Chicken, Brown Rice & Pumpkin Limited Ingredient Diet Formula (Dog)
Lucy Pet Chicken, Brown Rice & Pumpkin Limited Ingredient Diet Formula features healthy whole grains, along with our advanced P.B.F. Prebiotic Balanced Fiber (TM) to produce an optimal environment in the digestive tract to lead to an optimal balance in the gut. The P.B.F. formulation is based on 40 years of research and studies by Dr. George C Fahey. The number one ingredient is chicken from the USA, with absolutely no chicken meal by-products. Made with brown rice (sourced from the USA), a whole grain that retains the nutrient-dense bran and germ layer. This complex carbohydrate including starches and fibers provides sustained energy. Delicious pumpkin (a member of the squash family of plants) is a nutritional powerhouse with fiber that helps aid in healthy digestion (also sourced from the USA). This formula includes a superfood blend of ingredients naturally preserved and is ideal for dogs with food sensitivities. No ingredients from China, including vitamins and minerals.
A variety of blended high-quality fiber sources, including brown rice, pumpkin, flaxseed, dried kelp, dried chicory root, beet pulp, and ground miscanthus grass. Having a diverse population of fiber provides nourishment for the gut bacteria, which in turn nourishes the entire body.
Superfood blend of ingredients plus antioxidant nutrients supports a healthy immune system.
Skin & Coat Health:
We guarantee Omega-3 Fatty Acid levels from natural ingredients, including flaxseed, Fish oil, and Vitamin E.
High-quality Chicken fat from the USA, plus varied complex carbohydrate sources for sustained energy.
We use high-quality proteins from Chicken and Chicken Meal from the USA, with no chicken meal by-products, and no artificial flavors. Pumpkin and added chicken fat adds to a delicious taste.
How to Transition to Lucy Pet Formulas for Life™
The key to switching foods is to do it gradually, so your dog’s digestive system can adapt to our formula and nutrients. Start by replacing 20-25% of the current food you are feeding with Lucy Pet Formulas for Life. Each day, gradually increase the amount of new food and decrease the amount of the former food until your pet is eating only the new diet.
If your pet tends to have a sensitive stomach, allow up to 10-14 days to fully transition to Lucy Pet’s Formulas for Life™
In some instances, a pet can experience soft stools during the first week when you switch and transition to any new food. Lucy Pet Formulas for Life, digest easily and most pets transition smoothly. However, if your pet’s stool becomes loose, it may be necessary to transition more gradually to the new diet.
Be sure to temporarily eliminate any treats or wet food for the first few days, and follow feeding guidelines closely. Lucy Pet diets may require different feeding quantities than the food you were previously feeding.
How to Determine Feeding Portions
Utilize at the feeding guideline chart below to reference the total recommended cups per day. Divide the total cups per day by the total number of times you feed your dog per day, to determine the portion size for each meal.
Be sure that a bowl of fresh water is always available to your dog. Remember that water is an essential nutrient for your dog. Always allow your pet to eat in peace, so they can relax and enjoy their food.
Recommended Feeding Portions (Based on a standard 8 oz dry measuring cup):
Note these are ONLY guidelines. Adjust to keep your dog in ideal body condition. The total daily amount can be divided into more than one feeding per day.
|Adult Weight in pounds||Daily Feeding Amount in standard 8 oz cups|
|up to 10||3/4|
|10 to 20||1 – 1 1/2 cups|
|20 to 30||1 1/2 – 2 cups|
|30 to 40||2 – 2 1/2 cups|
|40 to 60||2 1/2 – 3 1/2 cups|
|60 to 80||3 1/2 – 4 1/3 cups|
|80 to 100||4 1/3 – 5 cups|
|For every 10 lb over 100||add 1/3 cup|
Growth of Puppies: Feed puppies up to twice the adult recommendations daily. Adjust to maintain body condition. The total may be divided into multiple feedings.
Reproduction: Depending on litter size, feeding needs may be up to 4 times normal adult amounts. Always adjust to maintain body condition.
A small increase is needed during the first 6 weeks. Increase the amount fed up to 25% during weeks 7, 8, and 9.
Immediately after whelping, the nutritional demand increases by 50% compared to maintenance levels. We recommend feeding in 3 equal meals per day.
Calorie Content (Calculated): This food contains 3,470 kcal/kg or 360 kcal/cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as-fed basis (calculated).
When transitioning to our higher fiber diet, some noticeable changes in stool value may occur. This reflects a more healthy digestive tract. We recommend that transitioning be done over a five day period. Be sure that a bowl of fresh water is always available to your pet.
As your pet is consuming a higher fiber diet, it is normal to observe an increased consumption of drinking water on a regular basis. Water is an essential nutrient and is very important to overall health.
|Crude Protein, min||24.0%|
|Crude Fat, min||16.0%|
|Crude Fiber, max||6.0%|
|Zinc, min – 110 ppm|
|Vitamin E, min – 50 IU/kg|
|Taurine min 0.2%|
|Omega 3 Fatty Acid min* 0.4%|
|Omega 6 Fatty Acid min* 2.0%|
|Calorie Content (calculated): ME=3470 kcal/kg; 440 kcal/cup|
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Pumpkin, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Ground Miscanthus Grass, Natural Flavor, Flaxseeds, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dried Chicory Root, Fish Oil (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Salt, Dried Kelp, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitriate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Taurine, Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Turmeric, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Citric Acid (Preservative), Calcium Carbonate, L-Carnitine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Rosemary Extract.