Life's Abundance

A complete holistic dry dog food. No corn, wheat, soy or animal by-products.
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kenalston
12/12/2012

Life's Abundance 5

I lost my Golden retriever, Anna to leukemia and in the research I did following her death I found out about the poor quality nutrition in many branded pet foods. Later I discovered Life's Abundance and I've been using it now for over 7 years.

I met the vet-formulator Dr. Jane and hearing her describe the care she puts into creating a balanced nutritionally sound dog and cat food, I was hooked. You can compare brands to Lifes Abundance and see how poorly the big brands stack up and you can get lower wholesale prices when you choose to buy on autoship.

You can read more about dog food brands and Life's Abundance on my dogs health blog at: http://www.dailywetnose.com/dog-food-brands/

regards

Ken

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BestFurryFrien d
05/03/2012

Life's Abundance 5

We live on a farm. We have two dogs, three barn kitties (adopted from the animal Shelter) and one rescued house cat. All of our animals have been eating Lifes Abundance Dog and Cat Food for most of their lives.

When we adopted our older barn cat Jemma from the pound about a year ago, she was not healthy. Her fur was falling out and she continually tried to lick and pull out the fur on her front legs. Since she has been fed a healthy nutritious food, her health has been improved and she no longer pulls out the fur on her front legs.

We purchased our Lifes Abundance Cat Food from http://www.BestFurryFriend.com

I would also like to encourage people to please save a life and adopt a pet from your local shelter or humane society. They have a lot of sweet, precious animals that need a good home.

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Silversaw
12/18/2011

Life's Abundance 5

My dog really likes this dog food. If I'd let her, she'd eat a lot of it. Never tires and I can use it for treats too. She continues in good health as she is turning 8 in April, and has had 4 litters of pups while on a mixed diet of Life's Abundance and raw meat and bones. I give her a 6 oz serving of it every 3 feedings. I have had no problems using both kinds of foods with her.

The composition is 'non-glutin' with no wheat or corn fillers. They say 'We never use corn or wheat products and we never use artificial flavors or colors.' It contains high quality proteins and some veggies. http://www.lifesabundance.com/Products/ProductList. aspx?realname=10077853&cat=0&hdr=&Ath=F alse&category=Dog_Food(Pet_Base)

I enjoy working with my supplier, Brie. She helps me with the ordering and getting good prices and recommended this after my previous dog passed away. He ate Flint River Ranch Senior diet with weight loss and this was great for him, using the same mixed raw/kibble diet. So with the current dog, I get the 40 pound sack each year of Life's Abundance, and store it outside using the bag from the 20 pound amount which has a zipper. The rest I place in tight sealed jars and metal containers.

This dog food is a bit pricey. It amounts to about $.75 a serving for her. I still prefer it over other brands. It even smells good to me!

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DJ2010
02/18/2011

Life's Abundance 5

I have been feeding my puppy this food on the recomendation of my breeder. The food is delivered on time and is a high quality food.

I personally was affects with the IAMS Dog Food Recall in 2010 and it was a heartbreak. When my breeder recommended this and I researched it I felt good about it.

My little guy is growing strong and I now feed it to my other beloved dogs as well.

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Ejay
12/06/2010

Life's Abundance 5

First of all I do not sell Life's Abundance Dog Food. I started using this about a year ago. I have two mixed breed large dogs (about 80 lbs) who are now 10 years and almost 11 years old. The older dog had a heartworm infection a few years ago and I was feeding the cheapest dog food I could find....so I switched to Iam's and was happy with the improvements my dogs showed in their coat and general overall health. The only problem was in carrying the 40 lbs bags. So I switched to the Life's Abundance and within a few weeks both dogs showed even more improvement in their coats. My vet always double checks their age as they do not look their age! Last summer we acquired an American Pit Bull Terrier puppy. Life's Abundance is the only food he has known since being here from about 8 weeks of age. He is stockier than his litter mates -- that is probably genetic but overall he just looks healthier and has a much better coat that his litter mates. They all tell me I got the best pup in the litter! I did! But I think part of that is the better nutrition he gets from the Life's Abundance dog food and the supplements. I would recommend this food to anyone wanting a pet that seems to glow from the inside out!

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Don Goldst
11/15/2010

Life's Abundance 5

5 stars (put your rating here! 1-5

We have a four month old English Mastiff puppy that we purchased from breeder at 8 weeks old. The breeder had recomended Lifes Abundance but I thought I would slowly put the puppy on Solid Gold as we have our other dog , a Samoyed using solid gold. Well , the Solid Gold gave him big piles of mush ( sorry I know this is gross). So I tried Orijen large breed puppy. More mush ! So i ordered the lifes abundance per the breeder assuring me it would firm him right up. Well, after just one day of 3 feedings of lifes abundance he finally had normal stools ! He loves the food and is doing great. I highly reccomend this food to anyone with any breed of dog. Please also be advised that I am NOT a Lifes Abundance sales rep. I read concern from some that this food is sold only on line and they use multi level style marketing to sell.. Well , everything is sales in this world so I am not concerbed about how they sell the product as much as I am about tg quality of the product. This dog food is the real thing !


