When it comes to building, you start by creating a strong foundation. When it comes to your pet’s food, that foundation can be found in a Primal Balanced Base. Primal Balanced Bases are species-appropriate, complete & balanced diets that provide all the nutrients your pet needs to thrive. They can even be added to your pet’s kibble or canned food for a nutrient-rich boost to their bowl!
Picking the Right Protein
Like their humans, our pets want to enjoy meals of the highest quality! Balanced Bases come in a wide variety of proteins to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters—from the classic Chicken to the more exotic Duck, Rabbit, or Venison. Not only do they satisfy the taste buds of your pet, but each protein delivers specific vitamins and minerals for optimal health.
Don’t Forget Fruits and Veggies!
Each Balanced Base is accompanied by the vitamins and minerals found naturally in fresh, organic fruits, vegetables, seeds and oils. The use of fresh, whole foods adds naturally occurring vitamins and minerals to your pet’s meal and contain antioxidants, phytonutrients, and plant fibers that can aid in digestion and support your pet’s overall health.
Kale, collard greens, and mustard greens are all great sources of Vitamins A and K, and provide high levels of antioxidants to offset any free radicals in your pet’s system. Additionally, greens provide healthy fiber, helping to cleanse your dog or cat’s digestive system.
Broccoli, Carrots, & Squash
Broccoli, carrots, and squash are rich in Vitamins A and C. They also provide potassium and fiber, promoting a healthy heart and colon. Broccoli also contributes calcium for healthy bones, while carrots and squash supply beta-carotene and other carotenoids, promoting strong eyesight.
Celery & Green Beans
Both veggies are a source of manganese, a mineral necessary for body function, and Vitamin K, which helps your pet’s circulation run smoothly. Celery also has Vitamin C and beta-carotene, and acts as a natural anti-inflammatory. Green Beans contribute carotenoids that promote healthy eyesight.
Blueberries & Cranberries
Blueberries and cranberries offer a wide array of phytonutrients and are known for their anti-inflammatory properties. Both are rich in Manganese essential for growth, metabolism, and the body’s antioxidant system. Additionally, blueberries and cranberries promote urinary tract health.
Mix It Up
Choose between four convenient serving formats to find the routine that best fits you and your pet’s lifestyle. All of the formulas have the same complete and balanced foundation so you can swap formats and rotate proteins to fit your needs!
Primal Pronto is a quick-thaw frozen base—just scoop & serve! Simply portion the recommended amount into your pet’s bowl, thaw for a few minutes until it reaches room temperature, and serve.
Primal Freeze-Dried Nuggets are another great option for fresh, wholesome pet food. This Balanced Base is shelf stable for grab and go serving for your dog or cat. Just portion, shred, and rehydrate with warm water, Primal Raw Goat Milk, or Bone Broth.
If you have a large breed dog or multi-dog family, our Raw Frozen Patties come in larger portion sizes. You can also try our Raw Frozen Nuggets for dogs and cats for a thaw and serve option. We recommend thawing either the Frozen Patties or Frozen Nuggets in a food-safe container in the refrigerator first. You can even set aside portions for a few days, as these foods will remain fresh for up to 3-5 days under refrigeration. Once thawed, serve in a stainless steel bowl.
Making the Switch
For dogs, it’s important to remember that each breed has various needs, but a basic transition can fit into any feeding routine. Slowly introduce Primal to your pet over the course of a 10-day schedule. Don’t worry if it takes a bit longer—just remember it’s important that you and your dog are comfortable during the process.
Cats can be a bit trickier to transition to a raw diet. This is because our feline friends are imprint eaters, meaning they usually prefer to eat the same things that they were introduced to as a kitten. Just follow the Three T’s, and you’ll have your feline friend enjoying a wholesome, fresh diet in no time.
Are you ready to build a strong foundation for your pet’s food? Head over to our Bowl Builder tool to get started!