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Life's Abundance Frequently Asked Product Questions

Life’s Abundance All Natural & Holistic Pet Foods
Frequently Asked Product Questions
(These FAQ’s are updated Regularly)

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This page is NOT a substitute for medical advice. If you feel (use your gut instinct) that something physically may truly be wrong with your pet, don’t hesitate to drop off a stool/urine sample to your veterinarian or even get your pet to an animal hospital ASAP.

Is your food safe for my pet, in light of the many pet food recalls over the years?

What makes your food and products stand above the rest of the natural pet foods on the market today?

Where do your ingredients come from?

I find the price of the food to be a bit on the high side. Why is it said that it is cheaper in the long run, to feed Life’s Abundance over other popular commercial pet foods?

OK, I’m almost convinced that feeding Life’s Abundance is the best food I can feed my pet, but please, I need to be 100% convinced. Can you help me?

What are the factors that make up a high quality food such as Life’s Abundance?

What is Life’s Abundance Formula Based on?

What are Life’s Abundance Manufacturing Procedures?

What exactly is the definition of ‘Meal’ as a pet food ingredient?

How Fresh is Life’s Abundance?

I’m Concerned About the Food Spoiling, Since it’s Made with All Natural Ingredients!

Why 26% Protein in the Dog Food?

My dog has health issues, and my vet has her on prescription food! I am concerned, however, over the lack of nutrients and the quality of the ingredients in this food. Can I switch to Life’s Abundance?

HELP! My Dog is Scratching Like Crazy?

Why does your cat food contain sodium selenite?

How Do I Introduce Life’s Abundance to my Pet?

I would like to order and take advantage of wholesale pricing, but need to know the feeding guidelines so I can figure out how often to have the food shipped. Can you give me this information?

Why can’t I find your products in my local pet chain retail store?

Do you ship to Canada?

I Have More Questions…Who Can I Contact?

Medical Advice

Is your food safe for my pet, in light of the many pet food recalls over the years?

Yes, our pet foods and all our pet products are safe and APHIS certified, which means that all our ingredients are tested and certified by a third-party agency to ensure its highest, human grade quality. Our dog and cat food products have never been on any recall list, which is something we are extremely excited to share with pet parents.

We have never used corn, wheat, glutens or dairy in any of our pet products, and we also maintain the highest standards in quality control in the pet food industry. Every single batch of food we manufacture is carefully documented before, during and after the quality control testing.

Our hearts continually go out to all the pet parents who have been directly affected by any of these recalls. If your beloved pet ever shows signs of any possible health issue after having eaten any of the pet foods listed on any recall list, please do not hesitate to call your veterinarian ASAP.

We believe you have found us because you are looking for a healthier and safer alternative to the food you are presently feeding your pet. We congratulate you on your desire to do the research for your pet’s well-being and longevity. Please take your time in reviewing our website, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What makes your food and products stand above the rest of the natural pet foods on the market today?

Life’s Abundance pet food formulas and all other food products are, in my honest opinion, the highest quality holistic health products for dogs and cats available in the pet industry today. I feel confident sharing with you why I believe this.

First and foremost, we have never been on any recall list because our products undergo the strictest quality control testing of all pet food manufacturers. In addition to being APHIS Certified, our products are also tested scientifically through Eurofins as being SAFE! I compare this to Germany, as no other country meets their high standards for quality control. Basically what this means our pet food products could be sold in Germany if we exported them. This says a lot, and I’m not sure any other pet food manufacturer could pass these types of standards.

We also have the luxury of one of the top, nationally-recognized holistic veterinarians, Dr. Jane Bicks, as our product formulator. She brings with her well over 30 years experience in the pet health industry, and is one of the most meticulous people I have ever met that puts her entire heart and soul, including backed by scientific research and evidence, into every ingredient she chooses to go into all of her formulas. Dr. Jane has graciously made herself available to the public to answer any questions about our products. If you wish to participate, please contact us for details of her next scheduled conference call.

Unless you are preparing your pet’s food fresh, from scratch, you will never receive a fresher pet food than Life’s Abundance. Our pet foods are prepared in small batches and shipped directly to you within 6 weeks of preparation. This is the #1 reason you will NEVER find our pet foods available in large chains, clubs or supermarkets. We pride ourselves on our freshness. A very sad fact, but it is widely known that the majority of commercial pet foods could already be 18 months old before stores stock their shelves. Prior to this, most of these so-called pet foods are stored in hot trailers with no air conditioning and no rodent/insect control. Pretty disgusting, if you ask me.

