Dog Treats

Why Do Dogs Need Antioxidants?

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 radical is born. These little guys are highly reactive, so they steal electrons from other molecules, which also become free radicals. Cellular components such as proteins, DNA and cell membranes can be negatively affected, further creating more free radicals. Why is this problematic for health? Well, the DNA damage causes cells to reproduce incorrectly, which can lead to abnormalities.

How do antioxidants work? They can donate an electron to a free radical without becoming unstable themselves. In fact, many scientists now refer to antioxidants as ROS, or Reactive Oxygen Species. In essence, they neutralize damaging free radicals and break the replicating cycle.

Why do dogs need antioxidants? As pets age, the free radical damage accumulates and accelerates. It contributes to the natural declines due to aging, and can trigger some illnesses due to damaged cellular DNA. So, how are free radicals counteracted? Perhaps the best, most natural way is through antioxidants!

Why are antioxidants so often linked with brain health? With aging, many canines experience some degree of cognitive decline. This can manifest as changes in behaviors, lapses in house training, altered sleep cycles, disorientation and repetitive behaviors such as pacing or licking. Learning and memory deficits may begin in pets as young as six years of age, though many pet parents don’t notice until pets are quite a bit older. There’s good news, however. Senior dogs fed a diet high in antioxidants actually perform better on tests that assess their ability to problem solve!

Who should be taking antioxidants? Everyone, including your dogs! While the benefits are most obvious for seniors, all of us are exposed to free radicals on a regular basis. Early nutritional support with antioxidants is a great way to maintain vibrant health. Even though the body produces some antioxidants on its own, the most significant way to get antioxidants into the body is through nutrition. Fruits, vegetables and even some herbs are high in antioxidants such as lycopene, carotenoids, lutein, and vitamins E and C.

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Antioxidant Health Bars help maintain a healthy immune system

What’s an easy way to make sure my dog is getting guaranteed amounts of antioxidants? This month, I encourage you to try one of our premium baked treats, Antioxidant Health Bars. Featuring the great taste of apples, peanut butter and honey, dogs just can’t resist these delicious bars, which also include oatmeal, brown rice, ground flaxseed, dates, rolled oats, flaxseed oil, eggs, cranberries and carrots. Since antioxidants are so important to maintaining a healthy immune system, we’ve added a hefty helping of vitamin E, vitamin C and beta-carotene. And the amounts of these important nutrients are guaranteed, so you know exactly how much nutrition your dog is receiving on a daily basis.

Thank you for everything you do to make the world a better place for companion animals!

Drjaneandus

written by Dr. Jane Bicks, DVM (here we are with Dr Jane)


Whether Your Dog Is Big Or Small, This Jerky Treat Is The Perfect Size!

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Do you cringe thinking about jerky treats for dogs and all the recalls that have happened? Worried that "Made In China" is buried somewhere and you don't see it before you buy your dog treats? Recalls are scary. Jerky treats for dogs made in China are scary. You know what's not scary? Life's Abundance Tasty Rewards Jerky Treats For Dogs! Yep, they are AWESOME!

These treats truly are great whether your dog is short, tall, big or small. You can use them as training, you can use them as a reward, you can use them any way you'd like. I'll let you know that our dogs, who happen to be very large, want us to use them all the time. If the boys could do back flips, they would. I will give them 3-4 at a time and they think they've hit the jackpot by getting multiple treats. If you have a dog like our Rio, watch out for the drool factor. He sees the bag and the water works start.

Order Life's Abundance Tasty Rewards Jerky Treats for your dog in either a 4oz or 16oz bag!!

  • Positive reinforcement has never tasted so good
  • Perfectly sized for carrying in your pocket
  • Gluten free, no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors
  • Made in USA with Chicken and lamb from New Zealand

Does Your Dog Need A Little Help In The Tooth And Gum Area?

For the past 11 years, Rio and Thor have happily been munching on Life's Abundance Gourmet Dental Treats. They know every morning they are going to get their dental treat and wait by the pantry. Rio always wants a second and Thor always waits until Rio is finished and then eats his slowly and makes Rio watch, drool and of course forget he just had one. Then they end their day with another dental treat. Rio and Thor are large dogs and their suggested feeding guideline for the Life's Abundance Gourmet Dental Treats would be up to 4 per day but since they also love our Grain Free Turkey & Berry Chewies and our Tasty Rewards Training Treats, they only get 2 dental treats each day.

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The Life's Abundance Gourmet Dental Treats now comes in a convenient 9 ounce and 18 ounce bag with a zip top closure to keep them fresh. The gourmet dental treats are made in a USA bakery, are gluten free and contain no artificial preservatives or colors. They smell so good that you will want to eat them!

They have kept their teeth and gums looking great and the vet was very pleased with their dental health regimen (they also use this Foam Breath Freshener) and how good they look at 11 years old. 

We know your dog will love them just as much as ours do! Order your furbaby some Life's Abundance Gourmet Dental Treats today!

 


Rio & Thor Think Life's Abundance Grain Free Turkey And Berry Chewies Dog Treats Are Da Bomb!

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Who loves Grain Free Turkey & Berry Chewies? Rio and Thor do!! I can't even move the bag in the pantry and those 2 are running toward me drooling. They LOVE them!

Your doggies will love these too!! They are awesome as a regular treat or a training treat! Check them out at http://bit.ly/GrainFreeDogTreat

They come in a 4oz and 16oz bag

Want wholesale pricing? Fill out this form and we can set you up as a wholesale member before you make your purchase. Wholesale pricing is the same as our autoship pricing without being on an autoship.

Don't forget to add our Grain Free Dog Food to your order too! http://bit.ly/LAGrainFreeDogFood


Grain Free Turkey & Berry Chewies For Dogs - Grain Free Dog Treats!

