Primal Raw Frozen Mixes (Raw Frozen)

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Rating: ★★★★★

Primal Raw Frozen Mixes earns the Advisor’s top rating of 5 stars.

The Primal Raw Frozen Mixes product line lists six raw dog foods, each designed for supplemental feeding only.

The following is a list of recipes available at the time of this review.

  • Primal Beef Mix
  • Primal Lamb Mix
  • Primal Turkey Mix
  • Primal Buffalo Mix
  • Primal Sardine Mix
  • Primal Chicken Mix

Primal Raw Frozen Turkey Mix was selected to represent the others in the line for this review.

Primal Turkey Mix

Raw Dog Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

Protein = 55% | Fat = 31% | Carbs = 6%

Ingredients: Turkey, turkey neck, turkey wing, turkey heart, turkey liver, organic collard greens, organic squash, organic celery, cranberries, organic ginger, organic cilantro

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 3.4%

Red items when present indicate controversial ingredients

Estimated Nutrient Content
MethodProteinFatCarbs
Guaranteed Analysis16%9%NA
Dry Matter Basis55%31%6%
Calorie Weighted Basis41%55%4%

The first three ingredients in this dog food are all turkey meats, turkey, turkey neck and wing. Like most meats, turkey is naturally rich in all ten essential amino acids required by a dog for life. They also include ground bone, an excellent source of natural calcium.

The fourth ingredient is turkey heart. Although it doesn’t sound very appetizing to us humans, heart tissue is pure muscle — all meat. It’s naturally rich in quality protein, minerals and complex B vitamins, too.

The fifth item is turkey liver. This is an organ meat sourced from a named animal. So long as it’s not over-weighted in a dog food, turkey liver is beneficial high-protein component.

The next six ingredients include a variety of nutrient-rich organic produce ingredients…

  • Collard greens
  • Squash
  • Celery
  • Cranberries1
  • Ginger
  • Cilantro

We find no added vitamins or minerals on the ingredients list.

Primal Raw Frozen Mixes Dog Food
The Bottom Line

Primal Raw Frozen Mixes dog food differs from the company’s Raw Frozen Formula in a most important way.

Unlike the Raw Frozen “Formula” line (which is designed for dogs of all life stages), this product was never intended to be fed as a complete and balanced canine diet.

Primal Raw Frozen Mixes is a supplement — and a supplement only.

Because they probably lack some essential nutrients, supplements must not be fed continuously as the sole item in a dog’s diet.

We prefer to use a high-protein food like this as a special treat. Or as an appetizing topper to be served over dry kibble.

In any case, we expect the nutrient percentages to reveal abundant meat content.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 59%, a fat level of 23% and an estimated carbohydrate content of 10%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 53% and a mean fat level of 33%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 6% for the overall product line.

And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 63%.

Above-average protein. Above-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical raw dog food.

Free of any plant-based protein boosters, this looks like the profile of a raw dog food containing an abundance of meat.

Bottom line?

Primal Raw Frozen Mixes Dog Food is a meat-based raw product using an abundance of named meats and organs as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 5 stars.

Enthusiastically recommended for supplemental feeding only.

For more raw feeding suggestions, be sure to visit the Advisor’s Recommended Raw Dog Foods summary page.

Please note certain recipes are sometimes given a higher or lower rating based upon our estimate of their total meat content.

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Notes and Updates

04/10/2010 Original review
04/20/2012 Review updated
11/03/2013 Review updated
11/03/2013 Last Update

  1. Cranberries not listed as organic
  • SandyandMila

    Hopefully if I were to be able to order from MPC the lamb supreme (now that it’s available again) would I need the same additions to balance it out, or is it more complete than the Primal lamb grind because it has the added spleen and tripe? I’ll probably get all the supplements I would need local so I’m prepared to begin feeding homemade again. Thanks for everything, I truly appreciate it.

  • SandyandMila

    Could I still use what I’ve been using, such as; ACV, coconut oil, bee pollen, garlic, sardine oil, krill oil, salmon oil, pumpkin seeds, green food supplement, kefir (or/and yogurt) should I use them in the other meals?

