Life’s Abundance Cat Food Review

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Life’s Abundance makes an array of products not just for pets but also for humans. They offer all life stage cat foods (with and without grains), treats, and supplements for cats. Learn more about Life’s Abundance in our unbiased review.

The We’re All About Cats Standard – Rating Life’s Abundance Cat Food On What Matters

We have analyzed Life’s Abundance cat food and rated it according to our standards here at We’re All About Cats. Our grades are based on the species-appropriateness of the food, the quality of the ingredients, product variety, price, customer experience, and recall history. You can read more about our ratings here.

Here are our ratings for Life’s Abundance in these key areas:

Ratings

  • Species-Appropriateness – 7/10
  • Ingredient Quality – 8/10
  • Product Variety – 7/10
  • Price – 7/10
  • Customer Experience – 8/10
  • Recall History – 9/10

Overall Score: 7.7/10

We give Life’s Abundance cat food a 46 out of 60 rating (76.67) or a B+ grade.

About Life’s Abundance

Life’s Abundance is part of a multi-level marketing company (referred to as an “MLM”). The company markets products for humans and for pets. Their products include nutritional supplements, skin and body care products, and cleaning products, along with dog and cat foods, and other products for pets. Their products are sold online and through their representatives/distributors. Products are shipped directly to the customer.

The company was started in 1998 as Trilogy International. It has been profitable since 2003. The company officially changed its name to Life’s Abundance in 2010. As of 2012, Life’s Abundance moved into new headquarters in Jupiter, Florida. In 2013 the company became 100 percent employee-owned.

According to the company, their purpose is to improve the overall wellness of family members, including their beloved dogs and cats. They believe optimal health starts within the four walls of your home. They strive to help each and every inhabitant live a fully abundant life. They describe the fully abundant life as the delicate balance of nutrition, physical wellness, mental well-being, environmental health and financial goals.

The company also has a non-profit organization known as the Dr. Jane Foundation which supports a number of animal rescue groups.

Not everything is easy to find on the Life’s Abundance web site. If you are looking for something specific, use the search tool.

Sourcing And Manufacturing

We didn’t find a FAQ section on the Life’s Abundance web site. Nor did we find any current information about who makes their cat foods or where they are made.

Since Life’s Abundance is a marketing company and doesn’t specialize in pet foods, they do appear to use another company (or companies) to make their pet foods (called “co-packing”). According to information from 2019, their dry foods were manufactured at that time by Ohio Pet Foods, located in Ohio, and their sister company, Southern Tier, located in New York. Both of these companies have outstanding reputations for making quality premium pet foods.

Since that time, both Ohio Pet Foods and Southern Tier have become part of BrightPet Nutrition Group. Other brands manufactured for companies by BrightPet include Blackwood, Adirondack, By Nature, and Stewart. Other foods manufactured by BrightPet may be private label and undisclosed.

According to Life’s Abundance, they routinely monitor the production of their foods to ensure that they meet their exacting standards.

Has Life’s Abundance Cat Food Been Recalled?

We didn’t find any information suggesting that Life’s Abundance foods had ever had a recall. In fact, there are numerous postings online from distributors for the company that boast Life’s Abundance pet foods have never had a recall at this time.

What Kinds Of Food Does Life’s Abundance Offer?

Life’s Abundance doesn’t have a large selection of cat foods but they have the basics:

  • Grain Free All Life Stages (dry)
  • All Life Stages Cat Food (dry)
  • Pork & Duck Grain Free Recipe (wet, limited ingredient)
  • Instinctive Choice All Life Stage Cat Food (wet)

You can also purchase start kits that include supplements and deodorizers with your cat’s food.

Life’s Abundance also makes treats for cats :

  • Gourmet Cat Treats
  • Turkey Hearts Freeze-Dried Treats

You can also select from various supplements for your cat.

Life’s Abundance Cat Food Review

#1 Life’s Abundance All Life Stage Cat Food Review

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It’s not especially easy to review Life’s Abundance cat foods. Many of the online testimonials are provided by customer representatives who have a vested interest in promoting food sales. In other words, they profit from sales so they might be reluctant to say anything negative about the foods. All of the technical information about the foods comes from the company web site so we have to rely on Life’s Abundance to provide what we need to know about ingredients and nutrition.