GFTreat-400Your 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, the bite-size, grain-free goodness is gently sweetened with a kiss of molasses. No fillers, artificial preservatives, colors or flavors.
 
Available in a 4oz or 16oz bag at http://bit.ly/GrainFreeDogTreat
 
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Improved Baked Dog Treats - Never Recalled

NewtreatsWe are very happy to announce that we improved the baked dog treat product line.

More Attractive, Modern Look

These colorful and attractive bags are more modern and reflect the new Life’s Abundance branding. Plus they have transparent windows in the front to showcase these scrumptious treats.

Stay Fresher, Longer

We replaced the jars with heavy-duty, resealable bags that keep the treats fresher, longer. In fact, the bags are so effective at retaining freshness, we were able to increase the shelf life from 6 to 12 months.

Greener Packaging

The new bags are "greener" because it takes less energy to produce them than it does to produce the jars. Also, they take up less space in landfills, so this packaging is more environmentally responsible.

Better Condition When Delivered

The bags will be shipped in special custom-made, reinforced boxes so the treats will be in great condition when you receive them.

Improved Dental Treats

Last, but certainly not least, we also improved the Gourmet Dental Treats by reducing the fat and enhancing the flavor. Now, these wonderful treats have a better taste, firmer texture and fewer calories.

Purchase healthy, never recalled dog treats at http://www.lifesabundance.com/Pets/Treats/DogTreats.aspx?realname=10075847


Free-Range, Grass-Fed Buffalo Bully Sticks & Chews - The Safe Alternative To Rawhide

BuffaloSticks9smDogs come in all different shapes and sizes but there are two things they have in common … they love to chew and they love meat! Now you can give your dog real chewing satisfaction that’s not only scrumptious but also all natural and completely healthy with our free-range, grass-fed buffalo chews.

Buffalo Bully Sticks For Dogs: Pack of 4 - 9 inch sticks

Made from free-range, grass-fed buffalo, these wholesome dog treats:

  • Help reduce tartar and maintain canine dental health
  • Supply a leaner alternative to beef
  • Are suitable for dogs with food sensitivities
  • Contain no additives or preservatives
  • Provide a rewarding chewing experience

These premium dog chews may be the perfect treat! Try a pack today and you’ll notice a happy dog with a brighter smile!

Ingredients: Buffalo pizzles

Order Your Bully Sticks Today!

 

Porky Puff Dog Chews

PorkyPuffsSmDogs love the chewy texture of our  pig snouts.  As you smile, watching your dog intently chewing on his treat you will feel even better knowing that it is good for him. What's more no artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors are used. Dogs shouldn't be given any treat that is not digestible and that doesn't break down well in the GI tract because it could cause problems. Be assured that Porky Puffs are highly digestible. Some say it’s a rawhide alternative because it so digestible. We think Porky Puffs stand on their own, indescribably delicious and healthy too!

Order Porky Puffs Today!

 

Buffalo Lung Fillets For Dogs: 8 oz. bag

BuffaloLungsmDogs know what they want, even if their people don’t always understand why. And they want dog chews that are flavorful and oh-so-satisfying. Made from free-range, grass-fed buffalo, these wholesome dog treats:

  • Supply a leaner alternative to beef
  • Are suitable for dogs with food sensitivities
  • Contain no additives or preservatives
  • Provide a rewarding chewing experience

Our all-buffalo chew treats are doggy-delights and we highly recommend them.

Order Buffalo Lung Fillets Today!

Buffalo Meat Strips for Dogs: 3.5 oz bag

BuffaloStripssmMade from free-range, grass-fed buffalo, these wholesome dog treats:

  • Supply a leaner alternative to beef
  • Are suitable for dogs with food sensitivities
  • Contain no additives or preservatives
  • Provide a rewarding chewing experience

When you feed these drool-worthy chew treats, you’ll watch your precious pooch go from begging to blissfully content.

Order Buffalo Meat Strips for Dogs Today!

Don't forget to add our healthy, safe, NEVER RECALLED dog or puppy food to your order!

 

 


FDA States: Bones Are Unsafe For Your Dog Plus Read About Antler Chews For Dogs!

We receive this question all the time - "Are bones safe for dogs?" Below find an article from the FDA and an article from DentalVets in the UK "Antler Dog Chews - an upsurge of fractured upper carnassial teeth."

Next time you go to give your dog a bone or Antler Chew you might want to think twice. Being a safe consumer will save you a lot of money at the vet!

Looking for safe alternatives to bones, antler chews and rawhides (can cause choking, throat irritations and potentially dangerous intestinal blockages)? Look no further! Life's Abundance offers Porky Puffs which are a great alternative to rawhides and a line of Buffalo Products. Choose from Buffalo Bully Sticks, Buffalo Lungs or Buffalo Meat Strips. These products will keep your dog happy and healthy. Best of all NONE of these products have ever been recalled!

 

Article From The FDA:

Ucm367118The idea that it's natural for dogs to chew on bones is a popular one. However, it's a dangerous practice and can cause serious injury to your pet.

"Some people think it's safe to give dogs large bones, like those from a ham or a roast," says Carmela Stamper, D.V.M., a veterinarian in the Center for Veterinary Medicine at the Food and Drug Administration. "Bones are unsafe no matter what their size. Giving your dog a bone may make your pet a candidate for a trip to your veterinarian's office later, possible emergency surgery, or even death."

"Make sure you throw out bones from your own meals in a way that your dog can't get to them," adds Stamper, who suggests taking the trash out right away or putting the bones up high and out of your dog's reach until you have a chance to dispose of them. "And pay attention to where your dog's nose is when you walk him around the neighborhood—steer him away from any objects lying in the grass."