As previously mentioned, we do NOT skimp on ingredients. So many pet food manufacturers are still adding poor quality ingredients to their formulas. We have NEVER used inferior ingredients in any of our pet food formulas or products, and this includes corn, wheat, gluten and dairy.

I really could go on and on here, but I wanted to include the most important highlights of why I believe Life’s Abundance pet products are the highest quality for the health, well-being and longevity of your precious pets.

Where do your ingredients come from?

Most ingredients that are used to formulate our Life’s Abundance pet foods and products are obtained from ethical sources in the United States. In fact, we do our best to obtain local ingredients right from Florida, where our corporate office is located. The only ingredient we obtain from non-U.S. sources is the organic chicken used to prepare our delicious Instinctive Choice Canned Cat Food. We receive this organic chicken directly from New Zealand.

I find the price of the food to be a bit on the high side. Why is it said that it is cheaper in the long run, to feed Life’s Abundance over other popular commercial pet foods?

Life’s Abundance pet foods are highly nutrient-dense, which means, because there are no fillers and only high quality ingredients, the food is purely concentrated, allowing for each and every ingredient to be absorbed by the body rather than heading out the back end. Imagine being able to feed less food and finding your pet very satisfied after each meal. You will be amazed at the smaller size poo to clean up, as well as much less odor. You will be able to feed up to 40% less of Life’s Abundance than many of the other popular commercial pet foods.

To give you an example, what used to only last approximately 2 to 3 weeks when feeding a regular commercial dog food, now lasts about 4 to 5 weeks. This is based on feeding 2 adult Boxer dogs, 68 pounds and 86 pounds, sharing a 40 lb bag of Life’s Abundance.

When you feed a high quality food such as Life’s Abundance, you will be able to notice an improved difference in your pet’s health along with a shinier coat, healthier skin, brighter eyes, increased energy and just an overall improvement in your pet’s quality of life. Most important, due to a healthier pet, you’ll be visiting your vet much less…and we can all do without the extra and unexpected veterinarian bills.

OK, I’m almost convinced that feeding Life’s Abundance is the best food I can feed my pet, but please, I need to be 100% convinced. Can you help me?

Sure! Obviously, you have not read the two articles mentioned on this site’s home page. The first article is entitled, “What’s Really For Dinner? The Truth About Commercial Pet Food.” It is written by Tina Perry, who is an animal advocate with the Animal Protection Institute. The second article is a Report by the Animal Protection Institute About What’s Really in Pet Food! Right now, check the ingredients on the current food you are feeding. Would you eat the food? Your answer is ‘Probably NOT!’ Then why feed it to your pet? Life’s Abundance is made of all natural, human-grade ingredients. This means that if Life’s Abundance was the ONLY food you had left in your home, you could eat it, and it would nutritionally beneficial to your overall health. WOW! Can you say this about the food you are presently feeding your pet?

The most important thing to take into consideration is that all  Life’s Abundance products are formulated by highly respected and nationally-recognized holistic veterinarian, Dr. Jane Bicks! Dr. Jane hosts her very own product call monthly, where prospective customers and existing customers can ask ANY and ALL questions, as it relates to the products, as well as the health of your pet! Can you say this about the product line you are presently feeding?

To further convince yourself, you can even request free dog and cat food samples, and only pay small shipping cost.

What are the factors that make up a high quality food such as Life’s Abundance?

Wholesome fresh natural high quality ingredients:

That means that our chickens were not given hormones or steroids.

Our fish is farmed raised cat fish because the ocean and fish are contaminated.

The chicken meal, turkey meal, fish meal and liver meals are extremely high quality. High quality protein is essential to meet your pets protein requirements.

All our ingredients are natural. You wont find any artificial preservatives in any ingredient in our food.

Our wholesome ingredients come from the same place as our own food does. We don’t use dead, diseased, dying or decayed animals in our pet food.

Our ingredients are delivered just prior to making the food. While purchasing large quantities of ingredients will save money and is often done, we believe that storage of ingredients decreases their nutritional value.

What is Life’s Abundance Formula Based on?

Our formula based on science that will deliver optimum nutrition:

The amount of protein and fat in a pet food will determine the type of nutrition a pet receives. We believe that our formula contains a moderate amount (not too high and not too low) of high quality proteins to deliver optimum nutrition.

