Ewww! Gross! What's in Some Brands of Dog Foods
Believe it or not, all dog food manufacturers DON'T have your dog’s best
health interests in mind.
What they have on their mind is profit and often times profit
equates to less than optimum quality ingredients.
It's true! Current pet food regulations allow manufacturers
to use ingredients that you might not knowingly feed your
dog. (Of course, there are always those people that don't care
what they feed their pets but others do. So if you are one of those
individuals that care about what food you feed, then read on.)
You may be shocked to learn what some brands of dog food really contain. For example, the use of by-products (feet, bones and intestines, etc.),
added chemical preservatives (BHA and BHT) and grains
such as corn, wheat, gluten and soy, that are often difficult to digest.
Did you know that, in some dog foods, these cheap fillers are
often used as a protein source instead of meat!
As a pet parent, if you are as shocked as we were, take just a minute and watch the following video and then think again about what you might be feeding your best furry friend.
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, Life's
identified eight crucial measures upon which all dog foods can be judged.
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.
your dog deserves nothing less than the very best.
Choose Life's Abundance Dog Food for your Best Furry Friend.
It's as natural as can be and it's high in antioxidants, too. It
does not contain by-products, corn, wheat, dairy, artificial colors, or
added chemical preservatives.
Life's Abundance Premium Health Food is made with fresh ingredients which are ideal for puppies and adult dogs.
Likely, other than treats, your dog probably eats the same food day in and day
out. So the brand of food you feed your dog is important to a long
and healthy life.
Life’s Abundance Premium Dog Food is a nutrient dense food with high-quality meat proteins and NO by-products, corn, wheat, gluten or
soy. NO artificial flavors, colors, sugars or added chemical
What are some of the unfavorable ingredients
found in some brands of dog food that I should be aware of?
Here's an example. What most consumers don't know is that the pet food
industry is an extension of the human food and
agriculture industries. Pet food provides a market for
slaughterhouse offal, grains considered "unfit for human
consumption," and similar waste products to be turned
Learn More About What You Might Not Know!
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
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
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 it’s fresh.
Control over 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
Formulated by a vet, for the long-term health of your
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