Safety is a Primary Objective

Thursday, 20 June 2013 17:04 by Life's Abundance

At Life’s Abundance, we are dedicated to the health of companion animals, especially when it comes to the safety of their food. Every serving is protected by strict quality control measures. Our foods are produced in small batches to ensure the freshness of the products delivered conveniently to your doorstep. We also maintain long-term relationships with our suppliers, who help us to ensure that only quality ingredients are used. Since we opened for business in 1999, we have always been committed to safety and this continues to be one of our primary objectives. Given recent competitor recalls, we think it's important to remind our consumers that every effort is made to preserve the well-being of their pet kids.

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Detecting Hidden Signs of Pet Illness

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 14:24 by Dr. Jane

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Ever wonder why ear infections and skin allergies are the most common reasons pets are taken in to the veterinarian?

It is because these problems are usually pretty obvious and cannot be ignored. Anyone who has discovered an oozing, stinking ear infection or a chewed-bloody-and-bare hot spot will tell you that these are BIG hard-to-miss symptoms that something ‘not quite right’ is going on. More...

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Watch Life's Abundance on the Discovery Channel May 24th

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 14:15 by Life's Abundance

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A few months ago, a producer and film crew from 'The Profiles Series' visited our offices to conduct in-depth interviews with the Life’s Abundance staff. In addition to interviews with company principals, the crew spoke with customers about their experiences using our products and an expert in the pet-health industry provided his take on our extensive pet product line.

And now, the documentary is scheduled to air … this Friday! That’s right, on May 24th, Life’s Abundance will be featured on 'The Profiles Series' hosted by Larry King, an iconic and beloved talk show host. We could not be more thrilled that our company was chosen to appear in the upcoming episode of this show, and that someone of King’s caliber will be the one to introduce our products to a sizeable national audience. There’s no doubt that many of these viewers will be learning about Life’s Abundance for the first time.

If you’ve never seen this new show, it’s an educational TV series that shares information about the world, revealing significant issues impacting lives and how to best prepare for the future. Each 30-minute program features modern innovations and business-engineered solutions, and is dedicated to uncovering stories that showcase the 'best and brightest' in various industries. The theme of this half-hour episode is ‘Made in America’ and it will be broadcast on the Discovery Channel on May 24th at 7:00 a.m. EDT and PDT.

Our five-minute segment will specifically address how we achieve our level of product safety. Also discussed are the 2007 pet food recall and the current recall-culture, where we continue to hear about one tainted product announcement after another. This short documentary uncovers the steps we take to ensure consumer confidence, especially for pet parents seeking to provide the best for their companion animals.

Be sure to check your local listings to confirm the correct day and time in your location (Mon-Fri 7-9 am and Sat 9-2 pm EDT & PDT).

We encourage you to watch this televised event live and post your comments here on the company blog, to let us know what you think about our moment in the spotlight.

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New Research on Spaying and Neutering

Thursday, 25 April 2013 09:32 by Dr. Jane

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This month, I’d like to share with you a study on spay and neuter procedures that’s making big waves in veterinary circles. It really has surprised many people. However, before I launch into the review, I want to caution you that sometimes studies can be misleading, so let’s take the following with a grain of salt before we overhaul the way we think about the importance of alteration surgeries.

This new study was published by researchers at the University of California – Davis. It indicates that neutering may adversely impact the risk of some dogs for developing certain cancers and joint problems. This study runs counter to prevailing sentiments, so it’s worth a review of where we stand now. More...

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Foundation Award to Northland Animal Welfare Society

Thursday, 25 April 2013 09:30 by Life's Abundance
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Stories about our foundation’s charitable giving are some of the most popular features on this blog. If you are a regular reader, you’ll have a pretty good idea what kinds of rescue groups are chosen as recipients of our financial assistance. Regardless of their structures or focus, whether they’re traditional dog-and-cat shelters or breed-specific foster networks, you’ll know that every one of these awardees is deserving of the help our foundation provides.

What you may not know is that, on every application for funding, applicants must submit specific information … about their finances, daily operations, cleaning protocols, how they would respond to hypothetical situations, and more. One pertinent question posed is, ‘If your funding request is granted, what are your plans for the money?’ When it comes to saving the lives of animals subjected to homelessness, neglect and abuse, sometimes the most noble goals are also the most universal … the provision of nourishment, shelter and a healing touch. These are definitely cases where the immediate needs of the few are weighted more heavily than tomorrow’s needs of the many. More...

Bumpy Lumpies

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 14:00 by Dr. Jane

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Skin problems rank high among the most common reasons that pets go to the veterinarian. Chief complaints include unexplained lumps and bumps that develop on the surface of the skin, under the skin, or even inside the mouth. The good news is that most of the time these swellings are simply benign (non-cancerous) growths. However, it is imperative to have any suspicious growths examined by your vet since they could lead to a more serious condition that may require treatment. More...

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Foundation Food Donation to Community Sharing

Thursday, 20 December 2012 15:10 by Life's Abundance

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Sometimes just meeting the basic necessities can be the greatest gift of all.

Along with a safe place to live, a reliable source of food is the most vital of needs. Unfortunately, too many in this country live with food insecurity, going day-to-day without knowing when – or if – their next meal will come.

In times of hardship, individuals step forward to lend a helping hand. No other small group of dedicated people is more devoted to helping their neighbors than Community Sharing. It’s our foundation’s great pleasure to assist them in achieving their goals. More...

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Foundation Helps Superstorm Victims

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 11:09 by Life's Abundance

Hurricane Sandy Damage

For most of us, the meal of the year is quickly fading from memory. While families, friends and neighbors gathered together last Thursday for Thanksgiving, others were slowly picking up the pieces of their lives after Hurricane Sandy, the largest Atlantic storm on record. Pummeling the East Coast beginning on October 29th, the death toll of the 1,000-mile-wide superstorm is estimated to be 113 human lives. Not tallied, and possibly unknowable, are the numbers of companion animals lost in the wake of this devastating weather event. More...

A Furry Friend is the Best Medicine

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 11:08 by Dr. Jane

Cavalier

The inclusion of animals in medical settings is nothing new – in fact, dogs and other animals have been visiting hospitals and other medical care facilities for over 150 years. The benefits of using therapy dogs in facilities where comfort and affection may be in short supply have become strikingly evident in recent years – and the need for these canine volunteers has grown exponentially. In fact, many people have asked me what character traits make for a good therapy dog. Since it’s a wonderful way to help someone in need, I’m glad to use this forum to discuss what makes a good therapy dog and give you an introduction to getting your dog started in this most noble of vocations. More...

Trick or Treat

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 14:32 by Dr. Sarah

In this thrilling episode of Pet Talk, Dr. Sarah peers into her crystal ball and treats pet parents to some special tricks to help fur-kids have a happy and healthy Halloween. Our staff veterinarian offers some timely tips on keeping your pets’ paws off potentially hazardous candies. Further, Dr. Sarah conjures up the perfect spell to keep your furry friends from unexpectedly venturing out among the other creatures of the night! And, since tasty treats are central to All Hallow’s Eve, Dr. Sarah reveals some healthier options made especially with your four-footers’ nutritional needs and well-being in mind. In the brief video, you’ll learn all sorts of helpful tricks for taking the fear out of your Halloween celebration!

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