  • SandyandMila

    Thank you so much to you both, very helpful. I hope to one day soon be able to do homemade or order from Hares or MPC but it’s just difficult right now. I’ve been feeding good quality dry and canned but like the benefits of raw so much better. I wouldn’t be feeding the lamb everyday, maybe 3 meals a week for breakfast and I have no issues adding the egg whites and trying the walnut or hempseed oil (which do you prefer?) I plan on also using either VE or Answers beef formulas for the other 3 breakfast meals and chicken backs and turkey necks for dinner. I have a great natural food store near by so I can get all this great stuff). I have been feeding a can a week of sardines, she actually shares it with the cat, so they both love it. So if I’m using the grind and not the mix (not available) I should use a whole food (wholistic pet or dr Harvey’s) and a low calcium multi (New Chapter Tiny Tabs Whole-Food Multivitamin, Twinlab Daily One, Country Life Daily Total One with Maxi-Sorb, Carlson Super 2 Daily, Solgar Formula VM-75) and add a fruit/veggie purée and a plant based oil and the eggs? Sorry for all the questions, just want to make a list of what I need to get so I can prepare to go back into feeding raw and it being balanced and beneficial for Mila.

  • Hound Dog Mom

    For Primal’s lamb grind the 1.3:1 – which perfect.

    Just wanted to make you aware, that if you are able to get the Primal “mixes” instead – they include 15% organic produce and herbs. I used to use the mixes frequently.

    As far as balancing the grinds, you could certainly just add a multi and have nothing else to worry about. This probably be the easiest route for you because the lamb grind only contains heart and liver – if you were to completely balance the grind from whole foods you’d (likely) have to get into adding additional organ meat and re-balancing the C:P ratio (without actually doing any calculations in my head I’d assume this is what would need to be done).

    Off the top of my head (it’s been a couple years), back when I fed the the mixes I’d do the mix in the morning with some plant-based omega 3’s (I fed the sardine mix on occasion so I didn’t worry about DHA/EPA), a whole food multi, vitamin e, cod liver oil and yogurt or kefir. In the evening I fed MPC’s green tripe supermix or RMBs with various offal (hearts or gizzards and a few times a week I’d include some of the organ mixes from Hare so they were getting a variety of organ meat that wasn’t included in the mixes). I also fed eggs 2-3 times per week.

    You can still add a whole food “multi” in addition to a multivitamin/mineral. Something like the whole food blend I make (with kelp, spirulina, bee pollen) etc. won’t interfere with the multivitamin. You could then go ahead and add some cooked and pureed veggies (about 10% – 20% of the meal) and even some yogurt or kefir if you wanted.

    To balance the fats, the rule of thumb for lamb is that you want to add 1 tsp. or hempseed or walnut oil or 2 tsp. ground hempseed per pound of meat (if you’re rotating between poultry-based and red meat-based meals you’d probably be okay forgoing this step). You don’t have to add sardines to this meal specifically, but for a dog Mila’s size (I’m going to guess she’s somewhere around 50 lbs?) you want to give her a about tin of sardines per week for DHA/EPA.

    As Shawna pointed out, the lamb grind is a little high in fat (pretty typical with lamb). If you weren’t rotating this with other leaner protein sources you’d want to reduce the fat by adding some lean protein (such as the egg whites Shawna suggested) but if this is only going to be on occasional meal (which I’d assume it is) there’s no reason to worry about it.

    It will all get easier eventually…trust me! :)

  • SandyandMila

    Thanks a bunch! MPC lamb supreme has tripe so that’s why I thought of it added to the Primal grind. I just wasn’t sure of the proportions and what supplements I’d add. Mila loves soft boiled eggs so that’d be a good addition. No hurry on HDMs part. :)

  • Shawna

    I emailed HDM right after I posted my comment. Hopefully she has a chance to reply.. :)

    Wanted to also mention that in addition to the whole food multi you could add a small amount of veggies and fruit (fiber and antioxidants). :)

    Tripe is balanced in calcium and phosphorus but also tends to be higher in fat. I’d look for something a bit lower to low fat to balance the lamb and allow some room for the addition of omega 6 and 3 (cooked egg white as an example) — unless you’ll be feeding the lamb irregularly. Then I personally wouldn’t worry too much about it but the cooked egg white would still be a healthy inclusion.