Looking at Life’s Abundance All Life Stage Cat Food (dry), the first five ingredients are chicken meal, ground brown rice, egg product, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), and whitefish meal. These are nutritious ingredients that should be suitable for most cats. Named meat meals, such as chicken meal and whitefish meal, have about three times as much protein content as fresh meat because most of the moisture has already been removed. Eggs (including “egg product”) are easy for cats to digest and provide more protein.

Chicken fat is a named fat. It’s important for animals to have a good source of fat in their diet so they can use fat-soluble vitamins. Healthy fats are also good for the skin and coat. Chicken fat is an excellent source of linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid important for skin and coat, growth, and a healthy immune system. It also provides flavor that most cats like.

If you are worried about ground brown rice in your cat’s food, kibble will always have some form of starch/carbohydrate to help the food hold texture. Brown rice is usually considered to be more nutritious than white rice. It contains B vitamins, folate, and small amounts of iron, selenium, and magnesium.

Most of the other ingredients in this food are added vitamins and minerals. It does contain prebiotics to help with digestion and probiotics, including a source of viable, naturally occurring microorganisms. It also contains antioxidants such as vitamins C and E. Vitamins C and E are natural preservatives.

This formula contains no artificial flavors or colors and no corn or corn gluten, and no wheat or wheat gluten.

It also has a balanced blend of calcium and phosphorus that is suitable for growing kittens and for cats of every age.

From everything we can tell about Life’s Abundance All Life Stage Cat Food, this appears to be a very good dry food with good sources of protein and other nutrients.

Life’s Abundance All Life Stage Cat Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

Calorie Content (ME Calculated): 486 kcal/cup; 4,023 kcal/kg

Ingredients

Composition: Chicken Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Egg Product, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Whitefish Meal, Dried Tomato Pomace, Natural Flavors, Yeast Culture, Fish Oil, Flaxseed Meal, Sunflower Lecithin, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Sodium Bisulfate, Dl-methionine, Taurine, Inulin, Yeast Extract, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (Source Of Vitamin C), L-lysine, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Dog Grass Extract, Alfalfa Sprouts, Manganese Proteinate, Pomegranate Extract, Beta-carotene, Niacin Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Inositol, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Zinc Oxide, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, D-calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin A Acetate, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Folic Acid, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Animalis Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Reuteri Fermentation Product

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 33%
Crude Fat: 21%
Crude Fiber: 4%
Moisture: 10%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 36.67%
Fat: 23.33%
Fiber: 4.44%
Carbs: 35.56%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 28.45%
Fat: 43.97%
Carbs: 27.59%

Ingredients We Liked: Chicken meal, egg product, chicken fat, whitefish meal, fish oil, inulin,

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: Natural flavors,

Common Allergens: Chicken, egg, and fish (whitefish) can be allergens for some cats

Pros

  • Named meat and fish proteins such as chicken meal and whitefish meal are concentrated sources of protein
  • Contains antioxidants, dietary fiber, prebiotics, and probiotics
  • No artificial flavors or colors; no corn or corn gluten; no wheat or wheat gluten

Cons

  • Chicken, eggs, and fish can be allergens for some cats
  • “Natural flavors” is vague and undefined

#2 Life’s Abundance Pork & Duck Grain Free Recipe Review

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According to Life’s Abundance, they are currently unable to offer their canned foods to customers at this time due to pandemic-related supply chain issues. They are in the process of resolving these issues so they should be available again soon. They only make two kinds of canned cat foods. We’ll go ahead and review one of these foods.

Life’s Abundance Pork & Duck Grain Free Recipe is grain free. It’s cooked in a pork broth. It’s also a limited ingredient recipe so it’s said to be gentle for cats with a sensitive stomach. The food also contains omega fatty acids for healthy skin and coat. Green-lipped mussels, L-tryptophan, and added vitamins and minerals support your cat’s health. Green-lipped mussels are especially helpful for cats with joint problems.

