Grandma Lucy's Pureformance Grain-Free/Freeze-Dried Dog Food Pre-Mix

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  • Easy to prepare freeze-dried pre-mix: just add warm water, mix, add your dog’s favorite protein, and serve. Ready in just 3 minutes!
  • With premium ingredients like chickpeas, flax, carrots, apples, blueberries, cranberries, pumpkin, and rosemary
  • A great option for pets prone to food sensitivities and digestive upset. Rich in natural omega fatty acids that help maintain a healthy skin and coat and healthy joints
  • All natural, low glycemic recipe with no grains, by-products, preservatives or GMOs
  • Saves the time of preparing fruits and vegetables to serve with your dog’s food recipe
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Top IngredientsUSDA Chickpeas, Flax, Carrots...USDA Potatoes, Flax, Sweet Potatoes...USDA Lamb, Potatoes, Flax...USDA Lamb, Chickpeas, Flax...USDA Rabbit, Chickpeas, Flax...
Special DietGrain-Free, Gluten Free, Limited Ingredient Diet...Grain-Free, Pea-Free, Non-GMO...Grain-Free, Pea-Free, Non-GMO...Grain-Free, Gluten Free, Limited Ingredient Diet...Grain-Free, Gluten Free, Limited Ingredient Diet...
Breed SizeSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds
Food FlavorFruits & VegetablesSweet Potato, Fruits & VegetablesLamb, MeatLamb, MeatRabbit, Meat
Health FeatureAppetite Stimulation, Digestive HealthAppetite Stimulation, Digestive HealthAppetite Stimulation, Digestive HealthAppetite Stimulation, Digestive HealthAppetite Stimulation, Digestive Health
Food FormFreeze-DriedFreeze-DriedFreeze-DriedFreeze-DriedFreeze-Dried

Questions & Answers

8 Customer Questions

How many measured dry cups are there in the 8 lb bag.
Answer by ChewyJan 25, 2018
Each cup makes approximately 1 pound of food so the 8 pound bag contains around 8 cups and will make 36 pounds after hydration.

how many ounces of protein should i mix in this?
Answer by ChewyAug 31, 2018
The suggested daily amounts of this pre-mix are guidelines and should be adjusted to suit your own dog’s unique nutritional requirements, which may vary according to age, level of activity, genetics and environment. Please see the image below for recommend portions of meat based on your pet's weight.  

Where do the rest of products come from other than USA
Answer by ChewyNov 18, 2017
Grandma Lucy's maintains personal contact with all growers and suppliers while sourcing over 87% of their ingredients from the US. They source Flaxseed and Oats from Canada, Papaya from Brazil, Bananas from Costa Rica, Goat from Australia, Quinoa from Peru, and Lamb and Venison from New Zealand.

Is there taurine in grandma Lucy and is it human grade?
Answer by ChewyFeb 01, 2022
Grandma Lucy's Pureformance Pre-Mix does not contain added taurine. For a complete list of ingredients and the guaranteed analysis, click the “Nutritional Info” tab on the product page.

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Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
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60 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DoggieMom on May 5, 2022

My dogs love this!

Both my dogs love this base mix. It mixes well and when combined with a protein source, makes a great meal.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kyla on Dec 8, 2021

Both my pups love it!!

I have a 11 year old Jack Russell and a 6 year old Staffy Chihuahua- both are very hearty eaters and love this stuff mixed with Stella and Chewys Raw Patties. Great for getting extra protein and fiber into their diets and I love that it is grain free. My dog Kyla suffers from seasonal allergies and having her on a grain free diet + raw has helped her tremendously! No more trips to the vet every 3 months for allergies shots. Their fur is nice and soft too! Highly recommended!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By PineHiker on Jul 8, 2021
Top 100 Contributor

Great for supplement

I feed all my pets raw food and I do like to give them the occasional meal with fruits/veggies added, and this does help make it easier to do that. I don't believe in feeding dogs this with every meal, just the occasional one. And definitely not recommended for carnivore cats. Also nice to be able to recognize the ingredients:)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Bellhaven on Mar 19, 2020

