Monday, January 18, 2010

Lifes Abundance Weight Loss Dog Food Sample Now Available

We are happy to now offer a "try before you buy" free sample offer for our healthy weight loss formula for adult dogs! Please click below 

Of course, vet formulated with wholesome nutritious ingredients to help your best friend lose weight while maintaining optimum health.

Compared to the original Lifes Abundance Dog Food formula,
 Weight Loss Formula contains:

  • 28% less fat and over 400 fewer calories per serving to help reduce and maintain a healthy weight, as well as an active and energetic lifestyle.
  • Higher protein levels to aid metabolism and promote a lean, energetic body.
  • More Omega fatty acids for healthier skin and shinier coats.
  • Enhanced with L-Carnitine to support a healthy metabolism and weight management.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Overweight or Fat Dog, Is Mine?

If you have started your own New Year Resolution, why not include your canine(s). A buddy system seems to work better than by yourself anyway.

In America it seems obesity is a big problem. It is for dogs as well.

Dr. Sarah, HealthyPetNet: "When dogs carry too much weight they place an extra strain on all their organs, and they can be at an increased risk for diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure and pancreatitis. Unsurprisingly, excess weight gain can interfere with a pet's quality of life and actually shorten their life span."

"Fortunately, dogs respond very well to simple weight-loss programs. By increasing your pet's exercise and reducing the amount of calories he or she eats, you can help reduce your pet’s weight and the risk of health problems associated with obesity."

Is my Dog Fat or overweight? How do I deal with it if he or she is?

In this short video, Dr. Sarah shows you how to learn if your dog is carrying too much weight, and gives advice on how to help your dog shed unwanted pounds.
"Courtesy of Life's Abundance"

FDA Health Alert for Dog Treats, Merrick Beef Filet Squares

We try to keep up to date with all FDA recalls or alerts pertaining to dog/cat food and treats:

For Immediate Release: January 14, 2010,  Media Inquiries: Ira Allen 301-796-5349,

Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA

FDA Health Alert for Merrick Beef Filet Squares Dog Treats Packaged and Distributed by Merrick Pet Care

Products may be contaminated with Salmonella

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use Merrick Beef Filet Squares for dogs distributed by Merrick Pet Care with a package date of “Best By 111911” because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The product was distributed nationwide through retail stores and Internet sales.

Although no illnesses associated with these products have been reported, the FDA is advising consumers in possession of these products not to handle or feed them to their pets.

In December 2009, the FDA conducted routine testing of Merrick Beef Filet Squares and detected a positive finding for Salmonella. A follow-up inspection found deficiencies in the packaging and manufacturing processes.

Salmonella can affect both humans and animals. People handling dry pet treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the treats or any surfaces exposed to these products. Consumers should dispose of these products in a safe manner by securing them in a covered trash receptacle.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella may experience some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Although rare, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart), arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their health care provider immediately.

Pets with Salmonella infections may become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets may experience only a decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected, but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed any of the affected product or is experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your veterinarian immediately.

The affected Merrick Beef Filet Squares were packaged in a 10-ounce green, red and tan re-sealable plastic bag. The "best by" date is imprinted on the top portion of the bag, which is torn off when the bag is opened. The FDA recommends that consumers who are unable to determine the "best by" date discontinue use of the product.

Consumers can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food and pet treat products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in their area. Please see  for additional information.