Mouth watering, delicious buttery Pecan Protein Cookies! They're buttery, nutty and oh-so-scrumptious! This recipe uses almond flour, but step outside your baking box and try variations. Now stop drooling, and get to baking! This recipe also uses Life's Abundance Plant Protein Powder in Vanilla. Feel chocolatey instead? Substitute the Life's Abundance Plant Protein in Chocolate! These plant protein powders are so versatile. Great in smoothies, great in baking and even as a mix-in to your yogurt. INGREDIENTS: 3 scoops Life’s Abundance Plant Protein 1 c almond flour, quinoa flour or... Read more →


J. M. Smucker Co said on Wednesday it would buy Rachael Ray Dog food maker Ainsworth Pet Nutrition for about $1.9 billion in cash to strengthen its pet food portfolio, and was exploring options for its U.S. baking business, including a sale. This comes out to approximately US$1.7 billion, after an estimated tax benefit of US$200 million. The transaction, announced April 4, is expected to close early in Smucker's fiscal year beginning May 1, 2018. The deal increases Smucker’s pet food portfolio to 15 brands. Smucker’s deal is the latest... Read more →


FDA.gov - March 27, 2018 (Recall from J.M. Smuckers on March 22, 2018) The FDA is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about the recall of certain Milo’s Kitchen pet treats after FDA testing found thyroid hormones in products eaten by four dogs that showed symptoms of hyperthyroidism, a disease that is rare in dogs. The FDA’s evaluation of the test results of Milo’s Kitchen treat samples indicates that the treats contain thyroid hormones in substantial amounts. Consuming these treats can trigger hyperthyroidism in dogs. Hyperthyroidism caused by pet food... Read more →


What does the FDA have to say about this? See the bottom of this post for the FDA Update. March 26, 2018 - Darwin’s Natural Pet Products of Tukwila, Wash., a manufacturer of fresh raw meals for dogs, today announced it is voluntarily recalling a total of four lots of products after testing showed that some of the Chicken and Duck with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs may contain Salmonella, and the Turkey with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs sample may contain Salmonella and E. coli O128. These pathogens can... Read more →


FDA.gov from March 26, 2018 See March 3, 2018 Recall - Blue Ridge Beef Recalls Kitten Grind Raw Pet Food Lot#GA1102 Because of Possible Contamination See January 13, 2017 Recall - Blue Ridge Beef Recalls Product Because Of Possible Health Risk Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, GA, is voluntarily recalling lot#GA0131 of BRB Complete raw pet food because of the potential of contamination with Salmonellaand Listeria monocytogenes. The cause of the recall: This recall was initiated after samples collected and tested by the FDA showed positive for Salmonella and Listeria... Read more →


Is there anything quite as wonderful as puppy breath? I keep reminding myself of this, and all the other happiness-inducing qualities of puppies in general, while mine is attempting once again to gnaw on my fingers even as I write this. But seriously, watching a pupper experience all of his “first things” is a source of joy. And guess what … March 23 just happens to be National Puppy Day, so let’s celebrate! Dr. V's new puppy, Dakota, on his way to his new home It’s been eight years since... Read more →


The J.M. Smucker Company today initiated a limited, voluntary class I recall on specific lot codes of two of its Milo’s Kitchen dog treats because the products have the potential to contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone. Milo's Kitchen dog treats were also recalled in January, 2013. The following recall notice was provided by J.M. Smucker Company to pet food/treat retailers dated March 22, 2018 Please be advised The J.M. Smucker Company today initiated a limited, voluntary class I recall on specific lot codes of two of its Milo’s... Read more →


Recall from www.RadFood.com Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR is recalling one lot of Free-Range Chicken and one lot of Free-Range Turkey Recipe because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes 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. This recall includes only the two lots listed below. Listeria monocytogenes is pathogenic to... 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 →


Have you tried these yet? Our Vanilla Protein Powder and Greens Blend make a yummy addition to our morning protein shakes. We also add Almond Milk, Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds, frozen bananas, pineapples and avocados (yes, they now sell them frozen and perfect). Delicious! Pick yours up here. #proteinpowder #greensblend #smoothies #breakfast #snacks #nongmo #healthy #vegan #vegetarian #glutenfree Read more →