Don

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sasme
09/13/2010

Life's Abundance 5

Best Dog Food i have Ever used !!!
I have been using for over a year and my dogs are healtier and happier,
Allergy issues are gone! I could Not be happier
Its made in the US with Only US ingrediants
shipped to my door!
We purchased ours through www.HealthyPets.ws

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Myra Lowri
07/15/2010

Life's Abundance 5

Best dry food I have found.

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AnswerMan
06/23/2010

Life's Abundance 3

I first started eating Life's Abundance dog food when I was snowed in for days in my house in northern Quebec and had run out of everything else to eat.

I found it best if it was warmed up first and fryed like ground beef and then put in a bun with some lettuce and fixin's.

Life's Abundance gave me lots of pep and I have been unable to pass by a fire hydrant ever since without raising my hind leg and taking a pee.

My wife left me when I started to insist we do it 'doggie style'.

O well...I have lots of fun chasing cars and barking at the mailman...and that's enough for me.

Life's Abundance changed my life abundantly, you might say!

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Gina Ferra
06/23/2010

Life's Abundance 5

I started buying Life's Abundance dog food after my daughter moved back home with her dog. Titan is a 90lb dog whose skin does not agree with the store bought dog food. After just a few months of feeding titan with Life's Abudance and giving him the vitamins purchased on auto delivery his hair and skin has never looked better. Titan does not scratch like he often did with the other dog food. Titan also looks lean and healthy. I have since changed the food I feed the other two dogs to LIfe's Abundance. All three dogs eat the dry and can food Triology has to offer. Thankyou, Gina

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poodles
05/20/2010

Life's Abundance 5

I agree. There is a real neat food calculator on there. It tells you what size bag to buy for the size of your dog and how much it will cost per serving.

I get mine from http.www.pipschoice.com

Did you see the free sample area? How many places let you try a product before you buy it??

susan
professional dog groomer
www.spottsgrooming.com

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hugz4all4
05/04/2010

Life's Abundance 4

After trying NUMEROUS premium pet foods brands (EVO, Merrick, Acana, Natural Balance, Wellness, Evangers, Dogswell just to name a few) this is THE ONLY food that my dogs have tolerated and done well on. It has cleared up stomach issues, skin issues, coat issues, and tear staining issues in ALL of my dogs. This food was the last shot before I went back to using Science Diet which my dogs had no problems what so ever on. Im gald that I was willing to give it a chance. My dogs love it! Not to mention, shipping charges are VERY reasonable and to me its cheaper than other foods I have purchased in the past. The only reason I did not give this product 5 stars yet, is because we just started this food 2 weeks ago and I wanted to give it a little bit more time before I gave it the 5th star. However I still recomend this food to anyone who asks!! :)

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YourPetsView
03/23/2010

Life's Abundance 5

My senior dog selected this food from a buffet of a dozen different holistic foods back in 2002. He had Cushing's disease and must have known this food was what he needed to satisfy his needs. Since then, I have raised up a Champion on Dr. Jane's products.

I thoroughly "vetted" this company. I met Dr. Jane and the co-founders as well as the owners of the company before I fully got behind the food and started to recommend it to others. I like the fact that I can consult with Dr. Jane on an ongoing basis about my dog's needs. This food and company are for the pet owner/show dog owner that wants the peace of mind that goes along with purchasing a wholesome product.

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lovegoldens
01/12/2010

Life's Abundance 5

I've been using Life's Abundance for almost 6 years and wouldn't change......they've done great and with all the recall's in the past few years I don't worry with Dr Bicks on the job!

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Eastgsd
10/06/2009

Life's Abundance 5

Great food! Highly digestable and well researched. Great customer service. Overall great results. This is my number 1 choice for a pet food. I get nothing but excellent results when I use this feed. Feed less due to highly absorbable nutrition to be careful your pet does not put on excess weight. 


*****  This is the accurate ingredient list for Life's Abundance as of 5/20/07


 


INGREDIENTS:
Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Potato Product, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E)), Dried Beet Pulp, Brewers Dried Yeast, Natural Flavors, Flax Seed Meal, Egg Product, Catfish Meal, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, L-Lysine, Carrots, Apples, Canola Oil, Alfalfa Leaf Meal, Celery, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Bifido Bacterium Fermentation Product, Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product, Spinach, Grape Seed Extract, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Citric Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Selenium Yeast, Calcium Iodate.


 





GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:

Crude Protein, not less than……….….26.0%
Crude Fat, not less than……………....16.0%
Crude Fiber, not more than…...............4.0%
Moisture, not more than……………….10.0%
Metabolizable Energy (ME) = 441 kcal/cup.


Amounts are based on the use of a standard measuring cup.






****Update 2009
In reference to the below post which I just do not have tome to sit and read in full as it is ridiculously long..

You later stated you free fed a food that dogs tend to really like and then wonder why your dogs had more stool? You should have measured the food out because then you would have seen how very little you have to feed. My German Shepherds get 2 cups per day and my Doxies get 1 cup. You also *DO NOT* have to purchase the rep pack or anything at all actually, that was untruthful. 10 bucks a month for a fully made and functional marketing site that you do not have to build, run or set up? Also do not forget all of the information the company gives you through the site. This company basically walks everyone step by step on how to sell the products and information about the products is bursting. Heck I have Jane,s phone number in my cell phone and she is available at any time! I have been with this company since this food came out about 10 years ago and I am still feeding it to certain dogs in my home and always will, it is a great food when it comes to performance.

