Here at Colibri Acres and Farm we believe that nutrition plays a major role in the quality of life your companion has. By feeding our dog's Life's Abundance we insure they have the necessary nutrition to live long and healthy lives. We begin this process by starting our puppies on the best and freshest food on the market to insure they get the proper nutrients they need to grow to maturity.
Most ingredients that are used to formulate Life’s Abundance pet foods and products are obtained from ethical sources in the United States. In fact, they do their best to obtain local ingredients right from Florida, where their corporate office is located.
Life’s Abundance is made of all natural, human-grade ingredients. This means that if Life’s Abundance was the ONLY food you had left in your home, you could eat it, and it would nutritionally beneficial to your overall health.
Life’s Abundance has never been on any recall list because their products undergo the strictest quality control testing of all pet food manufacturers. In addition to being APHIS Certified, their products are also tested scientifically through Eurofins as being SAFE!
Life’s Abundance 's food is made, shipped to the warehouse, and then directly to your door. When customers receive LA's food, it is normally less than 6 weeks old. Every bag has a date on it…most people think it is the expiration date; however, the date on the bag is the date the food was manufactured.
Yes, our pet foods and all our pet products are safe and APHIS certified, which means that all our ingredients are tested and certified by a third-party agency to ensure its highest, human grade quality. Our dog and cat food products have never been on any recall list, which is something we are extremely excited to share with pet parents.
We have never used corn, wheat, glutens or dairy in any of our pet products, and we also maintain the highest standards in quality control in the pet food industry. Every single batch of food we manufacture is carefully documented before, during and after the quality control testing.
Life’s Abundance pet food formulas and all other food products are, in my honest opinion, the highest quality holistic health products for dogs and cats available in the pet industry today. I feel confident sharing with you why I believe this.
First and foremost, we have never been on any recall list because our products undergo the strictest quality control testing of all pet food manufacturers. In addition to being APHIS Certified, our products are also tested scientifically through Eurofins as being SAFE! I compare this to Germany, as no other country meets their high standards for quality control. Basically what this means our pet food products could be sold in Germany if we exported them. This says a lot, and I’m not sure any other pet food manufacturer could pass these types of standards.
We also have the luxury of one of the top, nationally-recognized holistic veterinarians, Dr. Jane Bicks, as our product formulator. She brings with her well over 30 years experience in the pet health industry, and is one of the most meticulous people I have ever met that puts her entire heart and soul, including backed by scientific research and evidence, into every ingredient she chooses to go into all of her formulas. Dr. Jane has graciously made herself available to the public to answer any questions about our products. If you wish to participate, please contact us for details of her next scheduled conference call.
Unless you are preparing your pet’s food fresh, from scratch, you will never receive a fresher pet food than Life’s Abundance. Our pet foods are prepared in small batches and shipped directly to you within 6 weeks of preparation. This is the #1 reason you will NEVER find our pet foods available in large chains, clubs or supermarkets. We pride ourselves on our freshness. A very sad fact, but it is widely known that the majority of commercial pet foods could already be 18 months old before stores stock their shelves. Prior to this, most of these so-called pet foods are stored in hot trailers with no air conditioning and no rodent/insect control. Pretty disgusting, if you ask me.
As previously mentioned, we do NOT skimp on ingredients. So many pet food manufacturers are still adding poor quality ingredients to their formulas. We have NEVER used inferior ingredients in any of our pet food formulas or products, and this includes corn, wheat, gluten and dairy.
Most ingredients that are used to formulate our Life’s Abundance pet foods and products are obtained from ethical sources in the United States. In fact, we do our best to obtain local ingredients right from Florida, where our corporate office is located. The only ingredient we obtain from non-U.S. sources is the organic chicken used to prepare our delicious Instinctive Choice Canned Cat Food. We receive this organic chicken directly from New Zealand.
Life’s Abundance pet foods are highly nutrient-dense, which means, because there are no fillers and only high quality ingredients, the food is purely concentrated, allowing for each and every ingredient to be absorbed by the body rather than heading out the back end. Imagine being able to feed less food and finding your pet very satisfied after each meal. You will be amazed at the smaller size poo to clean up, as well as much less odor. You will be able to feed up to 40% less of Life’s Abundance than many of the other popular commercial pet foods.