Here are 10 reasons why it's a bad idea to give your dog a bone:

  1. Broken teeth. This may call for expensive veterinary dentistry.
  2. Mouth or tongue injuries. These can be very bloody and messy and may require a trip to see your veterinarian.
  3. Bone gets looped around your dog's lower jaw. This can be frightening or painful for your dog and potentially costly to you, as it usually means a trip to see your veterinarian.
  4. Bone gets stuck in esophagus, the tube that food travels through to reach the stomach. Your dog may gag, trying to bring the bone back up, and will need to see your veterinarian.
  5. Bone gets stuck in windpipe. This may happen if your dog accidentally inhales a small enough piece of bone. This is an emergency because your dog will have trouble breathing. Get your pet to your veterinarian immediately!
  6. Bone gets stuck in stomach. It went down just fine, but the bone may be too big to pass out of the stomach and into the intestines. Depending on the bone’s size, your dog may need surgery or upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, a procedure in which your veterinarian uses a long tube with a built-in camera and grabbing tools to try to remove the stuck bone from the stomach.
  7. Bone gets stuck in intestines and causes a blockage. It may be time for surgery.
  8. Constipation due to bone fragments. Your dog may have a hard time passing the bone fragments because they're very sharp and they scrape the inside of the large intestine or rectum as they move along. This causes severe pain and may require a visit to your veterinarian.
  9. Severe bleeding from the rectum. This is very messy and can be dangerous. It's time for a trip to see your veterinarian.
  10. Peritonitis. This nasty, difficult-to-treat bacterial infection of the abdomen is caused when bone fragments poke holes in your dog’s stomach or intestines. Your dog needs an emergency visit to your veterinarian because peritonitis can kill your dog.

"Talk with your veterinarian about alternatives to giving bones to your dog," says Stamper. "There are many bone-like products made with materials that are safe for dogs to chew on."

"Always supervise your dog with any chew product, especially one your dog hasn’t had before," adds Stamper. "And always, if your dog 'just isn't acting right,' call your veterinarian right away!"

This article appears on FDA's Consumer Updates page, which features the latest on all FDA-regulated products.

Posted April 20, 2010; Reviewed Sept. 24, 2013

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Article From DentalVets in the UK

Antler Dog Chews - an upsurge of fractured upper carnassial teeth

In the last few weeks we have experienced a surge in the numbers of fractured teeth from antler chews sold for dogs as "natural tooth cleaning". The teeth damaged have all had the same buccal slab fractures of the upper carnassials (see below). Many have fractured so severely that surgical extraction is the only treatment possible.

 

 

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Severe fracture of the left upper carnassial in four fragments. Surgically removed.

Antler responsible for tooth fracture. Blood on chewed end.

The advertising typically claims they are good for cleaning teeth, that dogs cannot bear down on them and being safe for puppy teething. Given their hardness (see the fractured teeth page) the damage is the most extreme we can remember. Since antlers are bone our normal advice applies in this regard. See the following information sheet from the US Government.

A letter signed by a group of concerned vets and nurses has been sent to the Veterinary Record to warn the profession at large and also to recruit cases for a detailed study. In addition major pet stores and two manufacturers have been contacted regarding our concerns and to request their withdrawal from sale. In the meantime we suggest you do not stock them if you are a practice and if you are an owner with a grievance you petition for redress.

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Life's Abundance Announces NEW Dental Products And Buffalo Chews For Dogs

We are so pleased to announce five brand new products are on sale now! In recognition of National Pet Dental Month, all of our dental products (including our super tasty Dental Treats For Dogs) are on sale through the month of February! Stock up now!!!

Buffalo Bully Sticks For Dogs (Four 9" Sticks)


Dogs love to chew, and our new Buffalo Bully Sticks are an all-natural way to satisfy this instinctive desire. Plus they'll help reduce tartar and maintain dental health, all at the same time. On Sale Now!


 

 

 

 

Buffalo Meat Strips For Dogs (3.5 Ounces)


All canines large and small crave savory treats, and our Buffalo Meat Strips will please any size pup. These meaty morsels are completely nourishing and oh so healthy. In fact, we predict that they will be a real crowd pleaser! Buy Now! 


 

 

 

 

Buffalo Lung Fillets For Dogs (8 Ounces)


Our Buffalo Lung Fillets may not sound appetizing to you, but we guarantee dogs will find them simply irresistible. These savory snacks provide pups with a rewarding and fulfilling chewing experience. Buy Now!

All of our wholesome buffalo chew treats are made from free-range, grass-fed buffalo. They are all-natural and contain no additives or preservatives. In addition, buffalo meat is a leaner alternative to beef and it is suitable for dogs with food sensitivities.


SPECIAL FEBRUARY 15% OFF SALE

In recognition of National Pet Dental Month, we are offering special discounts on the dental health products for dogs below. This sale is for the month of February only, so order today!


Porky Puffs Are A Safe Alternative To Rawhides For Your Dog



Few things bring your dog more enjoyment that chewing on a tasty treat. And yet, every year, untold numbers of dogs suffer from a variety of digestive issues as a result of consuming rawhide. Not only that, but frequently rawhide is preserved with harmful chemicals.That’s why we developed a line of chew treats made using pork products, which are much easier on your dog’s entire digestive system and are free from potentially harmful chemicals. Our pork treats are guaranteed to be not only safe, but incomparably appetizing to your sweet pup as well.

Whether you have a Chihuahua or a Great Dane, there’s a pork treat made just for their size. So, say “goodbye” to traditional chew products, and give your dog something he or she can really enjoy – safely!

