Lucy Pet Products Information
Lucy Pet Products is a pet food, and supplies brand based in the United States. Lucy Pet Products was founded by Joey Herrick in 2013, who previously had ownership in a larger and more known pet food brand, Natural Balance which has been in operation for over thirty years.
At the same time, Joey founded the Lucy Pet Foundation to give back to animals. The name of the brand and foundation comes from his family’s Chihuahua mix rescue, who was named Lucy.
Joey’s aim with Lucy Pet Products is to use sound scientific principles and avoid fads, which are becoming increasingly common.
All of Lucy Pet Product’s recipes are produced within the United States; however, we are not sure of the exact location of this production or whether Lucy Pet Products outsources their production.
Lucy Pet Products recipes are not widely sold across the United States but can be purchased at select retail stores. We’d recommend using their Store Locator Tool to aid in your search for a local retailer.
In addition, some of Lucy Pet Product’s recipes can be purchased online from pet food websites like Chewy and Amazon, but other popular websites do not stock them.
Lucy Pet Products Product Range
Lucy Pet Product’s dog food range is relatively small when compared to other similar brands and includes five dry food recipes and three wet food recipes.
It is also worth pointing out that the dry and wet food recipes from Lucy Pet Products are very similar to each other, often including the same core ingredients. This could be advantageous to some dogs who prefer similar food but in different forms.
Lucy Pet Products does not produce any age-specific recipes such as those for puppies or senior dogs, nor do they produce any food for large or small breed dogs as is common in the industry.
However, they recently released a recipe for high-energy or active dogs with a more appropriate nutritional balance.
Lucy Pet Product’s cat food range is smaller than its dog food range and includes only one dry food recipe and four wet food recipes.
Much like the dog food range, Lucy Pet Products does not produce age-specific recipes for cats, such as those for kittens or senior cats.
In contrast to many brands, not all of Lucy Pet Product’s cat food products are grain-free, with one of their wet recipes being grain inclusive.
Lucy Pet Products Nutrition
The nutrition offered by Lucy Pet Products recipes is average to above average when compared to similar brands in the industry. This nutritional profile correlates to a reasonable proportion of protein and fat but a relatively large portion of carbohydrates.
This nutritional profile is suitable for most dogs, including those that are active. For very active dogs, you may want to consider Lucy Pet Product’s new High Energy recipe called Tactical Fuel.
Below is an example of the nutrition provided by a Lucy Pet Products dry food recipe. As you can see, the proportion of carbohydrates on a per calorie basis is significant.
If you’d like to learn more about canine nutrition, we’d highly recommend reading our Dog Food Guide, which gives an in-depth breakdown of nutrition, ingredients, and more.
The nutrition provided by Lucy Pet Product’s cat food recipes is similar to their dog food recipes. The portion of carbohydrates is often too high and not appropriate for cats, which are obligate carnivores.
Being an obligate carnivore means that cats do not need to consume a high proportion of plant-based content and instead would be better suited to a diet high in animal and fish-based ingredients.
However, Lucy Pet Products’ wet cat food recipes do offer superior nutrition when compared to their dry recipes and have high proportions of protein and fat.
If you’d like to learn more about feline nutrition, we’d recommend reading our Cat Food Guide.
Lucy Pet Products Ingredients
High-Quality Meat & Fish Ingredients
Lucy Pet Products makes use of a relatively small range of meat and fish ingredients. All of these ingredients are high-quality additions to pet food recipes.
The brand uses some of the most commonly found ingredients in pet food, such as Chicken and Salmon. These ingredients are so common and appealing to pet food manufacturers because they are affordable and highly nutritious, high in protein and fat.
It is worth noting that Lucy Pet Products also uses Duck, which is a less common ingredient meat ingredient in pet food recipes.
You can learn more about the use of Duck in dog food recipes and some other high-quality Duck recipes in our article Best Dog Food With Duck.
Other Notable Ingredients
Pumpkin features in almost all of Lucy Pet Product’s recipes. Pumpkin is most commonly included in pet food to aid digestion, as it is a great source of dietary fiber.
However, the portion size present in Lucy Pet Products is large enough that it also contributes to the carbohydrate portion noticeably as well as providing other micronutrients such as Beta Carotene.
If you’d like to learn more about Pumpkin and their use in dog food recipes, we’d recommend reading our article Best Dog Food With Pumpkin.
Quinoa, Oatmeal, and Brown Rice are three grain-ingredients that are found in Lucy Pet Product’s recipes. Grain ingredients can be very controversial additions to pet food recipes, with many being strongly against their use.
However, these grain ingredients are considered by some to be superior to other grain ingredients like Wheat or Corn. This preference by some is as they can provide additional nutrition and are less processed.
Moreover, in recent years, there have been links between dog food recipes with high proportions of legumes and Canine Heart Disease. For this reason, high-quality grains like Brown Rice and Quinoa have further grown in popularity.
Read more about the link between legumes and canine heart disease in our article Best Dog Foods Without Peas.
Some of Lucy Pet Products utilize Chicken Fat as a minor ingredient. Chicken Fat is a regular addition to recipes from many brands. Its primary purpose is to enhance the flavor of pet food recipes and boost the levels of animal-based fat.
Brands tend to use Chicken Fat over alternatives as it is low-cost and easy to source. If you’d like to learn more about Chicken Fat, take a read of our article Chicken Fat In Dog Food.
