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I bought a new food from Crystal for Hunter from Grandma Lucy's called Thrive (which is now Artisan). I wasn't sure he would love it as he wasn't a big fan of Stella and Chewy's but he LOVES this food! He very unpatiently waits for his meal to be made in the evening and licks the bowl clean. Then he returns to the bowl later in order to clean the bowl just once more. We now have to take his bowl up when he is done to ensure that he doesn't keep running back after dinner to try his bowl again.

What about breakfast you wonder? That is made the night before and is taken out of the fridge before he goes out to the bathroom and that gets gobbled up and the bowel licked cleaner than clean!

I can't say enough about this great food and a big thanks to Crystal for helping me pick between this and Dr. H's.

Why did I pick this one over Dr. H's?? We don't usually have a lot of animal protein in the house because DH is vegan and I didn't want to compromise his beliefs by asking him to help me prepare Hunter's weekly food. So, we went the dehydrated route and its great! Also, we travel A LOT and so therefore this travels a lot better than something we would have to make fresh and keep it cold while traveling. So - that's why I picked it!:thumbsup:
 

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What about breakfast you wonder? That is made the night before and is taken out of the fridge before he goes out to the bathroom and that gets gobbled up and the bowel licked cleaner than clean!

Okay, Erin. I'm hoping this is a typo or else that new food is very good for the digestive system.:smrofl::smrofl: It sounds like a winner! I'm so happy you found something with such convenience that Hunter's wild about. Talk about being eaten out of house and home. Hide the bowls!: :w00t:
I'm pretty much getting into the route of home cooking. We tried Dr. Harvey's veg to bowl and he wouldn't eat it. I tried it-- yes I did and it was really good. Just fresh veggies. So I have to figure out supplements, etc. Tyler's still eating some canned with his food but not lovin' it. He's just not a very food motivated guy.
 

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That's great Erin, I almost went with Grandma Lucy's but I just couldn't find enough reviews about the food. Plus I like the idea of rotating proteins weekly that Dr Harvey's lets me do. A 3lb of Artisan makes about 17lbs of rehydrated food which would prob lasts months of the same protein. Then just last week the owner of a local pet store was talking so highly about Artisan and her dogs looooooves it. So I believe Artisan is a great and healthy food.. Im glad Hunter loves it. Good Job!!
 

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What about breakfast you wonder? That is made the night before and is taken out of the fridge before he goes out to the bathroom and that gets gobbled up and the bowel licked cleaner than clean!

Okay, Erin. I'm hoping this is a typo or else that new food is very good for the digestive system.:smrofl::smrofl: It sounds like a winner! I'm so happy you found something with such convenience that Hunter's wild about. Talk about being eaten out of house and home. Hide the bowls!: :w00t:
I'm pretty much getting into the route of home cooking. We tried Dr. Harvey's veg to bowl and he wouldn't eat it. I tried it-- yes I did and it was really good. Just fresh veggies. So I have to figure out supplements, etc. Tyler's still eating some canned with his food but not lovin' it. He's just not a very food motivated guy.
Totally a typo!!! I have a new computer and am still getting used to the keys! I didn't think Hunter would like veg to bowl so I started looking at other things and found this one.

That's great Erin, I almost went with Grandma Lucy's but I just couldn't find enough reviews about the food. Plus I like the idea of rotating proteins weekly that Dr Harvey's lets me do. A 3lb of Artisan makes about 17lbs of rehydrated food which would prob lasts months of the same protein. Then just last week the owner of a local pet store was talking so highly about Artisan and her dogs looooooves it. So I believe Artisan is a great and healthy food.. Im glad Hunter loves it. Good Job!!
My plan is to order one back of Lamb and one bag of the other and rotate them each month and see how that goes. I plan on keeping the one not being used in an airtight container like kibble would be.
 

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So glad that Hunter loves his new food. Moist food is always so much better for our fluffs and finding one that suits your lifestyle, and nutritional needs can be challenging.

