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“What should I feed my puppy? What do you recommend?”

I research everything and that includes the food I select and feed my beloved pets. Regardless, I was stuck with department store dog food syndrome – not looking outside of the big box store for a food that excelled at being good for my pet as well as fresh. I’ve always known to look at the first few ingredients, as I was told that these were the most important and meat should always be the first one in a dog food. We stayed away from brands that had corn, wheat or soy fillers. Also properly considering what a long “expiration” date or what seemed like a great “shelf life” really meant about the freshness of the product…we really had it all wrong.

FOR YEARS we had been feeding what we thought was a great store bought “premium” dog food. But then we were introduced to the Life’s Abundance brand. It’s prepared fresh in small batches and only four to six weeks old by the time you get it delivered to your door step. Very simply, it doesn’t sit in a warehouse for distribution for many months before making it to the “big” store shelf. We are so impressed by the quality and high standards of this food and by the amazing testimonials from customers and field representatives alike, that we decided to switch to Life’s Abundance Formulas.

Our mission, along with other breeders is to improve the quality of the English Cream Golden Retriever Breed and offer our customers beautiful, healthy, and sweet-tempered puppies that they can enjoy for years to come.

This Life’s Abundance line of products was formulated by Dr. Jane Bicks, DVM 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. In addition, Life’s Abundance pet foods are proudly made in the USA. Dr. Jane has served as President of the American Veterinarian Association of New York City, earned three Presidential Citations, appointed by Mayor Rudolph Gulliano to help establish one of the largest animal shelters in the world, is the author of three books on responsible care and treatment of pets, has appeared on 48 Hours, Good Morning America, CNN, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and more. She has also created a non-profit foundation where a percent of her product line is contributed toward the rescue and care for of animals. Needless to say, I was pretty impressed.

Did you know? Pet food was developed around World War II. It consisted of left-over grains that were rejected for human consumption. It was recognized very quickly that grains alone were not providing adequate nutrition, so protein was added, again with the source being rejected meat for human consumption; dead, diseased, dying, disabled, or drugged animals met the criteria.

Did you also know that our pets genetically; can live to be 20 years old, but the current average is 13-15? While many factors help the longevity of life – environment, health care, etc. nutrition is one of the most important factors.

Many of the ingredients in our pet food today causes a shorter life span due to the ingredients that cause stress on their kidney and liver functions which include; wheat, corn, and soy. These are also major allergens to our pets.

By-products such as chicken heads, duck bills, fish heads, chicken and turkey feet, bones and diseased & contaminated slaughterhouse meat can also be included in our pet foods! BHA, BHT, which harms our dog’s liver and kidneys and are known carcinogens. As well as Ethoxyquin, which is used to stabilize rubber can also be used. All these chemicals are added to provide a longer shelf life, for months, even possibly a couple of years.

We are now feedings our dogs Life’s Abundance Nutritional Systems and raising our puppies on this to ensure a long and healthy life, as well as provide a healthy start.

While this dog food “seems” more expensive up front, the cost is about $1.88 a day for a 70 pound adult dog. Americans spend more than that on their Starbuck’s coffee every morning! You feed less dog food, but they receive more nutrition! They are able to digest and utilize the dog food more. And you are ensuring a long and healthy life for your pet when you feed them quality nutrition!

Isn’t your precious puppy worth it?

Recommendation Transition Guide:

Day 1-2: Feed ¼ Life’s Abundance and ¾ of the old diet.
Day 3-4: Feed ½ Life’s Abundance and ½ of the old diet.
Day 5-6: Feed ¾ Life’s Abundance and ¼ of the old diet.
Day 7: The transition period is over and you can feed the recommended amount of Life’s Abundance.

If you have any questions about feeding or transitioning to Life’s Abundance Holistic Dog Food, please call us.