Food We Feed

Mollymaines-Maine Coon Cats

What we feed has more influence on our pets’ long term health and vitality than any other factor. Fillers and artificial preservatives added by even the most high-end manufacturers are not in there to help your pet; they’re added to make the food cheaper to produce and give it a longer shelf-life. Dr Jane Bicks, who formulated the Life’s Abundance food, is more concerned with the health and well-being of our pets and these unnecessary and potentially dangerous elements will never find their way into Life’s Abundance! That’s why you’ll never find it on a shelf in any store - the natural preservatives (such as Vitamins E and C and other antioxidants) give this food natural protection not for years but for months, so it’s always delivered Fresh to your door. All those recalls you hear about, molds and bacterials in pet food - those stem from bags of food sitting in a warehouse or in a trailer somewhere without climate control for however long it takes for the retailers to sell it.

 Life's Abundance has proven to be an excellent diet for dogs and cats diagnosed with the common catch-all term "food allergies", many of whom have been through various expensive and all-consuming specialty diets that brought little if any relief. Personally I suspect some of those fillers, additives and grain-heavy formulas are only making things worse along with creating a whole new set of other health problems along the way. 

If you look at the food comparison charts, you'll be amazed at the unnecessary additives (that are inexpensive for the manufacturers and of little or no nutritional value to your pets) that can be found in even the most expensive high-end foods. Empty calories don't fill the belly like highly digestible sources of protein do, and when they're absorbing the nutrients the food doesn't turn into waste.  Scooping so much less out of the litter boxes is just one more proof to me that the cats are getting full benefit out of what they're eating, plus the fact that they actually eat LESS because they get the nutrients they need from a smaller amount of food.

Pound for pound, Life's Abundance is clearly the superior choice for all your pets, and it ends up costing less!

LINK here for all pet formulas.
I would prefer you make your purchase using these links on my page, because I do get a credit with the company which helps offset all the food I need to buy for my many furry mouths :-)
 Let me assure you however, I would never recommend anything for your pets I didn't believe in 100%,
  no matter how much of a kick-back I might get.
The health and wellbeing of the animals is much more important to me!

  • No Artificial Preservatives
  • No Corn
  • No Wheat(the two biggest culprits for food sensitivites in pets)
  • No Hormones
  • No Steroids
  • No By-products(ex. beaks, hooves & feet)

   

      Ingredients and Guaranteed Analysis​​

 
While the first five ingredients play a significant role in the nutritional make-up of your cat’s food, every single ingredient is important. For nearly a decade, tens of thousands of dogs and cats have been eating and thriving on Life’s Abundance foods. We attribute this success to our painstaking attention to detail. Each and every ingredient in Life’s Abundance food is carefully chosen to work with all the others to supply your companion animal with a highly nutritious and perfectly balanced meal every day, every year over a lifetime.

The ingredient list of

Life's Abundance Premium Health Food for Cats and Kittens

 

Life’s Abundance foods are veterinarian-formulated with select ingredients help your cat achieve optimum health. We use a “fast-cook” process at low temperatures to help preserve the nutritional value of each and every wholesome ingredient. And we maintain strict inventory controls to ensure the quality and safety of our foods.
Life’s Abundance foods are veterinarian-formulated with select ingredients help your cat achieve optimum health. We use a “fast-cook” process at low temperatures to help preserve the nutritional value of each and every wholesome ingredient. And we maintain strict inventory controls to ensure the quality and safety of our foods.

Life’s Abundance foods are made with the finest ingredients, including …

A proprietary blend of vitamins and minerals
High-quality protein from chicken and catfish meals for strong muscles
An antioxidant system including vitamins A, C and E.
Omega-3 fatty acids for healthy skin and a shiny coat.
Calcium and phosphorus for healthy teeth and strong bones
Dietary fiber to help maintain a healthy digestive tract.

Since we use only wholesome ingredient, this formula contains …

No artificial flavors
No artificial colors
No corn or corn gluten
No wheat or wheat gluten

Life’s Abundance delivers concentrated nutrition in every bowl.

A balanced blend of calcium and phosphorous to support growing and aging bones.
Optimal protein levels for growing kittens and adults.
Unique blend of antioxidants that support cats throughout their life cycle.

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:
Crude Protein (min)............................33.0%
Crude Fat (min)..................................21.0%
Crude Fiber (max)................................3.0%
Moisture (max)..................................10.0%
Ash (max)............................................6.5%
Calcium (min)......................................1.0%
Phosphorus (min).................................0.8%
Vitamin A (min)..............................20,000 IU/kg
Vitamin E (min)...................................210 IU/kg
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)* (min)............150 mg/kg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids* (min).................0.5%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids* (min).................3.0%
Total microorganisms* (min)..............150,000,000 CFU/lb
(L. acidophilus, L. casei, B. thermophilum and E. facecium in equal amounts)

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles

CALORIE CONTENT: Metabolizable Energy (ME) = 4,065 kcal/kg, 495 kcal/cup (calculated). Amounts are based on the use of a standard measuring cup.