Dogs can’t resist the rich aroma of our delicious pig snouts. Packed with high-quality protein, Porky Puffs chewable treats are non-greasy and contain no chemical preservatives or flavors. And with no artificial colors, you won’t have to worry about hard-to-remove stains in your carpet!

They are easily digestible and therefore a safe alternative to rawhide, which can cause choking, throat irritations and potentially dangerous intestinal blockages.Since the digestive system is the first line of immune defense, treating your dog to a Porky Puff won’t put a strain on his or her health, like other highly-processed products on the market today. You’ll feel better providing a treat they’ll love, while helping to maintaining a healthy digestive system. And Porky Puffs are appropriate for dogs of all ages.

Give your sweet pup something to be truly thankful for – yummy Porky Puffs! Purchase Porky Puffs Today!

February Is National Pet Dental Health Month! How's Your Dog Or Cat's Teeth?

Dental care is just as important to your dog or cat as it is to you. For me, brushing is out of the question - my dog's just won't tolerate it. So instead, I've chosen to give them healthy dental treats and bones to keep their teeth and gums clean. My dog's have been eating Life's Abundance Dental Treats and Porkhide Bones for years. As they are reaching their senior years...7, 8 and 11...I am happy to report (and so is their vet) that their teeth are in great shape and don't need any cleaning. There are a lot of dogs and cats that lose their teeth and there is no reason for this. Between food, treats and chews your pet can have a healthy mouth. If their teeth aren't doing well, take them in for a cleaning because you don't want them to have teeth pulled (how would you like it?).

Lifes-Abundance-Dental-Treats-lgEvery now and again, we like to reward our beloved pups with a special indulgence. But you may have noticed that many of the popular treats on the market are laden with refined sugars, chemical preservatives, and artificial flavors and colors.                       

Healthy teeth and gums are an important consideration for your dog’s overall health. Poor dental hygiene can result in health consequences throughout the whole body, not just the mouth. A sound, highly-digestible diet is a good foundation, but there are additional nutrients that can help support healthy teeth and bones.

This formula contains a variety of healthy whole grains, high-quality proteins plus hefty helpings of calcium and phosphorous, which are important nutrients for strong bones and teeth. And, we’ve included parsley to freshen your dog’s breath right away.                       

With Gourmet Dental Treats, you'll be helping to support dental health and treating your dog to scrumptious oven-baked goodness!

Porkhide Bones are safe and healthy alternative to rawhide treats. Rawhides are cured with harsh chemicals (like ash-lye solutions and bleach) and are known to cause choking, throat irritations and intestinal blockages. Why risk the safety of your precious pup on an inexpensive product, when there’s a better option?                       

Life's Abundance Porkhide Bones are gourmet chew treats made with 100% natural pork skin aLifes-Abundance-Med-Porkhide-Bones-smnd have a lasting, mouth-watering flavor your dog will love! These yummy treats are naturally high in protein, low in fat and are highly digestible.                       

The shape of the bone fits inside the mouth for maximum contact, which helps promote healthy teeth and gums. And they are safe for dogs of all ages. Your dog will love these safe, healthy and delicious treats!

Don't forget the kitties! They need crunchy hard treats to help remove the plaque and tartar too! Life’s Abundance Gourmet Cat Treats For Healthy Skin & Coat helps to address skin and coat health in different and important ways. Because healthy skin is much more likely to produce strong, luxurious hair, it is vital to nourish the
Lifes-Abundance-Cat-Treatsskin. We’ve included omega-3 fatty acids in this premium formula to help discourage the skin from drying out. The vitamin E in this formula helps to maintain skin elasticity. The vitamin C in this formula helps the body to produce collagen, which is the major component of skin. The chicken, herring and chicken liver meals in this formula supply your feline with the high-quality proteins vital for a healthy coat. Protein is necessary for the growth and maintenance of a strong, resilient coat. Dr. Jane believes that a stronger coat will result in less hair being swallowed during normal grooming. The
feline-friendly nuggets and savory flavor are appealing to even the most finicky of cats, so order your Life’s Abundance Gourmet Cat Treats today.

If your dog or cat has bad breath, make sure to check out Mouth Drops for Cat Bad Breath or Mouth Drops for Dog Bad Breath.


Are You Treating Your Dog Or Cat With Empty Calorie Snacks?

Even though we act like it’s true, pets aren’t just like people. Ingesting empty-calorie snacks every once in a while can have a much greater impact on pets than humans, and not in a good way. Even feeding a diet of premium food may not offset the potential damage of ingesting “junk foods”, which often contain unsavory ingredients including artificial flavors and colors. In this particular health equation, it isn’t just a matter of subtraction (or taking away the bad stuff). Thanks to Dr. Jane’s wholesome recipes, you can actually add nutrients to your companion animal’s daily intake. In this episode of Pet Talk, Dr. Sarah reveals how simple it is to make a positive change. If you want to provide your fur kids with the best possible nutritional advantage, you owe it to yourself to watch the latest episode right now.

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Life's Abundance carries an excellent selection of Healthy, Natural Dog and Cat Treats For Your Furbaby!

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Life's Abundance Dog & Cat Holiday Gift Baskets Now On Sale

Just in time for the holidays, Life's Abundance is now offering quality gifts at exceptional values. With toys, treats and more, our festive Holiday Gift Baskets make the perfect gifts for the furry pet kids on your list. Pet parents will be thrilled to receive your joyous gift, introducing the possibility of a healthier life for their dogs or for their cats. Be sure to review the detailed descriptions of these baskets for complete lists of their contents. And with our Gift Certificates, you can give personalized gifts redeemable for any of our superior products. No matter which gifts you choose to share with your loved ones, there are no better tidings of joy than messages – or baskets – of better health.

