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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Since a good many members here are pretty knowledgeable about cat food & it's ingredients... I was wondering what you thought about Life's Abundance?

It's only available through mail order from Healthy Pet Net. Please lmk what you think about it. Here's the data..

INGREDIENTS:
Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Chicken Fat [Preserved Naturally with Mixed Tocopherols (a Source of Vitamin E), Rosemary Extract, and Citric Acid], Dried Beet Pulp (Sugar Removed), Egg Product, Catfish Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Chicken Liver Meal, Flax Seed Meal, Fish Oil, Turkey Meal, Lecithin, Potassium Chloride, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Bifidobacterium Thermophilum Fermentation Product, Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Alfalfa Sprouts, Wheat Grass, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Taurine, Calcium Carbonate, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Grape Seed Extract, VITAMINS: [Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfate (source of Vitamin K Activity), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid], MINERALS [Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate (a source of chelated Zinc), Iron Proteinate (a source of chelated Iron), Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate (a source of chelated Manganese), Copper Proteinate (a source of chelated Manganese), Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium lodate].

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:
Crude Protein, not less than .... 32.0%
Crude Fat, not less than ......... 21.0%
Crude Fiber, not more than ..... 3.0%
Moisture, not more than .......... 10.0%
Ash, not more than ................. 6.5
post #2 of 13
It is good to very good ... too many "extras "

INGREDIENTS:
Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Chicken Fat [Preserved Naturally with Mixed Tocopherols (a Source of Vitamin E), Rosemary Extract, and Citric Acid], Dried Beet Pulp (Sugar Removed), Egg Product, Catfish Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Chicken Liver Meal, Flax Seed Meal, Fish Oil, Turkey Meal, Lecithin, Potassium Chloride, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Bifidobacterium Thermophilum Fermentation Product, Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Alfalfa Sprouts, Wheat Grass, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Taurine, Calcium Carbonate, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Grape Seed Extract, VITAMINS: [Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Menadione Dimethylpyrimidinol Bisulfate (source of Vitamin K Activity), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid], MINERALS [Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate (a source of chelated Zinc), Iron Proteinate (a source of chelated Iron), Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate (a source of chelated Manganese), Copper Proteinate (a source of chelated Manganese), Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium lodate].
post #3 of 13
I don't like the first ingredient - chicken meal. Why not just plain old chicken?
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
I don't like the first ingredient - chicken meal. Why not just plain old chicken?
Ingradiants on a label are raw ... chn is 66% water so in the cooking process you lose 2/3 orginal wt ... Thus chn on a label first really ends up being 5 or 6th .... chn meal is just chn with the water and some fat removed... I use beef jerky as an example ... Chn meal is five lbs of fresh chn with out the water and some fat coming out as one lb of meal... personally I would like both on the label as chn has some bone and chn meal depending on what you read does or doesnt....
post #5 of 13
A very interesting and probably very good product. 21% fat and no chemical antioxidants is a big achivement! D-vitamine (=tokoferol), rosemaryn, all these fermentations bacteria. But look out so it isnt too old.

21% fat is a little too much for some cats, but much desirable for others.

A great try I think.
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by sharky
Ingradiants on a label are raw ... chn is 66% water so in the cooking process you lose 2/3 orginal wt ... Thus chn on a label first really ends up being 5 or 6th .... chn meal is just chn with the water and some fat removed... I use beef jerky as an example ... Chn meal is five lbs of fresh chn with out the water and some fat coming out as one lb of meal... personally I would like both on the label as chn has some bone and chn meal depending on what you read does or doesnt....
Thanks Sharky. I didn't realize this about the ingredients.
post #7 of 13
My Loki has been eating this for over 3 years now - he has Food Allergies- and this is the only food that he can tolerate!!!

I highly recommend it!!!
post #8 of 13
It's the only brand I know of that uses human grade chicken. I'm in the process of switching my babies from Nutro to Life's Abundance (they like the taste of Nutro better so I'm mixing the two together). I have to wonder about meat that isn't human grade. Is it diseased or spoiled?
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by consumercity
It's the only brand I know of that uses human grade chicken. I'm in the process of switching my babies from Nutro to Life's Abundance (they like the taste of Nutro better so I'm mixing the two together). I have to wonder about meat that isn't human grade. Is it diseased or spoiled?
You do realize that under AFFCO there is no such thing as human grade??? hog jaws are human grade but I aint eating them nor would I make my babies..
post #10 of 13
I guess I meant to say "human quality" chicken. Wouldn't hog jaws have to be labeled as by products?
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by consumercity
I guess I meant to say "human quality" chicken. Wouldn't hog jaws have to be labeled as by products?
I would hope but things like tongue are consider human quality or grade meat ...

I have a little story about meat packing ( it is not bad ) just holler and I will tell you

chn is graded simliar to eggs meaning anything not dead dying or diseased would be classified for human consuption
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the input!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Yosemite
I don't like the first ingredient - chicken meal. Why not just plain old chicken?
I wondered the same thing. I did notice that several companies use chicken meal as a 1st ingredient. This is the info that I got from the Life's Abundance website, which is what sharky explained.
Quote:
Chicken Meal is a concentrated source of chicken protein because most of the water has been removed.
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We believe the primary source of protein in cat food should come from animal protein, not vegetable protein or grains. Look for an identifiable animal protein such as "chicken meal" rather a generic term; such as, "poultry meal," which can contain any fowl (turkey, chicken, geese, etc.).
At the moment, I'm feeding my crew a mixture of half Life's Abundance & half Innova Evo. I was planning on switching completely to EVO, but they seem to like both foods equally & are doing well with this formula. I'm considering keeping them on this mixture & just wanted your thoughts on the L.A.

I'm also looking for a good canned to give them once a day. I have some Innova ordered to try... they are picky about canned foods.
post #13 of 13
I think it would balence well with the Evo ... they would get chn turkey herring catfish and egg for protein and rice potato flaxseed wheat grass and alfalfa sprouts for starch and grains seems balenced to me ... one to one meat to starch ratio

42% protein if evo is 52% and around 32% fat
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