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Author Topic: Grandma Lucy's TRUE Grain Free Chicken & Fish  (Read 5570 times)
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Offy
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« on: April 15, 2008, 12:58:22 PM »

Please post experiences for this product

http://www.grandmalucys.com/retail/product.php?productid=35&cat=14&page=1

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USA Originated Ingredients
Grain-Free Recipes
USDA Meat
Human-Grade Ingredients
Hormone and Antibiotic Free Meats
No By-Products
Tough Standards
All Products Made in Our California Facility
 
Grandma Lucy’s True™ is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all-stages.

Ingredients: USDA Chicken, USDA Ocean White Fish, Potatoes, Flax, Carrots, Celery, Apples, Cranberry, Blueberry, Taurine, Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Niacin, Iron, Calcium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Potassium, Manganese, Chloride, Copper, Magnesium, Pyridoxine, Cyanocobalamin, Maltodextrin

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min): 40%
Crude Fat (min): 15%
Crude Fiber (max): 4.7%
Moisture (max): 6%
Calcium: 1%
Phosphorus: 0.55%
Magnesium: 0.16%
Taurine: 0.3%
 

Instead of buying bonita flakes, I got a bag of this. (My furkids may lock me up in my room for that)
I'll let you all know how it goes.
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2008, 04:50:11 PM »

Offy, how did it go? I've just noticed this one is available here, and I am considering trying it.
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2008, 09:54:43 PM »

Love this food!!
They have a great dog food version also.

Real huge nice chunks of chicken and fish.  Real food not pet food - in my opinion.

Definately worth a try.  Sold a better higher end stores.
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2008, 10:56:16 PM »

Does it need to be rehydrated or it can be fed dry?
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Offly_irked
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2008, 02:46:02 AM »

Prefaced by " understand, I have PITAS"  Shocked

The one that had the most fun was Scooter. She'll eat it dry, which I cannot allow because of the way it would swell up in her gut. The fun part was getting up and finding the bag open and splattered on the counter and the floor. Scared the heck out of me. Slapped myself for not getting the ziplock top all the way closed.  No ill came to them from that episode.

I have used small amounts sprinkled on foods and picked the chunks out as treats. They will eat it if I don't hydrate it 1/2 & 1/2. Hydrated according to the bag and they avoid it. Leaving a bit more than a semi-moist mixture, not dry, and not all the way wet is tolerated in small amounts. (And I always announce, "Treat Treat".)

It's a large bag and I'll be partially hydrating it in small amounts for a long, long time...maybe they'll accept it slowly.

oops, I forgot, they like the semi-moist with small dollop of some Turkey & Sweet Potato baby food. I guess it's their version of whipped cream on top. Undecided
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2008, 06:12:15 PM »

I bought a bag of this and have been waiting for a good opportunity to try it out.

And now that opportunity has come, being that the dry we're using has had recalls in Australia.


Offly, are you still using this?  The bag and its contents are a bit... overwhelming LOL.  Lots of big freeze-dried chicken chunks in the middle and then what looks like powdered mashed potatoes all around.  Do you crush the chicken chunks?  You semi-moistened the mixture of chunks and powder?  If anyone has been using this product, I'd sure love some insight as to the best way to introduce it.

My guys tend to like freeze-dried foods... but I'm not sure how it will go over wet.
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2008, 02:12:09 AM »

Okay, I opened up the bag tonight.

First I gave each Chami and Mooch a piece of the freeze-dried chicken.  Chami took it in her mouth but then out it went.  Mooch munched on his and then looked eager to have some more.

I put 1/2 a cup of the dry stuff into a bowl, boiled water and put a bit less than 1/2 cup in and stirred it in.  It says to wait 3 minutes, but even after 3 minutes the consistency didn't look much different - like dry mashed potatoes and freeze-dried chicken on top.

Is this supposed to be totally moist when served?  Like the chicken becomes moist chicken again?  Hmm.  Maybe I put too little water.


Nevertheless, I put the bowl down to see if they would munch away....Chami wouldn't even taste it.  Mooch ate around the mashed potatoes  Wink and ate some of the moistened freeze-dried chicken, but he didn't look all too impressed.

I'll have to toy around with the water amount to see if I can find a good balance.  The bag really is huge so I'll have plenty of opportunity to test! 
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2008, 06:06:50 PM »

I put out the leftovers this morning since Mooch and Chami seem to be getting slightly bored of their regular breakfast suddenly.

Chami snubbed it as she did last night.

Mooch sniffed it a while and then started to pick out some pieces of semi freeze-dried chicken, sometimes looking up at me like, "you know, it would be so much easier to eat this if you didn't put dried out mashed potatoes all over it."  He got tired of searching for pieces and moved onto his regular brekkie.
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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2008, 05:53:46 AM »

I tried this again tonight since all 4 monsters at my place.   Grin

I decided to make one full meal just so I could see what the consistency would be by adding 1/2 cup hot water to the 1/2 cup dry.

It is very close to the mashed potatoes you'd make from a box.  But with pieces of freeze-dried chicken in them.  The directions say to put the same amount of hot water to dry, and leave it for 3-5 minutes.  I did, and the chicken was still fairly dry. 

It's not a consistency like any cat food we've ever seen, and I can't imagine them wanting to eat it since it really is so close to mashed potatoes.  But then again, maybe some cats love mashed potatoes LOL.

Anyway, Mooch rummaged his mouth around in the bowl like he did before, sort of acting like, "This could maybe be good if only you'd leave out the mashed potatoes..." and he searched around for stuff to eat and then sort of gave up.

I think I'm going to add waaaaay more water next time and serve it as a soup so that the mashed potatoes aren't as dry and the chicken will hopefully be moist.  Or at least moist-ish.   Wink


If that fails, I'll try it dry....
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2009, 03:43:37 AM »

I'm having a really hard time selling this product to the 4 Royals.

And it's a really big bag.

Which is great if your Royal likes it.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2009, 03:01:36 AM »

I put this out completely dry as a last resort.

I've tried this product several times....and yet the bag still looks full!

If nobody makes a dent in it by morning.....

Hopefully the cats at the shelter will like it.
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