How is Life's Abundance manufactured?
Our plant is meticulous about the quality of food they produce because they have been making food for a long time. Buying and testing ingredients, and cooking is done with great care. The food quality control starts with incoming ingredients - visually and chemically tested prior to use, quality control check points during the cooking, and samples of every batch kept as controls. A sample of every batch is also kept at the warehouse facilities.
Our pet foods are cooked at low temperatures for a short period of time. Our temperatures are only at about 210 degrees and cooking time is not much longer then 12 1/2 seconds.
What exactly is the definition of 'Meal' as a pet food ingredient?
'Meal' means reduced in size - meaning the food is cooked, most of the water removed and reduced in size (ground) in order for a more uniform mix of the meat, vegetable, fruit, vitamins and minerals. Life's Abundance does NOT contain by-products, so you can be sure that our 'meal' is 100% high quality human-grade (fit for human consumption).
How fresh is Life's Abundance?
Our food is made, shipped to the warehouse, and then directly to our customers. When customers receive our food, it is between two and four weeks old. Every bag has a manufacture date on it...most people think it is the expiration date. To further insure freshness we pack the food in special bags designed to hold freshness, with zip locks. They are designed to protect the food from moisture and also do not contain a lot of the chemicals that other plastic bags have that leach contaminants into the product.
Why don't you have separate formulas for puppies and older dogs?
If the food being fed is high quality and all natural, there is no need to have separate formulas. Life's Abundance is formulated according to AAFCO's guidelines of providing a 1:1 calcium/phosphorus ratio. A puppy will eat more and a senior will eat less...each dogs gets the proper calcium/phosphorus ratio, and it's nutritional needs are met, no matter how much food or how little food a dog eats
What is the shelf-life of Life’s Abundance?
When properly stored in a cool place away from moisture, Life's Abundance all natural foods can be fed for 6 to 9 months. However, the ideal period is 5 to 6 months. After six months the product value declines quickly. This is because there are no harmful chemical preservatives added to the food, as with most commercial foods. Natural foods attract moisture which can turn into mildew spoilage quickly in the summer and areas of high humidity.
My Dog is itchy and constantly scratching – can Life’s Abundance help?
Your dog may be allergic to one or more ingredients in the current food you are feeding. Many dogs are allergic to wheat, corn, glutens and/or chicken, and may even be experiencing a reaction to the by-products or another ingredient, if you are still feeding a popular commercial dog food. Life's Abundance is corn, wheat and dairy free!
I would wholesale pricing, but need to know the feeding guidelines so I can figure out how often to have the food shipped.
Cups per bag for the dog food are:
8 lb bag - 32 cups
20 lb bag - 80 cups
40 lb bag - 160 cups
Suggested feeding guideline for dogs is:
Weight of Dog (lbs.) Suggested Daily Amount
3 to 10 1/4 to 2/3 cup
10 to 20 2/3 to 1 cup
20 to 30 1 to 1 1/2 cups
30 to 40 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups
40 to 60 1 3/4 to 2 1/2 cups
60 to 80 2 1/2 to 3 cups
80 to 100 3 to 3 1/2 cups
Over 100 3 1/2 cups + 1/3 cup for each 10 lbs of body weight over 100 lbs.
Cups per bag for the cat food are:
6.6 lb bag - 26-1/2 Cups
16.5 lb. bag - 66 Cups
Suggested feeding guideline for cats is:
Weight (lbs.) Suggested Daily Amount
3 to 6 1/4 to 1/3 cup
7 to 12 1/3 to 1/2 cup
13 to 18 1/2 to 3/4 cup