The Good: Nutritious, Myah eats it consistently and seems to enjoy it.
The Bad: Comparatively expensive, Not Myah’s favorite from the brand.
The Basics: Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals Adult dog food seems to satisfy my Siberian Husky, but not to the extent of other Grandma Mae’s dog foods.
Following Myah’s costly experimentation with Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals Grain Free dog food (reviewed here!), my Siberian Husky let me know that she would be very open to trying other products from the Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals dog food line. To that end, I picked up a thirteen pound bag of Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals Adult dog food. After two and a half weeks on Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals Adult dog food, Myah is ready to render a verdict: she likes and eats the Adult dog food, but she does not go for it with the vigor and enthusiasm of the Grain Free. That, combined with the price, makes it easy not to recommend the Adult dog food.
A single serving of Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals Adult dog food is two and a half to three and a half cups for a big dog like Myah and she is supposed to get one such serving per day, so a thirteen pound bag lasted only a little more than two weeks, which is expensive at $45 + shipping for the bags! Each piece of Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals Adult dog food is a thin brown disc that is very hard. They are 7/16" in diameter and 1/8” thick.
Ease Of Preparation
As a dry dog food, preparation of Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals Adult dog food is as easy as opening a bag and measuring out the pellets inside. There is no further prep needed.
The Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals Adult smells very neutral. There is a slightly grainy, vaguely salty scent to this dog food which is indistinct and does not seem to entice Myah in any noticeable way.
When Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals Adult dog food is poured into Myah’s bowl, she will come sauntering over to have some. However, she has taken to looking at this food, looking back over her shoulder with a look that seems to say, “It’s this one and not the other one I like?,” and then the turn back to slowly eat the food because it is what is before her. She will consume the Adult dog food until she is full enough and she has been known to leave some in her bowl and wander off (which then encourages my cats to go try it! Grumble.). Myah eats the Adult dog food, but without any zeal or recognizable appreciation for it, which is irksome at the premium dog food prices!
Like the Grain Free Grandma Mae’s dog food, after eating the Adult dog food, Myah’s breath does not carry any sort of meaty (or other) odor; the hardness of the food works to actually keep her mouth somewhat clean!
Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals Adult dog food is made primarily of chicken, chicken meal, and brown rice. The ingredients are mostly natural, though after “dried kelp,” the ingredients list turns into an unfortunate and scary list of vitamins, chemicals and minerals that might be a mad scientist’s wish list. According to the guaranteed analysis, Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals Adult dog food has at least 24% crude protein, 14% crude fat, but no more than 4.5% crude fiber and 10% moisture. As a dry dog food, it is highly recommended that you have adequate water available for your dog when serving it Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals Adult dog food. Myah frequently drains her entire bowl when consuming this food.
Grandma Mae’s Country Naturals Adult dog food is overpriced, based on Myah’s neutral reaction to the premium-priced dog food. That makes it one of the lesser products Grandma Mae’s offers and one that a dog owner could save their money by not buying.
For other dog food reviews, please be sure to check out:
Nature’s Variety Prairie Chicken Meal & Brown Rice Medley
NutriSource Large Breed Grain Free Chicken Formula Dog Food
Eukanuba Naturally Wild North Atlantic Salmon & Rice Formula
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