Frequently Asked Questions about Lucy Pet Formulas for Life2019-01-21T19:03:27-08:00
What are the phosphorus and magnesium levels in your dry cat food?2019-11-04T12:05:01-08:00

Our dry cat food is formulated to meet all life stages, from a kitten, adult, and senior ages. The phosphorus levels are .29 grams per oz. and magnesium level is .17%, on an as fed basis, which is in accordance with AAFCO guidelines for feline nutrition. This diet is formulated for healthy cats and is not intended for cats with specific dietary restrictions. If your cat is on a restricted diet, consult your veterinarian to discuss if these levels meet their specific needs.

Does Lucy Pet pet food contain any meat by-products?2019-06-07T18:56:08-07:00

No. Lucy Pet Formulas for Life does not include any meat by-products.

Pets with medical conditions2019-06-07T18:56:28-07:00

Lucy Pet formulas are not designed to address any specific medical condition. We advise that you consult your veterinarian regarding any specific health issues.

Does Lucy Pet have a frequent buyer program?2019-06-07T18:57:00-07:00

The program rewards you a free bag of food or litter, after the purchase of 12 bags in a 12-month period. The free item must be the same size as the prior 12 bags purchased. You may change the formula within size. There are two ways you can participate and earn a free bag of food or litter. 1. Shop online at or 2. Purchase the 12 bags at a participating independent pet specialty retail store. Please note: To be eligible to redeem a free item, all 12 purchases must be made within the same channel (either all 12 online at or all 12 purchased in a pet store). We regret that we are unable to track purchases made in a pet store to apply toward online purchases. We are not able to apply purchases from other online websites toward the redemption of a free bag as part of the Lucy Pet Rewards Program.

Does Lucy Pet offer any products for pets with food sensitivities?2019-06-07T18:57:37-07:00

Yes. Our Limited Ingredient Diet Duck & Potato formula is an excellent choice for dogs with food sensitivities.

How does this product compare to a raw diet?2019-06-07T18:57:55-07:00

There is really no comparison when it comes to raw vs. kibble dog food. The health and safety concerns of a raw food diet, coupled with its inconvenience and high cost, make it an impractical option for most dog or cat owners. Kibble offers an array of benefits without compromising nutrition, price, convenience, or pet safety. To read more see our blog post:

How do I to Transition my pet to Lucy Pet Formulas for Life ™2019-06-07T18:58:35-07:00
The key to switching foods is to do it gradually, so your pet’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 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.

For your convenience, we have prepared a printable copy of these instructions. Click here to download a copy.

Is your cat formula low ash?2019-06-07T19:03:01-07:00
A. The chicken meal we source for our cat food has a  low ash specification. Low ash ingredient chicken meal costs more to procure, but we understand that this is important to pet parents for the health of some cats, in particular for senior cats. A variety of ingredients in a formula (other than chicken meal) contribute to total ash, and we take that into consideration when we formulated this diet to be within the specifications for our diets.
Why did Lucy Pet decide to get into the pet food business?2019-06-07T19:43:31-07:00

Our founder and President, Joey Herrick was a pioneer of natural pet foods nearly 30 years go. He developed many innovative products with unique formulations that improved the quality of pet food at a time when many pet foods were using basic quality ingredients. Always one to innovate and never copy, Joey started doing the research of what is missing in today’s diets for dogs and cats. He found that there are a lot of foods all saying the same thing in their marketing and started looking at it from a different point of view.

After reading studies in human health about digestion and gut health, he learned that there are 100 million more neurons in the digestive system than we have in our spinal cord. Experts believe the digestive system does far more than to process food. University researchers call the gut the second brain. Since the basic digestive systems in humans are similar to dogs and cats, Joey decided that digestion is something that needs more attention for the health of our pets. He found the most accomplished, respected and influential animal nutritionists in the industry who had been conducting research on the importance of fiber in the health of animals. He found that the types of fiber used in foods can make a real difference, and realized this nutritional research could bring significant health benefits to dogs and cats.