Digestive enzymes?? You are referring to probiotics (very very few pet foods contain enzymes and Royal Canin is not one of them) and guess what? LA has them, read the friggin' label.

The company, Trilogy, is not a "scam" it is a certain way to market products. Is Avon a "scam?" Was/is? Tupperware a "scam?" Home Decor? These are all MLM companies. It is also called Direct marketing. Love the link to the Nuvet vitamin site, MLM company....direct marketing...is that YOUR link??

No matter how the products are sold the products are great, functional and effective because Jane formulated them wonderfully and knew who to have help her with the food.

Defensive? Yes, I do not need people claiming my job is a scam and the food I feed my animals has nasty things in it. None of this is the truth.

It is also pretty common knowledge that the food is made at Ohio Pet Foods, the best plant in the country IMO. Their unique system leads to very digestible feed with high cook rates and digestibility in the high 90s. And NO you cannot walk through a separately owned plant because you are clueless. Jane probably tried to explain why pet foods do not contain "enzymes" and that is because they themselves would be digested and be a waste to put in the food. What you are thinking of is probiotics and had you listened to her she probably was trying to tell you that.


Ooooo this post has me so very angry. That is just wrong.....look what I found....the poster below my post's website for dogs http://coloradobmd.zpod.biz/index.htm they force people to buy the vitamins they are selling and dog food they approve of to get their "warranty" (what are you selling anyway? Toasters?) Then you can get breeding rights on a dog for 1600 additional dollars....I always thought that breeders would only give full breeding rights to responsible breeders. I know that is how I do it, I do not charge extra for papers either. Oh and check out the "poor man's special" :( I am just.......just go look.

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PetsnPups
08/22/2009

Life's Abundance 3

I signed up to be a distributor of Life's Abundance 2 yrs ago. I breed the Bernese Mountain Dog & Birman Cat. Prior I had tried many commercial brands trying to weigh out good quality with price although at the time I did not know how to read a label. About 5 yrs ago I found that on both Science Diet & Iams all of my Dogs & cats were throwing up daily, now I know why because commercial foods grind up euthanized pets & restaurant slop as an ingredient, I can prove this if you ask me to.

During the recalls I searched for foods I could trust & decided that it would be very beneficial to sell a product as well since there are so many major financial losses in breeding high quality dogs that I needed something to counter balance the losses. I was convinced the food was good so I let the company abuse me by forcing me to buy $300 in a product package of almost everything they sell, (this was a requirement) then I still had to buy my dog & cat food on top of that. Also in order to make this work I need the replicator website that I pay $10.98 per month for so here is my experience.

The cats did just fine on the transition & their coats did improve but I cheated because I also added a vitamin powder (granule) to the food because that specific supplement provided specific ingredients that flush out mercury from the vaccines. This is from a separate company altogether
http://www.nuvet.com/82216
Cats & kittens still eat it, still healthy, End of story.

The dogs were a very different story. The Food they were on was Royal Canin for large breed dogs which had an enzyme added into the food. The dogs feces were small & infrequent, cleanup was minimal. All major considerations when you have several dogs. I blended the two foods for transition into Life's Abundance & by the time they were fully on Life's Abundance the dogs were consuming 3X the amount food than before, feces was 3X larger & the clean up was 3X the amount going out for the trash, it was terrible & became a health hazard as I could not clean up messes fast enough.

I then transitioned them back into the Royal Canin for large breed dogs. I called the main reps on this matter as I was sure I had a solution & I wanted to share that large breed dogs require enzymes to assist with the break down of food and I wanted to see this improvement added, each of the reps never had these problems or at least never noticed these problems themselves so one rep became suspicious of me & thought I was a rep for Royal Canin, she actually accused me of that on our 3 way call. That was offensive because I was a distributor, I had specific problems & nobody took me seriously.

So then they referred me over to Dr Jane, I was very motivated & urged her to make these changes because I really wanted to sell the food but it was difficult to do so unless I was feeding it to my dogs & I won't feed it due to this one problem. I had searched for bulk enzyme powder so I can add it myself but could not find any. I then became concerned for the actual content of the food, a better quality food should consume less of, not more of. When dogs eat more food then it is a lesser quality. So I insisted on a factory walk through since their own video talks of these pet food secrets but I got an immediate "Oh no, you can't do that". I asked "why not?" then I was told they have "proprietary secrets". Well that's interesting because so do the commercial pet food companies have secrets by putting peoples dead pets in the food, It's actually the pet version of the Movie Soylent Green.

As I was persistent it was revealed to me that Trilogy (Life's Abundance) does not make the food. I might not have the email anymore telling me this but they go through a particular entity that makes the food then sells to anyone wanting to place their copyrighted label on it, I find that fascinating from an entrepreneurial point of view so when it is said that Dr Jane formulates the food may not be true at all & could be why nobody is interested in in my suggestion to actually reformulate the food because they may not have any control over that but is merely a business front & understandably so, every business has to look as professional as possible.
She could have at least pretended to take notes & say they would work on the problem but there seemed to be the air of unconcern.

I still don't care about the illusion, I just want the food to have enzymes added or create a food specifically for large breeds. Royal Canin was smart enough to do that & I wanted to push this trade practice along to the owners so I got in touch with the owner 3 months later & told him the same thing that I told Dr Jane. He then says, "I have never heard of this type of situation before" so I asked him "well did Dr Jane or the reps tell you about this when I called 3 months ago?"
He said "No". I said, "well there you go, your people are not telling you what is going on with your own business & that is why you are unaware".