This recipe contains no fillers, artificial colors or flavors, and no preservatives or gums that could irritate your cat’s stomach. It’s suitable for kittens, adults, and senior cats.

The first five ingredients in this food are pork, duck, pork broth, pork liver, and ground flaxseed. Unlike many grain free recipes, this food does not contain peas, lentils, legumes, or potatoes.

This food appears to have high quality sources of animal protein as well as other nutrients that are beneficial for your cat’s health.

Calorie Content (ME Calculated): 98 kcal per can, can size is 3 oz (85g); 1,154 kcal/kg

Ingredients

Composition: Pork, Duck, Pork Broth, Pork Liver, Ground Flaxseed, Sunflower Oil, Fish Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Tricalcium Phosphates, New Zealand Green Mussel, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Salt, Choline Chloride, Inulin, Magnesium Sulfate, L-trytophan, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement, D-calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 12%
Crude Fat: 5%
Crude Fiber: 1%
Moisture: 78%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 54.55%
Fat: 22.73%
Fiber: 4.55%
Carbs: 18.18%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 42.64%
Fat: 43.15%
Carbs: 14.21%

Ingredients We Liked: Pork, duck, pork broth, pork liver, fish oil, New Zealand green-lipped mussel

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: None

Common Allergens: While fish can be an allergen for some cats, only extremely sensitive cats might be allergic to fish oil due to the manufacturing process. However, green-lipped mussels are a mollusk. If your cat has an allergy to shellfish, he could react to the mussels.

Pros

  • The pork, duck, and pork liver in this food provide good sources of animal protein
  • Pork broth makes this food tasty for most cats and provides good moisture for hydration
  • Green-lipped mussels from New Zealand are recognized as reducing joint pain and inflammation in pets

Cons

  • Canned foods are not currently available from Life’s Abundance due to supply chain issues

#3 Life’s Abundance All Life Stage Cat Food Grain Free Review

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While Life’s Abundance is currently unable to deliver their canned cat foods, their dry foods are still available. Along with Life’s Abundance All Life Stage Cat Food (reviewed above), the company also offers Life’s Abundance All Stage Cat Food Grain Free for cats (and their humans) who prefer food without grains.

This formula is somewhat different from it’s grain-inclusive counterpart. The first five ingredients in this recipe are: chicken meal, egg product, turkey meal, sweet potatoes, and potatoes. The next ingredient is field peas.

As with the grain-inclusive formula, this recipe has good amounts of chicken meal, egg product, and whitefish meal (later in the ingredient list). It adds turkey meal which is suitable for cats.

There are some pros and cons to using potatoes and sweet potatoes in cat food. The benefits of potatoes and sweet potatoes are that most cats can easily tolerate them. They provide vitamin C, potassium, B vitamins, and they are comparatively low in calories. However, they are a high starch food. You will always need starch/carbohydrates in a kibble for the food to hold texture and shape.

Potatoes are also a high glycemic index food. This means that they can get into the bloodstream quickly and raise blood sugar levels. Sweet potatoes are a little lower but not by much. If your cat is diabetic, you might want to avoid cat foods that use potatoes and sweet potatoes unless they are only present in very small amounts.

Otherwise, most of the ingredients in this food are very similar to the ingredients found in Life’s Abundance grain-inclusive dry cat food.

Overall, Life’s Abundance All Stage Cat Food Grain Free looks like a fair food for cats. It might not be a good choice if your cat is diabetic due to the potato and sweet potato content.