What makes Lucy Pet Formulas for Life™ different?2019-06-07T19:43:47-07:00

Lucy Pet is proud to work with Dr. George C. Fahey, one of the world’s leading experts in animal nutrition. Our Formulas for Life(™) diets are based on Dr. Fahey’s 40+ years experience. His extensive body of published nutrition research has established him as a bona fide expert in the pet industry worldwide. He heads our team of nutritionists to ensure our diets are precisely balanced and formulated. The beauty of Lucy Pet is the science behind our diets, so each kibble has the extensive experience of our team of nutrition experts. We go above and beyond to source quality ingredients such as French and USA-grown duck meat, US grown quinoa, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, wild Alaskan salmon, and more. Our diets focus on Gut Health by creating a healthy digestive system to feed the entire body system. It is so special we developed our P.B.F Prebiotic Balanced Fiber ™ blend with unique ingredients such as quinoa, pumpkin, and chickpeas.

Are your formulas natural?2019-06-07T19:44:04-07:00

Lucy Pet Formulas for Life ™ are made with natural ingredients, plus vitamins and minerals to ensure proper absorption. We do not add any Artificial Preservatives, Flavors, Colors.

How did you come up with your feeding guidelines?2019-06-07T19:44:41-07:00

All Lucy Pet Formulas for Life ™ diets are formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages, including growth of large size dogs (70lb of more as an adult). Nutrient analysis of our formulas determined the caloric content and KCALs per cup. The resulting feeding guidelines are based on the National Research Council’s Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats. This data base is the culmination of scientific research and feeding trials for canines and felines and is what veterinarians use as well.

Is your food recommended by Veterinarians?2019-06-07T19:45:02-07:00

Yes. Our foods are recommended by Dr. Karen “Doc” Halligan is the Chief Veterinary Officer of the Lucy Pet Foundation and is a renowned veterinarian, author, and celebrity spokesperson. She has developed a distinguished veterinary medical career while establishing herself as a national authority on animal health. She is a sought-after pet health expert and featured spokesperson in the media. As a practicing veterinarian, she understands the importance of feeding high-quality nutrition in the overall health of an animal.

We recommend consulting your veterinarian for specific health questions for your pet.

Where are your foods made?2020-10-02T14:02:00-07:00

All Lucy Pet Formulas for Life ™ dry dog and cat foods are manufactured in the United States at trusted facilities, right here in Southern California. We source ingredients globally from trusted suppliers, but absolutely no ingredients are from China. We believe that every pet deserves the very best, including nutrition with natural ingredients from trusted, responsible suppliers, and manufactured in American facilities to provide jobs for Americans. Manufacturing plants are HACCP certified and, exceed FDA, AAFCO, CGMP, and USDA industry-wide standards.
Our Kettle Creations™ stews canned formulas are made in Thailand and are inspected regularly by the USFDA agency to ensure the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards.

Why don’t you have a Puppy or Kitten Formula?2019-06-07T19:45:26-07:00

All Lucy Pet Formulas for Life ™ diets are formulated to be complete and balanced for all life stages of puppies and kittens to adults and senior pets. Our formulas are nutrient-dense, with high-quality proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and fiber, as well as the essential vitamins, minerals, supplements and antioxidants necessary for growth and development.

Why don’t you have a Senior Formula?2019-06-07T19:45:41-07:00

All Lucy Pet Formulas for Life ™ diets are formulated to be complete and balanced for all life stages, including senior pets. Our formulas are nutritious with high-quality proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and fiber, as well as the essential vitamins, minerals, supplements and antioxidants necessary for growth and development. One very important factor in senior pets is to maintain a healthy weight. Obesity is the leading health issue in senior pets, so we recommend following our feeding guidelines based on the age and weight of your pet. Equally important with senior pets is to ensure regular exercise to keep them fit and healthy.