DoggiftbasketHoliday Gift Basket For Dogs

This festive basket contains an entertaining plush toy that squeeks! Plus, an assortment of our most popular treats. Wholesome Hearts, Gourmet Dental Treats, Antioxidant Health Bars, Tasty Rewards and Porkhide Bones. All nestled in a lovely reusable basket. Makes a wonderful gift for a canine friend. (Toy may vary.)

 

CatgiftbasketHoliday Gift Basket For Cats

A delightful variety of playful toys that will keep your furry feline happily occupied during the holidays and a bag of Life’s Abundance Gourmet Cat Treats For Healthy Skin & Coat. The toys and treats are nestled in a lovely reusable basket. A terrific holiday gift for your favorite feline! (Toys may vary.)

 

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Porkhide Bones & Porky Puffs Are A Safe Alternative to Rawhide Chews & Pig Ears

Few things bring your dog more enjoyment that chewing on a tasty treat. And yet, every year, untold numbers of dogs suffer from a variety of digestive issues as a result of consuming rawhide. Not only that, but frequently rawhide is preserved with harmful chemicals.

That’s why we developed a line of chew treats made using pork products, which are much easier on your dog’s entire digestive system and are free from potentially harmful chemicals. Our pork treats are guaranteed to be not only safe, but incomparably appetizing to your sweet pup as well.

Whether you have a Chihuahua or a Great Dane, there’s a pork treat made just for their size. So, say “goodbye” to traditional chew products, and give your dog something he or she can really enjoy – safely!

Porky Puffs - Dogs can’t resist the rich aroma of our delicious, hickory-smoked pig snouts. Packed with high-quality protein, Porky Puffs chewable treats are non-greasy and contain no chemical preservatives or flavors. And with no artificial colors, you won’t have to worry about hard-to-remove stains in your carpet!Lifesabundanceporkdogtreats

They are easily digestible and therefore a safe alternative to rawhide, which can cause choking, throat irritations and potentially dangerous intestinal blockages.

Since the digestive system is the first line of immune defense, treating your dog to a Porky Puff won’t put a strain on his or her health, like other highly-processed products on the market today. You’ll feel better providing a treat they’ll love, while helping to maintaining a healthy digestive system. And Porky Puffs are appropriate for dogs of all ages.

Give your sweet pup something to be truly thankful for – yummy Porky Puffs!

Porkhide Bones - Porkhide Bones are safe and healthy alternative to rawhide treats. Rawhides are cured with harsh chemicals (like ash-lye solutions and bleach) and are known to cause choking, throat irritations and intestinal blockages. Why risk the safety of your precious pup on an inexpensive product, when there’s a better option?

Lifesabundanceporkhidebones Life's Abundance Porkhide Bones are gourmet chew treats made with 100% natural pork skin and have a lasting, mouth-watering flavor your dog will love! These yummy treats are naturally high in protein, low in fat and are highly digestible.

The shape of the bone fits inside the mouth for maximum contact, which helps promote healthy teeth and gums. And they are safe for dogs of all ages. Your dog will love these safe, healthy and delicious treats!

 


Your Dog Or Cat Treats Can Contribute To Your Pet Being Overweight - Do They Contain Sugar?

Healthypet2 Experts say, roughly 90 million pets in the US are considered obese, and part of the problem may be the sugar companies add to pet treats.

Whether it's corn syrup used as a thickener or dextrose used to evenly distribute moisture, sugar can add calories to a pet's diet that tip the scales, according to veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Larsen, an assistant professor of clinical nutrition at the University of California's School of Veterinary Medicine in Davis. "Sugar has a role in the physical and taste characteristics of many products, helping to mask bitter flavors imparted by acidifying agents or changing the texture of specific treat types," she said.

Dog and Cat treats have great commercials and fun looking bags and make you think you are doing a good thing by giving them those treats. However, you'd be surprised if you just turn over the bag and look what you are actually buying. These treats are just empty calories filled with sugars, corn, wheat, artificial preservatives and harmful chemical additives like BHA and BHT. Of course your dog or cat loves them and who wouldn't love some extra sugar? Then you start to see Fido or Fluffy put on the pounds and start to be less and less active and in some cases start to turn their noses up at their food. However, that cute bag of treats they love so in some cases you even feed them more and it becomes a dangerous cycle.

One of the most popular dog treats I hear about is Pup-Peroni by Del Monte. The ingredients in Del Monte’s Original Beef Flavor Pup-Peroni are: Beef, Meat by-Products, Soy Grits, Sugar, Liver, Salt, Propylene Glycol, Garlic Powder, Caramel Color, Natural Smoke Flavor, Potassium Sorbate (used as a preservative), Sodium Nitrite (for color retention), Red 40, BHA (used as a preservative), Onion Extract. Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein 24%, Crude Fat 12%, Crude Fiber 2%, Moisture 24%. Del Monte spent $8 million dollars to get you to buy Pup-Peroni and added sugar, onion, sodium nitrite, flavors, colors and BHA. If you're not familiar with the ingredients in red, here is a background on them:

Meat by-Products. This is a rendered meat ingredient commonly used in ‘grocery store’ type pet foods and treats. The FDA determined this ingredient to be a probable source of pentobarbital, a lethal drug used to euthanize animals. Thus, this pet food/pet treat ingredient more than likely contains rendered euthanized animals and the lethal drug used to kill them.

Soy Grits. These are soybeans which have been toasted and broken into small pieces. This is a filler and a known allergen.