  • SandyandMila

    Thanks for your help. I was asking about the Primal lamb grind (I was planning on trying My Pet Carnivore’s lamb supreme but they seem to be out).

  • Shawna

    Mary Straus from dog aware recommends balancing over time versus getting complete nutrition in every meal. I don’t think this is an issue as long as all nutrients are accounted for in a week or so period of time.

    Some things to think about — lamb is usually pretty high in fat and is not a particularly good source of either omega 6 or omega 3 fats. It would be pretty easy to feed excess fat but be deficient in the omega’s if incorporating lamb into the diet regularly.

    I would also check with the butcher or manufacturer on the nutrient composition of the grind — do they use a lot of bone or more meat/organ? If the lamb is Primal Lamb Grind, they provide all that info on their website and the calcium to phos is in balance with each other. My gut response is you would be okay adding a low calcium whole food multi but it has been years since I formulated and I’m very rusty and math is not my strong point.

    Since I know, and can admit to, my weaknesses, :) I’ll email HDM and ask her to answer your post if she has the time. Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful!!!

  • SandyandMila

    I asked this on the Primal grind section so I’ll just copy and paste it onto this section with hopes of a reply. :) On dogaware.com I read that “If you want to use incomplete blends as the basis for the diet you feed, most often you’ll want to add some additional muscle meat that does not include bone, possibly a bit more organ meat (particularly liver), and a variety of other healthy foods, including eggs, dairy, canned fish with bones, green tripe, healthy leftovers, and some fresh food supplements…” I was thinking of purchasing a lamb grind from my local store, would I need to add muscle/organ meat to it or are the proportions of meat/bone/organ ok? What sort of meats should I add, lamb tripe? And also because the store doesn’t carry lamb mix and only lamb grinds, should I add a green or whole foods vitamin/mineral supplement (Wholistic Pet Canine Complete, Dr. Harvey’s) or will one of the low-calcium multivitamins that HDM suggests (New Chapter Tiny Tabs Whole-Food Multivitamin, Twinlab Daily One, Country Life Daily Total One with Maxi-Sorb, Carlson Super 2 Daily, Solgar Formula VM-75) suffice? Thanks

  • Shawna

    THANK YOU!!!

  • Dori

    Ahhhhhhh! I guess it was parasites in pork that I read about. As always, thanks. I’m going to try your suggestion with the coconut oil and see if I gave her too much. I’ve given it to the girls before using a 1/4 tsp measuring spoon. I was too lazy last night and just scooped some out with whatever was handy. Probably not a good idea and I should know better.

    I read your post about Gizmo rolling off the couch. Very scary. Glad it wasn’t a seizure.

  • Shawna

    The mix would be sufficient as a topper but I’d still stick to the 20% or less rule. The grinds could also be used as a topper if you were wanting to up the protein and fat but not the carbs.

    The grinds have bone in so I wouldn’t use with any premix (like Sojo’s and THK) that is designed to be mixed with meat only. Otherwise you will throw off the calcium to phosphorus ratio. Last I heard Steve Brown of See Spot Live Longer is in the process of making a premix that can be added to bone in foods. Very excited about this!!!

    I think both the mixes and the grinds can also be utilized by home feeders that are used to balancing raw diets but may not have access to all the sources (like buffalo heart, liver and bone).

  • Shawna

    Hi Dori,

    Yes, everything is wonderful. Thank you for asking!! :) Hope all is well with you too!!

    Freezing does not kill any bacteria that I am aware of but it does kill some “parasites” like those that cause the disease trichinosis from eating raw pork and wild animals.

    Did a quick google search and it appears as though coconut oil can cause loose stool “if not used to it”. My guess is that it is a detoxing issue. I’d definitely cut it out and then introduce in the same dose again and see what happens. If you get the same reaction then cut out again and introduce again but in smaller amounts and then build to the dose she should have. If she still has issues then coconut oil isn’t Hanna’s thing… :)

  • Dori

    Hi Shawna. Hope all is well with you and your crew. I thought I had read some where that you need to freeze pork for two weeks to kill bacteria before feeding. No?

