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Dr. George C. Fahey

DR. GEORGE C. FAHEY

Growing up on a farm with lots of animals, Dr. Fahey developed an early passion for animals and wanted to find ways to keep them healthy. Over a long and distinguished career, he has come to realize that helping optimize animal’s digestive health is the best way to do that. As Professor Emeritus of Animal Sciences and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he knows the ins and outs of your pet’s digestive tract and nutritional needs better than anyone.

However, he didn’t begin his career in pet nutrition. Instead, as an undergraduate, he began by studying biology and chemistry. This foundation would be essential to his view that nutrition must be studied not just at the molecular level but at every level from the cellular to the level of the whole organism. This view was reinforced as he studied how animals like cows and sheep (known as ruminants) process the food they eat. His work with cows and sheep made it obvious that digestive health was the cornerstone of every other kind of health. And then, in the late 1980s, Dr. Fahey switched his focus to studying pets. With Lucy Pet, he is glad to be a part of a team that takes the science of animal nutrition seriously and puts the health of the animal first.

At Lucy Pet, we are proud to be on the leading edge of pet nutrition with our Lucy Pet Formulas for Life(™) with our unique P.B.F. Prebiotic Balanced Fiber(™) blend. We are very proud to work with Dr. George C. Fahey, the world’s leading expert in dietary fiber, digestion and gut health for animals and humans. His 40 years of proven, nutritional scientific research are the cornerstone of Lucy Pet’s nutrition.

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At Lucy Pet, we are proud to be on the leading edge of pet nutrition with our Lucy Pet Formulas for Life(™) with our unique P.B.F. Prebiotic Balanced Fiber(™) blend. We are very proud to work with Dr. George C. Fahey, the world’s leading expert in dietary fiber, digestion and gut health for animals and humans. His 40 years of proven, nutritional scientific research are the cornerstone of Lucy Pet’s nutrition.

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Research

For nearly 50 years, Dr. Fahey has conducted extensive research on gastrointestinal tract health and the role of macronutrients in digestive physiology and health of the gut. Our Lucy Pet Formulas for Life™ diets are based on Dr. Fahey’s years of experience. His extensive body of published nutrition research has established him as a true expert in the pet industry. Dr. Fahey heads up our team of expert nutritionists to ensure your pet’s diets are precisely balanced and formulated. 

It’s important to remember that no single ingredient is the most important in pet food. In fact, it is the combination of all ingredients that makes great pet food. Meat and fish proteins alone cannot provide all of the necessary nutrients for dogs and cats. Dr. Fahey and his team of experts carefully select the right blend of ingredients from trusted suppliers whom they have worked with for years. In addition, they regularly visit and check the places where these ingredients are farmed, grown or sourced. Dr. Fahey and his team of experts scrutinize every aspect of our pet food to make sure that nothing is left out and nothing is overlooked, from how the ingredients are grown to how they are combined to ensure a nutritionally complete diet that will allow you the peace of mind that you are giving your pet everything he or she needs.

Dr. Fahey + Lucy Pet

After hearing about Dr. Fahey’s nutritional work on canine and feline gut health, our founder, Joey Herrick, met with Dr. Fahey and asked him to help change the lives of animals by using all the latest science to develop new, cutting-edge formulas built on the benefits of better gut health.

Joey and Dr. Fahey invested significant time to develop and optimize the formulas for Lucy Pet. The Lucy Pet team conducted an extensive R&D phase of nearly 18 months, using Dr. Fahey’s years of nutrition research before the Lucy Pet formulas were released.

Dr. Fahey currently heads our team of expert nutritionists to ensure our diets are precisely balanced and formulated. Collectively, our diverse nutritionist team of men and women have over 200 years of experience in dog and cat nutrition. Every formula we develop is reviewed by Dr. Fahey and his team from R&D to test production batches, feeding trials, and final production runs. Our formulas are not designed by a marketing person; they are developed using science with the health and well-being of the dog or cat in mind.