I’ve discovered quite a few brands over the course of this year who actually put our pets’ health first – they invest into truly healthy, nutritious products instead of a glamorous marketing campaign which can oftentimes be misleading.
I’m very excited to add Grandma Lucy’s freeze-dried dog (& cat) food lines to my Dry Raw Feeding Resources Page where I’ve listed brands who have helped us transition our pups from kibble to a healthier diet!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post ~ FeedPetPurveyor sent us 5 trial size bags of Grandma Lucy’s freeze-dried dog food in return for an honest review. Neither FeedPetPurveyor nor Grandma Lucy’s are responsible for the content of this blog post.
Thank you so much, dear Jenni from FeedPetPurveyor, for introducing me to Grandma Lucy’s, who has been family-owned & operated since 1999!
Missy & Buzz Got Mail From FeedPetPurveyor
FeedPetPurveyor ~ A Healthy Pet Lifestyle Market
FeedPetPurveyor is a Tampa, FL based healthy lifestyle market for pets with a physical as well as an online store. They carry a variety of healthy nutrition & essentials for both dogs & cats.
FeedPetPurveyor Signature Burlap Sack
The pups’ Grandma Lucy’s trial size bags were sent out in FeedPetPurveyor’s signature burlap sack – I simply LOVE the way it looks and will be sure to repurpose it, possibly as a puppy stocking for Christmas 😉
Who is Grandma Lucy’s?
Benefits of Freeze-Dried Dog Food
Freeze-dried dog food has several benefits – it’s shelf stable since the water & oxygen have been removed; it’s lightweight for the same reason (doesn’t contain any water) – meaning a 3 lb bag makes 14 pounds of fresh food, and a 10 lb bag makes 46 pounds of fresh food!
It takes a very short amount of time to rehydrate once (ideally warm) water has been added, and is ready to be consumed by your best friend within 3-5 minutes.
Above listed qualities make freeze-dried dog foods the perfect travel food for all pet parents feeding a raw or homemade diet to bring along on car rides, camping trips, as well as extended hikes.
1.5 oz Trial Size
As mentioned above, FeedPetPurveyor sent us 5 1.5 oz trial size bags. I very much like the option of being able to purchase a very small amount of a new dog food to see if it will be well received. I can’t think of another dog food company I’ve used before who offers this.
Grandma Lucy's Freeze-Dried Dog Food Trial Size Bags
Variety of Protein Choices for Picky Eaters
Grandma Lucy’s has 3 different lines of freeze-dried dog food which come in a variety of protein sources. The different proteins available are:
Chicken, Pork, Lamb, Venison, Bison (Grain-Free Artisan Line)
Chicken, Lamb, Rabbit, Goat, Fish (Grain-Free Pureformance Line)
Turkey, Fish, Chicken (Grain-Free Valor Line, Made With Quinoa)
All 3 lines also come in a pre-mix form consisting of freeze-dried vegetables, fruits, vitamins, and minerals.
These pre-mixes are perfect to add to a home cooked diet, as well as to a raw diet following the B.A.R.F. model (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food, or Bones And Raw Food). The B.A.R.F. way to feed raw includes vegetables & fruits, whereas the Prey Model doesn’t (only consists of meat, bones, and organs).
Grandma Lucy’s Is:
USDA Inspected & Approved
GMO-free (Genetically Modified Organisms)
Hormone- & Antibiotic-free
Made in California
Family-Owned & Operated Since 1999
Grandma Lucy’s prepare their food with human-grade ingredients from trusted restaurant suppliers, growers and farmers only. 87% of all ingredients are sourced in the USA; 0% of the remaining internationally-sourced ingredients are from China.
Grandma Lucy's Ingredient Sourcing
How To Prepare The Freeze-Dried Food
Preparing Grandma Lucy’s freeze-dried food is as easy as 1, 2, 3:
Grandma Lucy's Freeze-Dried Easy Feeding Instructions
I added the trial size bags to the pups’ respective raw meals; Missy began with the Pureformance grain-free Rabbit as a side dish, if you will, and Buzz got to taste-test the Pureformance grain-free Chicken (we also received Pureformance Fish, which the pups shared as a dinner topper, and Valor Chicken & Turkey the pups had as a breakfast topper).
Let me tell you that both foods smelled delicious once I added the warm water – especially Missy’s rabbit reminded me of a comfort-food-style stew on a cold winter’s day. All that was missing was a roaring fire in a wood-burning fireplace and a winter wonderland scenery outside 😉
Grandma Lucy's Freeze-Dried Chicken & Rabbit Pureformance Dog Food
Grandma Lucy's Freeze-Dried Chicken & Rabbit Pureformance With Our Pups' Raw Food
Buzz Anticipating His Grandma Lucy's Freeze-Dried Pureformance Chicken Mixed With Raw Food
Missy Anticipating Her Grandma Lucy's Freeze-Dried Pureformance Rabbit Mixed With Raw Food
Frequent Diner Program – Get The 13th Bag Free!
I enjoy buyer incentives – and, quite frankly, who doesn’t, especially when you have more than one dog? With Grandma Lucy’s Frequent Diner Program you’ll get the 13th bag free once you’ve purchased 12 bags of their (dog or cat) food. Grandma Lucy’s will send you a certificate via mail once you’ve provided proof of purchase.
You do so by filling out the Frequent Diner Program Form & sending it in along with the 12 UPCs from the respective bags of food (Universal Product Code, meaning the bar code).
Once you’ve received the certificate, you can redeem it at participating authorized Grandma Lucy’s dealers.
Bottom Line ~ 8 Paws Up!
Have you heard of Grandma-Lucy’s and/or have your pups tried a freeze-dried dog food? As always, we’d love to hear from you in our comment section!