Sugar. This can include sucrose, cane sugar, caramel, corn syrup and others. Sugar or sweetener is an absolutely unnecessary ingredient in pet foods, added to make the product more attractive. Continuous intake can promote hypoglycemia, obesity, nervousness, cataracts, tooth decay, arthritis and allergies. Pets also get addicted to foods that contain sugars, so it can be a tough piece of work to make them eat something healthier.

Propylene Glycol. Known risk to cats and toxic to small children. Controversial ingredient in pet foods/pet treats.

Garlic Powder. Controversial ingredient; some dogs cannot tolerate garlic. Cousin to onions which is toxic to dogs.

Sodium Nitrite. Chemical used to destroy the botulism bacteria; linked to lung disease.

Caramel Color and Red 40. Science has shown common food colors are linked to tumors and cancer.
 
BHA. Scientifically linked to cancer.

Onion Extract. Onion is toxic to dogs.

Now that you have more information on the ingredients of Original Beef Flavor Pup-Peroni Dog Treats, do you think this is a good, healthy dog treat?

By the way, Del Monte also makes the popular dog food Kibbles N Bits and Milk Bones. Have you taken a look at those ingredients?

Kibbles ‘n Bits Ingredients: corn, soybean meal, beef and bone meal, ground wheat flour, animal fat (bha used as preservative), corn syrup, wheat middlings, water sufficient for processing, animal digest (source of chicken flavor), propylene glycol, salt, hydrochloric acid, potassium chloride, caramel color, sorbic acid (used as a preservative), sodium carbonate, minerals (ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), choline chloride, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, vitamin A supplement, niacin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement), calcium sulfate, titanium dioxide, yellow 5, yellow 6, red 40, BHA (used as a preservative), dl methionine.

Milk Bone Dog Treats Ingredients: Wheat flour, wheat bran, beef meal and beef bone meal, wheat germ, beef fat (preserved with tocopherols), poultry-by-product meal, lamb meal, salt, chicken meal, dried beet pulp, dicalcium phosphate, bacon fat (preserved with BHT, propyl-gallate, and citric acid), brewers dried yeast, whey, artificial color (includes red 40, yellow 5, blue 1), vitamins (choline chloride, dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate [vitamin e], vitamin a acetate, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, vitamin b12 supplement, d-activated animal sterol

The bottom line is your dog or cat is what he or she eats. If they aren't eating healthy foods and snacks, most likely you'll end up at the vet's more often than your pocketbook likes. Be informed, look at the ingredients and feed and treat your dogs and cats healthy!

 

 


Purina's Project Pet Slim Down - A Closer Look At The Weight Loss Dog Food & Treats

So you have an overweight dog or cat, what are you going to do? When you go the vet, they tell you about Project Pet Slim Down - A Purina Veterinary Diet for dogs and cats. Sounds good, right?

When you take a closer look at the ingredients you will be asking yourself - where's the good stuff?

Here is the dog food ingredient list:

Whole grain corn, corn gluten meal, soybean hulls*, soybean germ meal, soybean meal, pea fiber, wheat gluten, poultry by-product meal, animal digest, powdered cellulose, tricalcium phosphate, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), salt, choline chloride, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, Vitamin E supplement, manganese sulfate, niacin, Vitamin A supplement, calcium carbonate, copper sulfate, brewers dried yeast, calcium pantothenate, garlic oil, pyridoxine hydrochloride, Vitamin B-12 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, Vitamin D-3 supplement, riboflavin supplement, calcium iodate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), folic acid, biotin, sodium selenite. Q-4560

Talk about a list of poor quality ingredients and let's not forget that corn, wheat and soy are also known allergens. According to the AAFCO (American Association of Feed Control Officials) by definition (of ingredient) there is no meat in this dog food - Poultry by-product meal is not a meat. When you go all the way down to the 8th and 9th listed ingredients you will see what this food is consdering their only animal protein sources - the Poultry by-product meal and Animal Digest. The FDA has tested Animal digest and has said it is likely to contain the lethal drug pentobarbital and thus likely to contain a euthanized animal. It also contains menadione sodium bisulfite complex - this is another ingredient on the questionable list. Menadione Sodium Bisulfate is a synthetic version of Vitamin K. This ingredient is added to pet foods and treats as an inexpensive source of Vitamin K. This ingredient can be highly toxic in high doses. Hazard information regarding menadione lists "carcinogenic effects" and states "the substance is toxic to kidneys, lungs, liver, mucous membranes. Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage."

This weight loss dog food, soon to be food recommended by veterinarians does not contain chelated minerals for better absorption or probiotics for a healthier immune system. It doesn't contain Omega 3's for a healthy skin and coat, it doesn't contain a high quality protein for muscle maintenance during weight loss, nutritious fruits or vegetables or antioxidants.

Oh and when you look at Meaty d'lites - the weight loss dog treat you will also scratch your head and say - Where's the Meat? Ingredients - Ground wheat, water, corn gluten meal, glycerin,ground yellow corn, wheat flour, sugar, powdered cellulose, hydrogenated starch hydrolysate, chicken by-product meal, salt, soybean meal, malted barley flour, animal digest, beef, corn starch-modified, phosphoric acid, dried whey, sorbic acid (a preservative), natural flavors, gelatin, bacon fat preserved with BHA and citric acid, added color, calcium propionate (a preservative), BHA (a preservative), citric acid (a preservative).

Yep, they've one upped themselves with that treat and even used BHA. BHA was found to: cause squamous-cell carcinomas in stomachs of rates and hamsters. (Cancers of this type are among the most lethal and fastest acting, the swiftest effects being seen among animals with light colored fur. (Many white cats die within months after getting squamous cell black tumor on their skin.); and enhance stomach and urinary bladder carcinogenesis.

When your vet recommends this food please be a wary consumer and ask what he feels IS GOOD about this food.

