Guest Post Review by MeLinda Hughes of Merlin’s Hope Ragdoll Rescue
Grandma Lucy’s freeze-dried treats are grain-free, by-product free, and have no preservatives. I ordered the Freeze-Dried Pork, Roasted Chicken, and Ocean White Fish. I didn’t realize until the treats arrived that the Pork treats are actually for dogs. The pieces for all three treats are actually rather large, and the Chicken and the White Fish treats are labeled for pets rather than just for cats. The White Fish treats are actually too large for the cats, and the Pork treats are very tough.
The nice thing about these treats is that they do not crumble like so many freeze-dried treats. Even the chicken remained in nice cubes while the cats were eating them. They are also a great source of protein. The pork is 71% protein, the White Fish 67&, the Chicken 72%. This makes these perfect for grain-free, high protein diets as well as for limited ingredient diets. I tried to do a “blind” (well, actually, I had labels, but since the cats can’t read as far as I know) taste test with three of my cats. My Maine Coon Gryffin
shoved the pork off the table. I take that as a big hands down. He was interested in the White Fish and licked it but did not eat it. My Ragdoll Roanoke ate the chicken, though he didn’t seem to like it as well as some of brands of freeze-dried chicken treats. Roanoke was also not interested in the pork, though he did smell it. He did try to eat the Ocean White Fish, but the pieces were too large and tough for him to eat. I finally crumbled it into pieces and he ate it and seemed to like it. My Maine Coon Tam ate the chicken as well, but he completely ignored the pork and the Ocean White Fish.
I actually tried the pork treats with some of the other cats. Only one of my cats would eat the pork at all, and she really had to chew to eat it. Therefore, I will be donating the pork treat to my friends with dogs. The other cats only ate the Ocean White Fish when I crumbled it up for them, but they actually seemed to enjoy it once it was in a manageable size. The chicken treats were actually the only one of the treats I would readily recommend for cats. Grandma Lucy’s also makes a freeze-dried sweet potato and a pumpkin treat. Though these are labeled for dogs, like the pork, I want to try them. Two of my cats absolutely love pumpkin, and Gryffin adores sweet potatoes. I think it might be interesting to see if they would eat them.
These treats can be purchased at Amazon.com (see links below). Like most quality treats, they are expensive. The Freeze-Dried Chicken Pet Treats (4 oz) were $7.45. The White Fish treats were $8.76 for 3 ounces. The Pork was $7.45 for 4 ounces.