The recall is limited to specific lots of the following brands distributed from March 2017 through February 2018: Redbarn Chewy Louie Good Lovin’ Dentley’s Brand The supplier’s raw material was used to produce the Redbarn, Chewy Louie, Dentley’s and Good Lovin’ brand products listed below with best-buy dates ending in BC. In total, 24 SKUs are affected. The recalled products were distributed nationwide in pet specialty and grocery retail stores. Affected products are listed below and have best by dates ending in BC. All lots of Redbarn, Chewy Louie, Dentley’s... Read more →


Raw Basics pet food recalls 540 pounds of pork-bison pet food. The following press release was provided by Raw Basics: Raw Basics, LLC. of Pleasant Prairie, WI is recalling 540lb of 5lb Pork-Bison Boxes because it has 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. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should... Read more →


The FDA updated this info on March 2, 2018 below. The original recall info was February 15, 2018 (here). Update: March 2, 2018 The FDA has informed J.M. Smucker that the firm’s action to remove products from the marketplace is now considered a recall. The FDA based this decision on a test by the firm confirming the presence of pentobarbital in the tallow ingredient used in the affected products. The FDA is continuing its investigation and has collected finished product samples for testing that is currently pending. While the firm... Read more →


March 2, 2018 –Steve’s Real Food of Salt Lake City, Utah is voluntarily recalling one lot of 5lb Raw Frozen Dog Food Turkey Canine Recipe due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. Symptoms of infection in people include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers... Read more →


Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, GA, is recalling lot#GA1102 of Kitten Grind raw pet food because of the potential of contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. The cause of the recall: This recall was initiated after the FDA received a complaint of two kitten deaths, including one death which was confirmed to be caused by Salmonella septicemia. Subsequent testing by the FDA of Kitten Grind Lot#GA1102 revealed the presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. About Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes: Salmonella and Listeria can cause severe and potentially fatal infection in... Read more →


FDA.gov recall 2/23/18 TruPet, LLC of Milford, OH, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight, 2.5oz Pet treats because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall includes only the product listed below. The following affected "Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight" products were distributed in the continental USA via online retailer Chewy.com and TruDog.com through direct delivery: Affected product can be identified by comparing the following lot number: "Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight" with "Lot # 20190514 13753". No products other... Read more →


FDA.gov recall 2/23/18 Northwest Naturals of Portland, Oregon is recalling 5lb frozen Chicken and Salmon petfood chubs because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes 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. Listeria monocytogenes is pathogenic to humans. Healthy people exposed to Lm should monitor themselves for some or all of the following... Read more →


Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, WI, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount, 73 cases, of “Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entrée for Dogs” pet food because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Provided by Vital Essentials pet food… Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, WI, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount, 73 cases, of “Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entrée for Dogs” pet food because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall includes only the product listed below. The following... Read more →


It was bound to happen, another big conglomerate got into the pet food game. This time it's General Mills buying Blue Buffalo for approximately US$8 billion, or US$40 per share in cash. I have never been a Blue Buffalo fan. They've been riddled with recalls for years and I still remember when they told all those mom and pop stores (who really built this food for them), they would always stay with them and not go into big box stores. Sure enough, they entered the market with PetsMart and PetCo... Read more →


February 15, 2018 Recall Expanded. FDA.gov Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc. of Sun Valley, CA is recalling all sizes and package types of dog treats labeled as “Beefy Munchies,” because it has 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. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all... Read more →


Official FDA.gov recall The J.M. Smucker Company is initiating a voluntary withdrawal of a limited quantity of Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, and Skippy Wet Dog Food and Ol Roy products after learning specific SKUs did not meet our specifications because a minor ingredient may contain low levels of pentobarbital. Smucker's states that this recalls is "after learning specific SKUs did not meet our specifications because a minor ingredient may contain low levels of pentobarbital. This is not a threat to pet safety. Although the extremely low levels do not... Read more →