If you are looking for a high quality weight loss food for dogs, try Life's Abundance. They also have Wholesome Hearts Low Fat dog treats to compliment the food because when your dog is on a weight loss program high fat treats can sabotage the affect of feeding a quality food.

 

 


Is Your Pet Getting Bigger Even Though You Are Feeding Them The Same Amount?

Pet owners continue to watch their dog and cat's bellies get bigger and can't figure out why. One main concern is lack of exercise. As our pets get older we tend to make them move less, play with them or take them for a walk.

For example, a dog may start to limp (due to being overweight) so you don't want to take them out for a walk to damage their leg. In this case, they really do need to be on a reduced calorie diet to get the weight off and then when their leg starts to feel better you can start walking them again....which is good for the pet owner too! On the cat side, you may say well he or she is just getting older and wants to lay around. Instead, get some interactive toys and have your cat play with them. Even if you keep danging a toy in front of their face, they will swat at it and that counts as movement!!

What many people do forget is those unforgotten calories, the guilty pleasures that you just give out freely during the day or when leaving the house drop handfuls of treats on the floor for your baby. Did you know that a pet owner can overfeed their pet by 25% daily just by handing out treats? You don't even realize it because it seems to innocent and your baby is so happy when you give it to them.

So if Fido or Fluffy are putting on the pounds and you can't figure out why just take a look at the "daily extras" you give them. Make sure you are giving a dog or cat treat that isn't full of empty calories and give them a treat that has a nutritional value instead of just garbage.


Holiday Gift Baskets Now Available For Dogs & Cats From Life's Abundance

Dog-Basket-09-250 Our companion animals give us love all year long, and the holidays are a wonderful time for us to give back. Holiday Baskets are the perfect gifts for your pets and your pet friends.

Holiday Gift Basket for Dogs

This festive basket contains an entertaining plush toy and an assortment of our most popular treats, including: Wholesome Hearts (low-fat, heart-shaped sensations), Gourmet Dental Treats (honey peanut butter recipe), Antioxidant Health Bars (oatmeal and apple recipe), a bag of Tasty Rewards (savory chicken and venison jerky) and a Porky Puff (hickory-smoked chew) to top it all off.  All of these delicious treats are nestled in a lovely, reusable basket. This Holiday Gift Basket is beautifully presented with a colorful ribbon and a cute holiday gift card that you can personalize. Makes an absolutely wonderful gift for a canine friend. (Toy may vary.) Limited quantity ... they go fast, so order now! ONLY $17.95 - RETAIL VALUE $30.00

Holiday Gift Basket for Cats

This lovely basket contains a delightful assortment of playful toys that will keep any furry feline happily Cat-Basket-09-250 occupied during the holidays. For the proud cat parent, we included an adorable hand-painted cat photo frame so you can proudly display your cat's photo all year long. And last but not least, we’ve included a bag of Life’s Abundance Gourmet Cat Treats for Healthy Skin & Coat. The toys and treats are nestled in a lovely, reusable basket. This Holiday Gift Basket is beautifully presented with a colorful ribbon and a cute holiday gift card that you can personalize. Makes an absolutely wonderful gift for a feline friend. (Toys and frame may vary.) Limited quantity ... they go fast, so order now! ONLY $12.95 - RETAIL VALUE $21.00



Not All Dog Beds and Cat Beds are Alike…It’s a Jungle Out There

BW-Donut-Bed~ In the U.S. alone there are almost as many “breeds” of dog beds for sale as there are dogs. PetFrenzy has done the research so you can find the best of them all in one place: right here.

Whether you are looking for small dog beds, large dog beds, or even extra large dog beds, PetFrenzy has a huge selection in many different styles, shapes and colors.

In addition, PetFrenzy carries an excellent supply of cat beds! Choose from a wide variety of cat beds for your feline friend. They offer heated, furniture grade, and traditional style cat beds.

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Hemp For Dogs & Cats From Silly Kitty Hemp Toys, Collars & Leashes

100% Natural and Healthy

Silly Kitty™ specializes in environmentally friendly, natural products for your pet.

We purchase only the highest quality organic, locally grown catnip for our cat toys, and we dye our fabrics "in house" using non-toxic, reactive dyes and natural products like soda, salt and cold water rinsing to reduce our environmental impact.

Silly-kitty-toys-assorted The Silly Kitty is an award winning, bio-degradable cat toy, made with Hemp and locally farmed, high potency organic cat nip. We use only the flowers and buds for our Silly Kitty™ no filler allowed! The Silly Kitty™ comes in an assortment of beautiful colors and is made to resemble the size and shape of a real mouse.

Cats go crazy for Silly Kitty! (Voted "1st place-Best Cat Toy-Readers Choice Awards, Tails Magazine-2005)

The Silly Kitty™ Heart is a pink, Hemp heart filled with high potency organic cat nip locally farmed in Heart-cat-toys Canada. Bio-degradable and earth friendly, the Silly Kitty™ Heart is a big hit with cats of any age. Give your kitty your heart and let them have hours and hours of fun!

Our Hemp Break-away Cat Collars come in seven soft and beautiful colors including Brick Red, Navy, Tangerine Orange, Leaf Green, Fushia Pink, Turquoise Blue and Natural Hemp.

The Break-away buckle separates with just ten pounds of pressure, helping to keep kitty safe while out exploring the world.

Corduroy-cat-collar Cats love our collars because the natural Hemp fabric is soft and comfortable, unlike a lot of stiff synthetic cat collars on the market today. Also, because our collars are made from Hemp, a naturally grown fibre, they breath and do trap moisture to create skin irritation. All of our collars are completely washable!

