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Primal Pet Foods Canine Duck Pronto Formula Review

//Primal Pet Foods Canine Duck Pronto Formula Review

Primal Pet Foods Canine Duck Pronto Formula Review

Primal Pet Foods Canine Duck Pronto Formula

Primal Pet Foods Canine Duck Pronto Formula

Canine Duck Pronto Formula is a raw diet easy to give to your dog. This recipe includes appetizing duck and ground-up duck bones with a healthy taste and flavor.

Fresh duck provides excellent levels of amino and essential fatty acids. Fresh duck bones offer optimum levels of calcium. Organic produced veggies and fruits are added to provide vitamins and antioxidants. Salmon oil is a supreme source of omega 3 fatty acids, making it great for skin and coat health.

This dog food taste is something that your dog will love. It easily defrosts in minutes, making meal time less time-consuming and even tastier.


Dog Food Analysis

  • Protein: Duck, Duck Necks, Duck Wings, Duck Gizzards, Duck Hearts, Duck Livers
  • Fat and Oil: Salmon Oil, Organic Coconut Oil
  • Carbohydrates: Organic Yams
  • Fiber: fruits and vegetables
  • Fruits and vegetables: Organic Kale, Organic Carrots, Organic Broccoli, Organic Apples, Blueberries, Cranberries, Dried Organic Kelp, Alfalfa
  • Flavorings: meat sources
  • Preservatives: no preservatives either natural or artificial are added.
  • Sweeteners: absent
  • Dyes: absent
  • Supplements and minerals: Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Copper Carbonate, Selenium), Natural Vitamin E, Organic Parsley, Organic Quinoa Sprout Powder, Organic Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Pumpkin Seeds Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Yellow ingredients represent controversial or low quality sources. Consult our nutrient detailed analysis and find out why.

Nutrient Analysis

Guaranteed Analysis Dry Matter Basis
Protein 15 % (min.) 47 %
Fat 10 % (min.) 31 %
Fiber 2 % (max.) 6 %
Moisture 68 % (max.) NA
Cabohydrates NA 15 % (EV)

(NA: not available; EV: estimated value)

Consult our article named “How do we convert guaranteed analysis into dry matter basis?” and find out how we calculate nutrients percentages on a dry matter basis. In the context of raw food, the ash value considered to the calculation of the estimated value of carbohydrates was 2 %.

Primal Pet Foods Canine Pronto Formula is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.

This raw dog food includes an excellent percentage of protein. It is free of any plant-based protein boosters, this looks like the profile of a raw product including a large quantity of meat.

Detail Ingredient Analysis

Protein: Duck meat is an excellent source of high quality protein. It is a meat easy for dogs to digest and tastes good. Duck meat is also a source of vitamin A and B3, as well as several minerals.

Duck heart is pure muscle, all meat. It is full in quality protein, minerals and complex B vitamins. Duck liver is an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a valuable ingredient.

Ground duck bones, included in (Duck Necks, Duck Wings) are excellent sources of natural calcium.

Carbohydrates: Yams (Sweet Potatoes) are a good source of complex carbohydrates. Additionally, they are rich in fiber, beta carotene, potassium and B vitamins. They provide antioxidant agents providing natural protection against free radicals (cancer causing agents).

Fiber: fruits and vegetables are the fiber sources used in this dog food.

Fat and oil: Salmon Oil is rich in omega 3 fatty acids. Organic Coconut Oil is rich in medium chain fatty acids. It has been reported to have a positive effect on a dog’s skin and coat, improve digestion, and reduce allergic reactions.

Fruits and vegetables: Kale is a dark green vegetable rich in beta-carotene, vitamins and calcium. It contains sulforaphane, a natural molecule believed to have potent anti-cancer properties.

Cranberries are another source of vitamins and antioxidants. They have also been acknowledged as elements that help to prevent urinary tract infections by avoiding the harmful bacteria and fungi from invading the wall of the urinary tract.

Blueberries are fruits recognized as an excellent source of vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber.

Carrots are excellent sources of vitamin A, as well as numerous minerals, soluble fiber and plentiful natural anti-oxidants.

