Number of Recalls In The Pet Food Marketplace Since 2005
|Berkley & Jensen|
|Boots & Barkley|
|Catswell Brand Vitakitty|
|Creekside Lifestages Horse Pellet|
|DEMOULAS MARKET BASKET|
|Dick Van Patten’s|
|Diggin’ Your Dog|
|DOCTORS FOSTER & SMITH|
|Family Farm Complete Horse 10|
|FINE FELINE CAT|
|Frozen Reptile Feed|
|Grandpa Louie’s Dog Treats|
|Hill Country Fare|
|Hoof & Coat for Horses|
|Kirkland Signature Premium|
|LICK YOUR CHOPS|
|MEIJER MAIN CHOICE|
|Mill Creek Premium|
|Next Generation Pet Products|
|NUTRO / Natural Choice|
|Pig Ears for Pet Treats|
|Planet Dog Eats|
|Primal Pet Foods|
|Solid Gold WolfKing|
|Steve’s Real Food|
|STOP & SHOP COMPANION|
|WEIS TOTAL PET|
|WESTERN FAMILY US|
|Your True Companion|
Life's Abundance has never been recalled!
Many consumers place ‘blind faith’ in the pet food industry. The general consensus is that if a food is on the store shelf, it must be nutritious and safe. But the sad reality is that many pet products (including food and treats) are routinely recalled, but not before there have been dreadful consequences.
Life's Abundance was started in 1999 and has never had a single recall. To this day Life's Abundance remains a small, private company that still uses a hands on Veterinarian formulator. Life's Abundance pet foods are the careful creation of holistic Veterinarian, Dr. Jane Bicks and are proudly made in the USA. To learn more about Dr. Bicks' amazing level of expertise, please continue down this page to read her stellar biography.
Since we opened our doors for business over a decade ago, Dr. Jane has formulated cutting-edge products to help improve the health and longevity of companion animals. We’re honored to have Dr. Jane on our team, creating all of our nutritious pet foods, treats, supplements and care products.
Dr. Jane served as the President of the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City and has been honored many times by her own veterinary profession. Among her many awards and acclamations are the Outstanding Service to Veterinary Medicine Award, three Presidential Citations, The Morris Animal Foundation (supporting the continuance of Diane Fosse's Lowland gorilla Project and studies of all animals), and the Veterinary Medical Society's Merit Award. Dr. Jane has also been involved with many Advisory boards including the Advisory Board of the Cornell University Feline Healthy Center, Canine Companions for Independence and Pet Owners with AIDs/ARC Resource Services assisting stricken individuals so they may keep their beloved pets in their time of greatest need. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Florida Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary nutritional Association.
She has been associated with the ASPCA, Bide-A-Wee Home, St. Hubert's, the American Humane Society and various regional and national animal shelters and rescue services.
Since the early 1980's Dr. Jane has authored three national books promoting the responsible care and treatment of pets. Her books include Revolution in Cat Nutrition (Rawson Associates, New York, 1986), Dr. Jane's Thirty Days to a Healthier, Happier Cat (Berkley Publishing, New York, 1997), and Dr. Jane's Guide to a Healthier Happier Dog (Berkley Publishing, New York, 1999). She is currently writing another pet book. She has been the dog columnist, cat columnist and for the last 7 years natural product columnist for the highly recognized magazine “Pet Business”.
In addition Dr. Jane has appeared as a veterinary expert on CBS's 48 hours, ABC's Good Morning America, Fox's Good Morning New York, WNET's romper Room and Reading Rainbow, CNN, PBS. Lifetime, The Discovery Channel, TV Food Network and numerous radio stations including WABC/NY, WNBC, WNYC, WQXR and National Public Radio. Animal Planet’s early days included Dr. Jane as the veterinary expert in frequent segments regarding all types of animals.
Dr. Jane is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Parma, Italy.
Helping companion animals to lead healthier, longer and happier lives is not just our company commitment … it’s our personal mission. That’s why we have worked very hard to not only provide the best, health-promoting products, we have also established a foundation to help improve the lives of abandoned companion animals all across the U.S. The Dr. Jane’s HealthyPetNet Foundation is a non-profit organization absolutely committed to supporting a variety of animal rescue groups, all of which are dedicated to helping to rescue neglected and unwanted animals.