Sure! Obviously, you have not read the two articles mentioned on this site’s home page. The first article is entitled, “What’s Really For Dinner? The Truth About Commercial Pet Food.” It is written by Tina Perry, who is an animal advocate with the Animal Protection Institute. The second article is a Report by the Animal Protection Institute About What’s Really in Pet Food! Right now, check the ingredients on the current food you are feeding. Would you eat the food? Your answer is ‘Probably NOT!’ Then why feed it to your pet? Life’s Abundance is made of all natural, human-grade ingredients. This means that if Life’s Abundance was the ONLY food you had left in your home, you could eat it, and it would nutritionally beneficial to your overall health. WOW! Can you say this about the food you are presently feeding your pet?
The most important thing to take into consideration is that all Life’s Abundance products are formulated by highly respected and nationally-recognized holistic veterinarian, Dr. Jane Bicks! Dr. Jane hosts her very own product call monthly, where prospective customers and existing customers can ask ANY and ALL questions, as it relates to the products, as well as the health of your pet! Can you say this about the product line you are presently feeding?
Wholesome fresh natural high quality ingredients:
That means that our chickens were not given hormones or steroids.
Our fish is farmed raised cat fish because the ocean and fish are contaminated.
The chicken meal, turkey meal, fish meal and liver meals are extremely high quality. High quality protein is essential to meet your pets protein requirements.
All our ingredients are natural. You wont find any artificial preservatives in any ingredient in our food.
Our wholesome ingredients come from the same place as our own food does. We don’t use dead, diseased, dying or decayed animals in our pet food.
Our ingredients are delivered just prior to making the food. While purchasing large quantities of ingredients will save money and is often done, we believe that storage of ingredients decreases their nutritional value.
Our formula based on science that will deliver optimum nutrition:
The amount of protein and fat in a pet food will determine the type of nutrition a pet receives. We believe that our formula contains a moderate amount (not too high and not too low) of high quality proteins to deliver optimum nutrition.
Science has demonstrated that antioxidants are vital to enhance the immune system. Our foods are rich in natural antioxidants including fruits, vegetables and the scientifically backed grapeseed extract, patented by Activin.
A healthy intestinal tract is key to the absorption of nutrients. If the intestinal tract is not healthy then no matter how good the ingredients and formula is, the pet will not be able to absorb it properly. To ensure a healthy intestinal tract we decided to use a fiber that produces the nutrients the intestine require. We have included 5 types of friendly bacteria to maintain the health of the intestinal tract as well.
Science has shown that minerals are better absorbed when they are tied to protein (chelated minerals). We use chelated minerals.
Good Manufacturing Procedures are vital to make a healthy nutritious food:
Accountability and high quality control standards is reflected in a good product. Our plant cares about the type of food they produce because they have been making food for a long time — three generations to be exact. Buying and testing ingredients, and cooking is done with the care of a family members. Its more then just a job. 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 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.
‘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, veggies, fruit, vitamins and minerals. Just because you see the word ‘meal’ in an ingredient, do not assume that the food itself is whole and untampered with! There are many popular commercial pet foods that list ‘chicken meal’ as an ingredient. BEWARE!!! This ‘chicken meal’ may contain by-products such as beaks, feathers, intestines and other unfit-for-consumption ingredients. Read the ingredient label carefully. If you’re still not sure, call the company! An ethical company WILL give you an honest answer! If the company is being evasive in ANY way, you can be assured you will NOT receive an honest answer! Since Life’s Abundance does NOT contain by-products, you can be assured that our ‘meal’ is 100% high quality human-grade (fit for human consumption).
Our food is made, shipped to the warehouse, and then directly to our customers. When customers receive our food, it is normally less than 6 weeks old. Every bag has a date on it…most people think it is the expiration date; however, the date on the bag is the date the food was manufactured. We pride ourselves in knowing that your pet has the freshest food in the world. To further insure freshness we pack the food in special bags designed to hold freshness, with zip locks. These bags are imported from Germany, which are of extremely high quality. 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.
It is not the amount of protein in a dog food that is important, it is the type of protein and how easily it can be digested. The protein is the right amount for all stages of life. In some cases of working dogs or dogs under high stress, the addition of meat protein can be considered.
This Interview and Q & A was written by PreciousPets.org