May 23, 2018 – Merrick Pet Care, of Amarillo, Texas, is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited amount of beef dog treat varieties due to the potential that they contain elevated levels of a naturally-occurring beef thyroid hormone. Dogs consuming high levels of beef thyroid hormone may exhibit the following symptoms: increased thirst and urination, weight loss, increased heart rate and restlessness. These symptoms may resolve when consumption decreases. If a dog consumes high levels for a long period of time, these symptoms may increase in severity and may... Read more →


Are you looking for a unique appetizer to serving to your party guests that will impress them? This will make a splash at your next get-together and your friends will wonder when you became such a culinary expert! It’s chocked full of nourishing goodness, too! As outlined, makes about 8 ounces of tapenade. Simply increase the fixings to serve larger crowds! Ingredients 1 tsp. capers 1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted 1/4 cup dried figs 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley 1 garlic clove 1/4 cup kohlrabi 1/4 cup blackberry preserves 1... Read more →


The brand you feed is the most important decision you can make as a pet parent. Because your dog or cat eats the same food every day, it’s their primary source of nutrition. A superior dog food or cat food can help to foster a solid nutritional foundation, which can help sustain your pet over a long and healthy lifetime. As a caring pet parent, it’s important that you see through marketing ploys designed to mislead you about the quality of ingredients and their intended dietary benefits. Additionally, some competing... Read more →


Here's a quick recap on all the dog and cat food recalls, treat recalls and pet food investigations and news from 2018. Stay updated on our Dog And Cat Food Recalls Facebook page. FDA Alerts Pet Owners About The Presence Of Thyroid Hormones In Certain Milo's Kitchen Pet Treats (3/27/18) Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Issues Voluntary Recalls for Darwin’s Brand Dog Food Due To Contamination Salmonella And Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli O128 (3/26/18) This contains the FDA update also. Blue Ridge Beef Voluntarily Recalls BRB Complete Raw Pet Food Lot... Read more →


Consumers in California, Minnesota, and Florida are suing Champion Pet Food for “False Advertising”, violations of “feed law”, and numerous other charges. The lawsuit includes results of heavy metal testing and includes results that this dry dog food contains BPA – a chemical typically not associated with dry/kibble pet foods. You can read the lawsuit here - https://www.locklaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-03-01-Acana-and-Orijen-Complaint-Concerning-Heavy-Metals-and-BPA-Contaminants-Reitman-v-Champion-PetFoods-USA.pdf Read more →


Recall notice provided by Just Food for Dogs… Dear Friends, Customers, Veterinarians, Partners and Staff, Honesty. Transparency. Pet advocacy. These are three of the Core Values that make JustFoodForDogs who and what we are. Most days, living up to these standards is pretty easy. We use only the best ingredients; we open our kitchens to the public; we treat every dog as if he were one of our own; and we regard every pet parent as family. Today is more challenging than that. Today, sadly, I announce the only recall... Read more →


We challenge you ... what's better than a warm, scrumptious berry muffin fresh from the oven? That's right, nothing! Judging by the reaction this recipe got here at our home office, you might want to whip up a double batch of this delectable delight. Be sure to share this fall-inspired recipe with friends and family! This recipe yields approximately one dozen muffins. INGREDIENTS: ½ c dried cranberries 1/3 c hot water 2 c all purpose, whole wheat or gluten-free baking flour 2 scoops Life’s Abundance Greens Blend ¾ tsp baking... Read more →


No matter how old I get, I don’t think I’ll ever outgrow my inner child when it comes to excitement over the holiday season. The characters in this play of life may vary, yet one thing remains the same: as soon as Thanksgiving dinner is done, my holiday season begins. My pets may not know what Christmas is, but they do know something is happening: the furniture moves around, someone’s always cooking and they get to spend their nights curled in front of a fire (well, as many as our... Read more →