    On the subject of organic coconut oil, I gave my girls coconut oil in the girls dinner last night and today Hannah’s got really soft stool (can’t pick up, had to hose it away). Do you think I gave her too much coconut oil? Could that have been it? All else is EXACTLY the same. I haven’t fed them anything different at all. This only occurred to me in reading your post above and I remembered the coconut oil which I will admit I don’t feed as often as I should. Hannah weighs a little over 7 lbs.

  • aquariangt

    Would the mix then only be sufficient as a topper? The website isn’t clear, just says “only for supplemental feeding” The grind is fairly self explanatory I think, could make your own, or use it as the protein source for Sojos/THK, yes?

  • Shawna

    Freezing does not kill bacteria only prevents it from growth. Once thawed the bacteria can become active again. It’s usually the handling of meats (all foods) that causes the bacterial contamination though. That is how cooked kibble becomes contaminated. Primal uses high pressure pasteurization to kill bacteria in their poultry line due to a higher risk of contamination.

    I’ve been feeding raw for over 8 years to close to 40 dogs (including foster dogs) and I’ve never had an issue. I’m not particularly careful either. But I do give probiotics (or probiotic foods) and use antimicrobials in the food (like garlic, apple cider vinegar and organic coconut oil) as an extra precaution.

  • Shawna

    The packaging will say on it either Formula, Mix or Grind on the label. You want to look for “Formula” on the package you have. I thought I linked their website before but looks like I inadvertently linked back to DFA —- It feels like Monday. Take a look at the different product photos on their site http://www.primalpetfoods.com/product/detail/c/9/id/21

    On the Primal website I linked above go to the “Product” hyperlink at the top of the page and hover your mouse pointer over it. In the drop down box you’ll see their different product lines —

    “Raw Frozen Formulas”
    “Raw Pronto Formulas” (smaller size for quick thawing)
    “Freeze-Dried Formulas”
    “Raw Frozen Mixes”
    and so on. If you then click on any one of those links it will take you to the page for that line.

  • NYDogWhisperer

    I guess I’m still a bit confused. The nearest store to me only carries the primal and I would hope that what I’m buying is complete? Mostly she’s getting the lamb rectangular patties with the paper in between. I switch to the turkey and duck here and there. What do I look for on the package to know if she’s gettiing a complete diet? Thank you.

  • Shawna

    HY NYDogWhisperer,

    Primal makes several different products including their “Formula” line which is complete and balanced, their “Mixes” line which is meat, bone, organ and veggies/fruits but not complete and balanced and their “Grinds” which has no plant matter. The Mixes are reviewed here and are for supplemental feeding only. However the Formulas are what is usually carried at the stores. As long as you are feeding their Formula line you are good to go. That said, most of the regulars here like to rotate between brands. This however is when you have to really start paying attention as not all of them are complete and balanced (like Bravo’s salmon, buffalo, ostrich, elk and venison).

    Here is Primal’s website if you want to look at the different products more closely. http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/primal-dog-food-raw-frozen-mixes/#comment-1406407283

  • NYDogWhisperer

    I’ve heard about things like this and it’s ridiculous. When a dog is on a raw diet there is almost no poop…it’s white and crumbly. I would rather have to pick up poop from raw feeding and kibble feeding which is usually mushy and smears on the ground.

  • NYDogWhisperer

    If the food is raw and frozen, isn’t all the bacteria killed?

  • NYDogWhisperer
  • NYDogWhisperer

    What do you mean by mixes? Isn’t the turkey just turkey?

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  • Wendy Moore

    Is their meat from USA or is it imported?

  • epona

    Really and just how would they do that? Someone stands there squeezing all the vitamins out of each patty? Meat turns green where it’s been exposed to freezing temperatures. If you cut the nuggets open you’ll notice they’re red/pink on the inside. Try grinding up your “grocery store” meat and freezing it. You’ll find out the same thing happens to the outside. Dumb.