Our Hemp Corduroy Dog Collars are made with velvety Hemp Corduroy fabric and come in five beautiful and unique colors including Watermelon Red, Navy, Turquoise Blue, Fushia Pink, Tangerine Orange and Hemp Natural (for small dogs).

Our Hemp Corduroy Dog Collars are very soft and flexible, unlike a lot of the synthetic collars on the Corduroy-dog-collar market today, making them a very comfortable choice for dogs of all sizes. Dogs with neck irritations especially love our collars because they breath, and do not trap moisture that can cause irritation and hair loss.

In fact our Hemp dog collar was originally created for a water loving Labrador who had constant infections on the loose skin under his neck due to chaffing. Once he began to wear hemp his owners never looked back and we decided to provide quality made Hemp Corduroy dog collars for dogs of all sizes!

All collars are completely washable, durable and soften with use.

Corduroy-dog-lead Our Hemp Corduroy Dog Leads are strong and durable yet also bright and attractive. They come in five matching colors to accompany our Hemp Dog Collars. Our leads are 3/4 of an inch wide and six feet long to allow your dog to roam within a safe distance. All dog leads are completely washable!

Our Hemp Rope Chews come in two perfect sizes and are made with 100 percent Hemp Rope. Dogs LOVE to chew and our Hemp Rope Chews provide hours and hours of fun!  They are also knotted at both ends to allow for tugging and tossing gamesDog-with-hemp-rope-chew for you and your pet.

The best thing about our natural Hemp Rope Chews is that the fibres break down in your dog's digestive system like hay, unlike other plastic/synthetic chews on the market. Dog's absolutely LOVE the earthy, natural scent of the Hemp Rope Chew! Click Here for Small Dogs Hemp Rope Chews.


 


Nina Ottosson Interactive Toys for Dogs or Cats Now Available!

Recommended by veterinarians, dog-trainers and other dog-lovers all over the world, Supplies Just for Pets is making these incredibly popular Nina Ottosson Interactive toys available not only to the US, but Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

PhpThumb_generated_thumbnail Supplies Just for Pets announced today the availability of the very popular Nina Ottosson Interactive Dog Toys through their online pet supplies store SuppliesJust4Pets.com for those in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

The Nina Ottosson Interactive Dog Toys are amazing learning toys for dogs or cats, which mentally stimulate your pet in a fun and creative way. Pet owners may struggle when trying to find outlets for their dog’s energy, if no way is provided a dog may find other ways on their own resulting in destructive chewing, being over active, or even overly aggressive. These interactive toys have proven to be the answer for many satisfied pet owners.

Nina Ottosson is the designer of these interactive dog toys, where her years of dog training and behavior study are shown in the development of these toys. The toys are designed to mentally activate dogs and cats in a positive and educational way. Brain activity is important to keep dogs and cats healthy; these toys are meant for the dog or cat to develop problem solving skills in a variety of ways. The objective of each game is for them to find hidden treats by lifting blocks, pushing blocks, turning discs, and other activities. This provides your pet with a fun game that is stimulating and enjoyable for the dog or cat and pet-lover.

These Nina Ottosson games for dogs are wonderful toys to utilize during times when exercising outside isn’t possible because of extreme heat or cold.

“These brilliant dog toys are a perfect addition to our selection of interactive dog toys,” indicated Salina Gannon, owner of Supplies Just for Pets. “We know there will now be many happy dogs, cats and pet-lovers, now that we are able to stock and ship these amazing Nina Ottosson dog toys to more and more pet owners throughout the US, Canada, and other countries,” added Gannon.

Supplies Just for Pets carries both plastic and wood versions of the Nina Ottosson Interactive Dog Toys with the hope of carrying Nina Ottosson new releases within the coming months.

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Freeze-Dried Meatball Philly Cheesesteak Dog Treats

J4pphillycheesesteak Treat your dog to wholesome and natural freeze dried dog treats. Freeze-Dried treats have a non-refrigerated shelf life in excess of 9 months without any preservatives.

  • 100% All Natural Pet Treats
  • USDA Inspected and approved
  • Convenient, resealable jar keeps treats fresh
  • Ingredients: USDA Beef, Rice Flour, Mozzarella Cheese, Tomato Sauce, Garlic

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Raven, Rio & Thor LOVE Bully Sticks & Plush Dog Bones!

Raven, Rio & Thor just got in a Twirlz Bully Stick along with 2 Braided Bully Sticks and an adorable Small Plush Blue Dog Bone Toy that says "Fetch" on it from Supplies Just For Pets! As you can see it was complete chaos as the doggies were deciding who would get what Bully Stick.

Ahhhh who will get the Twirlz Bully Stick.....

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Well the saying age before beauty is not true because Raven is the oldest and of course she's the beautiful winner of the Twirlz Bully Stick too! Raven took off from the pack faster than a lightening bolt and Thor and Rio had to wait because I had to take a picture of Raven enjoying her Twirlz Bully Stick....

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Now it was the boy's turn for their Braided Bully Sticks - Thor on the left is jumping with excitement while Rio is trying to be patient and wait his turn. What such good manners these doggies have!

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Rio and Thor decide they can't bear to watch each other eat their Braided Bully Sticks and say I won't look if you don't...

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However, Rio finishes his Braided Bully Stick first and asks Thor if he could share his Braided Bully Stick which Thor replies "No"....

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Twirlz Bully Stick and Braided Bully Sticks get 4 Paws Up from the doggies! After chewing away and enjoy themselves with Bully Sticks the doggies noticed a Small Plush Blue Dog Bone Toy Thor felt he should show it off to Rio....

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And while they were playing their game of going back and forth with the Small Plush Blue Dog Bone Toy Raven decided it would look much better sitting next to her and her matching bandana!

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