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Life’s Abundance Dog Food Review 2023: Recalls, Pros & Cons

Lindsey Lawson

By Lindsey Lawson

Life’s Abundance Dog Food Review

Review Summary

Our Final Verdict

We give Life’s Abundance dog food a rating of 3 out of 5 stars. 

Life’s Abundance is a multi-level marketing company that began in 1998 under the name Trilogy International. They sell health-conscious products for both pets and people including skincare products, cleaning products, and supplements for their human line and food, treats, supplements, and cleaning products for both dogs and cats.

You’ve never seen Life’s Abundance dog foods in stores, but you may have had one of their field representatives reach out to you about their products. We have taken an in-depth look at Life’s Abundance dog food to see what it’s really about and to find out if it lives up to the company’s aim.

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At a Glance: The Best Life’s Abundance Dog Food Recipes

Rating Image Product Details
Our Favorite
Life’s Abundance-All Life Stages Life’s Abundance-All Life Stages
  • Great nutrient profile
  • No artificial flavors or colors
  • Enriched with essential vitamins and minerals
  • Second place
    Life's Abundance Canned Pork & Venison Life's Abundance Canned Pork & Venison
  • Real pork, venison broth, and venison are the first ingredients
  • Rich in omega fatty acids
  • Can be used as a topper of fed exclusively
  • Third place
    All Life Stage Dog Food Grain Free All Life Stage Dog Food Grain Free
  • Rich in protein
  • Great for dogs that live active lifestyles
  • Contains omega-3 fatty acids for skin and coat health
  • Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Recipe Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Recipe
    Large Breed Puppy Food Large Breed Puppy Food

    Life’s Abundance Dog Food Reviewed

    Who Makes Life’s Abundance Dog Food and Where Is It Produced?

    Life’s Abundance dog food is not manufactured at the company’s headquarters, which is in Jupiter, Florida. The company does not make any mention of where these foods are manufactured anywhere on its website. When these products were listed on Amazon, there was mention that the foods were produced in Ohio and New York.

    We would prefer Life’s Abundance to be more straightforward and provide some clarity on what company manufactures the foods and where, as well as how their ingredients are sourced. This gives you more peace of mind when you can trace the food back to the source.

    Which Type of Dog Is Life’s Abundance Best Suited For?

    Life’s Abundance formulas would easily suit most dogs. They do offer a small and medium breed puppy formula as well as a large breed puppy formula. They also offer a grain-free option for dogs that have been advised to stick to a grain-free diet and a formula for weight loss. They also include three different canned food options for those that prefer to offer wet food. As far as the variety of main protein sources, Life’s Abundance doesn’t provide as many options as we’d like to see.

    wet dog food in a yellow bowl
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    Which Type of Dog Might Do Better with a Different Brand?

    Life’s Abundance may or may not be suitable for allergy sufferers. Unlike a lot of other brands in the same price range, Life’s Abundance does not offer any food with salmon or any other fish as the primary ingredient. Even their grain-free option, which does include whitefish meal further down the ingredient list, features chicken meal as the second ingredient. Chicken is well known for being a common protein allergen for dogs. Eggs and egg products are also common ingredients in most of these recipes, which is another potential allergen. So, if your dog suffers from specific allergies or needs fish as the primary protein source, you’ll want to keep looking.

    Discussion of the Primary Ingredients (Good & Bad)

    Life’s Abundance features named meat sources in their ingredients and does not include any by-product meals. They also leave out any artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives in each of their formulas. Here will discuss the primary ingredients used in a variety of their recipes:

    • Chicken Meal

    Chicken meal is the first ingredient in several of Life’s Abundance dog food recipes. Unlike regular chicken, which contains a lot of water content, chicken meal is dried, rendered concentrate of chicken, thus a more concentrated source of protein. Chicken meal can include both whole chicken and other chicken parts.

    Chicken is protein-rich lean meat that is the primary protein in a lot of dog foods. It is a very healthy animal protein unless a dog suffers from food allergies related to chicken meat, in which case it is best avoided.

    siberian husky dog with dog food
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    • Lamb Meal

    Lamb meal is the dried, rendered concentrate of lamb, meaning it is absent from the moisture found in regular meat and contains a higher amount of protein. Lamb meal contains both the meat and other parts of the lamb.