When I listened to trilogy recorded phone conversations I found that there were other complaints about the dog food & since the reps supposedly have had no problems themselves & supposedly actually feed Life's Abundance to their pets always poo poo the complaints of dogs or cats throwing up on the food as being related to something else like lawn pesticides etc, & as I have seen I don't think they are documenting these complaints & I don't think anyone cares. The owner told me he does not make money on the food so after careful consideration I realized he makes a hefty sum off of the distributors who are forced to buy the product package but moreso the $10.98 per month from each distributor who uses the website.

If you charge $10.98 per month for replicator sites to say 100,000 distributors then income is $1,098,000 per month. That's very interesting assuming that Trilogy has 100,000 distributors, even if it were half that then I suppose someone could survive on half a million per month so why should he care if one pesky distributor is having problems with the food, I still feed it to my cats, he still gets my $10.95 month & most of my customers are very happy with the food, even their finicky cats like it, now I get a profit check from trilogy which fluctuates but last check was for $20 for the month so now my customers are paying my $10.95 per month so I am not so sore about that anymore, money talks. What will people do for money? I now wonder about the reps into this business up to their necks making a lot of money. What will they cover up to keep their income? I suppose just like any corporation they will cover up anything necessary to keep the company going. I just wanted one little thing of them that would increase their customer base but ya know, when you make a million bucks a month income why stress yourself out. If he took my suggestion based on that if he actually did have control over the factory he would double that to 2 mil but then that would put him in a much higher tax bracket & not be worth the trouble. All I wanted was a solution, that was 2 years ago & nobody has ever called to review the situation, I am still looking for an alternative to Royal Canin because I don't trust that there are not any ground up euthanized pets in my pet food.

So why don't I sell another dog food? My last search led me on a dead end as far as quality. One that is available for distributorship use Corn as their number one ingredient. That will kill my dogs by giving them intestinal torsion. Last check nothing compared ingredient wise with distributorship to Life's Abundance but then I really can't actually verify that since I can't hang out at the plant due to big secrets.

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sheltervt
08/17/2009

Life's Abundance 1

I am rating this food so poorly not because it's a terrible quality food, but because of the over-the-top marketing of it's MLM participants. At a guess, three quarters of the positive reviews for Life's Abundance foods were written by Life's Abundance MLM salespeople. It's disingenuous and misleading.

Life's Abundance is a SLIGHTLY above average food. It's not magical, it's not mana from heaven. It's formulation and ingredients are better than Science Diet, Iams/Eukanuba, and anything that Purina makes... but that really isn't saying much. LA's basic formula contains only two meats in the ingredients list, as the first and tenth ingredients. The carbohydrate ingredients easily overwhelm these minimal meats... not exactly ideal for our pet canine carnivores. Additionally, Life's Abundance uses the industry-standard beet pulp filler, a useless ingredient that is actually the cheap waste product from sugar manufacturing. They use "potato product" as a source of protein, rather than using more meat, and use insoluable forms of many basic vitamins and minerals. Is it BAD? No, not at all. But it's just barely GOOD... despite all the claims in reviews below.

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Buster Storer
08/17/2009

Life's Abundance 5

Meowy, Wowie! Our cats have been on Lifes Abundance Cat Food for about 10 years. They love it. People say that its expensive but its not really when you consider the value for the money. It does not contain corn or wheat and it has never, ever been on a recall list. Look into it at
Lifes Abundance Cat Food and then you can let your kitty decide because there are free samples available.

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cherylyoder
06/16/2009

Life's Abundance 5

I found Life's Abundance during all the recalls a few years ago. We breed labradors and love what the food has done for all of our dogs. We never go to the vet our coats are dark and shinny one of my girls had loose stools forever until her first bowl and wow perfect now. I love that they deliver to my front door and all the ingredients are human grade - I now sell this food to all my new puppy families at www.yoderpetnutrition.com You will love it!

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kirama
05/21/2009

Life's Abundance 2

People raving about this food must be part of the MLM scheme, there is just no other explanation. While it is certainly better than 'Old Roy' or Purina Kibble, it just does not justify the rave reviews. If you really want an unbiased review of dog food, go here: http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/ There are far better foods out there for about 2/3 to 1/2 of the price.

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alex11
04/22/2009

Life's Abundance 5

I think Life Abundance has been a blessing in me and my pets lives. One of my Labs had skin problems and was losing her coat - I had to find a healthy pet food. I thought I was buying the best out there until I found Life Abundance. Life Abundance changed my animal's life. Her hair has grown back and she NEVER snubs her food. The meat they use is chicken breast - I spoke to them and asked the company what was in their food and to my surprise they use chicken breast that is ground up with a little water-no fillers, by-products or artificial flavorings. They have veggies and fruits and so much more. Their food avoids the known allergens such as wheat, corn (which is just a cheap protein and filler), and soy. There are no by-products either so what you read is what you get. I could go on and on but everyday I look at my babies and and they are so happy to eat and looking so healthy. It is it is the only pet food I will ever buy.

