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Grandma Lucy's Artisan Grain-Free Chicken & Fish Freeze-Dried Cat Food

Grandma Lucy's Artisan Grain-Free Chicken & Fish Freeze-Dried Cat Food

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    Enjoyed this food!

    By KittnMittns on Jun 14, 2019

    I ordered a small bag to try for one of my cats, I didn't really know what to expect since I had not purchased a food like this before. Not only did my cat love it...all my cats loved it. It reconstitutes rapidly in warm or room temperature water, forming a soft gruel appropriate for sensitive mouths I ordered a small bag to try for one of my cats, I didn't really know what to expect since I had not purchased a food like this before. Not only did my cat love it...all my cats loved it. It reconstitutes rapidly in warm or room temperature water, forming a soft gruel appropriate for sensitive mouths or kittens. Its feeding guide indicates all life stages, and I appreciate the high 40% protein content. I think it is a good alternative to wet food as canned can be costly in a multi-cat household. The formula contains potato which I feel meh about, but it's far better than a bunch of grains. While some may like to feed all protein diets, I do not mind well rounded foods with a bit of healthy carbs, veggies, and fruit. I can see using it as a mixer in dry food or canned food to add extra nutrition and flavor as well. Bonus that it is near exclusively US ingredients. I think it is a good quality diet at an extremely fair price. … more

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    Know your cats' taste

    By toto on Aug 2, 2019

    While my cats (3) will usually gobble up canned cat food mixed with their dry kibble, I mixed this with my cats' regular dry food and they refused to eat it. In fact, they wouldn't even eat the dry food it was mixed with. After trying three feedings this way, I gave up and went back to their usual dry While my cats (3) will usually gobble up canned cat food mixed with their dry kibble, I mixed this with my cats' regular dry food and they refused to eat it. In fact, they wouldn't even eat the dry food it was mixed with. After trying three feedings this way, I gave up and went back to their usual dry food. … more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Economical, healthier alternative to kibble and cheap canned meals.

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    Is the recipe perfect? No, but it's the best you'll find at this price point. When reconstituted, one tiny 3 lb bag becomes 17 lbs of food. I'd much prefer it if there were no potatoes in the recipe. You'll only spot a few chunks of meat because most of the meat is already minced and mixed in with everything else. This means it will reconstitute within two minutes instead of ten. It's a good thing that you're not seeing huge chunks of meat. My cats ignore the large chunks, anyway! My two cats did not care for this food, at first. It actually took a couple of months of experimentation (and plenty of plaintive meowing) before they got used to it. I had to gradually introduce it into their diet Is the recipe perfect? No, but it's the best you'll find at this price point. When reconstituted, one tiny 3 lb bag becomes 17 lbs of food. I'd much prefer it if there were no potatoes in the recipe. You'll only spot a few chunks of meat because most of the meat is already minced and mixed in with everything else. This means it will reconstitute within two minutes instead of ten. It's a good thing that you're not seeing huge chunks of meat. My cats ignore the large chunks, anyway! My two cats did not care for this food, at first. It actually took a couple of months of experimentation (and plenty of plaintive meowing) before they got used to it. I had to gradually introduce it into their diet. One cat is a kibble addict, so she was fed mostly kibble with just a little bit of Grandma Lucy's mixed in and a little canned food, as well. Over time, I decreased the kibble while increasing the freeze dried until kibble was completely eliminated from the diet. Anyone trying to switch cold turkey, without blending Grandma Lucy's with the cat's pre-existing food, will likely be unsuccessful. The most successful meals I now feed are 50% Grandma Lucy's, 25% Vital Essentials raw, and 25% Dave's canned (the 95% meat ones). They go crazy for this blend. … more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Ideal for Cat w/ Health Concerns

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    One of my cats needs a low calcium food. Grandma Lucy's has been our solution and so far, so good. My cats do not love it (hence, the 4 stars), but I mix in a little cooked chicken or 1/4 can of soft food and that does the trick. I wish I didn't have to do that, but if that's what it takes to get them to eat this diet, so be it. As a bonus, I've noticed that both cats' coats are softer and shinier since eating this food!

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Convenient, but takes some adjustment

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    The grains in regular dry and wet cat food were causing my cat to vomit after meals, so I switched her over to grain-free. While this worked beautifully (and the litter box isn't nearly as rancid now), grain-free is a pretty expensive switch to make. Grandma Lucy's provides an economic, grain-free way to keep my cat from vomiting all the time. I like how this one light bag of food is easy to store compared to several crates of heavy metal cans, but the thick paste that mixes up is a pretty radical departure compared to the canned bits in gravy my cat prefers. Before, I really had no problem going from one canned variety to another, regardless of whether they were cheap or expensive brands. This The grains in regular dry and wet cat food were causing my cat to vomit after meals, so I switched her over to grain-free. While this worked beautifully (and the litter box isn't nearly as rancid now), grain-free is a pretty expensive switch to make. Grandma Lucy's provides an economic, grain-free way to keep my cat from vomiting all the time. I like how this one light bag of food is easy to store compared to several crates of heavy metal cans, but the thick paste that mixes up is a pretty radical departure compared to the canned bits in gravy my cat prefers. Before, I really had no problem going from one canned variety to another, regardless of whether they were cheap or expensive brands. This was the first food where I had to mix it with other foods to coax her to eat it until she got used to it, which she eventually did. Still, the switch took a while, which some people may not have the time or patience to do. I gave some to my friend to try and his cat took to the food right away, while mine did not. Currently, I still can't really use it just by itself like I can with other cat foods, so I tend to use it as either a wet base (mix in extra water so it's a little soupier) to give her treats, like chunked raw chicken, beef liver or hard boiled eggs (since the mix has the vitamins she needs that the meat doesn't), or to cut in with the canned cat food to keep the overall cost down for feeding her. … more

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