    Lamb is a high-quality protein that is rich in amino acids and essential nutrients. Like chicken, it is also a popular animal protein found in commercial dog foods.

    • Turkey Meal

    Like the other meat meals, turkey meal is the rendered form of real turkey that is dried and contains none of the water content that the regular meat had. Turkey meal can contain whole turkey and parts of the turkey and has a much higher concentration of protein.

    Turkey is a lean source of protein and contains less fat than most other sources. It is also a good source of iron, zinc, phosphorus, potassium, and B vitamins. It can sometimes make a good alternative protein source for dogs that suffer from allergies to chicken or beef.

    • Eggs

    Eggs are considered a complete protein and they provide essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. Eggs are also rich in healthy fats, which can promote healthy skin and coats. Some dogs suffer from egg allergies, so it’s best for dogs that suffer from an egg allergy to avoid foods with eggs on the list of ingredients. Otherwise, eggs are a wholesome and healthy ingredient.

    • Pork

    Pork is an easily digestible source of protein that is rich in vitamins and minerals including B vitamins, vitamin C, iron, magnesium, and calcium. Pork is the main protein source in Life’s Abundance’s most popular canned food.

    French bulldog eating from bowl
    Image Credit: Gryllus M, Shutterstock
    • Chicken Fat

    Animal-based fat provides a significant amount of nutritional value in dog food. Some of the nutrients in animal fats are not available in vegetable-derived sources. We like that this is a species-specific listed fat, rather than an unverified fat source, which is sometimes listed as “animal fat” in some commercial dog foods.

    • Brown Rice

    Brown Rice is a complex carbohydrate that is rich in fiber, minerals, and B vitamins and can be easy to digest when properly cooked. The brown rice in Life’s Abundance recipes is ground and they explain that their rice includes the entire grain with only the inedible outer husk removed.

    • Oat Groats

    Oat Groats are whole oats that have been cleaned, toasted, hulled, and then cleaned again. Oat groats maintain their original nutrients after processing. Oats are a great source of fiber, minerals, and B vitamins and have been growing in popularity as an added carbohydrate in dog food.

    • Sunflower Oil

    Sunflower oil is high in omega-6 fatty acids and contains no omega-3 fatty acids, therefore it is not considered as nutritious as some other vegetable-based oils. There are three types of sunflower oil: high oleic, mid oleic, and linoleic sunflower oil. There was no mention of which category this ingredient falls into. Overall, sunflower oil is only nutritious when combined with omega 3’s.

    Close up of beautiful dog eating from the bowl
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    • Field Peas

    Peas are commonly used as an alternative filler to grains and are featured in many grain-free diets. While peas are a good source of protein, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, there is an ongoing investigation by the FDA regarding a potential link between grain-free diets and canine dilated cardiomyopathy. While most of these diets contain peas or other legumes, there have been no recalls and there is not any evidence currently showing they are inherently dangerous. If you have any questions about peas or the FDA investigation, it’s best to reach out to your veterinarian.

    • Chickpeas

    Chickpeas are part of the legume family and are another common filler in grain-free dog foods. They are rich in nutrients and fiber and high in protein. As mentioned above, the current FDA investigation into grain-free diets and the link to DCM have yet to conclude so if you have any concerns over chickpeas in your dog’s diet, talk to your veterinarian.

    • Natural Flavor

    While natural flavors may look good to the unsuspecting eye, there is a truth behind them that many are unaware of. While the origin of natural flavors must be plant or animal material, it is limited to the origin, so natural flavors can be heavily processed and may contain a high number of chemical additives all while flying under the radar because it is labeled “natural.”


    Life’s Abundance Dog Food Recipes

    While Life’s Abundance doesn’t have an extensive list of dog foods, they do offer varieties that cover most bases. Here’s a list of the dog foods the company sells:

    Premium Dry Dog Food
    • All Stage Dog Food
    • All Life Stage Dog Food Grain Free
    • Small/Medium Breed Puppy Food
    • Large Breed Puppy Food
    • Adult Weight Loss
    Premium Canned Dog Food
    • Canned Turkey and Shrimp
    • Canned Chicken and Crab
    • Canned Pork and Venison

    Is Life’s Abundance Dog Food Sold in Stores?