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footofgod
04/22/2009

Life's Abundance 1

#1 problem: $70 for a 40lb bag! I can get better nutrition for half the price. #2 problem: I agree with others, where's the meat? Dogs are natural carnivors and do not digest veggies that well if at all. As I read the ingredients, it just gets worse. Feeding a high quality food gives the dogs all the vitamins and nutrients they need. The fact that this company has to add them all in separately scares me. I run a pet sitting and dog walking service and reccomend high quality products to my customers, this will not be one of them.

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bluetick
03/03/2009

Life's Abundance 5

I found this food at http://www.holistickibbles.com while searching for
a better food for my, at the time, new rescue. At first I was a little
skeptical about the claims of more nutrition meaning feeding smaller
amount, less stool, etc. After feeding this food for close to a year,
however, I must say that I am very impressed. The fact that the food is
usually less than 6 weeks old upon arrival on my doorstep and the fact
that the formulator verified upon asking that the fish source is
ethoxyquin free is very impressive. All in all a great food!

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StrPamela
03/03/2009

Life's Abundance 5

Healthy dogs and healthy cats for more than 5 years. Everyone we've shared these foods with have had excellent results. We buy from a distributor named Jay who is helpful too. We live in Ohio and I understand that the Trilogy foods are made right here in Ohio too.

A good place to start is their web site where you can compare Life's Abundance to the food you are already using. http://bestnaturaldogfood.com/NewSite/pages/compare -dog-foods.html
The list does not cover every brand, but it gives you a place to start and they are very helpful if you have questions. The woman who formulates the food is accessible and I've even heard her tell people that their food is not right for every dog when people have had unusual requirements. THAT was impressive!

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frozenclover
02/20/2009

Life's Abundance 5

The shelter that I adopted my shiba inu mix from fed Eukanuba and recommended I do the same. I bought some, and my dog barely got near his bowl. Nearly all of food was still in his bowl at the end of the night. After doing some research I came across Life's Abundance and decided to give it a try. The first time I put some in his bowl he gobbled it up immediately. Now a year later he lets me know it's dinner time and jumps a foot in the air over and over until his bowl is filled. Then he looks up at me gratefully and devours it in seconds. A few weeks ago I adopted a chihuahua pug mix from the humane society. They sent along a bag of Science Diet because that's what they feed, and of course recommeded I introduce her to a new food gradually. I tried feeding her some of her Science Diet, but she had no interest at all. Then I got some Life's Abundance out and offered her some. She gobbled it right up, and that's what she's been eating since, with no digestive problems from the quick diet change. The ingredients are human grade, which I like. The Eukanuba package stresses that this is for pet use only. I dont like the idea of feeding my dogs a food that is not safe for me to eat if I wanted to. Life's Abundance makes no such statement. The food actually smells good, which dry dog food usually smells awful. Another plus is that it is delivered to my house, so that's one less thing I have to remember to buy at the store. The bottom line is my dogs love this food, and they're the ones who have to eat it.

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sanibel
02/04/2009

Life's Abundance 5

My cat will turn her nose up at premium wet food...she ONLY will eat Life's Abundance dry. I have fed it to her for a year now. She rarely throws up....and she is a long haired cat!! 1/3 a cup a day, her weight is perfect. Bel is a ragdoll weighing in at 10lbs.

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ksparr
01/28/2009

Life's Abundance 5

I have used this food since 2002. Wonderful. Never an problem. My dogs love it. Everyone that has offered it to their dogs find that their dogs will not eat their old food. The ingredients are all quality. There is only human grade ingredients, no chemicals, no by-products, or anything that is not good for the dogs. I read other reviews and someone criticized that there is grains. GOOD GRAINS, not inferior. Also someone commented that Healthypetnet also makes Flint River....not true. I contacted the company directly about this. The only foods that Healthypetnet makes is Lifes Abundance. If anyone has questions about the ingredients and why they use the ingredients that they do, listen to the audio provided. Dr. Jane Bicks will personally explain the ingredients and why she uses them. Or, contact the company directly they will be more than happy to answer your questions. They stand by their foods 100%. Yes some dogs may have medical situations....and people react differently to foods also (allergies), but you cannot condemn the food. Perhaps your dog should be on another food that is more compatible to his situations. But a normal dog without problems does not have any reason for health situations by eating the food. I know of a breed of dog that from eating the foods, it was too rich for them, and were having bowel issues. That doesn't mean there was something wrong with the food, it just means that that breed dog had issues.

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Joe Smoooo
01/13/2009

Life's Abundance 1

GRAIN IN IT

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twm8876
12/17/2008

Life's Abundance 5

My 7 month old Chihuahua loves LA, no problems at all and would recommend to anyone. Really hate to read some of these pure out stupid reviews. Who really cares if there marketing strategy is MLM. I am not a distributor for them, but I think the company and product is 5 stars hands down. I suggest before you knock any marketing strategy, you research it before hand. There are good and bad mlm company's. The real pyramid scheme is your job. So don't burn every mlm company out there because perhaps you failed with one. Thanks Trilogy and Dr. Jane for making a quality healthy food and giving others a chance to achieve financial freedom.

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manna4u
12/04/2008

Life's Abundance 5

My dogs absolutely LOVE this food. I know there are a lot of good dog foods out there, but I really like the fact that the food I'm getting delivered right to my door is no more than six weeks old. My daughter also feeds her dog Life's Abundance and has noticed a huge improvement in his skin, and no longer has to take him to the vet for skin rashes and spend money on medications. I highly recommend this food to all dog lovers out there who want nothing but the best for their "Best Friend".