  • Li

    why is the raw food green instead of red? this company strips the meat of nutrition…and the raw meat looks green instead of red….get your meat in grocery stores…

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  • LA

    Hi Natalie

    I could not find anything that indicated that both kibble and raw could cause bloat – in fact on the site page for Bloat –  using kibble alone is more of a risk for bloat   here is the link -thanks to Shawna for the link  http://www.globalspan.net/bloa…    but to just make sure I was at the Vet today and we discussed bloat and he has never heard are seen a case where bloat occurred from eating both kibble and raw together. He said he has seen it more in dogs that only eat dry food and drink excessive water afterwards or exercise and of course in breeds like the great dane which are prone to bloat.

  • LA

    Great Article on Bloat – they actually suggest RAW to help avoid bloat – I know several show people that feed their dogs a high end kibble and add to it raw or cooked meats and they never had a problem.

  • Shawna

    Hi LA ~~ No, I haven’t heard that..  In fact, a few of the pages I have read suggest to not feed exclusively kibble — this isn’t really a science based article but :) 

    http://www.globalspan.net/bloat.htm

    You are correct about the “mixes” they are for supplemental feeding only as they are not balanced.  The “formulas” are balanced.  In my area, we don’t have (to my knowledge) any stores that carry the mixes.  However three of our specialty stores do carry the formulas.

  • LA

    hey shawna   someone had posted below that using kibble and RAW together can cause bloat  – I never heard of that  – do you know of any documentation on the subject??  I actually thought the primal mixes are to top the kibble.

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  • DMJ

    My two girls are both allergic to kelp & alfalfa so that eliminates all complete & balanced raw formulas – all seem to contain either one or both ingredients.  Dry kibble w/ a topper appears to be my only choice.  Wouldn’t a 1oz topper of Primal Mix be a healthier choice than Evangers Game Meats?  Thanks! 

  • Shawna

    Lucky pup! Primal is awesome in my opinion too.. Wish they didn’t high pressure pasteurize though.

    I don’t think you need the salmon oil.. Primal is already balanced in 6 to 3.

    I LOVE the variety Primal offers!

  • hagelult

    This is a great product. I just switched my 1 yr. old bloodhound to raw and this is what I feed her (I fed her THK for the first year due to concerns about high calcium content in a lot of the raw blends). I just add some raw green tripe, nature’s logic food fortifier (trace nutrients, probiotics, digestive enzymes), bee pollen, salmon oil, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, and vitamin e. She loves it!

  • ShamelessRawFoodie

    Julie – You are feeding “chicken, beef and turkey Primal raw food.”
    If you’re feeding THIS food on this comment page – Primal Raw Frozen Mixes – be sure to note Mike’s review: “this product was never intended to be fed as a complete and balanced canine diet. Primal Raw Frozen Mixes is a supplement… and a supplement only. Because they probably lack some essential nutrients, supplements must not be fed continuously as the sole item in a dog’s diet.”

    Maybe you’re feeding Primal Raw Formula? Formula line is complete and balanced.
    Primal Mixes and Primal Grinds are for supplemental feeding only.

    So your Westie could be itching because his food isn’t ‘complete and balanced’. Feed Primal Raw Formula (complete and balanced) and see if the itching stops.

    Also, instead of feeding “chicken, beef and turkey”, try feeding only ONE meat protein for a month or more. Maybe your dog has an allergy to one of the meats.

    You don’t say how long you have had your 9-month old Westie or how long you’ve been feeding Primal. There could be something in or around your dogs new environment that is causing itching – household chemicals, lawn chemicals, chlorinated water, tree pollen, toxic plant growth, etc. Flea dermatitis could also be a problem.