    No, Life’s Abundance dog food cannot be found in any pet food stores, feed stores, or big retailers. This is a multi-level marketing company that sells directly to consumers either through its website or via one of its “field representatives.”

    How Is the Price Compared to Competitors?

    As far as price goes, Life’s Abundance dog food costs are slightly higher than your average premium dog food. When it comes to overall quality and ingredients, we think there are competitors out there that offer equal to better quality foods at better prices and you can find these other foods in stores, while you have to go directly through the company if you want to purchase Life’s Abundance foods.

    Does Life Abundance Formulate Dog Food Using AAFCO Guidelines?

    Life’s Abundance dog foods are formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO’s Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages including the growth of large-size dogs. We went through each of their recipes and confirmed this information was listed in the nutritional information on each dog food.

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    A Quick Look at Life’s Abundance Dog Food

    Here’s a quick peek at the pros and cons of Life’s Abundance Dog food as a whole:

    • Formulated to meet AAFCO Dog Nutrient Profiles for all life stages
    • Made without any artificial colors or flavors
    • Species-specific meat meals or meat are the first ingredients in each recipe
    • Covers a variety of dietary needs according to size and life stage
    • Recipes are rich in fatty acids for healthy skin and coat
    • Balanced nutrient profiles in each recipe
    • Not sold in stores
    • Multi-level marketing companies are not for everyone
    • No clarity regarding manufacturing
    • Higher cost than competitors of equal or better quality
    • Not a wide variety of primary protein sources
    • May not be ideal for some allergy sufferers

    Recall History

    Life’s Abundance dog food has no history of recalls.

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    Reviews of the 3 Best Life’s Abundance Dog Food Recipes

    Now, let’s look at the 3 most popular recipes offered by Life’s Abundance. Here we will break down the top ingredients, protein to fat ratios, caloric, content, and the upsides and downsides of each recipe.

    1. Life’s Abundance- All Life Stages

    All Stage Dog Food

    Main ingredients: Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Oat Groats, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Egg Product
    Protein content: 26%
    Fat content: 16%
    Calories: 3,706 kcal/kg, 458 kcal/cup

    The All Life Stages recipe from Life’s Abundance is the brand’s most popular recipe because it is well suited for most dogs and can be offered throughout their life. The food features a protein-rich chicken meal as the first ingredient and has a healthy blend of whole grains for a dose of fiber. It also features guaranteed probiotics for additional digestive support.

    There are no artificial colors or flavors in the recipe, which is a relief. It is also free from controversial ingredients such as wheat, corn, and corn or wheat glutens. The nutrient profile is above average in terms of typical dry food. The omega-3 fatty acids are great for skin and coat health and the formula is rich in vitamins C and E, which are essential for immunity.

    Egg products can be a very healthy ingredient for dogs that do not suffer from egg-related allergies, however, the quality of the egg products in dog foods is difficult to determine. This food does contain natural flavors, which are highly controversial and not necessarily needed as an additive to dog foods. While the original source of natural flavors must be plant or animal material, they can be highly processed and may contain a lot of chemical additives.

    As far as price goes, this food is slightly higher in cost per pound compared to other competitors that offer equal or better-quality foods.

    • Great nutrient profile
    • No artificial flavors or colors
    • Enriched with essential vitamins and minerals
    • Contains omega-3 fatty acids for skin and coat health
    • Contains natural flavors
    • Pricey compared to competitors

    2. Life’s Abundance- Canned Pork & Venison

    Canned Pork & Venison

    Main ingredients: Pork, Venison Broth, Venison, Dried Peas
    Protein content: 10%
    Fat content: 5%
    Calories: 1148 kcal/kg, 179 kcal/can, can size is 5.5 oz

    Life’s Abundance does not have a wide variety of canned food options, but they do offer the Canned Pork & Venison, which is a great option to use as a topper or to feed exclusively. The canned food enhances palatability, making it much more appetizing and well-suited for even the pickiest of eaters.

    This recipe has limited ingredients, which is great for sensitive stomachs. We like how real pork, venison broth, and real venison are the first three ingredients on the list. This is a grain-free recipe with dried peas, lentils, and flaxseed as the primary source of carbohydrates and fiber.

