Grandma Lucy’s quest for creating a safe and healthy dog treat began in 1999 when Lucy, an 11 year old English Cocker Spaniel, became extremely picky about what she would eat. She had developed food allergies which prevented her from eating just any treat. Most treats on the market are inferior in quality and are made of ingredients which shouldn’t be used in food products. These findings and numerous conversations with veterinarians and pet nutritionists eventually led to Lucy’s meals and treats being cooked at home, with human grade food. Surprisingly for a dog that had become very picky, she loved her home cooked meals and treats.
Pet store owners and pet owners were instantly supportive of Grandma Lucy’s new pet food products. Grandma Lucy’s was one of the first to introduce 100% human-grade pet treats to the pet food market. This allowed their customers to trust the high quality products and their customer’s pets loved the treats amazing taste and variety.
The ingredients and philosophy have not changed since they began in 1999. They remain committed to using only human-grade ingredients from trusted restaurant suppliers. If it is not good enough for human’s to eat, it will never be included in their food or treats – Grandma Lucy’s pets eat better than people! They provide food and treats you can trust and feel comfortable feeding to your pets because everyone at Grandma Lucy’s is a concerned and loving pet parent.
It takes high quality ingredients to produce high quality pet food products which is why Grandma Lucy’s insists on personal contact with all their suppliers and growers. All incoming meats, fruits, vegetables, etc. are required to meet strict Grandma Lucy’s specifications. Once the raw ingredients arrive in their Rancho Santa Margarita, California facility, expert care is applied to create any one of Grandma Lucy’s unique and healthy recipes. Skilled staff inspect all incoming and outgoing products for quality assurance. The kitchen brings together state-of-the-art freeze-drying equipment, the highest-quality ingredients and skilled employees. Everyone at Grandma Lucy’s is dedicated to delivering quality pet food products. The end result is a full line of freeze-dried pet food and treats that are always superior in quality and taste.
Pureformance Rabbit Dog Donut Recipe | Grandma Lucy's
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Taste of the Wild family – We want to address some misinformation that's been circulating and calling into question the quality and safety of our food. While we can’t stop things from being shared online, we want to clear up confusion and alleviate worry.
We have received calls and emails from concerned pet parents asking if Taste of the Wild is causing any of the following: (a) bloody diarrhea, (b) vomiting, (c) elevated liver enzymes or (d) pancreatitis. The answer is “No.” Veterinarians frequently see these conditions in pets and the causes for each syndrome are almost always unrelated to their food.
Most recently we have been getting questions about bacterial gastroenteritis. In rare occasions bacterial gastroenteritis (vomiting and/or diarrhea), is the result of eating dog food. Taste of the Wild has not had any confirmed bacterial gastroenteritis cases.
While we certainly do not want to minimize the illness of anyone’s pet because that is a very stressful and worrisome time, we do need to look at overall incidence of pet illness-specifically vomiting and diarrhea. At any particular time over 2% of the United States’ dog population is experiencing vomiting and/or diarrhea.
From looking into what customers have reported to us, we have found nothing amiss with the food. We have no clusters of concerns from any geographical area. We want to make it clear that there are no issues with our formulas, and our food continues to be safe to feed your pets.
We also want to address questions we have received about review sites, in particular Consumer Affairs. Consumer Affairs is an online complaint site that doesn’t validate the information posted or allow companies to contact customers unless they pay a monthly fee. As part of this fee, Consumer Affairs will hide negative reviews for companies. We don’t support that way of doing business. If there is a problem, we want to be notified of it. That’s why we have a customer service group and our product specialists are available to address all questions from our customers.
We know your pets are your family members, and the choice of what to feed them is incredibly important. We care deeply for your pets, and as a pet food company, we take food safety very seriously. We test and monitor all aspects of food production. This includes testing raw ingredients, facilities, manufacturing processes and the final product.
If you or anyone you know has any questions or concerns about a pet’s health or the safety of our food, please contact us at 1-800-342-4808 or www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/contact-us.
We thank each and every one of you for trusting Taste of the Wild for your pet.
Alexia Heldman, DVM
Director of Veterinary Affairs
Taste of the Wild Pet Foods
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