FDA UPDATE MARCH 26, 2018 (Complete Details from FDA site) The FDA has detected Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O128 and Salmonella in samples of raw pet foods manufactured by Arrow Reliance Inc. The samples were collected by the FDA to determine whether the firm had addressed an ongoing pattern of pathogenic contamination in Darwin’s and ZooLogics raw pet foods.The firm has recalled the affected products, but has not yet issued public notification. Fast Facts The FDA is alerting pet owners to a history of five recalls of and multiple... Read more →


Issued from Darwin's Dog Food last night to customers. Dear XXXX, I am writing to you today to share some information about a recent recall of two of our products, which testing has found to contain Salmonella. First, I want to let you know that this recall does not affect you, as you have not received either of the products involved, which are: • ZooLogics Chicken and Vegetable Meals for Dogs (manufactured 11/2/17) • ZooLogics Duck and Vegetable Meals for Dogs (manufactured 11/16/17) We have already notified those customers who... Read more →


Announcement With an extreme abundance of caution, and with the care and concern of pets top of mind, Redbarn Pet Products, LLC of Long Beach, CA is voluntarily recalling a single product, Redbarn’s 7-inch Bully Stick three pack, because it has 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. No illnesses,... Read more →


Gravy Train is made by Big Heart Pet Foods and owned by Smucker's. WJLA news in Washington D.C. has found traces of a euthanasia drug in dog food. The station spoke with a family who say their five dogs had almost instantaneous reactions to eating a can of Evanger’s pet food they later learned was contaminated with pentobarbital, a lethal drug, most commonly used to euthanize dogs, cats and some horses. One of the dogs ended up dying. WJLA decided to launch their own investigation. They partnered with Ellipse Analytics,... Read more →


Raws for Paws of Minneapolis, MN is recalling approximately 4,000 pounds of its 5 lb. and 1 lb. chubs of Ground Turkey Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea,... Read more →


February 15, 2018 - Recall Expanded. Click here for additional recall info. Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc. of Sun Valley, CA is recalling 4-oz bags of dog treats labeled as “Beefy Munchies,” because it has 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. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for... Read more →


Back in 2003 we had an 8 year old rottweiler that had hip and elbow dysplasia surgeries before he was a year old. Storm was feeling his age and the surgeries and there was no way we were ready to say goodbye to our gorgeous boy! I only wish we would have had a video of this change but again, it was back 15 years ago. It still brings a tear to my eye watching him run around our 5 acres with our younger dogs. We highly recommend Life's Abundance... Read more →


It's February and you know what that means!?! You want to give your doggie Valentine's Day kisses but he or she may not have the best breath for those smooches. We're celebrating LOVE this month and your dog will LOVE stocking up on these 5 dental treats and chews at our discounted autoship prices. You don't have to check autoship when you're checking out because these are already discounted to that price! Ok, you can check autoship and continue to receive these great doggie dental treats and chews on the... Read more →


Two years ago, if you had asked me whether or not I recommended the canine influenza vaccine, I’d have told you, “probably not.” Even as recently as one year ago, I probably would have said the same thing, at least here in San Diego. But that’s the thing about medicine, especially when it comes to emerging diseases ... situations can change rapidly. Recommendations that made sense as recently as six months ago no longer hold. Such is the case with the current outbreak of canine influenza. Here’s what we know... Read more →


Why Pet Sitters And Dog Walkers Should Join Life's Abundance

We got started with Life's Abundance in 2003 when we owned our pet sitting business. We had clients asking us for product recommendations and as a pet professional we knew we had to be recommending high quality, safe products for their pets. Our search led us to Life's Abundance and after we spoke to their holistic vet formulator, we knew this was the right decision for us. During the 2007 pet food recalls we were so happy that we had made the choice to recommended Life's Abundance products because they... Read more →


Whether it's Life's Abundance cat food, treats or supplements we've got your cat or kitten covered! Our Instinctive Choice canned cat food is da bomb! Plus we've added a new treat (turkey hearts) that your kitty will go gaga over! Serving the pet community since 1999 with ZERO recalls! Holistically formulated and our dry foods are delivered within 4-6 weeks of being made to your front door! Read more →


