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April 2014

At Life's Abundance, a higher standard is set for all of our Sealogix products. We source our Omega-3's from fish located in some of the cleanest waters in the world from fisheries that are renewable and fully-sustainable. The fish oil is then molecularly distilled to concentrate and purify the oil. Manufacturers of fish oil are required to test each batch they produce; however, in many cases, this testing is handled by the manufacturers themselves. Often testing is conducted prior to adding flavors and bottling, so the fish oil that is... Read more →

Imagine walking down the road. Suddenly, you are confronted by a large, snarling dog heading directly for you. Try to imagine your level of fear. If you were once terrorized by a dog earlier in life, multiply that fright by a factor of ten. Your heart would race, your body would start to shake and your breathing would become shallow and rapid. These reactions are caused by a surge of hormones, such as adrenaline, often referred to as the ‘fight or flight response’. It’s how your body reacts to a... Read more →

If your dog’s weight is a growing concern, consider the nutritious Life's Abundance Weight Loss Formula. Formulated for effective use as part of a weight loss or weight control program, Dog Food Weight-Loss Formula is a nutritionally balanced food that delivers the support dogs need to lose fat and maintain healthy weights. And like all Life's Abundance products, this food contains no artificial flavors or colors, and no corn, corn gluten, wheat or wheat gluten. Life’s Abundance Weight-Loss Formula is veterinarian-formulated with select ingredients to help your dog lose weight... Read more →

The Humane Society of the United States gives only 1 percent of the money it raises to pet shelters. Surprised? You might be, if you’ve seen HSUS’s TV ads—you know, the ones full of needy dogs and cats. You, like most Americans, might think HSUS gives most of the money it raises to pet shelters. HSUS doesn’t. You, like most Americans, might think that HSUS is an umbrella group for humane societies. It isn’t. You might thin...k that HSUS at least runs one pet shelter. It doesn’t. Learn more at... Read more →

Do you know who owns your pet food? DelMonte bought Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Dog and Cat food. DelMonte now changed it's name to Big Heart Pet Brands. Big Heart Pet Brands also owns Milo's Kitchen which was part of the huge 2012 chicken jerky from China recall. It's back on the shelves and still made in China. Now Mars bought P&G's pet food brands. A few years ago P&G bought the Natural pet food line including Innova, California Natural, EVO, Healthwise and Mother Hubbards. All of those brands... Read more →

Disturbing articles out of Hong Kong and South China today. If you are feeding one of the brands listed, will you be contating the manufacturer to ask them what tests in the US they've done? The first one: Cancer-causing toxin found in Hong Kong pet food sparks alarm: The U.S. manufactured pet foods the Consumer Council found to contain aflatoxin B1 are: Purina One Smart Blend Chicken & Rice Formula Adult Dog Food Hill’s Science Diet Adult Optimal Care Cat Food AvoDerm Natural Chicken & Herring Meal Formula Adult Cat... Read more →

The white, trumpet-shaped Easter lily symbolizes Easter and spring for many people, and is a popular decoration in homes at this time of year. If you have cats, however, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to remind you that these particular flowers, as well as Tiger, Asiatic, Day, and Japanese Show lilies, are a safety threat to your feline friends. Eating small amounts of plants or grass may be normal for cats. But the entire lily plant (leaf, pollen, and flower) is poisonous to them, according to Melanie McLean,... Read more →

Keeping Your Dog And Cat Kidney Disease Patients Eating

I am frequently asked about diet recommendations for cats and dogs with kidney disease. Usually this is because these pets are not eating their regular diet. It is very important to keep these animals eating and until we address why they don't eat, just switching the diet may not help. Here are the top reasons why dogs and cats with kidney disease do not eat. 1. Dehydration Kidney patients can not conserve water, so they drink a lot ,lose a lot of water and become dehydrated. My clients are frequently... Read more →

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 8, 2014 - The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC of Poughkeepsie, NY, is recalling its 2 lb, 5 lb & 15 lb boxes of "Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats" because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.... Read more →