Life's Abundance Premium Organic dog food?

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Hello all. My question is if anyone here has ever heard of or used Life's Abundance Premium Organic Dog food? I currently use Blue, without any problems. BUT I have seen reports from a while ago of Blue having a recall due to dogs becoming sick and dying. I'm concerned. It could just be a rumor from another company.

My husband won't let me go RAW. He feels the dogs will have the taste for blood then.

Any advise??

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I wouldn't say they'd have the taste for blood, but I don't feed raw because I've seen how ecoli effects a dog.  Not worth the risk to me.

I hadn't heard of Blue's recall, but many of the foods go through periodic recalls just like tomatoes, cantalope, etc.  I wouldn't worry about it now.

But if you want to switch, go slow, and see if you get the same results you do otherwise.

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i feed Dillinger BLUE. and would never switch to anyother dog food. once in a while i give him raw chicken including the bone for a treat. never cooked bone though as that will splinter unlike raw chicken bones.every so often u hear about rumors. not to worry.  

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Darth206, I switched Princess (and my late Red) onto Taste of The Wild about a year ago. Princess up to that point had been somewhat of a picky eater. I had her on Precise  Lamb Meal and Sweet Potato for a while after she had eaten it while I was visiting friends, and she loved it. However, it is hard to come by unless you are in Texas and have a Lone Star Feed store nearby. It is made in Nacagdoches, Tx in the Lone Star plant. It was $50 for 30 pounds, I found it on Pet Food Direct, but the shipping got so high.

I can get the TOTW varieties in a Tractor Supply store here, and it has no wheat or corn or gluten in it.

One good way to research the various brands is the Pet Food Direct site. They list all the ingredients for each food. The TOTW High Prarie that I feed Princess is very high in Protein, so she eats less to maintain her weight. I feed her 1.5 cups twice a day.

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Thank You everyone for your input. I'm going to check out Pet Food direct site, but I might just stay with Blue.

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I haven't heard anything lately about BLUE. A few years ago they added to much of a certain vitamin to the mix (it wasn't BLUE's fault -- but the company packaging the formula). If it is recalled pet stores usually will have a note by the food and they remove any of the BLUE that is within the recall date. 

@rgreen -- You said she was a picky eater? I have a very picky one on my hands now-a-days. So we got a bag of TOTW (bison yellow bag). He is on Blue Wilderness but is leaving food for days. He didn't go for TOTW either. If I put the food in a toy (the green tug-a-jug) he will eat it.

What in the world- is that what you experienced? 

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Sun, 2011-09-18 19:45

Hello all. My question is if anyone here has ever heard of or used Life's Abundance Premium Organic Dog food? I currently use Blue, without any problems. BUT I have seen reports from a while ago of Blue having a recall due to dogs becoming sick and dying. I'm concerned. It could just be a rumor from another company.

My husband won't let me go RAW. He feels the dogs will have the taste for blood then.

Any advise??

 

 

 

LOL @ taste of blood...I am sitting here reading this post  watching Buddy (who is Raw fed ) play with my little niece on the floor as she pulls his ears..lol. Sorry had to share that!!

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I hear if you let them go RAW, they don't want to go back to normal food. Is that right, Nupe?!

Or they will look like they want your blood. Kind of like Jersey Shore's cast of guys who look jacked but are big goofballs. 

 

I switched one of my dogs to raw food for his good, another topic. My other 2 are fed regular dog food and do very nicely on whatever I feed them. Currently the 2 that eat reg. dog food are fed Natures Domain sold at Costco. This is the same manufacturer as Taste of the wild for a fraction of the cost and the same ingredients, grain free.

Now my boy that is fed raw does SUPERBLY eating a raw mix. He had been fed such things as Solid Gold and Blue before his switch.  He does not have a taste for blood and would gladly eat his mother and grandmothers regular dog food in a heart beat as they would his lol. Raw is the best in my honest opinion if you can afford it. His coat, digestion, appearance and muscle tone is so much better than his mother or grandmothers that were fed high premium dog food all of there lives. Also I have studied this in great length before switching and have many respectable breeders that feed their show dogs and litters nothing but raw and no one that I've EVER spoke with has EVER had a problem with Ecoli! My boy is fed pretty much raw chicken or turkey on a regular basis and has NEVER had problems with it. I say anyone interested in raw should do research and look into it. Vets are NOT the best resource to go to for this! I think there are far more problems with raw feeding in swallowing things such as my boy that gulped down a entire raw turkey leg meat and all than problems with raw and ecoli.

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Well Laith when I started out I would do RAW ONE MEAL AND Kibble one meal....Now I go totally RAW every meal but I have occasionally gave Buddy Orijen as a training treat or as a KONG STUFFER and he ate it right up. But I will only use Orijen, because I think it is the best and closest kibble to RAW on the market...((a little plug there for Orijen lol))...and I dont mean to hijack the OP's thread ...bUT If you can do it and I know everyones situation is different, but if you can do it RAW IS THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR DOG IMHO!!

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@rnddobermans - How do you like Solid Gold? Compared to Blue? We are on Blue. It's not working for a picky eater. So we invested in TOTW. Not doing it. Solid Gold was our other choice. Can't really afford the RAW but I know he would be fine on that... 

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Kaiser eats taste of the wild and I put salmon oil on it.  My friend has pugs and feeds them raw and they love it.  I tried Canidae ? spelling but he turned he was not diggy it.  He is estatic about breakfast and dinner and he walked right away from that stuff.  I heard Innova was good to, again not sure on the spelling.  Their commercial for it looks yummy!

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I've been feeding Ziva and my terriers Canidae All Life Stages for about 6 weeks or more now, and they LOVE it.  Coats are all soft and shiny, and the amount I feed is slightly smaller portions than I was feeding wen I was using Nutro Max.  The Canidae is a holistic dog food, and they claim to use 'human grade meat ingredients'.  I supplement their morning meal with a little cottage cheese or yogurt mixed in with the kibble every other day, but their evening meal is strictly the Canidae kibble, and they gobble up every bite.

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Mine are doing great on Canidae too.  Had a few loose stools a couple of weeks in, but all is very good now.  It's reasonably priced too.

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Mine are VF Complete Holistic Formula and they LOVE it~ Raven didn't like what Cisco liked in the TOTW and now they both eat great!

@Laith... Ive fed Solid Gold on and off for years and I love it. I had my last 2 litters on it.

Some lines of Dobermans are prone to being very finicky eaters. I've talked about it before but literally some have to be stuffed (meaning softened food shoved down the throat to keep any weight on) Hard to believe but it does happen. Laith I'm not saying yours does I just added the info for others as an interesting fact.

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It is getting to that point! Completely understand @rnddobermans. I may see if Solid Golf works with him. I have a picky eater on my hands. He will eat meat though (raw or cooked). I am having a hard time keeping food on him, especially with all the exercise he gets outdoors. 

Very picky about treats too. :/ 

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OP, reference your original question, Life's Abundance is a pretty highly rated dog food http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/lifes-abundance-dog-food-dry/

If you want to switch to that and it is readily available then it is certainly not a bad food to try. 

Personally I try to feed foods with more meat in the top 5 ingredients. I have fed Canidae to my older dog and he did well on it (he's allergic to a lot so that says something). Currently both of mine are on Orijen and they do very well. Dogfoodadvisor.com is a great place to research and explore foods.