Every time you purchase a Life's Abundance product, a portion of the profits are contributed to a fund that supports the operations of this organization. Thank you so much for your continued business! Together, we’re making a positive difference in the world, one animal at a time.
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Chicken Meal, Flaxseed, Fish Meal, Carrots, Spinach, Ground Brown Rice, Celery, Blueberries, Pomegranate Extract, Antioxidants, Live Probiotics, Chelated Minerals
We use a “fast-cook” process to help preserve the nutritional value of each and every wholesome ingredient. Our kibble is smaller than a dime. Perfect for any size breed.
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Chicken Meal, Egg, CatFish Meal, Flaxseed Meal, Turkey Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Alfalfa Sprout, Dog Grass Extract, Antioxidants, Live Probiotics, Chelated Minerals
Veterinarian formulated with select ingredients to help your cat achieve optimum health. Each Kibble is triangle shaped with a center hole for superior mouth feel & palatability.
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Chicken Meal, Salmon Meal, Herring Meal, Duck Meal, Sweet Potato, Carrots, Spinach, Cranberries, Blueberries, Pomegranate Extract, Live Probiotics, Chelated Minerals
Each perfectly sized, nutrient-packed kibble delivers a precise balance of proteins, fats and other ingredients to support a puppy’s high energy level and healthy development.
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Chicken Meal, Salmon Meal, Herring Meal, Duck Meal, Sweet Potato, Carrots, Field Peas, Spinach, Blueberries, Pomegranate Extract, Live Probiotics, Chelated Minerals
Contains a precise balance of protein, calories, calcium and phosphorus to encourage healthy, controlled growth rates and aid in the development of strong teeth and bones.
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Chicken Meal, Egg, Brown Rice, Catfish Meal, Flaxseed Meal, Carrots, Brown Rice, Blueberries, Broccoli, Pomegranate Extract, Spinach, Antioxidants, Live Probiotics, Chelated Minerals
This precise diet is veterinarian-formulated to help your dog lose weight and maintain optimum health while providing high quality proteins for building lean muscle tissue.
Life's Abundance has everything your dog or cat needs to stay healthy and happy. With more than 60 healthful products to choose from, you'll never have to buy store bought food, treats, supplements, or pet care products again. You can feel safe in knowing you're giving your pet the best!
|Costs Per Month||$16.55|
|# of cups to feed||1|
|# days food will last||80|
|# weeks food will last||11.4|
This may not appear to be important on the surface but it is vitally important in knowing whether or not you are buying a quality product. Most pet foods are sold through either grocery or pet food stores. This presents a few challenges that cannot be overlooked.
Competition for Shelf Space and Low Price – Ever wonder why there are so many varieties of pet foods from the same pet food manufacturer – small kibble, large chunk, medium breed, active lifestyle, indoor cat, etc, etc… Could it be that the more varieties a pet food company has, the more shelf space they can dominate and catch your eye? This kind of fierce competition also creates price wars which may cause corners to be cut on ingredient quality.
Inadequate Education – Buying your pet food from a store oftentimes leaves you just as much “in the dark” about your choices as when you walked in. Can you really expect a retail store to offer an expert analysis on all of the pet foods they carry? Most of the time you are directed to the food that is on sale or the one that most people are buying.
Outdated Food– Try this simple test. Go to any pet store and start checking expiration dates on the bags of pet food. Chances are you will find many pet foods that are set to expire in the near future. You will also notice that most every pet food has a two year shelf life. Why is that? Does this mean that pet food companies are expecting their foods to be on the market two full years before they are purchased? Would you rather buy a fresh bag of food or one that is two years old?
Life’s Abundance is NOT sold in stores and therefore is not subject to the dictates of the commercial market place. We only make the best formula’s for your pet, price it accordingly, and educate our customers through websites, DVD’s, conference calls with Dr. Jane Bicks, newsletters and an educated sales force. We also deliver the freshest product in the industry which provides higher nutrition, and safety.