Science has demonstrated that antioxidants are vital to enhance the immune system. Our foods are rich in natural antioxidants including fruits, vegetables and the scientifically backed grapeseed extract, patented by Activin.

A healthy intestinal tract is key to the absorption of nutrients. If the intestinal tract is not healthy then no matter how good the ingredients and formula is, the pet will not be able to absorb it properly. To ensure a healthy intestinal tract we decided to use a fiber that produces the nutrients the intestine require. We have included 5 types of friendly bacteria to maintain the health of the intestinal tract as well.

Science has shown that minerals are better absorbed when they are tied to protein (chelated minerals). We use chelated minerals.

What are Life’s Abundance Manufacturing Procedures?

Good Manufacturing Procedures are vital to make a healthy nutritious food:

Accountability and high quality control standards is reflected in a good product. Our plant cares about the type of food they produce because they have been making food for a long time — three generations to be exact. Buying and testing ingredients, and cooking is done with the care of a family members. Its more then just a job. The food quality control starts with incoming ingredients – visually and chemically tested prior to use, quality control check points during the cooking, and samples of every batch kept as controls. A sample of every batch is also kept at the warehouse facilities.

Our foods are cooked at low temperatures for a short period of time. Our temperatures are only at about 210 degrees and cooking time is not much longer then 12 1/2 seconds.

What exactly is the definition of ‘Meal’ as a pet food ingredient?

‘Meal’ means reduced in size…meaning the food is cooked, most of the water removed and reduced in size (ground) in order for a more uniform mix of the meat, veggies, fruit, vitamins and minerals. Just because you see the word ‘meal’ in an ingredient, do not assume that the food itself is whole and untampered with! There are many popular commercial pet foods that list ‘chicken meal’ as an ingredient. BEWARE!!! This ‘chicken meal’ may contain by-products such as beaks, feathers, intestines and other unfit-for-consumption ingredients. Read the ingredient label carefully. If you’re still not sure, call the company! An ethical company WILL give you an honest answer! If the company is being evasive in ANY way, you can be assured you will NOT receive an honest answer! Since Life’s Abundance does NOT contain by-products, you can be assured that our ‘meal’ is 100% high quality human-grade (fit for human consumption).

How Fresh is Life’s Abundance?

Our food is made, shipped to the warehouse, and then directly to our customers. When customers receive our food, it is normally less than 6 weeks old. Every bag has a date on it…most people think it is the expiration date; however, the date on the bag is the date the food was manufactured. We pride ourselves in knowing that your pet has the freshest food in the world. To further insure freshness we pack the food in special bags designed to hold freshness, with zip locks. These bags are imported from Germany, which are of extremely high quality. They are designed to protect the food from moisture and also do not contain a lot of the chemicals that other plastic bags have that leach contaminants into the product.

I’m Concerned About the Food Spoiling, Since it’s Made with All Natural Ingredients!

When properly stored in a cool place away from moisture, Life’s Abundance all natural foods can be fed for about 11 months. However, the ideal period is 5 to 6 months. After six months the product value declines quickly. This is because there are no harmful chemical preservatives added to the food, as with most commercial foods. Natural foods attract moisture – which can turn into mildew spoilage quickly in the summer weather and areas of high humidity. Store pet food in a dry, cool place (even in the $5.00 tubs you can pick up at Walmart or Home Depot).

Why 26% Protein in the Dog Food?

It is not the amount of protein in a dog food that is important, it is the type of protein and how easily it can be digested. The protein is the right amount for all stages of life. In some cases of working dogs or dogs under high stress, the addition of meat protein can be considered.

My dog has health issues, and my vet has her on prescription food! I am concerned, however, over the lack of nutrients and the quality of the ingredients in this food. Can I switch to Life’s Abundance?

Unfortunately, we cannot make this suggestion, even though many dogs do very well on our food, depending on their health issue. Any dog with an existing health condition should be under a vet’s care, and it has to be the vet’s decision whether your dog (or cat) can safely be switched to our food IF your vet has him/her on prescription food. Again, it depends on the health issue AND the your veterinarian’s approval. Believe it or not, but MORE harm can be done to an animal by switching their food without the vet’s consent. Many times, a problem may be something that can be brought under control by a prescription diet and then the vet can be able to recommend slowly switching them over while monitoring to make sure the animal is maintaining it’s health during the process. Sometimes they must remain on these diets as much as we wish they didn’t. If you feel so strong about not wanting to feed your pet the prescription food, then please print out the product specs of our Life’s Abundance Dog Food and/or Life’s Abundance Cat Food, and share this documentation with your vet, and let your vet make the final decision.