Broccoli is a green vegetable. It is rich in vitamin C and fiber and numerous other nutrients. Like other cruciferous vegetables, broccoli is believed to provide anti-cancer benefits.

Kelp is a good font of essential vitamins and minerals (e.g. iodine). It is also a good antioxidant and has been recognized to be beneficial to protect against cancer.

Apple is an excellent source of pectin, a water-soluble fiber.

Alfalfa in small amounts can be beneficial for dogs. It is a natural source of nutrients including numerous vitamins and minerals (e.g. iron, magnesium, manganese, vitamin A, C, E and several B vitamins), as well as good quality fiber.

Supplements: Parsley is an herb connected with the reducing urinary tract inflammation, aids in digestion and amplifies renal function to help the body dispose of unnecessary fluid by increasing urine production. It also contains vitamins associated with antioxidant properties.

Quinoa Sprout Powder is included in this dog food. Quinoa is a pseudo-grain which is rich in protein. It is not easy for dogs to digest. However, quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids, magnesium, fiber, manganese and copper.

Pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are rich in vitamins, minerals, essential omega 6 fatty acids and dietary fiber.

Apple Cider Vinegar has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Thus it can boost your dog’s immune system. It is also known as a powerful detoxifying and purifying agent. It improves health and function of the very important organs such as the kidneys, bladder and liver.

There is an incomplete description of added vitamins or minerals on the ingredients list, however you can find a detailed list of naturally present nutrients on the company’s website.

This food does not contain dyes, sweeteners or artificial preservatives.

Final Comment

Based on the ingredients included in Canine Duck Pronto Formula h we give a 5 stars score.

Evaluating by its ingredients alone Canine Duck Pronto Formula seems to be a highly recommended raw dog food.

There is some controversy about raw dog foods. Raw diets try to resemble the natural diet of an animal in the wild. However, this type of food may present the risk of food-borne illnesses created by the handling and feeding of raw meats. You should follow basic hygienic guidelines for handling raw meat to reduce risk to animal and human health.

Primal Pet Foods employs a process called High Pressure Pasteurization (HPP) in manufacturing of poultry products. This process kills pathogenic bacteria through high-pressure, water-based technology.

Primal Pet Foods Canine Duck Pronto Formula main benefits:

  • Includes fresh duck and ground-up duck bones
  • Formulated for dogs of all ages and breeds
  • Defrosts in minutes
  • Grain-free and gluten free
  • Supplemented with essential amino acids, vitamins and antioxidants
  • Omega fatty acids excellent sources (e.g. salmon oil, organic coconut oil)
  • Fresh duck bones for optimum levels of calcium
  • Vitamin E as an antioxidant

The following table is a summary of the positive and controversial/negative ingredients found during the qualitative analysis of this dog food.

Primal Pet Foods Canine Duck Pronto Formula

Positive Aspects

  • Duck, Duck Necks, Duck Wings, Duck Gizzards, Duck Hearts, Duck Livers
  • Salmon Oil, Organic Coconut Oil
  • Organic Yams
  • Organic Fruits and vegetables
  • Omega Fatty acids sources
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Negative Aspects

  • The need to follow hygienic guidelines while handling this type of food

Available in: 64 oz/4 lb (1.81 Kg)


By | 2016-12-16T21:42:58+00:00 November 8th, 2014|Review|Comments Off on Primal Pet Foods Canine Duck Pronto Formula Review

About the Author:

Dora Mancha

Hi! I’m Dora Mancha, DVM. I am graduated for the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Lisbon (2009). My degree is recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). I completed my degree in Veterinary Medicine in July, 2009. Over the first years as a veterinarian my work was closely related to the animal health field. I have gained some average experience having worked in Barcelona University (UAB) Equine Hospital and by working with veterinarians in Portugal. In addition, in 2009 – 2010 I was in Madrid at the University Alfonso X el Sábio doing an internship in the equine service. I am also very interested in small animal medicine and surgery. In fact I worked in several small animals clinics in Portugal improving my knowledge about small animal behavior and health. Dogs always have been present in my life, since I was a child. At the present moment I have four dogs a Labrador, a Epagnheul Breton, a Whippet and a mixed breed dog.