    While peas are rich in protein, fiber, and nutrients there is an ongoing investigation by the FDA related to grain-free diets and canine dilated cardiomyopathy. Most of the diets involved use peas, other legumes, and potatoes in place of traditional grains so be sure to talk to your veterinarian about any concerns and to determine if your dog needs a grain-free diet.

    This recipe is a great source of omega-fatty acids, which are great for skin and coat. It does contain natural flavors, and as we mentioned is controversial and can be heavily processed and full of chemical additives.

    • Real pork, venison broth, and venison are the first ingredients
    • Rich in omega fatty acids
    • Can be used as a topper of fed exclusively
    • Enticing and great for picky eaters
    • Contains natural flavors
    • Contains ingredients that are part of an FDA alert

    3. Life’s Abundance- All Life Stage Dog Food Grain Free

    All Life Stage Dog Food Grain Free

    Main ingredients: Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Field Peas, Chickpeas, Potatoes
    Protein content: 30%
    Fat content: 19%
    Calories: 3,884 kcal/kg, 501 kcal/cup

    Life’s Abundance All Life Stages Grain-Free recipe is an alternative to their grain-inclusive formula for all life stages. If you feed your dog a grain-free diet, this will be the only dry kibble option the company offers. The sources of animal protein in the recipe are turkey meal, chicken meal, and whitefish meal which are all quality protein sources but if you have a dog that suffers from a chicken allergy, this wouldn’t be an ideal recipe.

    This is a high-protein recipe with a fat-to-protein ratio that is well-suited for dogs that live more active lifestyles. The kibble does contain omega-3 fatty acids for skin and coat health and is also rich in vitamins and essential nutrients for overall immunity and bone health.

    It does contain dietary fiber derived from peas, chickpeas, and potatoes, which are included in the FDA alert regarding the investigation into grain-free diets and canine dilated cardiomyopathy.

    There are no colors or artificial flavors in the list of ingredients but there is natural flavor, which we have discussed and would prefer to go without.  The recipe is formulated without any corn, corn gluten, wheat, or wheat gluten. As far as price per pound, this food is a bit pricey in comparison to other brands that offer the same or even more superior quality grain-free recipes.

    • Rich in protein
    • Great for dogs that live active lifestyles
    • Contains omega-3 fatty acids for skin and coat health
    • Enriched with necessary vitamins and nutrients
    • No artificial colors or flavors
    • Contains natural flavors
    • Contains ingredients that are part of an FDA alert
    • Pricey in comparison to competitors

    What Other Users Are Saying

    In addition to providing our review, we also like to gather up what other consumers have to say. With a multi-level marketing company like this, it’s hard to find reviews outside of their own website but there used to be sales on amazon. There can be instances where companies filter out negative reviews on their website, so we like to look at as much as we can, so let’s take a look at what others are saying:

    • Amazon Life’s Abundance is no longer sold on Amazon, but the products used to be available through some distributors on the site. There are some mixed reviews for the food on amazon.com with many of these being negative. While some owners complained about their dog’s digestive reaction to the new food, others felt scammed by the Multi-Level Marketing scheme.

    They felt those selling the product were only talking it up because they received a commission from the sale. They also push a lot of supplements in addition to the food and even try to sell other products from Life’s Abundance when speaking about dog food. Many owners felt the sales pitch made it seem like the food didn’t hold up well enough, so you’d have to buy their supplements, too.

    • Life’s Abundance- The only other place you can find consumer reviews is directly on their website. You will notice by visiting the website most of the reviews are glowing. The owners reviewing the website talk about how they recommend the food to all their friends and family and go on and on about how much their dogs love it. There are some complaints under high-starred reviews about the price but liking the food overall.

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    Life’s Abundance is a multi-level marketing company that is headquartered in Juniper, Florida and offers health-conscious products for pets and people. We don’t like that you must order directly from their website or go through one of their field representatives. The food cannot be found in stores and quite frankly, multi-level marketing isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

    When looking at their website, Life’s Abundance isn’t very clear about where their dog food is manufactured or how they source their ingredients, but research tells us their dry foods are manufactured in Ohio and New York. They do have some above-average and average-quality dog food recipes available that are derived predominantly from specific meat meals. As far as variety goes, they are a bit more limited than we prefer.

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