  • Julie

    I have a 9 months Westie and when I got him he was on a kiibble diet but since I wanted the best for him and I had read so many good things about raw food, I started him on chicken, beef and turkey Primal raw food. Well, sInce then he started to have itching problems. He gets desperate as soon as he finished his meal. He even uses his teeth to scratch his skin.
    I’d appreciate your comment to my concern.
    Thank you,
    Julie Parra
    Tc

  • Natalie

    You don’t want to mix raw and kibble, as previously raw digests a lot faster than kibble, 4-6 hrs opposed to 8-10 hrs of kibble. They are digested differently and if mixed together could cause bloat. You can feed raw in Morning and kibble in evening, or vice versa. It is said that dogs/cats can get the benefit of a raw diet even if their diet is 25% raw. It’s a great diet particularly for dogs w allergies. I’ve had great success w Primal venison-though expensive. I now do raw in the morning and orjen fish at night. :)

  • Cliff

    Prey Model Raw is the absolute best thing to feed your dog, but Primal is great if you can’t go all-raw. I live with my parents right now and they made me stop feeding my dog raw out of sanitary concerns, so she’s on kibble again for now, but she gets Primal treats and loves it!

  • Gordon

    Anna – If you’re searching for the best raw dog food, then I’m guessing you’ve found BARF!

    If one can’t go raw, ZiwiPeak air-dried or canned is the second best!

    I know, just a tad bias you might think. But check these products out and compare how good their ingredients are!

  • Anna

    I can’t imagine why someone would buy raw (the best way to feed) and put it over kibble, the worst. Even ‘good’ kibble isn’t good. There is not enough moisture. Animals should get most of their moisture from their food not a water dish. If you can’t quite go raw check out The Honest Kitchen and Dr. Harveys. We use both….great foods. Bye bye diarrhea, vomitting and itching. I am thinking about adding some frozen raw….researching for best.

  • http://DogFoodAdvisor.com Mike Sagman

    Hi Karm… From the sound of your questions about how we set our standards about raw dog food, I’m concerned you might believe we actually manufacture dog food here. The truth is… we only rate and review food products on this website.

    Yes, it’s true. Handling raw dog food meats (like found in Primal) carries with it some risk of Salmonella contamination. But there’s at least a similar degree of risk when handling raw meats of any kind. Even while preparing human food. So, when handling raw dog foods (meat), I would advise practicing the same sanitary precautions you would use when handling raw meat for your own family. That at least minimizes any risks of exposure to Salmonella or other pathogens (germs).

  • Karm

    I have recently trasitioned my 8.5 bichon to a Primal diet: Turkey and and Sardine Formula. Recently, it was brought to my attention dogs should not be fed raw food due to salamonella that may be present in the food.
    A respected major university in my state that diagnoses and treats sick dogs will not allow the dog to be admitted if they are on a raw diet.
    I was told it can be transmitted to children and adults who have low immune systems-particularly those in hospitals. I was also informed it can be transmitted through the dog feces.
    I suppose any diet could potentially be harmful if it is not properly handled. How are your standards set and implemented to assure a safe diet?
    I’d appreciate your comments to my concerns.
    Thank you.
    Regards,
    Karm

  • http://DogFoodAdvisor.com Mike Sagman

    Hi Elena… There are certainly many advantages to fresh and raw feeding. But unfortunately, no method is with its own problems. With homemade feeding, the nutritional supplements themselves must be dispensed with care. Not only can too little of something cause a deficiency, but too much of a certain nutrient can also be dangerous. Be sure you’re using a quality supplement, following directions carefully and measuring each dose accurately.

  • ELENA

    I FEED MY DOGS TWICE A DAY WITH FRESH CHICKE AND BEEF ALONG WITH SOME ORGAN MEAT. I ALSO GIVE THEM BRAVO FOZEN AND SOME PRIMAL LAMB. THE FRESH BEEF AND CHICKEN DO NOT HAVE ANY ADDED MINERALS, BUY I GIVE THEM MULTIVITAMINS AND FISH OIL. THEY ARE VERY HEALTHY BUT I AM WONDERING IF THEY ARE GETTING ALL THE MINERALS/NUTRIENTS. PLS ADVISE

  • Amber Irwin

    I’m not sure if I would recommend putting raw food over kibble, unless the kibble is grain free. Grains slow down the dogs digestive system, and the raw food digests much better at a faster pace to ensure no bacteria just sit in the stomach (from the raw meat).

    Usually it is better to feed about 4 hours apart, or longer depending on the amount of grain in the kibble. I fed my dog a nice big bison bone with meat on it with her kibble (Wellness, with grains, not core), and she had runny stool until I put her on a bland diet to fix her system. Just my 2 cents.