The secret to superior pet food lies in the formula itself – not only in the ingredients,
but also in the proportions of those ingredients to each other. While many dog foods
may meet technical standards for dietary requirements, some pet food manufacturers
cut corners on their ingredients, which affects the quality of the overall formula.
To help you choose the best food for your dear companion, we’ve identified eight
crucial measures upon which all dog foods can be judged. Keep in mind that the food
you choose should score well in every category, as does Life’s Abundance Premium
Health Food for Puppies and Adult Dogs. Remember, your dog deserves nothing less
than the very best.
See Beyond the Hype
The brand you feed is the most important decision you can make as a pet parent.
Because your dog eats the same food every day, it’s his primary source of nutrition.
And a superior dog food can help to foster a solid nutritional foundation, which
can help sustain your dog over a long and healthy lifetime.
As a caring pet parent, it’s important that you see through marketing ploys designed
to mislead you about the quality of ingredients and their intended dietary benefits.
Additionally, some competing brands use wheat and wheat glutens, corn and corn glutens,
as well as artificial food colors and preservatives. We never have, and we never
will. That’s part of our commitment to you and your dog to provide the safest and
most innovative nutritional formulas for a better life.
The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts
While the top five ingredients of a given dog food provide the consumer with insight
into the nutritional priorities of a pet food maker, they don’t tell the whole story.
Every ingredient plays a critical part, which is why we provide a comparison based
upon eight different quantitative measures. Furthermore, the secret to superior
pet food lies in the formula itself – not only in the ingredients, but also in the
proportions of those ingredients to one another.
The significance of the ratios cannot be understated. Our long-time pet food formulator,
Dr. Jane Bicks, stresses the importance of synergism, or the interaction of ingredients,
because the proper proportions help to maximize the nutritional impact of a formula.
As with any recipe, if you use the wrong ratios, you will get very different results.
With quality ingredients working synergistically with one another, you can be certain
that you’re providing the very best for your companion animal.
Pet Food or Junk Food?
Not all pet food manufacturers have your dog’s best interests in mind. Unfortunately,
many use ingredients that you would never knowingly feed your dog. Some intentionally
attempt to mislead you with clever marketing, touting ingredients that sound appealing
to you but are not actually suited to the nutritional requirements of dogs. At Life's
Abundance, we focus on what canines truly need to help ensure a lifetime of good
health, rather than on making the cheapest possible product that might not fulfill
your dog’s dietary needs.
Only Everything Wholesome
Our premium dog food recipe features safe and wholesome ingredients. But for a dog
food to be considered truly exceptional, we believe it must meet several specific
nutritional criteria. Not only should a dog food score well on the majority of eight
distinct measures, it must score well on every measure. Even if one area is overlooked,
you could be compromising your dog’s chances for wellness and longevity.
To account for the unique dietary needs of your dog, all of the following must be
included in the formula: a diverse array of high-quality proteins; healthy species-specific
animal fat; a guaranteed amount of the antioxidant Vitamins A, C and E; a guaranteed
amount of omega-3 fatty acids (for optimal benefit omega-3’s should be scientifically
balanced with omega-6 fatty acids); prebiotics; a guaranteed amount of probiotics;
an array of vegetables; and fruits. Furthermore, to minimize health risks, no wheat
or wheat gluten or corn or corn gluten-based products should be featured.
If your current food doesn’t score well on every single one of these eight distinct
measures, we strongly suggest that you feed your beloved canine Life’s Abundance.
A Tradition of Quality and Safety
Even though the quality and variety of ingredients provide insight to the strength
of a food’s formula, they shouldn’t be your only consideration when choosing the
right food for your dog. In fact, the process by which the food is made is equally
vital. Life’s Abundance premium dry health food is prepared by a family-owned, third-generation
pet food maker, where creating a high quality food is not only a priority and a
family tradition, it’s an art form. Batches of food are produced in limited runs
on a weekly basis, minimizing periods of storage and helping us to deliver the freshest-possible
product to your front door.
What You Don’t Know Could Be Harming Your Pet
When you pick up a bag of dog food from a retail store, it’s impossible to know
the history behind the product you’re holding. You don’t know how long it’s been
on the shelf, or how long it lingered in the storeroom before being placed on the
shelf. You don’t know how long it was stowed in a shipping container, subjected
to temperature extremes. You don’t know how long it was stockpiled in a distribution
center prior to shipping. In fact, many mass-produced dog foods are stashed away
in tractor trailers without any form of climate-control for weeks, even months.
And, you have no idea if proper handling of bags and pest-control are priorities
for the packaging centers and warehouses where the product is bagged and stored.
Why does it matter that you can’t know the history of the retail product? As you
might correctly guess, the way a dog food is stored can directly affect its nutritional
value and safety. The bottom line is, just because it’s store-bought doesn’t mean
Control over our Formulas from Start to Finish
At Life’s Abundance, we don’t leave factors that impact safety and quality to chance.
Our commitment to providing your dog with a superior food goes well beyond the formula
and the individual ingredients. To ensure the safety and quality of the final product,
we exercise control, from preparation to packaging to storage.
As we mentioned before, Life’s Abundance Premium Health Food for Puppies and Adult
Dogs is prepared in small batches on a weekly basis. We test the quality of our
foods to ensure the integrity of ingredients and to make sure the formula is adhered
to. Immediately after each batch is prepared, it’s bagged and shipped directly to
one of our three warehouses.
Our shipping departments take pride in the speedy yet careful handling of our products.
When you place an order, your dog food is shipped via UPS or USPS, with an average
transit time of only three business days.
Thanks to our strict adherence to quality and safety, we’ve created a streamlined
process that, in most cases, means that the food that’s delivered to your door is
only four to six weeks old.
The Smart Choice for Caring Pet Parents
While this comparison is by no means comprehensive, we offer this service as a way
to start your quest for the best food for your dog. As a caring pet parent, we expect
that you’ll have questions. And we’re ready to provide answers. As an existing or
potential customer, you have toll-free access to our expert customer support staff,
Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Additionally, Dr.
Jane conducts monthly conference calls, providing an open forum where you can
put questions directly to our pet product formulator. These calls also include in-depth
discussions about her formulas, the superior ingredients we use and other helpful
pet-related information. The Life’s Abundance team is ready to assist you to the
best of our abilities.
Formulated by a vet, for the long-term health of your pet
Dr. Jane Bicks is defined by her absolute dedication to the health and happiness
of companion animals. One of the nation’s leading holistic veterinarians, she serves
as our pet product formulator and as the driving force behind our commitment to
improve pet health. When you feed your dog Life’s Abundance, you will be providing
a cutting-edge formula, created to help maintain the health and increase the longevity
of your canine companion.