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. 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||1|
| 10 to 20||1 to 1 1/2|
| 20 to 30||1 1/2 to 2 |
|30 to 40||2 to 2 1/2|
|40 to 60||2 1/2 to 3 1/2|
| 60 to 80||3 1/2 to 4 |
| 80 to 100||4 to 4 3/4|
|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).
AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles
Lucy Pet Formulas for Life™ Duck and Potato Limited Ingredient Diet Formula Dog Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance, including the growth of large size dogs (70 lbs or more as an adult).
Since our formula is complete and balanced, Lucy Pet recommends that you do not add vitamins, minerals, or any other supplements, except upon the advice of a veterinarian.
Duck and Potato Limited Ingredient Diet Formula
Lucy Pet Duck and Potato Grain Free Limited Ingredient Diet Formula™ features our advanced P.B.F. Prebiotic Balanced Fiber™ to produce an optimal environment in the digestive tract to lead to an optimal balance in the gut. This Limited Ingredient Diet is made with a single source duck protein and limited carbohydrate sources. Grain-Free, Limited Ingredient Diets can be an excellent choice for dogs with food sensitivities. The number one ingredient is duck meat from France and USA, with absolutely no duck by-products. A blend of potatoes and sweet potatoes made from premium quality whole fresh potatoes from the EU and whole sweet potatoes from the USA. These grain-free carbohydrate sources supply sustained energy. A good source of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. This formula includes a superfood blend of ingredients naturally preserved. No ingredients from China, including vitamins and minerals.