While the first five ingredients play a significant role in the nutritional make-up
of your dog’s food, every single ingredient is important. For nearly a decade, tens
of thousands of dogs and cats have been eating and thriving on Life’s Abundance
foods. We attribute this success to our painstaking attention to the detail. Each
and every ingredient in Life’s Abundance food is carefully chosen to work with the
other to supply your companion animal with a highly nutritious and perfectly balanced
meal every day, every year over a lifetime.
HIGH-QUALITY PROTEINS – Proteins are the building blocks of all
living organisms. Protein is essential for all bodily functions including those
of the brain, heart, skin, skeleton and many others. Life’s Abundance contains at
least 26% of high-quality protein. Look for identifiable animal proteins such as
"chicken meal" rather generic terms like "poultry meal," which can consist of any
fowl (turkey, chicken, geese, etc.).
CHICKEN MEAL VS. CHICKEN? Some foods contain chicken meat or chicken
parts, which naturally hold a fair amount of water. We prefer to use chicken meal
because most of the water has been removed, which makes it a concentrated source
of protein. This means that there is a greater “protein content” in one pound of
chicken meal versus one pound of chicken meat. That’s why high-quality chicken meal
is a key ingredient in Life’s Abundance foods.
WHOLE GRAINS - Whole grains are an excellent source of protein,
fiber, B vitamins, iron, zinc and other essential minerals. They also provide the
kind of carbohydrates that deliver sustained energy to your dog. We include the
natural goodness of Ground Brown Rice and Oat Groats in Life’s Abundance Dog Food.
VITAMINS AND MINERALS – The proprietary blend of vitamins and minerals
in Life’s Abundance foods was carefully selected to work in concert with all of
the other ingredients to enhance the overall nutritional value of the food.
ANTIOXIDANT SYSTEM – Among other nutrients, our antioxidant system
includes vitamins A, C and E plus vegetables and fruits. The colorful skin and flesh
of different vegetables and fruits contain phytonutrients, essential vitamins, minerals,
antioxidants and fiber. Each vegetable and fruit was carefully selected for its
unique nutritional properties.
CHICKEN FAT - We believe the primary fat source in dog food should
be animal-based because these fats contain a profile of fatty acids that are easily
metabolized and generally more available to the body. Animal fats can vary in quality,
so look for a species-specific fat like “chicken fat” (versus “animal fat”) to be
certain of the kind of fat your dog is eating.
OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS – Omega-3 fatty acids are some of the most
extensively researched natural nutritional ingredients in the world. Among its many
health benefits, the omega-3’s in Life’s Abundance help support healthy skin and
a shiny coat. We also included flaxseed meal for its outstanding nutritional profile
and its contribution to healthy skin and coat.
DIETARY FIBER - Fiber is required in every diet to maintain healthy
intestinal tract and good nutrient absorption. We use beet pulp, which is the fiber
from the gray sugar beet (sugar removed). Many studies have demonstrated that beet
pulp performs better than many other types of fiber.
DIRECT-FED MICROBIALS – These ingredients are similar to those
found in supermarket yogurts. Direct fed microbials help support healthy immune
and digestive systems.