We receive a lot of requests from our clients to recommend safe, healthy food and treats for their dogs. Food is the most important factor for your dog’s good health. Unfortunately, we don’t really recommend any of the dog foods for sale in retail stores.
Any food that is for sale in a retail location is going to contain chemical preservatives. The food needs to be shipped and stored in a warehouse and then it is going to sit on a store shelf for what could be a prolonged period of time. Because of this, the manufacturer needs to include the preservatives.
Meat by-products in dog food, by law, do not include hair, horns, teeth, hooves, feathers or manure. They do include organs, including the lungs, spleen, intestines, brains, kidneys and liver, and in the case of chicken, by-products will include the head (including the beaks) and feet.
Dog food companies are also allowed to use things like wheat and soy to increase the protein percentage listed on the packaging, but these fillers are not easy to digest for a dog. The fillers just become more waste in your yard.
The only commercial dog food we feel comfortable recommending is Life’s Abundance dog food. It is not available in stores but you can purchase it online at the Life’s Abundance Website. Life’s Abundance was developed by Dr. Jane Bicks, a nationally renowned product formulator and holistic veterinarian.
Human-grade chicken meal is the primary ingredient in Life’s Abundance. It also contains egg, one of the more digestible forms of protein, and it is full of vitamins A, B, E, K, biotin and amino acids. It also has fish meal, which is high in Omega-3 fatty acids which are wonderful for your dog’s skin and coat.
Life’s Abundance contains no steroids, no hormones, no by-products, no artificial colorings, no corn, no wheat, no soy and no chemical preservatives. Your dog’s food will be delivered fresh and is guaranteed to never be more than six months old. They use only fresh, natural, wholesome ingredients.
Life’s Abundance is the only food we’re aware of that uses probiotics (a friendly bacteria) for a healthy digestive tract. It also contains lactobacillus acidophilus to help maintain a balance of friendly bacteria in your dog’s intestines.
Take their pet food challenge and compare Life’s Abundance to your dog’s current food.