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bengallady
10/15/2008

Life's Abundance 5

I have been using L.A cat food for almost 2 years and I love it! My cats have dramatically changed since then, a great change. Beautiful coats, no more vomiting hairballs. My almost 9 yr old is young , vibrant and full of energy! Its taken a few years, but L.A's pet food is now a hit with pet owners! Now the other brands are trying to copy them with keeping out corn and other fillers that animals cant digest! I try to tell everyone I meet that is a pet owner to watch the video and try it. Two big thumbs up for Life'a Abundance!!

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Vanguy08
09/24/2008

Life's Abundance 1

Don't bother with Life's Abundance. One of my dog's had a serious reaction/allergy to the food which resulted in a serious ear infection costing expensive medical attention. Oh, and their the Satisfaction Guarantee will guarantee you nothing but dissatisfaction. My three dogs didn't the food that appealing, appetizing or basically any good. Bottom line: food costs too much, you pay for shipping each time and dogs didn't like the food. Your mileage may vary.

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CountryMe
09/22/2008

Life's Abundance 1

I posted over a year ago about Life Abundance Dog Food but could not remember the email address I had then so had to sign up again. There is no point in arguing with those that think they know more than vet specialists do but my dog had nothing but medical problems while she was on Life Abundance Dog Food which was for 2 years! She has not had anymore of those medical problems since I stopped her from eating Life Abundance over a year ago! I'm happy that it doesn't hurt all dogs and for sure Life Abundance is probably no worse than other commercial pet foods but when I did as the vet specialist suggested and took her off Life Abundance there has been NO more reoccurring medical problems like there was for the entire two years my dog was on this food.

And by the way one person just thought for sure they had the answer that it was antibiotics AND changing my dog's diet that helped. They were so wrong because we never gave our dog any antibiotics! This is clearly documented that our dog was never treated with antibiotics. It was JUST stopping the Life Abundance that our dog immediately started to improve and has not had ANYMORE of the medical problems she had while eating this. If changing our pet's diet had not helped then the specialist would had treated with antibiotics but the specialist wanted to try that first and when stopping Life Abundance stopped my dog's medical problems we did not need to treat her with antibiotics.

Again, I think it's great dogs that eat this dog food without any medical problems as well as all the other dogs that do well on other commercial foods but this dog food is definitely not the great dog food many make it out to be but neither is any of the other commercial dog foods, either.

If anyone else decides to feed homemade please make sure you research the human foods that should not be fed to pets as well as use a good pet vitamin to balance out their meals. We use Dr. Goodpet's.

Homemade diets are NOT bad for dogs when it is done properly and balanced.

I won't argue about this. The facts and evidence speaks for itself in my dog's case.

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Sall
09/17/2008

Life's Abundance 5

Our three dogs all do better on Life's Abundance than anything we've ever put in their bowls. Great coats, no more hotspots on our Jack Russell, they love the food, the price is better than other premium dog foods and I simply trust our distributor and the company.

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AleashaC
09/16/2008

Life's Abundance 1

My dog wouldn't touch this food. The ingredients were appalling and he hated the taste of the kibble. It gave him diarrhea and it made his coat terribly dry. This food was too big for my small dog to be able to eat and didn't provide enough nutrients for my active dog.

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MichelleRAkers 2
08/20/2008

Life's Abundance 4

Well my five month old Havanes puppy is on this as of yesterday. I've had such a hard time with researcing food, this had the most superior ingredients I've seen. The fact it is direct MLM does not bother me.

I have read many coments about not enough meat products, fish, and protein. It does have fish in it. The meat products are high end. Vegetables contain protein and are an excellent source. I am excited to try this. I will be ordering the snacks to try, it is very hard to find good snacks your pet loves.

Dungee, my puppy cleaned the bowl up immediately each time I have fed him. He loves the taste.

I'm also hoping this will help his coat. He scratches a lot and I'm worried about allergies. There are no fleas. We use a great natural shampoo. I'm hopeful this food will help with the allergy issue. FYI took some to my neighbors picky lab puppy, he LOVED it as well.

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Tam723
06/03/2008

Life's Abundance 1

Explain to me how??? life's abundance and Flint River Ranch are by the same manufacturer. However, if you go to one of their many web pages, you will find that Life' abundance does a survey on different dog food brands, one of them being Flint River Ranch, It states in the beginning that both brands are excellent for your pet, however if you delve deeper into the pages where the comparison is,it states that Flint River Ranch has ingredients such as yellow ground corn, corn, corn gluten meal and corn germ meal which are all not good for our pets digestive system. First off how do you expect me to buy a brand of dog food if the products you put in other foods that you manufacture are bad for my pets, secondly why would you compare 2 of your own products and speak poorly of one??? That sure doesn't make me feel good about buying the other one!!!
I was actually thinking about buying this brand until I researched it, now, In my opinion I think They are full of it!!!