You might be surprised to learn who is in the Pet Food Business today. The same companies that make many of your household items like toothpaste, potato chips, laundry detergent, and more, are also making the majority of pet foods in the commercial marketplace. Here is a small list for you to be aware of…
Proctor and Gamble – Iams and Eukanuba
Colgate/Palmolive – Science Diet
Del Monte – Gravy Train, Natures Recipe, Kibbles and Bits
Diamond – Kirkland, Chicken Soup, Nutra Gold, and many others
Nestle - Purina products
Mars – Royal Canin, Pedigree, Sensible Choice
Although there is nothing particularly wrong with the fact that these large companies are now in the pet food business, the real consideration is whether or not you choose to purchase your pet’s food from a company whose primary focus is not pet food vs. a company whose primary focus is pet food. The question simply boils down to, who do you trust to feed your pet?
Life’s Abundance pet foods are the careful creation of renowned formulator and Holistic Veterinarian, Dr. Jane Bicks, whose primary focus is pet health and nutrition. She is the author of three books on pet care and nutrition and has served on professional boards including the Cornell Feline Health Center. Dr. Jane served as the President of the Veterinary Medical Association in NYC and was appointed by former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to help start one of the largest animal shelters in the United States. She has also appeared on many network television and cable programs and numerous radio stations as a veterinary expert.
Dr. Jane is dedicated to the creation and advancement of the purest pet products she can make and has a mission to help pets live a longer, healthier, happier life. Her food is carefully made every couple of days and is quickly and carefully shipped to your home within weeks of manufacturing. The ingredients are routinely inspected for safety and are purchased from strict, reliably consistent sources.
Have you ever asked yourself, "If pet food companies are concerned about providing the best nutrition possible, why do they make differently priced products?
That's a fair question and one that deserves a fair answer.
If two foods that are made by the same company are marketed and sold as 100% nutritionally complete and balanced for your pet, yet one is more expensive than the other, what's the difference? If both pet foods are of equal quality there is no need to spend money on the higher priced food, right? But if both pet foods are not of the same quality, then we have to question the nutritional benefits of each food!
Life’s Abundance pet foods only come in one variety – The Best We Can Make. While we understand most people want to watch their budgets and not spend more than is necessary, we also understand that you get what you pay for. Most people never consider that buying cheaper foods can lead to more expenses down the road with regard to vet costs, nutritionally related ailments, and shortened life spans. They may also not realize that it often takes twice the servings of a cheaper food to equal one serving of Life's Abundance, which eliminates any perceived cost benefit.
Our philosophy is simple, people who love their pets want to feed what is best, not what is cheapest!
What Is Chicken Meal?
Taken from the breast and thigh. Never any by-products
Why Don't We Use Beef?
Beef is not a consideration as an ingredient because of potential allergies and mad cow disease.
What Is Egg Product?
Eggs are a complete protein source, providing essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals (vitamins A, B, E, K, Biotin, and Sulfur).
What Is Fish Meal?
Our farm raised fish has won environmetal awards and provides natural DHA and EPA, the most important of all the omega-3 fatty acids.
Most dogs and cats go crazy for the flavor, freshness, and kibbles size of Life's Abundance. In fact, many pets will no longer eat their former food once they try Life's Abundance for the first time. On the rare occasion that a pet will not eat Life's Abundance, there is a full money back guarantee as shown below.
There is one final thing that is important to note. All pet parents should choose a food that is not only flavorful but nutritious. Nutrition being the first consideration. People can read labels but pets cannot! Make sure you are making the best choice for your beloved pet.
It depends on your pet. Some pets have no problem eating anything new while others seem to be more sensitive. If you feel you have a sensitive pet, we recommend switching to Life's Abundance over a 10 day period.
Also, keep in mind that Life's Abundance contains live probiotics which often helps greatly in the transition process. Probiotics are great for settling the stomach and aiding in digestion.
Answer provided by Dr. Bicks:
I would love to have an all organic food as long as it fit my mission statement. My mission is to formulate and produce food with the best nutrition I can give to a dog and cat.