Great alternative to traditional food

After bringing home a rescue puppy with horrible intestinal parasites and the upset belly to go with it, I searched for alternatives for what I could feed her. Starting with plain rice, then poached chicken and rice, and then trying to wean to traditional high quality food. It was a no go! Then I heard about Grandma Lucy’s. First using the premix with poached chicken, and then branching out to the other varieties. I couldn’t be happier. The puppy loves it, as do my other two adult dogs. They literally dance about while I prepare their meals. In the end, I know what is in their meals, I control the amounts and can supplement if desired based on age and growth. I’m very pleased. And ordering from Chewy makes one less trip to the animal supply store for me!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DWatson on Sep 7, 2019
Top 25 Contributor

Poodle Gravy!!! The solution to picky pets!

My Standard Poodle is extremely picky. He also has a very high metabolism and needs a higher daily calorie count than an average dog. Grandma Lucy's products cover both of these issues! We do not use the product as a stand-alone food but rather use it to make "gravy" to mix into high-quality kibble which results in a clean bowl! We rotate kibbles each month, providing a different protein every month to prevent food boredom and reduce the risk of allergy development. A 3lb bag of Grandma Lucy's lasts us about 6 weeks. We have tried many different proteins and every formula Grandma Lucy's offers except for the Macanna. Silas has loved them all! We just tried the pre-mix for the first time as it's both more economical and provides the opportunity for more variety. So far I have used ground turkey, ground pork and canned mackerel. I mix 1/2 C. of oat flour (whiz rolled oats in a food processor)into each LB of meat as both a slight thickener for the finished "gravy" (making the product go a little farther) and as a binder for the meat so that I can easily make individual portions with a 2oz scoop. I keep these in the freezer to be added to 1/4 C of dry mix and 3/4 C of hot water. The hot water thaws the meat in about 5 minutes and a quick whip with a fork blends everything together. I let it sit for another 2 minutes and then have the perfect consistency and amount to mix into 1 1/4 C of dry kibble. Each LB of meat yields 16 portions. At $20.89 for a 3 LB bag of Pre-Mix, $3.34 per LB of ground pork, $3.89 per LB of ground turkey and $1.44 per 15.5 oz can of mackeral - this yields 6 weeks of "gravy" for a total $29.56 with the variety he loves. Pre-mix is going to be the way to go for us from now on! Our next bag will be the Artisan Pre-Mix with Lamb, Beef&Liver and Salmon for his protein varieties.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By samkia on Jul 23, 2019

Not for us

This says grain-free, but looks like nothing but. Just makes a mush when water added, even in small amount, and after adding a protein, my 7 just don't care for it at all. I donated both bags to a local rescue. No fault on Chewys part though!!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Xena on Jul 2, 2019


My 2 dobermans love it! We add protein and enzymes. Usually ground chicken. They clean their plates!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ChowMom on Aug 28, 2018

Great for Dogs

Glad that I chose to purchase this brand! I bought the large bag (because I have 4 Chow Chows) and gave Grandma Lucy's a try. Within a couple of weeks, I was happy to see that 2 all 4 of my dogs' stomachs, which had been black or spotty, were turning back to pink! Now they all have nice pink stomachs and seem to be a lot calmer. I mix 5 cups of Grandma Lucy's with 5 1/2 cups of water, & then add a 2-pound tube of raw venison. This makes 2-3 days worth of food, providing 1 cup per dog per day.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Jaguara on Jul 31, 2018

Too much Garlic-

I love a plant based pre-mix-and all the other ingredients seem great-but the Garlic is just way too strong-None of my 5 dogs will eat any of this and I kept mixing in enticing ingredients that they love like Coconut oil to make it more appealing-No -they wont go near this-it is way too overpowering-the whole room smells like Garlic-I hate and am allergic to Garlic myself-I bought this because my dogs are used to eating vegan foods and plant based ingredients-and one of my dogs absolutely loves Garbanzo beans ---but I had to throw out countless bowls of prepared food mixed with expensive dry food etc...all for the garbage -I li

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By PetParent on Oct 20, 2018


Our puppy was having digestive issues and as soon as we added this to his cooked turkey, his digestive issues started clearing up.