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MS1967
03/29/2008

Life's Abundance 5

I have been using this food on my dogs for over 5 years now and they look so young. They do not look 8 years old. I would never switch food unless one day God forbid I lost my job. But if I had to switch, it seems to me that Blue Buffalo may be a good dog food at $39.99 for a 30 pound bag. Less expensive than Life's abundance. The only negative with Life's Abundance, I would say that this food being so high in quality, you will need to feed your dog less food. But not a bad negative huh?? A few months ago, I brought in a foster dog from a local shelter. The dog was a mess. Skin issues, smelly and truly disgisting looking. Of course after cleaning up the dog, he is eating Life's Abundance and is looking amazing and is so healthy too. It is really the best dog food on the market. I would never switch. My dogs are too much a part of my life for me not to give them the best.

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MrJackHammer
03/19/2008

Life's Abundance 1

No way a top 10 Dog food. The first ingredient is meat but then we see not to far some dried beet pulp and it is not a good filler and I won't feed m dogs that. Also manufacturer does not say fish product is free of ethoxyquin. Not enough meat to be in the top 10 so I think it should be dropped way down so it gets a 1.

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myhealth2
03/07/2008

Life's Abundance 5

I read the thread about Lifes Abundance being sold through a MLM.

Frankly the food is superior and has never, ever been on a recall list. The food is so good that breeders will guarantee the health of their puppies if the new owner keeps the dog on the food.

In fact, one of the past West Minster Dog Show winners is on the food. So bottom line, who cares if the food is sold through network marketing. It is a healthy superior food for dogs and cats. I would rather give my money to a superior food sold through MLM than a pet food store that has sold contaiminated food.

Lifes Abundance DOES NOT CONTAIN animal by-products, does not contain artificial colors or flavors, does not contain chemical preservatives, does not contain corn or wheat.

Everyone should know that corn or wheat is used as a cheap protein filler.

And, the worst scenario of all was the pet food contamination from well-known and supposedly expensive foods that contained contaminated corn and wheat that killed hundreds of our beloved pets. I would like to remind everyone that Lifes Abundance has never, ever been on a recall list. Lifes Abundance does not contain corn or wheat.  

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petanarchist
01/22/2008

Life's Abundance 1

Their Ingredients: Okay - let's look at the facts (and first 9 ingredients): Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Potato Product, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of natural Vitamin E), Dried Beet Pulp (sugar removed), Brewers Dried Yeast, Natural Flavors, Flax Seed Meal, Egg Product,...ad naseum In the first 9 ingrediates, you have 1 (count 'em , 1!) meat ingredient. Then #3 is a potato product (huh? Like Potato Buds I used to have as a kid? Pringles? What?), # 5 Beet Pulp which is considered a questionable ingredient (Source: www.dogfoodanalysis.com). #4 is chicken fat, which is a bit too high on the ingredients list (Should be 5 or 6 or even further down). Egg product - umm, like Egg Beaters - what does this mean? As "Clara" would say: "Where the beef?" (Or chicken, or fish or anything else remotely resembling real meat?) Plus, they do not state that they use ethoxyquin-free products. They claim to be "holistic?" I do not see any evidence to support that claim. Their Marketing Strategy: Next: I went to the website to check these guys out. The scariest thing about this? It's a *@$%&$#! MLM!!! - You know - multi-level marketing company - remember Blue-Green Algae, Tupperware, and who can forget AMWAY~ (I know I'm shouting a bit; I'm just a bit passionate about this sh*t.) Don't believe me? Click here. Now, I may be going out on a limb here, and I am a business owner, so I do understand the laws of profitability and such, but ***MLMs do not sell products - they sell MLMs!*** This company is not interested in your pet or mine. Trust me. Under the assumption of caveat emptor, (Latin for "Let the buyer beware" for those of you never having had the joy ::smirk:: of learning Latin) shame on us if we don't really do our homework. Just as we have to be militant advocates for our own healthcare, we have to be for our four-leggeds as well.

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lablover1022
01/12/2008

Life's Abundance 5

I have been using this food for both of my labs for well over 5 years. I will never switch to anything else. Food is fresh & healthy. My dogs look great at 8 years. I spend a great deal of time doing research on pet food and I always try to challenge myself with finding the best product on the market. This really is the best. I am happy wit hthe results. I just wish I can pick it up easily at a pet store. Shipping is not too expesive for me since I seem to live close to a food processing plant. : )

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HolisticPetMen u
11/20/2007

Life's Abundance 5

I started using Life's Abundance during the pet food recall.  I feel so very blessed to have found such a safe and nutritional product.  My menagerie of 13 dogs and 25 cats, all rescues are doing so fabulous I wish I could present their before and after pics.  After researching and being educated on Life's Abundance history, ethics, ingredients, origin of ingredients (nothing from China) and all ingredients are human grade.  A short while later I joined as a distributor for Life's Abundance.   HolisticPetMenu.com is where you can find the product and me.   I turned so many friends on to this product and all have had positive results.  No more cateracs, no more vomiting, better stools, no more itching, glossier/glossiest coats all of us have ever seen.  Bright eyes, more energy, in two dogs no more sore joints.  Higher percentage of litters and healthier litters! There is so much to this product.  There is a natural supplement line of healthy treats for dogs and cats, joint relief called Agility Supplement, Skin and Coat Formula, Cat and Dog Immune Support Systems.  Shampoo, Ear Cleaners, Soothing Mist which is an awesome product good for hot spots on dogs, good for people and horses too!  Canned cat food, all organic with a safe non toxic can.  Canned Dog Food soon to arrive...and that is just a brief description of all of the things this line has to offer.  We use all of the products with our rescue.  I have turned on even groomers and speciality pet shops to this product and they can't keep it in stock!  All of it is natural without harsh chemicals. 

