BEYOND THE FIRST FIVE INGREDIENTS!
While the first five ingredients play a significant role in the nutritional make-up
of your cat’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 all
the others 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 cat food contains at least 33%
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
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.
Eggs are one of nature's most nutrient-dense foods and play an important role in
a balanced diet. They are considered a complete protein source, providing essential
amino acids, vitamins and minerals (vitamins A, B, E, K, Biotin, and Sulfur). Eggs
also provide healthy fats, such as omega-6 for healthy skin and a glossy coat.
- Catfish Meal
Our top-quality fish meal is made by drying the freshest catfish at a low temperature,
creating a concentrated, highly-digestible protein source. In addition to being
an excellent source of protein, catfish meal provides natural DHA and EPA, the most
important of all the omega-3 fatty acids.
- Turkey Meal
Turkey is an excellent source of protein and is rich in calcium, potassium, B vitamins,
niacin, iron and zinc which promote energy and overall health. Turkey meal is also
very digestible and very palatable.
CHICKEN FAT - We believe the primary fat source in cat 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 cat is eating.
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 cat. We include the natural
goodness of Ground Brown Rice in Life’s Abundance Cat Food. We also include Rice
Flour, a carbohydrate that delivers quick energy to your cat.
- Ground Brown Rice is the entire grain with only the inedible outer husk removed.
This whole grain contains manganese, selenium, magnesium, as well as tryptophan
and vitamins B1, B3 and B6.
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.
- Vitamins: ascorbic acid, vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, biotin,
thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin A acetate, riboflavin supplement,
d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin B-12 supplement, citric acid, vitamin D-3 supplement,
folic acid, taurine
- Minerals: calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate,
zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, zinc oxide, copper sulfate, manganese sulfate,
manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, calcium
ANTIOXIDANT SYSTEM – Among other nutrients, our antioxidant system includes
vitamins A, C and E.
Pomegranate contains vitamin C and potassium. The polyphenols in pomegranate (hydrolyzable
tannins called punicalagins) are responsible for the red color.
OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS FROM FISH OIL
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
Flaxseed meal is the richest plant source of antioxidant lignans and omega-3
fatty acids. Flaxseed meal also has a very high level of highly-digestible protein and
essential amino acids. In addition, flaxseed meal contains significant amounts
of fiber, vitamin E, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6 and is extremely
rich in the minerals potassium, calcium and phosphorus.
BREWER’S DRIED YEAST
Brewer’s dried yeast is loaded with highly-digestible protein with an exceptional
amino acid balance. It also contains an abundance of natural minerals and vitamins,
featuring B complex vitamins (except B-12).
BEET PULP (SUGAR REMOVED)
Fiber is required in every diet to maintain healthy intestinal tract and proper
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.
Dog grass contains many nutrients that cats crave … that’s instinct at its best!
When cats in the wild consumed their prey, the intestinal tract contained grass
and this grass provided necessary fiber and phytonutrients.
Alfalfa sprouts contain an abundance of highly active antioxidants, phytochemicals,
enzymes, trace minerals and numerous other living nutrients, which work to support
good health and promote proper assimilation of foods.
These ingredients are similar to those found in supermarket yogurts. Direct-fed
microbials help support healthy immune and digestive systems. Life’s Abundance contains
the following direct fed microbials:
Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei
Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium thermophilum Fermentation Product, Dried
Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product.