Calling All Pet Professionals & Pet Lovers! 🐶 🐈 Start your own online pet products store! Open your e-commerce store within minutes! 👉 Sign Up Here! Why Join Us? *Solid Company - In business since 1999 with NO RECALLS. *Fresh Food - Food shipped to your door or your client's door within 4-6 weeks of being made. *Great Selections Of Products - Food, treats, supplements and pet care products holistically formulated. New products coming soon! We also carry a line of supplements for people! You can offer every product to... Read more →


Smelly dogs or cats? 🐶😸 It's not always easy to wash them in the winter and if you've got big dogs like we do, it's even harder! We don't want them cold and wet with these temps either. If you've got cats...the struggle is real! We have the solution - Bath Fresh Mist! Give your dog or cat a few spritzes and it neutralizes odor. This is not only great during the winter but any time it rains! No more wet dog smell! Bath Fresh Mist is made in the... Read more →


Of course, we all want to maintain our best brain health throughout our lives. As we age, the more likely we are to suffer from dementia, memory loss, and more specifically, Alzheimer’s disease. We’re taking a closer look at how you can live your most nutritious life, which may help prevent this disease later on. No cure for this disease currently exists, but medications and management strategies may temporarily improve symptoms. Evidence shows that strategies of a healthier lifestyle such as including exercise in your normal routine, eating a Mediterranean... Read more →


Rio and Thor loves Life's Abundance treats. They've been eating the various treats since we adopted them back in 2006. There are some they prefer over others and when Life's Abundance introduced these Turkey Hearts Freeze-Dried Dog Treats I had a feeling these would be their new favorite. Sure enough, I was right. Thor is even trying to eat the bag. This is not his normal behavior and is not the behavior of an almost 14 year old dog! If you have younger dogs these treats will probably make them... Read more →


Your dog or cat will Droooool over these! Still looking for the purrfect present for your pup or kitty? Order these! 🐕🐈 These single-ingredient goodies are made from USA-raised, free-range turkeys with absolutely no fillers, sugar, salt or preservatives. The special freeze-dry process locks in maximum nutrition and flavor, resulting in a yummy treat pets love. Dogs and cats will appreciate the perfectly sized pieces too! Turkey Hearts Freeze-Dried Dog Treats Fans of primitive diets will love this single-ingredient, grain-free treat. And the flavor will make your doggo howl with... Read more →


The 20% Retail Bonus Bonanza ends December 31st! If you've been toying with the idea of starting your own pet products business...DO IT NOW! Take advantage of this special. No inventory! No paperwork! CLICK HERE to learn more and sign up. Then select one of our Executive Rep Packages. For 3 months you'll receive our 20% Retail Bonus while you build your business. What does this mean? Our compensation plan pays you several ways. One of the ways is based on your personal sales. When you hit $750 in personal... Read more →


Happy Thanksgiving! Of all the holidays, Thanksgiving is surely a canine favorite. There's abundant food, there's full gatherings of friends and family, and did we mention the food? The downside is much of the bounty you'll be serving at your feast doesn't jibe too well with a dog's digestive system. Sure, they'll enjoy it in the moment, but there can be some serious side effects to all the sneaky feeding of scrumptious table scraps. Fortunately, we have some food for though. You'll learn about some of the incredibly tasty and... Read more →


🎄Our Holiday Gift Boxes are back and every year they sell out QUICK! So, don't delay and grab your favorite dog or cat one of these tasty and fun gift boxes. You'll be the belle of the ball at the next holiday party when your host or hostess sees you walk in with this. How thoughtful of you to think of fluffy or fido! 🐕🐈 Grab 1 or 2 or more before they are gone! Read more →


Great News! I love when magazines recognize the value and quality in our products too! We've been drinking the Life's Abundance Plant Protein in our morning smoothies for over a year. It has a very creamy texture and tastes delicious. We normally use Vanilla in the morning since we blend it with fruit and the Life's Abundance Greens Blend but we have Chocolate on hand for a mid-afternoon snack! We are thrilled that New Beauty Magazine has selected Life's Abundance Plant Protein for inclusion in its Winter issue. On newsstands... Read more →


