Primal Raw Frozen Formulas Review

Canine Pheasant Formula

Primal Raw Frozen Formulas Canine Pheasant Formula

PawDiet Rating

3.00

Review of Primal Raw Frozen Formulas
Canine Pheasant 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 Pheasant 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 Pheasant Formula with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is pheasant (ground with bone). Pheasant is an excellent novel protein source. However, raw pheasant contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of pheasant 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. Furthermore, this ingredient contains ground pheasant bones, which are an excellent source of calcium and phosphorus.

The second ingredient is organic celery. Although organic celery contains roughly 95% moisture, it's still an excellent source of dietary fiber. Celery also provides a modest amount of vitamins and minerals.

The third ingredient is organic mustard greens. Organic mustard greens are nutritional dense species of the mustard plant. In addition to dietary fiber, mustard greens are rich in vitamins A, C and K.

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

The fifth ingredient is pheasant liver. Pheasant liver is an excellent organ meat which provides high quality protein and fat. In addition, pheasant liver provides many essential vitamins and minerals.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Primal Raw Frozen Formulas Canine Pheasant 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 pheasant gizzard. Pheasant 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 pheasants.

The next ingredient is pheasant heart. Pheasant hearts are full of high quality protein and fat. Pheasant hearts also provide a notable amount of vitamins and minerals.

Then we have cranberry. Cranberries are rich in dietary fiber and provide a modest amount of vitamins such as vitamin C and minerals such as manganese.

Moving on, we have blueberry. Blueberries are an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese.

Moving on with this review, we have organic pumpkin seeds. Organic pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid. Pumpkin seeds also provide a notable amount of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

The next ingredient in this review is organic sunflower seed, which are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats.

Our next ingredient is montmorillonite clay. Montmorillonite clay is a naturally occurring group of minerals which are believed to provide resistance to various environmental toxins. In addition, montmorillonite clay is often used as an anti-caking agent in pet food.

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 a considerable amount of protein from non-meat ingredients. This is an undesirable property because plant based protein often lacks many of the necessary amino acids required by dogs. This property is typically found in lower quality products.

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 Pheasant Formula is 3.0 out of 5.