Primal Raw Frozen Formulas Review

Canine Duck Formula

Primal Raw Frozen Formulas Canine Duck Formula

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Review of Primal Raw Frozen Formulas
Canine Duck Formula

This product is manufactured by Primal Pet Foods.

According to our data, this Primal recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Unlike other AAFCO approved dog foods which rely in laboratory testing to substantiate nutritional adequacy, this recipe has undergone feeding trials. In the pet food industry, feeding trials are often considered to be the superior testing method.

Primal Raw Frozen Formulas Canine Duck Formula provides complete and balanced nutrition for all life stages and is comparable in nutritional adequacy to a product which has been substantiated using AAFCO feeding tests.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Primal Raw Frozen Formulas Canine Duck Formula with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is duck. Although duck is an excellent animal based protein source, raw duck contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of duck is dramatically reduced. Therefore, it's important to ensure that other meat sources are included within the first few ingredients to ensure the product derives most of its protein from meat.

The second ingredient is duck neck. In addition to the muscle meat, duck necks include bones which are an excellent source of calcium and phosphorus.

The third ingredient is organic kale. Organic kale is a nutritionally dense dark green vegetable rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Kale also contains sulforaphane, a compound believed to have anti-cancer properties.

The fourth ingredient is duck gizzards. Duck gizzards are meaty organ meats which provide high quality protein. They are naturally low in fat and play an important role in the digestive system of ducks.

The fifth ingredient is duck heart. Duck hearts are full of high quality protein and fat. Duck hearts also provide a notable amount of vitamins and minerals.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Primal Raw Frozen Formulas Canine Duck Formula are not as important as the first five ingredients.

However, collectively they still have a significant impact on the overall quality of the product. Therefore, we'll continue discussing the remaining ingredients in this Primal recipe.

Next we have organic carrot. Organic carrots are an excellent source dietary fiber and minerals. In addition, carrots are rich in beta carotene, an antioxidant which is a precursor to vitamin A.

The next ingredient is organic squash. Organic squash is an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Then we have duck liver. Organ meats like duck liver are an excellent source of protein, fat, and essential vitamins and minerals. Although organs may not sound appealing, organs are an important component of a carnivorous animal's diet.

The remaining ingredients in this Primal Raw Frozen Formulas recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.

Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives most of its protein from animal based sources. This is an excellent property because meat based protein contains all of the necessary amino acids required by dogs. In our option, this is one of the most important properties to judge when reviewing pet food, therefore we believe this is an exceptional product in this regard.

Final Thoughts

In summary, we recognize that this product does not contain any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or anonymous meat ingredients.

The official PawDiet rating for Primal Raw Frozen Formulas Canine Duck Formula is 4.0 out of 5.