Primal Pet Food issues a recall due to product manufactured outside of grind size specification. December 21, 2017 To All Primal Pet Foods Consumers: Through a recent product quality review process, we have determined that 5 specific Primal Canine and Feline Freeze-Dried Poultry Formulas were produced outside of our grind size specification of 1/8” which we have determined is the ideal size of ground bone to be fed to dogs and cats. The products in question were ground at ¼” or 1/8” deviation from our specification. As these products do... Read more →


Darwin’s recalls two lots of dog food, Natural Selections Turkey Meals for Dogs and Natural Selections Duck Meals for Dogs due to potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. As of right now, Darwin's does not list this on their website or social media pages. We are seeing recall notices that these were sent to the customers (below) and some state to the distributors. We do not have an official FDA recall. We will update this post when confirmed. From a Darwin’s email notification sent to customers: I am writing to... Read more →


Many dog owners know not to toss a turkey or chicken bone to their dog; those bones are just too brittle. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the risk goes beyond that, especially when it comes to the “bone treats” you may see at the store. What’s a Bone Treat? FDA has received about 68 reports of pet illnesses related to "bone treats,” which differ from uncooked butcher-type bones because they are processed and packaged for sale as dog treats. A variety of commercially-available bone treats for... Read more →


Your dog will love this mouth-watering, grain-free recipe featuring free-range turkey, pumpkin and three berries. Turkey & Berry Chewies have a smoky flavor so intensely and irresistibly yummy, your pup will do the happy dance every time you break out the bag. This wholesome recipe features free-range turkey and turkey liver, supplying premium protein plus succulent raspberries, blueberries and cranberries for an antioxidant boost to every mouthwatering bite. Pumpkin contributes to the texture of these tasty tidbits, delectable for dogs of all ages and sizes. To top it all off,... Read more →


Almost everywhere - from Facebook to the pretty pages of your favorite magazine to the packaging of your go-to foods - you’ll read that getting your vitamins and minerals from fruits and veggies is an important aspect of living a Nutritious Life1. And, that’s spot on! However, we don’t live in a perfect world, so while it would be ideal to get all of the things we need from our diet, this often is easier said than done. Supplementing your healthy diet that’s packed with fruit and veggies (and whole... Read more →


Ask any pet lover if they consider themselves Team Cat or Team Dog, and you’re probably going to get some strong opinions. Although the number of U.S. households with dogs exceeds those with cats, felines win in measures of overall numbers. According to the latest survey, about 94 million felines live in the U.S. right now. Clearly, plenty of people play for Team Cat. After a long dark era where cat lovers were given a hard time (crazy cat lady stereotypes, anyone?), I’m pleased to see the merits of living... Read more →


Life’s Abundance Greens Blend has a delicious-yet-subtle berry flavor and silky smooth texture. It mixes easily with water or into your favorite smoothie. It is one of the best tasting GMO-free greens blends on the market and leaves no "grassy" aftertaste. Non GMO Vegan Gluten free Soy free Dairy free Naturally flavored No added sugar No artificial flavors No artificial colors No artificial preservatives Our Greens Blend nourishes your body with a blend of raw, certified-organic grasses plus certified, organic mushrooms. Our organic raw greens are grown in glacial soil... Read more →


The boys give this a MAJOR PAWS UP! 🐶 🐕 🐾We give it to them as a topper on their food and it sends 2 senior large dogs into happy dance mode! You can order it here! (Multiple cases ship for the same price!) Even the most hard-to-please dog will savor the robust flavors that this grain free recipe offers. And you’ll feel good knowing that this limited ingredient meal is easy on sensitive stomachs and features exceptionally delicious protein from pork and venison, plus healthy carbohydrates and dietary fiber... Read more →


It's not an exaggeration to say that more people are worrying about their health (especially, their healthcare) than ever before. Some could argue that all of this increased worry is actually having a negative impact on the health of Americans! While the latest effort by Congress to change our nation's healthcare system appears to have stalled, it doesn't mean we shouldn't be taking active measures to protect our own health. So, let's try to put aside the worry - and the politics - and focus on some really exciting science!... Read more →


How Much Does Life's Abundance Dog Or Cat Food Cost? Let's Break It Down For You!

