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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on Grandma Lucy's   Fri May 18, 2012 11:53 am

Lol Isn't it great having sensitive dogs, Claudia? Razz You should see all the bags of food I have with Faith and Dakota who both have sensitive tummies and can't eat the same foods.

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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on Grandma Lucy's   Fri May 18, 2012 12:05 pm

Huskyluv wrote:
Lol Isn't it great having sensitive dogs, Claudia? Razz You should see all the bags of food I have with Faith and Dakota who both have sensitive tummies and can't eat the same foods.
Their food is taking over the pantry! First it was the freezer, now the pantry!
But I supposed I could look at it as not having as much room to keep junk food around! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on Grandma Lucy's   Fri May 18, 2012 1:20 pm

We ordered pureformance chicken. Do you think there is enough animal protein in it?
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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on Grandma Lucy's   Fri May 18, 2012 1:33 pm

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We ordered pureformance chicken. Do you think there is enough animal protein in it?

I personally prefer a bit more but that's why I supplement GL with other things on a regular basis. I still consider GL to be better than any kibble as it is less processed.

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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on Grandma Lucy's   Fri May 18, 2012 1:46 pm

With the freeze dried and dehydrated options that we have been feeding, we have actually be using it as a topping of sorts for Brewer's dinner. For example, 3/4 Cups of Orijen 6-Fish and ~2 tablespoons of hydrated freeze dried. This way, ~1 Cup of dry freeze dried will last 4-5 days depending on who is feeding dinner.

In theory, I should get my 10lb bag of GL Lamb next week and I will be sure to report back!

Though, with the price of Orijen flirting with $3/lb and GL being < $1.5, I am really ramping up the transition to raw + freeze dried.
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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on Grandma Lucy's   Fri May 18, 2012 1:59 pm

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mheath0429 wrote:
We ordered pureformance chicken. Do you think there is enough animal protein in it?

I personally prefer a bit more but that's why I supplement GL with other things on a regular basis. I still consider GL to be better than any kibble as it is less processed.

I think we will do a 1 c. GL and 1/4 c. Acana for Delilah. Just to keep things interesting.

But, I'm still not sure about Cato. What do you think Val? Right now he eats 3 cups of Acana spread out for 3 feedings. He is 20 lbs and 5 months May 30
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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on Grandma Lucy's   Fri May 18, 2012 4:04 pm

Not sure, I'd see what is recommended on the bag and start with something a bit less and adjust as necessary.

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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on Grandma Lucy's   Sun May 20, 2012 9:43 am

I switched over to Grandma Lucy's Artisan Pork. I chose Pork because it had the highest protein out of all of the Artisan's..39%. I must say however...after getting it it looks like there are a LOT of potatoes. I was a bit disappointed with how little pork too. I may throw in a couple pieces of raw chicken with it. Jasmine loves it...gobbles it right up. A LOT of garlic too. Coud that be an issue? I'll definately try the pureformance next time.
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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on Grandma Lucy's   Sun May 20, 2012 11:41 am

Do you mean you are adding a lot of garlic? Garlic is good in moderation but too much can do more harm than good. I only add a little bit of garlic, like less than 1/8 tsp.

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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on Grandma Lucy's   Sun May 20, 2012 8:01 pm

The dogs are loving pureformance. It was worth it.
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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on Grandma Lucy's   Mon May 21, 2012 7:47 am

No i meant that it seems like there is quite a bit of garlic in the food. I know a little garlic is good but this is pretty stout.
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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on Grandma Lucy's   Mon May 21, 2012 8:31 am

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No i meant that it seems like there is quite a bit of garlic in the food. I know a little garlic is good but this is pretty stout.

Umm, how are you coming up with that? confused

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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on Grandma Lucy's   Mon May 21, 2012 12:08 pm

umm...it smells like garlic..? lol

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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on Grandma Lucy's   Mon May 21, 2012 12:11 pm

Idk how much is in it but I deffinitely can smell it pretty strong. Maybe thats ok?

How do you feel about the meat content in the Artisan pork? Enough?
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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on Grandma Lucy's   Mon May 21, 2012 1:58 pm

You know, the foods just have a strong smell to them IMHO and maybe it's just what it smells like to you? It's not high enough on the list for it to be overpowering.

The pork has 39% protein and is their highest formula. If you're worried about protein, as mentioned, just get some meat to chop up and add in at serving time. Also keep in mind with these freeze dried/dehydrated formula they aren't getting the same amount of meat eat meal since it's scattered.
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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on Grandma Lucy's   Mon May 21, 2012 7:38 pm

I don't smell garlic in GL, never have. And looking at the ingredient list it's far enough back that it is not in significant quantity.

I prefer higher meat content, but as I've said before that is why I supplement GL with meats and other things.

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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on Grandma Lucy's   Fri May 25, 2012 5:15 pm

Well my dogs don't like GL, they will pick the chicken out and leave the rest unless I mix in a 1/2c of TOTW with it.

I think I'm gonna put them back on THK
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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on Grandma Lucy's   Fri May 25, 2012 5:22 pm

Jennet&amp;Embry wrote:
Well my dogs don't like GL, they will pick the chicken out and leave the rest unless I mix in a 1/2c of TOTW with it.

I think I'm gonna put them back on THK
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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on Grandma Lucy's   Fri May 25, 2012 5:45 pm

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Well my dogs don't like GL, they will pick the chicken out and leave the rest unless I mix in a 1/2c of TOTW with it.

I think I'm gonna put them back on THK
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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on Grandma Lucy's   Fri May 25, 2012 7:24 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on Grandma Lucy's   Tue May 29, 2012 5:27 pm

Alright, I wanted to update on Grandma Lucy's Pureformance and how it's been working for us.

Well, the dogs love it, they are ecstatic about eating their meals and I can already see a difference in their coats and BM's. It doesn't smell bad,unlike THK. I don't really like the smell of THK at all, but GL kinda smells like stuffing or something.

I've noticed it keeps them very full, unlike Kibble. Cato hasn't been searching for his food bowl every 4 hours, unlike on kibble. It's a much better fit for us.

We love it.
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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on Grandma Lucy's   Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:24 pm

We're gonna start on Grandma Lucy's too. I'm not comfortable going back to TOTW after all the recalls, but raw isn't going to work like I'd hoped. So I want something that's not as processed as kibble, but still high quality and I think GL will work out for me. I plan on mixing it with some extra meats too.

Do you guys do just chunks of meat, or bone-in meats when you add it in? I might do both for Ava.
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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on Grandma Lucy's   Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:48 pm

mix it in chunks, shredded or ground. It will be easier for them to et and less of a mess.
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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on Grandma Lucy's   Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:01 am

mheath0429 wrote:
Alright, I wanted to update on Grandma Lucy's Pureformance and how it's been working for us.

Well, the dogs love it, they are ecstatic about eating their meals and I can already see a difference in their coats and BM's. It doesn't smell bad,unlike THK. I don't really like the smell of THK at all, but GL kinda smells like stuffing or something.

I've noticed it keeps them very full, unlike Kibble. Cato hasn't been searching for his food bowl every 4 hours, unlike on kibble. It's a much better fit for us.

We love it.

Compared to the other Grandma Lucy's formulas, I have to say the Pureformance has been my favorite. Dogs love it, and your right, it doesn't smell too bad!
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PostSubject: Re: Thoughts on Grandma Lucy's   Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:18 am

I just ordered samples of all their flavors today. It was only like $15 for 10 sample pouches + shipping. We'll see which one Ava likes best. Although knowing her, she'll like the most expensive one the best Twisted Evil
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