Life’s Abundance Grain-Free All Life Stage Cat Food is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

Calorie Content (ME Calculated): 519 kcal/cup; 3,961 kcal/kg

Ingredients

Composition:Chicken Meal, Egg Product, Turkey Meal, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Field Peas, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Natural Flavors, Dried Tomato Pomace, Fish Oil, Whitefish Meal, Flaxseed Meal, Yeast Culture, Choline Chloride, Sodium Bisulfate, Dl-methionine, Salt, Taurine, Inulin, Yeast Extract, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (Source Of Vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Potassium Chloride, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Zinc Proteinate, Dog Grass Extract, Alfalfa Sprouts, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Beta-carotene, Niacin Supplement, Manganese Sulfate, Inositol, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Zinc Oxide, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, D-calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Manganous Oxide, Vitamin A Acetate, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Folic Acid, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Animalis Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Reuteri Fermentation Product

Guaranteed Analysis

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Crude Protein: 38%
Crude Fat: 19%
Crude Fiber: 4%
Moisture: 10%

Dry Matter Basis

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Protein: 42.22%
Fat: 21.11%
Fiber: 4.44%
Carbs: 32.22%

Caloric Weight Basis

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Protein: 33.59%
Fat: 40.78%
Carbs: 25.63%

Ingredients We Liked: Chicken meal, egg product, turkey meal, chicken fat, fish oil, whitefish meal

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: Sweet potatoes, potatoes, field peas, natural flavors

Common Allergens: Chicken, egg, and fish (whitefish) can be allergens for some cats

Pros

  • Contains good sources of animal protein – chicken meal, turkey meal, egg product, whitefish meal
  • Contains antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, prebiotics, and probiotics
  • No grains, no artificial flavors or colors, no corn or corn gluten, and no wheat or wheat gluten

Cons

  • Potatoes and sweet potatoes may be a problem for cats with diabetes
  • “Natural flavors” is vague and undefined

What Do Customers Think Of Life’s Abundance Cat Food?

There are many positive reviews for Life’s Abundance cat foods online. It’s hard to tell how many of them are from customers that are unaffiliated with the company.

Positive Reviews

We feel reassured that with Life’s Abundance (which came to us highly recommended) our two cats receive good tasting and healthy nutrition. For reasons best known to them, neither cat seems to like wet food (!), so Life’s Abundance is their primary, no, only source of good, grain free, nutrition. – Steve Bulb Buyer, reviewing  Life’s Abundance Cat Food

4 out of 5 of my cats think this is the best dry food in the house now, and the 5th thinks it’s the second best. Quality ingredients I can feel good about feeding. I started with just a 2 pound bag, but I’m back for the 15 pound bag now. Good thing shipping is quick! – Jeanna Champion, reviewing  Life’s Abundance Cat Food

Negative Reviews

My two boys like this sometimes, sometimes not. – Dana Radell, reviewing  Life’s Abundance Cat Food

My cats love it. wish the nutrients were a little better – Kate Pemberton, reviewing  Life’s Abundance Cat Food

How Much Does Life’s Abundance Cat Food Cost?

At  the moment, we found the 2 lb grain free bag of food for $13.15. The 6 lb bag is $28.03. The 15 lb bag is $65.56. Prices are a little less if you sign up for autoship.

The 2.2 lb bag of the grain-inclusive dry food is $11.77. The 6.6 lb bag is $24.48. And the 16.5 lb bag is $57.20. Again, prices are a little lower with autoship.

For the canned foods (currently unavailable), Life’s Abundance has them listed at 24-3 ounce cans for $33.30. A single 3-ounce can is $1.51. Prices are slightly lower with autoship.

Overall, Is Life’s Abundance Cat Food A Good Choice?

Yes, Life’s Abundance cat foods seem to be good foods. We think the grain-inclusive dry food is a better choice than the grain-free food. Both of the canned foods, as currently formulated, seem to be good quality foods.

In terms of ingredients and price, we would compare Life’s Abundance cat foods to Petcurean and Canadian Naturals.

How Do You Order Life’s Abundance Cat Food?

You can order Life’s Abundance cat foods from the company’s web site. You can also buy the cat food from one of the company’s many local representatives/distributors. You can even become a field rep yourself.

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About Carlotta Cooper

Carlotta Cooper is a long-time contributing editor for the weekly dog show magazine DN Dog News. She's the author of The Dog Adoption Bible, a Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) award winner. In addition, she is an American Kennel Club Gazette breed columnist and the author of several books about dogs and other animals. She has been reviewing pet foods and writing about dog food for more than 10 years.

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