Let's break down the cost of how much it is to feed Life's Abundance - https://youtu.be/KzbbmKxcMZE Orders under 5lbs (if you just want treats, supplements or a small bag of food) are $5.95 to ship. Orders over 5lbs are $8.85 to ship and you can ship A LOT and it's super convenient to not have to waste your time or gas running to the store! What's your time worth I know I would rather be at home and snuggling with my ...wouldn't you? Compare other brands of dog food to... Read more →


Many of us are familiar with the idea of antioxidants, and we know they are a good thing for both dogs and humans, but do you know why? There’s a reason we put so much thought and effort into our formulations at Life’s Abundance, and antioxidants are some of our favorite ingredients! To understand why antioxidants are vital to health, you need to know about free radicals, a by-product of normal metabolism. When oxygen molecules are split into two oxygen atoms, they are missing one electron ... thus a free... Read more →


Gut health has been building steam as a trending health topic as more and more research points to the importance of the microbiome. Micro - what? Microbiome is a fancy word for the trillions (yes, trillions!) of microbes that live in your gut, on your skin and elsewhere. Your gut health affects everything from your immune system, to your weight, to your brain function, so it’s really important to focus on what’s going on in your belly. Or shall I say what’s going INTO your belly. It may sound crazy... Read more →


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 10, 2017 St. Louis, MO — United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling multiple brands of packages of rawhide dog chew products that were distributed to retail outlets and sold online in the U.S. The recall involves the brands and products described below. The recall was initiated after United Pet Group identified that certain of its rawhide chew manufacturing facilities located in Mexico and Colombia, as well as one of its suppliers in Brazil, were using a quaternary ammonium compound... Read more →


The perfect complement to any springtime table setting, it just doesn’t get any better than this sweet treat! Not only does it double as festive décor, it's also loaded with nutrition. Packed with protein from egg whites, a super-health boost from Life's Abundance Minerals & Antioxidants and minimal sugar, the crowd will come running for more. This simple recipe yields about 45 cookies. INGREDIENTS: 2 egg whites 2 scoops Minerals & Antioxidants (Cherry or Tropical Fruit Flavor) 1/2 C confectioner sugar 1/4 tsp lime zest DIRECTIONS: Place the oven rack... Read more →


You had me at Gluten Free but then said Vegan, Non-GMO, Dairy Free, Soy Free AND Tastes Great?!? Ok, this Plant Protein Powder is da Bomb! Seriously guys, you are going to love this. We use the Vanilla Plant Protein Powder every morning in our smoothie. It's smooooth and silky. I remember our old protein powder was chalky and never mixed well by spoon. In the morning we use our blender since we are adding frozen fruit to our smoothie. However, post workout, we would just add our protein powder... Read more →


Released May 5, 2017 Smallbatch Pets Inc. of Portland, Oregon is voluntarily recalling two lots of frozen 2lbs. chicken blend for dogs and cats, brand name Smallbatch, due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Symptoms of infection in people include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping... Read more →


For Immediate Release April 21, 2017 Contact Consumers Paul F. Devine (856) 933-2333 Announcement Bellmawr, New Jersey, C.O. Truxton, Inc. is voluntarily recalling lot 70952A of Phenobarbital Tablets, USP, 15 mg, to the consumer/user level. The manufacturer received a confirmed customer complaint that a bottle labeled as phenobarbital 15 mg was found to contain phenobarbital 30 mg tablets. This mislabeled product could expose the consumer or their pet(s) to potential overdosing that can cause severe intoxication which may lead to cardiogenic shock, renal failure, coma or death. C.O. Truxton, Inc.... Read more →