breakfast, so last night behind locked doors  :D I crumbled 10 nuggets (for 8 cats) into a Ziplock so that all I had to do this morning was add water and stir it up.  All last night they kept smelling towards the cupboard where the Ziplock was being stored.   :P

Well, thank goodness I pre-crushed them because preparing it for them,... well, I may as well have been taking out freeze-dried chicken snacks, it was that bad - scream-mewing and frantic pacing hopping on the counter hopping off the counter hopping on the counter hopping off the counter.  I had to stand in the middle of the room with a tray and bowl of mixture hoping nobody was going to try to jump up on to me.

Of the 8 cats, 5 of them completely sucked it down.  3 of them snubbed it.

One good thing about the small amount is that Fhizzy, who is an incredible nibbler, was able to completely finish her portion (25 gr = about 1 oz) in one sitting (first time EVER).  Chami also was able to completely finish her portion, which was awesome.

The boys, however, stood around hoping and praying there'd be more.  (And since there were three who snubbed it,  they did get the leftovers, which means I'll need to figure out the dinner balance...or convince them that two meals a day is better than three.  ::) )

The three that snubbed it (Sunday, Jazza, Lulu) would prefer if I give fd raw to them dry, so maybe I'll try making their portions with half the water next time.

Anyway, big paws up!


ETA : Updating since we did the Salmon&Chicken for breakfast again this morning.  Again a huge hit, but this time Lulu, who snubbed it before, absolutely loved it.  Jazza ate a bit and Sunday snubbed it again (though I must mention that Sunday in general is not a breakfast girl).


Title: Re: Primal Raw--Feline
Post by: August on July 27, 2017, 06:30:19 PM
We did turkey for breakfast and it was a big hit!  7/8 tore into it.  The smaller serving seems to be filling and satisfying and nobody has been lingering asking for a snack, and Fhizzy's relentless nibbling has ceased because she loves the raw and is able to finish off the small portion in a sitting.  I'm so happy!  (knock on wood lol)


Title: Re: Primal Raw--Feline
Post by: August on July 28, 2017, 03:19:57 PM
Tried venison this morning and this, too, was a hit.  7/8 said yum.  (Lulu didn't want this but it was Sunday who didn't want the turkey one.)

This is my first bag so it might just be the particular bag, but the venison nuggets are quite hard and a bit difficult to break apart (when you have to break 13 of them, anyway  ::)  ).  I let the dry mixture sit longer with warm water and it turned into a wonderful ground venison.

I've been trying out various FD raw, and Primal, so far, seems to be the favorite.


Title: Re: Primal Raw--Feline
Post by: August on August 21, 2017, 02:22:00 AM
Heads up for those who are interested - it looks like Primal has come out with two new flavors!  Duck and Rabbit!


Title: Re: Primal Raw--Feline
Post by: mikken on August 21, 2017, 06:47:01 AM
My guys used to like the turkey, but they they tried the duck!  Now turkey sits sad and alone because duck is the favorite!

Haven't tried the rabbit, yet, but a few of my crew really don't like rabbit (I know - heathens!), so I'm not running to try it.


Title: Re: Primal Raw--Feline
Post by: August on August 21, 2017, 03:46:34 PM
Oh my, I hope the place I get mine will get the duck (and rabbit) soon!


Title: Re: Primal Raw--Feline
Post by: August on September 24, 2017, 05:05:14 PM
Rabbit - yummy yummy in 8 tummies!

Mikken - you might try the rabbit.  Four of mine aren't into rabbit but even those girls enjoyed the Primal Rabbit.  Yay!


Title: Re: Primal Raw--Feline
Post by: alek0 on September 24, 2017, 09:39:30 PM
Mine all went totally nuts over rabbit. They are big fans of duck, but after I served rabbit, duck bowl went untouched until all the rabbit was gone.


Title: Re: Primal Raw--Feline
Post by: August on September 26, 2017, 02:43:07 PM
We tried duck again today.  The first time we had it for dinner.  It was eaten but maybe not so enthusiastically so I wanted to see how it went over for breakfast.

5 enthisusiastics
3 lukewarms



Rabbit was definitely a big winner.  Nevertheless rabbit and duck will both go into our rotation.


Title: Re: Primal Raw--Feline
Post by: mikken on September 27, 2017, 09:04:22 AM
Really?  Will have to try it, then!  Stella and Chewy's have a rabbit now that the cats liked the first time we tried it, but haven't followed up on it to see if it'll go over a second time...


Title: Re: Primal Raw--Feline
Post by: mikken on October 01, 2017, 03:33:15 PM
Nope Primal Rabbit was met with "meh" all around.  The Stella and Chewy's Rabbit was definitely the winner between the two.


Title: Re: Primal Raw--Feline
Post by: August on October 01, 2017, 08:47:29 PM
Oh, darnit, Mikken, sorry to hear you went and bought a bag of rabbit only to find your intuition was right.   :P



Title: Re: Primal Raw--Feline
Post by: alek0 on October 02, 2017, 10:47:03 PM
I wonder could it be lot number variation, since August and me are getting it from the same source.

Sometimes things are just different. Sophie used to love Primal Venison, now she is not at all enthusiastic. Whenever there is a lot change their tastes shift :( Argh, I'd better order more rabbit before it runs out of stock since who knows whether they will like the next batch.


Title: Re: Primal Raw--Feline
Post by: mikken on October 03, 2017, 07:41:02 AM
I've never heard of Sunday Pets.  Will have to see if that's one I can get.

You may be right about the different lots, alek0.  Maybe we'll give the Primal Rabbit another try.  This is the advantage of having dogs, too - nothing goes to waste!  I just have to be careful my terrier girl doesn't get too chubby from extra cat food rations coming her way...


Title: Re: Primal Raw--Feline
Post by: August on December 05, 2018, 04:33:45 PM
Just a heads up for those interested - Primal has a new flavor: Quail.

We bought a bag but have not tried it yet.  I broke up a nugget in the unopened bag and I can tell it's the consistency the cats like - it crumbled easily into powder.  Will let you know after we've tried it!


Title: Re: Primal Raw--Feline
Post by: mikken on December 28, 2018, 01:25:34 PM
Oh, I just saw this!  Nice!  I hope it comes around here soon so my guys can try it!


Title: Re: Primal Raw--Feline
Post by: August on December 28, 2018, 02:41:22 PM
Oh, I forgot to update!  We ended up buying several bags as it was a hit by all!  It's now in rotation at breakfast.   :)

The consistency (at least of this current batch) is quite soft and stewy and it gets lapped up really quickly.


Title: Re: Primal Raw--Feline
Post by: mikken on December 28, 2018, 09:19:56 PM
Now I'm jealous!  It doesn't seem to be available around here, yet.