Serve up the wholesome, delectable meal your precious kitty deserves with this Formulas for Life blend by Lucy Pet Products. Featuring wild Alaskan salmon, this recipe puts fish first—and only real fish, too. You won’t find any salmon by-products on this ingredients list! Combine that with a complex carbohydrate superstar, chickpeas, for added protein, starch, and fiber. The sweet and spicy taste of pumpkin gives this meal a unique flavor edge, but also boosts your pal’s diet with even more fiber—for a healthy, regulated digestive system. Instead of packing your pet’s food with simple grains, Lucy Pet Products uses another popular superfood, quinoa, for its burst of essential amino acids. Best of all, these healthful, high-quality ingredients are naturally preserved—nothing artificial—and combined with antioxidant nutrients for the health of your best friend’s immune system. That’s why this recipe is for life.
- Includes Lucy’s special Prebiotic Balanced Fiber blend for gut health—a unique, high-quality mix of fiber sources including quinoa, flaxseed and more.
- Made with real salmon as the first ingredient, for a protein-packed food you can be proud to feed your pet.
- Complex superfood blend of ingredients and antioxidant nutrients support a healthy immune system.
- Complete and balanced food for all life stages—including the growth of kittens.
- Every purchase helps animals in need by contributing to the Lucy Pet Foundation, so you can feel great feeding your pal and helping others who need a paw.
How to Transition to Lucy Pet Formulas for Life ™Feeding Guidelines
The key to switching foods is to do it gradually, so your cat’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 cat tends to have a sensitive stomach, allow up to 10-14 days to fully transition to Lucy Pet’s Formulas for Life (TM)
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 cats 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
Every cat is a little different, feeding amount may vary with age, size, activity level, breed and environment, and health. 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 cat per day, to determine the portion size for each meal.
Most indoor cats are less active, so to maintain an ideal weight, do not overfeed your cat. Adjust feeding guidelines according to your cat’s age, activity level, and environment.
As kittens are in growth mode, they may be free-fed to support their healthy weight growth and appropriate weight gain. If you have a newly weaned kitten, it may be helpful to moisten our kibble with warm water.
Be sure that a bowl of fresh water is always available to your cat. Remember that water is an essential nutrient for your cat. Always allow your cat to eat in peace, so they can relax and enjoy their food.
Recommended Feeding Portions (Based on a standard 8 oz dry measuring cup):
(Standard measuring cup holds approximately 4.2 oz (120 g) of Lucy Pet Salmon, Pumpkin and Quinoa Formula)
Note these are ONLY guidelines. Adjust to keep your cat 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 8oz cups
|up to 4
||up to 1/4
| 4 to 7
||1/4 to 1/3
|| 1/3 to 1/2
|10 to 13
||1/2 to 2/3
|13 to 16
|| 2/3 to 3/4
Cats over 16lbs: Add ¼ cup (30g) for each additional 2 lbs of body weight.
Growth of Kittens: Keep food available to kittens at all times. Adjust to maintain body condition. Total may be divided into multiple feedings.
Reproduction: Depending on litter size, feeding needs maybe 2 to 4 times normal adult amounts. Always adjust to maintain body condition
Calorie content: This food contains 3,950 kcal/kg or 550 kcal/cup ME (metabolizable energy) on an as-fed basis (calculated).
Salmon, chicken meal, dried chickpeas, salmon meal, dried peas, pea starch, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dried pumpkin, quinoa, dried carrots, natural flavor, ground miscanthus grass, flaxseeds, fish oil, dried chicory root, DL-methionine, salt, potassium chloride, dried kelp, dried cranberries, choline chloride, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, D-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin), taurine, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate, minerals (ferrous sulfate, zinc proteinate, zinc sulfate, iron proteinate, copper sulfate, sodium selenite, copper proteinate, manganese sulfate, manganese proteinate, calcium iodate), mixed tocopherols (preservative), citric acid (preservative), turmeric, yucca schidigera extract, rosemary extract.
Digestion: A variety of blended high-quality fiber sources, including quinoa, flaxseed, dried kelp, dried chicory root, chickpeas, pumpkin, and ground miscanthus grass. Having a diverse population of fiber provides nourishment for the gut bacteria, which in turn nourishes the entire body.
Immunity: 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, salmon oil and Vitamin E.
Energy: High-quality Wild Alaskan Salmon oil plus varied carbohydrate sources for energy.
Delicious: We use high-quality proteins from Salmon and Chicken Meal from the USA, no chicken by-products, and no artificial flavors. Pumpkin and added chicken fat adds to a delicious taste.
||100 ppm min
||40 IU/kg min
|OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS
|OMEGA-6 FATTY ACIDS
3,690 kcal/kg, 490 kcal/cup
AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles
Lucy Pet Formulas for Life ™ Salmon, Pumpkin and Quinoa Formula Cat Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for maintenance. 100% Complete and Balanced Nutrition for Your Adult Cat.
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.