I bet Hunter is loving life - a new cooling mat, great laundry skills, and now yummy new fabulous food. Ahhhh it's a dog's life.
 

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I'm happy to hear that Hunter likes this food. :chili: I'm picking up a bag of the Artisan Lamb tomorrow and am anxious to see how my boys take to it. Tucker will eat anything, but I have trouble getting Cooper interested in his food. They have always been on kibble (currently Acana Grasslands), so I'm hoping he will like a moist food better. (Although, I always add warm water to the dry kibble.) I had the same idea as you...for variety buy 2 different bags and then alternate between them. I hope both my little guys like it as much as Hunter!
 

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They actually sell Grandma Lucy's here in Canada. The food yes looks like very good quality but how do you prepare it. The chunks in the bag are huge!
 

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They actually sell Grandma Lucy's here in Canada. The food yes looks like very good quality but how do you prepare it. The chunks in the bag are huge!
I give Hunter 1/3 a cup in the morning and 1/3 a cup in the evening. For his weight they suggest 1.1 cups a day for an inactive pup but I found that to be too much food for him so he gets 2/3 a cup a day and then various snacks throughout the day.

I use a measuring scoop and scoop out 1/3 of the food then I fill the same measuring cup with warm water. Then I stir and sit it aside for a few minutes. The larger chunks of meat when rehydrated are easily cut with a knife but I often just let Hunter work on them and he often breaks them up really easily.
 

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I'm so glad Hunter likes his new food!:chili: Isn't it just the best feeling in the world to see how happy and excited they are for yummy food the love? And....due to the garlic content, I'm betting you may not have to use any flea meds this summer...if you're brave enough to try that is.

I think if it were me, I'd keep the unused food you are storing in a Tupperware container, in the refrigerator. :thumbsup:
 

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:thumbsup:It must be hard for those of you who have pups that won't eat----so far this has never been an issue for me w/any of my dogs! Since we don't have the wonderful selection you have in the US I guess that is a good thing. So happy for mom & Hunter---I wrote "Hunger" first by mistake---freudian slip!
 

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I was just reading about Grandma Lucy's and i love the fact that the Artisan comes in a variety of flavors (chicken, bison, lamb and venison). I'm currently feeding Dr. Harveys Vegtable, but i would like something that i can take with us when we go somewhere. I just ordered the lamb and can't wait to see how my fluffs like it, Chloe is allergic to poultry so we won't be trying the chicken.
 

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I was just reading about Grandma Lucy's and i love the fact that the Artisan comes in a variety of flavors (chicken, bison, lamb and venison). I'm currently feeding Dr. Harveys Vegtable, but i would like something that i can take with us when we go somewhere. I just ordered the lamb and can't wait to see how my fluffs like it, Chloe is allergic to poultry so we won't be trying the chicken.
Oh - please let me know how they like it!
 

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My two have eaten the Artisan Lamb for two days now. They both absolutely love it. :chili: Cooper has never been one to lick his bowl clean but he does now! He even goes over to check Tucker's bowl! We have had no problems transitioning to the new food either. I feel good about this one! :thumbsup:
 

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My two have eaten the Artisan Lamb for two days now. They both absolutely love it. :chili: Cooper has never been one to lick his bowl clean but he does now! He even goes over to check Tucker's bowl! We have had no problems transitioning to the new food either. I feel good about this one! :thumbsup:
that's the reaction I got! I am so happy that others like this food as well. we didnt have any trouble with transition and I thought we would. I really like this food and hope the "honeymoon phase" continues. This will be our first weekend traveling while eating this food so we will see how that goes.

After reading your thread, I went out and bought the Artisan Pork. I'm excited to try it tonight. Thanks for the heads up!
ohhh.....let us kno how the pork is - we haven't tried anything but lamb.
 

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Do you know where I can buy samples? I would love to try this out, but do not want to buy a 3lb bag in case they don't like it.

Thanks!
 
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