Celebrate #NationalBlackCatDay and Have a #HappyFurday! Give your kitty the best! Healthy, never recalled, and holistically formulated dry food, canned food and treats! Our premium, grain-free diet is formulated for all life stages. Packed with nourishing, high-quality ingredients, this delicious food is perfectly balanced with all of the proteins, omega-3s, vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients pet kids need to thrive … without the grains. Our Grain-Free All Life Stage cat food is made with the finest ingredients, including … • A proprietary blend of vitamins & minerals • High-quality... Read more →


Of course, we all want to maintain our best brain health throughout our lives. As we age, the more likely we are to suffer from dementia, memory loss, and more specifically, Alzheimer’s disease. We’re taking a closer look at how you can live your most nutritious life, which may help prevent this disease later on. No cure for this disease currently exists, but medications and management strategies may temporarily improve symptoms. Evidence shows that strategies of a healthier lifestyle such as including exercise in your normal routine, eating a Mediterranean... Read more →


Emergency Foundation Donation To Austin Pets Alive! 💜🐕🐾🐈💙 Life's Abundance donates a portion of every purchase to the Dr. Jane Foundation! See the link below for more info on how your 501c3 rescue can apply for a foundation grant! 🐱🐶 They are accepting foundation grant applications now! Deadline is Sept. 18. We’re pleased to announce that The Dr. Jane Foundation has awarded Austin Pets Alive! an emergency grant of $1,500 toward their Hurricane Harvey response efforts. Austin Pets Alive! has demonstrated a willingness and readiness to respond to the sudden... Read more →


Life's Abundance Large Breed Puppy Food is formulated with select ingredients to help your puppy grow and thrive. With Life’s Abundance, you can be confident that you’re feeding advanced nutrition to help your puppy achieve and maintain optimal health. Made for large breeds, this premium kibble is made with the finest ingredients, including... • A proprietary blend of vitamins & minerals • High-quality, multi-source proteins for growing muscles & healthy development • An antioxidant system with vitamins C & E • Prebiotic fiber & guaranteed probiotics • Omega-3 fatty acids... Read more →


Life’s Abundance Plant Protein is absolutely delicious and you can feel great about drinking it every day, because each and every ingredient was carefully chosen for its quality and safety. Non-GMO Vegan Gluten Free Soy Free Dairy Free Grain free No Added Sugar No Artificial Flavors No Artificial Preservatives No Artificial Colors Our 100% grain-free, plant-based protein powder is a nutrient-rich blend of clean, high-quality proteins including pea, chia, pumpkin, hemp and quinoa. Order Life's Abundance Vanilla Plant Protein Powder or Life's Abundance Chocolate Plant Protein Powder Today! Read more →


Got Cats? Order some healthy, scrumptious, holistically formulated, and never recalled Grain Free Cat Food! 😻 😸 🐈 🐱 🛒 ORDER HERE Our premium, grain-free diet is formulated for all life stages. Packed with nourishing, high-quality ingredients, this delicious food is perfectly balanced with all of the proteins, omega-3s, vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients pet kids need to thrive … without the grains. Our Grain-Free All Life Stage cat food is made with the finest ingredients, including … • A proprietary blend of vitamins & minerals • High-quality protein... Read more →


Skin problems are some of the most common complaints in veterinary medicine, right up there in the top three. Surprised? It shouldn’t be too shocking when you consider that the skin is the body’s largest organ, one subjected daily to the elements. And for dogs, skin is one of the organs most frequently affected by allergies. With well over 100 different causes of canine skin problems, it can be hard to sort out why your dog is red or itchy. So, how do you even begin to understand why your... Read more →


Have you ever really thought about what it means to eat? For instance, when you ingest something, is it truly in your body? After all, the entire digestive system is essentially a long hollow tube. True, this highly complex tube is undeniably part of the body. Yet despite some of its varied functions, it’s primarily a series of sorting compartments. Moving through the digestive tract, the body determines that some substances are ‘useable’ and absorbs them, while others are lumped into the ‘non-useable’ category and are passed as waste. So,... Read more →