February 2014 Petsumer Report provides a review of Grandma Lucy’s Dog Food.

All products are manufactured in company owned facility in Irvine, CA; baked treats are made in a organic certified bakery in Canada.  Foods are GMO free, company states “we will continue to work with our suppliers to receive verification of this.”   For more information visit www.grandmalucys.com

 

Grandma Lucy’s Artisan Chicken Freeze-Dried Dog Food

 

Petsumer Report Rating

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Ingredients:

USDA Chicken, Potatoes, Flax, Carrots, Celery, Apples, Blueberries, Cranberries, Garlic, Rosemary, Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Niacin, Iron, Calcium Phosphorus, Zinc, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Potassium, Manganese, Chloride, Copper, Magnesium, Pyridoxine, Cyanocobalamin.

Crude Protein: 26% minimum Crude Fat: 12% minimum
Crude Fiber: 6% Moisture: 7.5%
Calories: 468 kcal/cup

 

 

Ingredient Quality
The Artisan representative stated ingredients are USDA inspected and approved.

Country of Origin
Company stated 87% of ingredients of U.S. origin including vitamins and minerals.  Flax seed and oats – Canada, goat, lamb, venison – New Zealand and Australia, bananas – Costa Rica, papaya – Brazil.

Risk Ingredients
None

Manufactured By
Foods & Dehydrated Treats – company owned manufacturing facility in Irvine, CA.  Baked Treats – organic bakery Canada.

Shelf Life
Manufacturer states shelf life is 12 months; this would mean the ‘Best by’ date on the packaging is 12 months past the date the food was made (method for the consumer to determine how fresh or old the food is).

 

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  • USDA inspected and approved meats and vegetables
  • Contains flax – health promoting ingredient[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]Minus
  • The mineral listings do not read to be chelated or proteinated (for better mineral absorption).[/twocol_one_last]

 

 

Learn More

Probiotics are not added to raw, dehydrated raw, freeze-dried or canned pet foods. The processing systems would destroy the bacteria.

 

To explain the rating – only the first five ingredients – the majority of the food – are rated and listed in bold type. Grey Font ingredients imply ingredients providing pets little to no nutrition, and Red Font ingredients are Red Flag ingredients that are potentially dangerous to pets. Quality ingredients are listed in bold black font. Five quality ingredients gives the pet food a five Paw Print rating. Four quality ingredients gives the pet food a four Paw Print rating, and so forth. Four Paw Prints is the highest rating possible for a canned pet food. Do not rely on the paw print rating alone; read the Plus/Minus information and manufacturer information at the top of each page.

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Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,

Susan Thixton
Pet Food Safety Advocate
Author Buyer Beware, Co-Author Dinner PAWsible
TruthaboutPetFood.com
Association for Truth in Pet Food

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