 

Choose Life’s Abundance for your cat because a recipe for a better life is
more than meeting minimum requirements.

HIGH-QUALITY PROTEINS – Proteins are the building blocks of all living organisms. Protein is essential for all bodily functions including those of the brain, heart, skin, skeleton and many others. Life’s Abundance cat food contains at least 33% of high-quality protein. Look for identifiable animal proteins such as "chicken meal" rather generic terms like "poultry meal," which can consist of any fowl (turkey, chicken, geese, etc.).

 

•Chicken Meal -Some foods contain chicken meat or chicken parts, which naturally hold a fair amount of water. We prefer to use chicken meal because most of the water has been removed, which makes it a concentrated source of protein. This means that there is a greater "protein content" in one pound of chicken meal versus one pound of chicken meat. That’s why high-quality chicken meal is a key ingredient in Life’s Abundance foods.

•Eggs - Eggs are one of nature’s most nutrient-dense foods and play an important role in a balanced diet. They are considered a complete protein source, providing essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals (vitamins A, B, E, K, Biotin, and Sulfur). Eggs also provide healthy fats, such as omega-6 for healthy skin and a glossy coat.

•Catfish Meal - Our top-quality fish meal is made by drying the freshest catfish at a low temperature, creating a concentrated, highly-digestible protein source. In addition to being an excellent source of protein, catfish meal provides natural DHA and EPA, the most important of all the omega-3 fatty acids.

•Turkey Meal - Turkey is an excellent source of protein and is rich in calcium, potassium, B vitamins, niacin, iron and zinc which promote energy and overall health. Turkey meal is also very digestible and very palatable.

CHICKEN FAT - We believe the primary fat source in cat food should be animal based because these fats contain a profile of fatty acids that are easily metabolized and generally more available to the body. Animal fats can vary in quality, so look for a species-specific fat like "chicken fat" (versus "animal fat") to be certain of the kind of fat your cat is eating.

WHOLE GRAINS - Whole grains are an excellent source of protein, fiber, B vitamins, iron, zinc and other essential minerals. They also provide the kind of carbohydrates that deliver sustained energy to your cat. We include the natural goodness of Ground Brown Rice in Life’s Abundance Cat Food. We also include Rice Flour, a carbohydrate that delivers quick energy to your cat.

•Ground Brown Rice is the entire grain with only the inedible outer husk removed. This whole grain contains manganese, selenium, magnesium, as well as tryptophan and vitamins B1, B3 and B6.

VITAMINS AND MINERALS – The proprietary blend of vitamins and minerals in Life’s Abundance foods was carefully selected to work in concert with all of the other ingredients to enhance the overall nutritional value of the food.

 

~ Vitamins: ascorbic acid, vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, biotin, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin A acetate, riboflavin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin B-12 supplement, citric acid, vitamin D-3 supplement, folic acid, taurine

~ Minerals: calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, zinc oxide, copper sulfate, manganese sulfate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate.

ANTIOXIDANT SYSTEM – Among other nutrients, our antioxidant system includes vitamins A, C and E:
Pomegranate - Pomegranate contains vitamin C and potassium. The polyphenols in pomegranate (hydrolyzable tannins called punicalagins) are responsible for the red color.

OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS FROM FISH OIL - Omega-3 fatty acids are some of the most extensively researched natural nutritional ingredients in the world. Among its many health benefits, the omega-3’s in Life’s Abundance help support healthy skin and a shiny coat. We also included flaxseed meal for its outstanding nutritional profile and its contribution to healthy skin and coat.

FLAXSEED MEAL - Flaxseed meal is the richest plant source of antioxidant lignans and omega-3 fatty acids. Flaxseed meal also has a very high level of highly-digestible protein and essential amino acids. In addition, flaxseed meal contains significant amounts of fiber, vitamin E, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6 and is extremely rich in the minerals potassium, calcium and phosphorus.

BREWER’S DRIED YEAST - Brewer’s dried yeast is loaded with highly-digestible protein with an exceptional amino acid balance. It also contains an abundance of natural minerals and vitamins, featuring B complex vitamins (except B-12).

BEET PULP (SUGAR REMOVED) - Fiber is required in every diet to maintain healthy intestinal tract and proper nutrient absorption. We use beet pulp, which is the fiber from the gray sugar beet (sugar removed). Many studies have demonstrated that beet pulp performs better than many other types of fiber.

DOG GRASS - Dog grass contains many nutrients that cats crave … that’s instinct at its best! When cats in the wild consumed their prey, the intestinal tract contained grass and this grass provided necessary fiber and phytonutrients.

ALFALFA SPROUTS - Alfalfa sprouts contain an abundance of highly active antioxidants, phytochemicals, enzymes, trace minerals and numerous other living nutrients, which work to support good health and promote proper assimilation of foods.

DIRECT-FED MICROBIALS - These ingredients are similar to those found in supermarket yogurts. Direct-fed microbials help support healthy immune and digestive systems. Life’s Abundance contains the following direct fed microbials:  Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium thermophilum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product.