Dried Beet Pulp is utilized by a huge number of pet food brands as a reliable source of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber can be a critical component of the diet of some dogs to ensure they keep regular digestion and stools.
Outside of this high fiber content, Dried Beet Pulp provides very little nutrition to dogs. You can learn more about how Dried Beet Pulp is produced in our article Dried Beet Pulp In Dog Food.
Lastly, Flaxseed features in some of Lucy Pet Product’s recipes as a minor ingredient. Flaxseed is another industry favorite thanks to its potential benefits.
Flaxseed is best known as one of the best plant-based sources of the Omega 3 Fatty Acids, which can provide dogs and cats with a range of health benefits. However, Flaxseed has other benefits that many are not aware of.
You can read more about these additional benefits in our article Flaxseed In Dog Food.
Lucy Pet Products Animal Testing
At this time, we have no information on what type of animal testing that Lucy Pet Products participates in, if any.
Many of the smaller pet food brands like Lucy Pet Products do not disclose detailed information on their animal testing or feeding trial as they fear customer backlash.
We strongly believe that invasive or laboratory-style testing of animals is a cruel and outdated practice and one which we hope will see a significant decline.
Lucy Pet Products Recalls
This recall-free record is not a huge surprise given the brand’s young age and relatively small product range but is still impressive and noteworthy.
Despite this, we encourage consumers to be vigilant of any future recalls of Lucy Pet Products recipes or any other pet food products.
Best of Lucy Pet Products
Salmon, Pumpkin, & Quinoa Review
At Pet Food Reviewer we are consistently big fans of dog food recipes with large portions of Salmon. The above dry dog food recipe from Lucy Pet Products fill this criteria with ease thanks to a large portion of Salmon and Salmon Meal.
The reason we are big fans of Salmon is that they are not only an excellent source of fish-based protein and fat but also contain high levels of the beneficial Omega 3 Fatty Acids.
The recipe also uses a portion of Chicken Meal which, when combined with the Salmon, ensures the proportion of the recipe from meat and fish ingredients is significant and suitable to the vast majority of dogs.
Outside of these poultry and fish ingredients, the recipe then uses quite a large range of plant-based ingredients, including Chickpeas, Peas, Pumpkin, Quinoa, and Carrots.
This mix of legumes, grains, and vegetable ingredients can provide a moderate proportion of carbohydrates, fiber, and beneficial micronutrients.
Chicken Recipe In Gravy Review
Wet/Canned dog food is a treat for many but others use it regularly and the above Chicken recipe from Lucy Pet Products is bound to appeal to many dogs.
The vast majority of the recipe is made up of Chicken which provides a generous proportion of protein and fat which should be at the core of every dog’s diet.
Outside of this Chicken content, the recipe utilizes a mix of Pumpkin, Brown Rice, Carrots, and Spinach. This unusual mix provides a modest proportion of carbohydrates and fiber.
Salmon, Pumpkin & Quinoa Review
The above dry cat food recipe from Lucy Pet Products is almost identical to the equivalent dog food recipe which is a common theme of the brand. It uses a mix of Salmon, Salmon Meal, and Chicken to provide a large portion of protein and fat.
However, while this proportion of protein and fat is excellent for dogs, it is not quite as satisfactory for cats who should have an even large portion.
As we mentioned earlier, cats are obligate carnivores and require a high proportion of protein and fat to align with their natural diet.
Regardless, this proportion of protein and fat is far higher than other cat food brands, especially those that are lower cost.
Similar to Lucy Pet Products dog food recipe, this cat food recipe uses a large range of plant-based ingredients, including Peas, Chickpeas, Pumpkin, Quinoa, and Carrots. These plant-based ingredients can provide a portion of carbohydrates, fiber, and micronutrients.
Chicken & Duck Recipe In Gravy Review
Almost all cats go crazy for wet/canned cat food and the above Chicken & Duck recipe is not going to change this desire.
As you can imagine, the bulk of the recipe is made up of a mixture of Chicken and Duck, which are both high-quality poultry ingredients. However, there is also a smaller portion of Tuna which makes an unusual mix.
This combination of poultry and fish ingredients provides a very satisfactory proportion of protein and fat, which is a fair reflection of a cat’s natural diet.
However, there is a fairly sizeable portion of Pumpkin present which is joined by a very small portion of Brown Rice. These two ingredients provide a small portion of carbohydrates and fiber.
Lucy Pet Products Featured Articles
Best Dog Food With Pumpkin – Lucy Pet Products is in a select club of brands that utilize a significant portion of Pumpkin in their recipes. Pumpkin can be an excellent addition to the diet of many dogs, especially those with digestive issues.
Lucy Pet Products Full Product Range
Dry Dog Food
Duck, Pumpkin, & Quinoa
Duck & Potato Limited Ingredient Diet
Salmon, Pumpkin, & Quinoa
Chicken, Brown Rice & Pumpkin Limited Ingredient Diet
Wet/Canned Dog Food
Chicken, Pumpkin, & Brown Rice
Salmon and Pumpkin
Duck and Pumpkin
Dry Cat Food
Salmon, Pumpkin & Quinoa
Wet/Canned Cat Food
Duck and Pumpkin
Chicken, Pumpkin, & Brown Rice
Salmon and Pumpkin