All products in the Primal Pet Foods food and treat line contain 100% USDA, human-grade, all-natural ingredients. Primal Formulas, Mixes and Grinds incorporate fresh, antibiotic- and steroid-free whole muscle meat, organ meat and meaty bones with no additional hormones. This combination of high-quality protein provides the essential amino acids, fatty acids, active enzymes and natural-source calcium necessary to support your pet’s overall health.
Primal Formulas and Mixes incorporate wholesome, certified organic fruits and vegetables providing essential food-based vitamins and minerals. The addition of certified organic unrefined supplements in our Formula line offers your pet the benefit of a complete and balanced diet without the addition of synthetic vitamins. All of the ingredients contained in the Primal products line are purveyed from suppliers who are recognized for their superior-quality, human-grade ingredients and the highest standards of safe food handling.
Primal Treats are produced using antibiotic- and steroid-free meats, poultry and game with no additional hormones from the United States and New Zealand. All treats in the Primal line are single-source protein and contain only natural ingredients without the use of preservatives.
By offering your pet Primal Pet Foods raw food formulas, you are providing to them a diet that most closely mimics their natural eating habits as they were in the wild. Through the use of 100% digestible food products, Primal Formulas offer the nutrients essential to life in a superior, bio-available composition. Through better digestion and superior assimilation of food derived nutrients, your pets will live happier, healthier and more vibrant lives.
Transition is the most essential element of a healthy and safe change from dry kibble or canned wet food to a raw diet. We recommend making this transition slowly. Allow a minimum of one week for your pet’s digestive system to properly adjust from a highly processed diet to a new diet of human-grade raw foods.
For days 1-3, begin by mixing Primal Formulas, Mixes or Grinds into your pet’s current food at a ratio that your pet will tolerate; you can start with as little as 1/4 Primal to 3/4 of your pet’s current food. Your pet may show some adversity to the temperature of the raw food when served directly from the refrigerator. To warm Primal raw foods, place the feeding portion into a zip-seal, water-tight bag and temper in a bowl of warm water. Do not use water that is too hot, as this will potentially cook the food and reduce the enzymatic properties, as well as deplete the nutrient values of the raw foods.
If your pet accepts the raw food during days 1-3, feed your pet raw foods only for the morning meal and their current food for the evening meal for days 4-7. When your pet has transitioned successfully (consuming raw foods readily, healthy, firm stool), you can begin feeding raw foods for both meals.
Many pets will transition quickly and consume the raw food with vigor. To determine how your pet’s system is accepting the new diet, monitor your pet’s stool. On a raw diet, your pet’s stool size will be greatly reduced. Stools will become small, firm and void of any offensive odor. If your pet’s stool is soft or loose as a result of the transition, introduce the raw food more slowly.
Pets that have digestive issues and/or gastrointestinal disorders should be transitioned more slowly. We recommend the addition of a digestive enzyme to aid with the transition for pets with severe digestive and/or gastrointestinal upset.
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Taste of the Wild family – We want to address some misinformation that's been circulating and calling into question the quality and safety of our food. While we can’t stop things from being shared online, we want to clear up confusion and alleviate worry.
We have received calls and emails from concerned pet parents asking if Taste of the Wild is causing any of the following: (a) bloody diarrhea, (b) vomiting, (c) elevated liver enzymes or (d) pancreatitis. The answer is “No.” Veterinarians frequently see these conditions in pets and the causes for each syndrome are almost always unrelated to their food.
Most recently we have been getting questions about bacterial gastroenteritis. In rare occasions bacterial gastroenteritis (vomiting and/or diarrhea), is the result of eating dog food. Taste of the Wild has not had any confirmed bacterial gastroenteritis cases.
While we certainly do not want to minimize the illness of anyone’s pet because that is a very stressful and worrisome time, we do need to look at overall incidence of pet illness-specifically vomiting and diarrhea. At any particular time over 2% of the United States’ dog population is experiencing vomiting and/or diarrhea.
From looking into what customers have reported to us, we have found nothing amiss with the food. We have no clusters of concerns from any geographical area. We want to make it clear that there are no issues with our formulas, and our food continues to be safe to feed your pets.
We also want to address questions we have received about review sites, in particular Consumer Affairs. Consumer Affairs is an online complaint site that doesn’t validate the information posted or allow companies to contact customers unless they pay a monthly fee. As part of this fee, Consumer Affairs will hide negative reviews for companies. We don’t support that way of doing business. If there is a problem, we want to be notified of it. That’s why we have a customer service group and our product specialists are available to address all questions from our customers.
We know your pets are your family members, and the choice of what to feed them is incredibly important. We care deeply for your pets, and as a pet food company, we take food safety very seriously. We test and monitor all aspects of food production. This includes testing raw ingredients, facilities, manufacturing processes and the final product.
If you or anyone you know has any questions or concerns about a pet’s health or the safety of our food, please contact us at 1-800-342-4808 or www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/contact-us.
We thank each and every one of you for trusting Taste of the Wild for your pet.
Alexia Heldman, DVM
Director of Veterinary Affairs
Taste of the Wild Pet Foods
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