HELP! My Dog is Scratching Like Crazy?

First of all, make sure your dog does not have fleas. You might consider having your Vet check him/her because they can easily be missed by the untrained eye. Second, your dog may very well be allergic to one or more ingredients in the current food you are feeding. Many dogs are allergic to wheat, corn, glutens and/or chicken, and may even be experiencing a reaction to the by-products or another ingredient, if you are still feeding a popular commercial dog food. Remember that healthy skin, coats, eyes and even breath start from within first, what we feed out pets. Life’s Abundance is corn, wheat and dairy free!

Why does your cat food contain Sodium Selenite?

Dr. Jane is awaiting the decision by AAFCO to stop using sodium selenite in her cat food. She will change as soon as they allow her to. AAFCO sets the nutritional guidelines that pet food companies must use. She has stated that they are looking at it and will probably change it in the future, but for now, in order to be able to sell her food and meet their requirements, she must use it. Sad, but true!

How Do I Introduce Life’s Abundance to my Pet?

Complete details on how to introduce Life’s Abundance (or to make any pet diet change), click here:

I would like to order and take advantage of wholesale pricing, but need to know the feeding guidelines so I can figure out how often to have the food shipped. Can you give me this information?

Cups per bag for the dog food are:

8 lb bag – 32 cups
20 lb bag – 80 cups
40 lb bag – 160 cups

Suggested feeding guideline for dogs is:

Weight (lbs.) Suggested Daily Amount
3 to 10 1/4 to 2/3 cup
10 to 20 2/3 to 1 cup
20 to 30 1 to 1 1/2 cups
30 to 40 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups
40 to 60 1 3/4 to 2 1/2 cups
60 to 80 2 1/2 to 3 cups
80 to 100 3 to 3 1/2 cups
Over 100 3 1/2 cups + 1/3 cup for each 10 lbs of body weight over 100 lbs.

Cups per bag for the cat food are:

6.6 lb bag – 26-1/2 Cups
16.5 lb. bag – 66 Cups

Suggested feeding guideline for cats is:

Weight (lbs.) Suggested Daily Amount

3 to 6 1/4 to 1/3 cup
7 to 12 1/3 to 1/2 cup
13 to 18 1/2 to 3/4 cup

Why can’t I find your products in my local pet chain?

Dr. Jane will never allow our food to be sold through mega store chains. How on earth does it make sense to put forth the effort she does to produce a safe, fresh, and high degree of nutrition and then let it be purchased in mass quantities by some entity and subjected to poor storage and who knows what else that would jeopardize the quality, safety, and reputation that she and Life’s Abundance have worked so hard to build. Not to mention, we would then become like the rest of these companies that are making a profit at the possible expense of the animal’s overall health and existence.

Do you ship to Canada?

Unfortunately not! We are currently only shipping Life’s Abundance products in the United States. Believe me, we know the demand for our products in Canada, and hopefully one day, we will be expanding to include Canada. In the meantime, if you have a family member or friend in the States, and they would be willing to ship to you (please check customs regulations first), then you could have your order shipped directly to them.

I Have More Questions…Who Can I Contact?

You can speak directly with Dr. Jane Bicks, the product formulator! Dr. Jane holds a once-a-month product call open to you, the pet owner, beginning promptly at 8:30 p.m. EST. Please contact us for next scheduled call and details.

Medical Advice

We do not provide medical advice; this is left up to your Vet who knows your animal. The industry is blessed with many fine Vets that truly care about animal health. However, regardless of professional advice, it is up to each pet owner to read and understand pet food labels.

Veterinary schools do not require students to take courses in nutrition. Consumers are electing to no longer support manufacturers that have little regards for their pet’s health. The professional, both in the veterinary practice and in the food they recommend, are aware of this concern and are following a national trend for a healthier lifestyle. Much of the widely advertised dog foods contain by-products and the remains from the human garbage chain with harmful chemical additives. These packages should have the skull and crossbones added to the label!

When you feed Life’s Abundance Pet Foods, you are feeding the very finest food available! 100% satisfaction, guaranteed!

About Us

My name is Bree Weasner, and I’ve been bringing pet owners like you valuable information on pet nutrition and natural holistic alternatives to conventional pet care since 2001.

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