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Grandma Lucy’s Pureformance Fish Recipe Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food

Grandma Lucy's Pureformance Fish Recipe Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Parent company
Grandma Lucy’s
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Freeze-Dried Dog Food
Cost per day: $0.36
Primary proteins
  • Pollock

Ingredients

Pollock, Chickpeas, Flax, Carrots, Celery, Apples, Bananas, Blueberries, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Papaya, Spinach, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Calcium Carbonate, Phosphorous, Zinc Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Monoitrate, Potassium Chloride, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Magnesium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement.

Breed sizes

size-1 Toy
size-2 Small
size-3 Medium
size-4 Large
size-5 Giant

Overall Score

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65%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 46%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 67%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 100%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 91%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 72%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 0%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 100%

Estimated Nutrient Content

To understand the nutrient content of pet food, we visualize its macronutrient composition in three ways. In the charts below, you’ll see a guaranteed analysis on an as-fed basis, a dry matter analysis, and a breakdown of the food’s macronutrients on a calorie-weighted basis.

Remember that all of these values are estimates based on the guaranteed analysis published by the company, and the food’s actual nutrient values may be slightly different.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 31%

Fat: 14%

Fiber: 6.2%

Moisture: 6.5%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 42.3%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 33.16%

Fat: 14.97%

Fiber: 6.63%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 45.24%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 28.89%

Fat: 31.69%

Carb: 39.42%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, Grandma Lucy's has never had a product recall
  • Freeze-dried food retains the nutritional value of raw meat
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains plant-based proteins
  • Doesn’t receive consistently positive customer reviews
  • Freeze dried dog food requires rehydration, which is time-consuming
  • Some dogs may be allergic to fish

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Grandma Lucy's since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2011 Grandma Lucy's has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Grandma Lucy's Pureformance Fish Recipe Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Pollock. Pollock is a general name for two species of white-fleshed marine fish of the Pollachius genus. In pet food, pollock can be a good source of protein, amino acids, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and many essential vitamins and minerals.

The second ingredient is Chickpeas. Chickpeas are legumes. Also known as garbanzo beans, the chickpeas in pet food serve as a source of protein and fiber, as well as some grain-free carbohydrates.

The third ingredient is Flax. Flax is a nutrient-rich seed that comes from the flax plant, which is cultivated for both food and fiber. In pet food, flax serves as a source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids, which provide a number of benefits and contribute to healthy skin and a shiny coat.

The fourth ingredient is Carrots. In pet food, carrots serve as a source of easily digested carbohydrate and fiber. Carrots contain many essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can help support your pet’s health.

The fifth ingredient is Celery. Celery is a vegetable with a long fibrous stalk and delicate leaves. In pet food, celery acts as a source of fiber and flavor.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Grandma Lucy's Pureformance Fish Recipe Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from fish based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$10.94

Market Price avg.

$22.8

% From the Avg

-52%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.60

Market Price avg.

$1.80

% From the Avg

-66%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.36

Market Price avg.

$1.08

% From the Avg

-66%

Grandma Lucy's Pureformance Fish Recipe Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food is priced well below the average market price for freeze-dried dog food.

Nutritional Analysis

Your adult dog needs a balance of macro and micronutrients to thrive. A food formulated for adult maintenance or all life stages is made to meet these needs. While there can be a lot of variation in actual calorie density, adult dog foods are generally intended to provide for basic calorie needs of the average active dog. In addition to satisfying their energy needs, these foods provide the protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, and other nutrients your adult dog needs to survive. Again, not all adult foods are the same, so you may have to search around for the right fit for your dog.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Grandma Lucy's Pureformance Fish Recipe Grain-Free Freeze-Dried Dog Food to the other 156 freeze-dried dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

33.16%

All Products avg.

45.03%

% From the Avg

-26%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

14.97%

All Products avg.

27.3%

% From the Avg

-45%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

6.63%

All Products avg.

4.24%

% From the Avg

+56%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

45.24%

All Products avg.

23.05%

% From the Avg

+96%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a fish based food that’s low in protein with low fat and high carbohydrate content relative to other freeze-dried dog foods.

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