One of the best perks of being part of this company is the support that we receive.  Whenever a customer or a rep has a question we get answers 24/7.  The biggest perk in my opinion is talking with Dr. Jane Bicks each week.  Dr. Jane Bicks has creditionals a mile long and she is the formulator of this product line.  Dr. Jane takes reps and customers questions each week and in turn educates each one of us.  If anybody is interested in speaking with Dr. Jane live email me at HolisticPetMenu@yahoo.com and I can have you on our live call as my guest.

There is also safe for pets, children and envirnoment cleaning products which I find clean better and smell better than anything I have ever used from the store.  I am loving this product and I stand by all of it 100%.  Five stars couldn't touch this line.  Email me anytime  I would love to help you and your pets! Sherry :)

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donnacur
11/20/2007

Life's Abundance 5

The absolute the best in my opinion.  My dog has allergies and this has quelled that problem.  My dog loves the food so much we have to keep the bag put away so she can't see it, otherwise she begs constantly for more.  Her coat is shiny and lush and her skin looks the best ever.  I still feed some healthy people food but this is definately the best commercial food available. 

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boxercrazy59
11/13/2007

Life's Abundance 5

life abundance is a really good pet food I have see a big differance in my two boxers they have been on life abundance for 9 months now and are doing great so happy I found this food. A healthy food you can trust and fill confident in buying for your pets.If you have any questions you can email me at tmgd59-healthypets@yahoo.com

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Henry234
11/12/2007

Life's Abundance 5

I purchased this food through www.petfoodwithlove.com and my dogs LOVE it! They have been on it for about 6 months and I've seen a big difference in a healthier coat and more energy. Plus one of my dogs had a very sensitive stomach and she's not had any problems since being on this food. I would highly recommend it!

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Amebru
11/02/2007

Life's Abundance 5

I have been using Life's Abundance since 2002. My senior dog selected it over 12 other holistic foods. I believe it helped him tremendously. I started my American Eskimo puppy on it in 2003. She won her Championship title in short order due to her vitality, gorgeous coat and great genes! I have recommended it to my friends who are breeders. The bitches do extremely well throughout their pregnancy. Their litters are healthy. The show judges, veterinarians and pet owners all take notice of a Life's Abundance dog. It has been very comforting to know that I can speak with the formulator Dr. Jane Bick's about why she uses certain ingredients and how to use her products successfully. This company uses terminology that is required by the food regulatory agencies even though terms such as product does not sound as good to the general public as whole egg or potato does. This company has integrity. They put the health of our pets before their wealth. A portion of the profit goes to Dr. Jane Bick's Foundation.

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Pomeranian
10/29/2007

Life's Abundance 3

My new pomeranian now is 7 months old and she did great on this food, however, was having a hard time eliminating herself and not being able to do her business very easlily. we stopped due to the fact that although it didn't take much food, and it lasted about 5 months maybe a little less, the I was paying more than half of what it cost for the food in shipping and handling. after much research, she has been switched to Innova, and LOVES it! her stools are much easier for her to get out and she loves the food and her coat is outstanding. absolutely beautiful, her energy level hasnt dropped still walk 2 miles a day and she is doing great. Just for some thought. I am very impressed with the Innova. but if you dont mind the shipping, and she can eliminate herself without a struggle, hey stick with it.

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summerdawn
09/04/2007

Life's Abundance 5

I have been feeding my 2 dogs and 3 cats Life's Abundance for 3 years now and they are all doing amazing. My dogs coats get comments by people at the dog park about how good they look. My 13 year old cat thinks he is a kitten. I think this is because of the food. I even signed up to be a distributor! 5 stars for sure!

http://www.summersnaturalpetfood.com

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butterfly249
08/28/2007

Life's Abundance 5

I adopted two dogs within the past 1 1/2 years and both are on Life's Abundance. One of my dogs came to me with a very sensitive stomach therefore I was hesitant to change his food. Well, I am glad I did! This is what I can tell you from my personal experience with Life's Abundance for the past 18 months or so.

1. All dogs love the taste. Both my dogs finish off the bowl with wagging tails. I've dogsat for a number of relatives and their dogs loved the food, too! So much that my relatives have switched over to Life's Abundance. I even think it smells great when I open the bag.

2. Both of my dogs have a remarkably shiny coat and are lean and muscular. Every time I bring them to the dogpark, people always comment on how they look so healthy and shiny!

3. Energy - lots of it! This food provides great nutrition to fuel your dog with lots of vitality! That's probably why my dogs are so lean...

4. Mental stability - I am a firm believer in that good nutrition can be the answer to behavioral problems with dogs (and kids, lol!) Both of my dogs are alert, focused, and well, they just seem very centered and happy. I've noticed that by feeding my Aunt's dog Life's Abundance for several weeks that she did not seem as "fidgity." Her behavior definitely improved while on this food.

5. Autoship. I never have to go to the store to buy dogfood. It arrives right on time every 26 days as per my specifications. Can it get any better? I can't imagine lugging a 40 lb bag into my house every month as now I am spoiled.

I've had a great experience with Life's Abundance so far. My only regret is that I didn't find this food sooner for my past dog who was with me for fifteen wonderful years. Maybe I could have had his company a little longer...

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