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About Dr. Jane Bicks, DVM

Dr. Jane Bicks, Holistic VeterinarianDr. Jane Bicks, Holistic DVM
Life's Abundance Product Formulation & Development

First and foremost, Dr. Jane is the ultimate pet person. She shares her life with a dog, a goat, two horses, a monkey, and two cats. Her pets are her family and she is dedicated to their health and happiness. Dr. Jane knows you feel the same way about your pets and she has devoted her life to the health and wellness of our precious companions.

Dr. Jane is responsible for Life’s Abundance’s product formulation and development, and she consults regularly with pet industry experts to ensure our cutting-edge formulas meet the highest standards for quality and effectiveness.

She is a highly respected and nationally recognized holistic veterinarian who has been honored many times by her own veterinary profession. She is the author of three national books on pet care and nutrition including Revolution in Cat Nutrition, Dr. Jane’s Thirty Days to a Healthier, Happier Dog and Dr. Jane’s Natural Guide to a Healthier, Happier Dog.

Dr. Bicks has been involved with many Advisory Boards including the Cornell Feline Health Center and Canine Companions for Independence. She served as the President of the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City and was appointed by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to help start the largest animal shelter in the United States. Many network television shows and radio stations have called on Dr. Bicks for her expertise on animal care. She has also appeared on many network television and cable programs and numerous radio stations as a veterinary expert. Currently, she can be seen on the Animal Planet’s Petsburg series where she is a frequent guest host who discusses solutions to common pet problems.

If you have any questions you’d like to ask Dr. Jane, you are more than welcome to ask Dr. Jane your questions live. She hosts a monthly call. Please contact us for details on the next upcoming Dr. Jane call.

Featured Message by Dr. Jane Bicks, DVM

Dr. Jane Bicks, DVM, with dogDr. Jane Bicks, DVM
Life’s Abundance Holistic Veterinarian Formulator

For years I’ve been working to persuade countless people to recognize one simple notion – that nutrition is the foundation of life. In my years at Life’s Abundance, I’ve done my utmost to formulate foods and treats that help to establish and maintain this important foundation. Our companion animals depend on us to provide much-needed proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and other crucial nutrients – to help them grow when they are young and to maintain health through their hopefully long adult years.

Many pet foods are made based upon formulas that, at least on paper, fulfill the generally accepted nutritional requirements, which are then labeled “complete” or “balanced diets”. As a veterinarian, my nutritional philosophy differs from that of most pet food manufacturers.

Over the years I’ve seen hundreds of undernourished puppies and kittens, whose ears, skin and intestinal tracts are in various stages of decline. I’ve also witnessed them respond positively to increased consumption of nutrients and whole foods, having the effect of improving their health and shoring up their immune systems. I’ve also seen far too many middle-aged cats and dogs on these diets pass general examinations but lack energy, have dull eyes, are disagreeable, experience urinary tract issues, suffer with skin and coat conditions. I know from these professional experiences that for a food to be truly nutritional, it must be formulated based upon different standards. These higher standards must take into account the actual physiology of dogs and cats in addition to accepted nutritional requirements.

Dogs and cats are complex organisms. At
Life’s Abundance, we believe that a pet’s food must address all the many aspects of their bodies and chemistries. That’s why we’ve included such a broad spectrum of nutrients – every ingredient in Life’s Abundance is selected to enhance specific parts of the body. The resulting balance of ingredients is combined in a very particular way, which becomes our holistic formula — each ingredient working with the others to fulfill the needs of every dog and cat.

And believe me, there are many needs to fill! For example, some dogs have skin problems and others do not. It is heartbreaking to see a dog, or cat, scratch excessively and bite, further damaging their skin.

When formulating
Life’s Abundance, I selected ingredients to support all of the important bodily structures and functions. However, I would like to touch on skin and coat health since biting and scratching are among the top reasons pet parents take their companion animals to the vet. Protein is crucial – especially for puppies and seniors – so I selected highly-digestible, superior-quality proteins, putting in exactly the amounts that both young and old require for optimal skin and coat health. We also added flaxseed meal because it includes proteins that meats don’t have and antioxidants which the skin needs for optimal health. Not only that, but flaxseed meal contains a nice mixture of B vitamins and oil. We added Omega-3 fatty acids (from fish oil), as numerous studies have shown it’s essential to skin health. As well as addressing the direct requirements of skin and coat, we included ingredients to help enhance the immune system, a must for the healthiest possible skin. Life’s Abundance has numerous vegetables because they contain a wide array of antioxidants. Special easily-absorbed minerals were also added because minerals work to improve the effectiveness of antioxidants (skin just loves zinc). And since one of the largest immune organs is located in the gut (GALT), several ingredients were selected to provide nourishment for this important immune organ.

I hope that you can see the importance of building a food based on the physiology of our precious companions. I truly believe that Life’s Abundance represents the ultimate holistic pet food, with all the ingredients necessary to help companion animals live long, healthy and happy lives.

For all of you already feeding Life’s Abundance, I thank you for being responsible pet parents, and for being agents of positive change in the lives of your companion animals.

Warmest wishes,
Dr. Jane Bicks

Dr. Jane HealthyPetNet Foundation

Dr. Jane HealthyPetNet Foundation

We are pleased to announce the formation of the Dr. Jane HealthyPetNet Foundation, Inc. This non-profit foundation is dedicated to the promotion, establishment, maintenance and management of animal rescue groups that are committed to rescuing abused animals in the U.S. and Life’s Abundance is donating a portion of our net profit to help support the operations of this extraordinary foundation.  View previous grant awards.

We look forward to sharing with you more about the progress of this foundation’s important work. To find out how you can make a difference in the success of this noble enterprise, please contact our office.

There are over 130 million individuals in the United States alone who need your help. They cannot help themselves. It is up to you. These individuals are America’s 67 Million dogs and 65 Million cats.

Did you know the maximum life span of our cats and dogs is estimated to be 25-30 years? Sadly, our average pet lives only approximately 13 to 14 years. These innocent animal’s lives are being cut short.

By talking to pet owners about the problems and offering them a solution, you can help hundreds, even thousands of animal’s lives and earn a monthly, ongoing income at the same time, For Life. Go into business with Dr. Jane Bicks today!

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