Unfortunately, organic meats are still hard to come by. Just go to your supermarket and you will see the small section of organic meats. The price is high because there simply are not enough organic meats produced yet.
I can’t find enough HIGH QUALITY organic meats for my formula every week. (We sell millions of pounds of food). You see, the best cuts of the organic meats go to the supermarkets and health food stores. The left overs (the trims) can be used for pet food. While the meat would be organic it would be the “throw away” parts such as the tendons, ligaments, and viscera. Muscle meat and organ meat deliver optimum nutrition, not the later. Using organic meats today would violate my mission statement.
If you look at the label of organic foods you will notice that they contain large amounts of carbohydrates. While I believe that carbohydrates are necessary in a well formulated diet, the organic foods use more than I deem acceptable. They have to use carbohydrates to keep the cost down and to add some protein (carbohydrates have protein) because they can’t get enough meat protein.
I must have a fixed formula which means that the ingredients (type, amount) will never vary from bag to bag or can to can. Many dogs and cats will get GI upsets if amounts or types of ingredients change. Organic foods have non fixed formulas because they have to take what they can get.
I understand the importance of organic ingredients and embrace it. If you look at my Instinctive Choice you will see that I have a portion of organic chicken. Unfortunately there is not very much CONSISTENT organic chicken to use and unfortunately not enough for my entire formula.
My mission is to give the dog and cat the best nutrition I know how to. Using organic ingredients would be a plus, above and beyond the excellent nutrition. It will take a few more years before organic becomes more available.
Life’s Abundance is known as an "ALL STAGE" formula, therefore, it is good for Puppies/Kittens, Adults, and Seniors.
It is formulated to provide 100% complete nutrition for all life stages in accordance with AAFCO (American Association of Feed Control Officials). Our formula has all the correct percentages of Protein, Fat, and Fiber, as well as the correct ratio of Calcium to Phosphorus needed for healthy development.
Although many companies choose to make separate formulas just for puppies/kittens, it is because they also choose to not make an all stage formula. In my opinion, this is done mainly to increase their product variety which helps them dominate more shelf space at the local pet store. More shelf space means more exposure! And, since Life’s Abundance is sold direct to the consumer to maintain freshness and safety, we don’t need a bunch of different bags and labels just to get noticed.
Life's Abundance uses brown rice and oat groats in our food. We have a great audio which will help explain why Dr. Jane Bicks chooses these nutritious ingredients rather than go "grain free". Please take a moment to listen to it.
Listen to this audio as Dr. Bicks answers the question, "Are Grains Bad?" In short, they are not.
Basically, all food have some form of carbohydrate in their formula. It is critical for the health of your pet. Life's Abundance uses brown rice and oat groats to obtain those carbs. What does your pet food use? If you're feeding a no grain food, hopefully it is coming from a vegetable source.
Additionally, Life's Abundance never has and never will use corn, wheat, or soy in their formula's. These are typically the grains that most people are concerned with as they are known allergens and are often hard to digest.
Of course, looking at an ingredient label is only half the battle. As you will hear in the audio by Dr. Bicks, the digestibility of the ingredients has much to do with how well it was cooked. That is something you won't find on a label.
I am glad to see that you are a concerned pet parent and want to do what is best for your pet. However, before you decide to follow the latest trend of "no grain" foods, be sure you are buying from a company you can trust.
There are two ways you can help
Since Life's Abundance is not sold in stores, we rely heavily on word of mouth advertising. There are over 130 million dogs and cats in the United States. Many of these animals suffer from nutritional deficiencies which may result in disease. By sharing this website with a few of your friends and family, you'll be helping to spread Dr. Jane's mission of giving pets the best.
Discover how good it feels to offer healthy alternatives to millions of pets and their owners. Life's Abundance offers a way for you to refer these amazing products to others and be compensated for each and every order. It's a great way to earn your pet products for free and build a solid, recurring income stream.
We promise to deliver high-quality products, in good condition, to your door. If, for any reason, your purchase is not satisfactory, we will gladly replace it or refund your money (excluding delivery charges). Simply return your merchandise with the original paperwork and packaging within 30 days of receiving your order. We promise to process your request in a timely manner.