Feeding Your Collie
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~I Peter 1:8-9
We have included this page to give you detailed information about how to order Life's Abundance Food, how much to
feed your puppy, and how often to feed your puppy or collie. If you have a question we have not addressed here, please feel free to contact us.
As you prepare for your collie puppy to go home with you, here is some detailed information on the dog food that we use for your pup. I highly recommend keeping your pup on this food, as we have seen huge improvements to our dogs' health since using it.
I will be sending some of the Life's Abundance Puppy Food with you when you get your pup, but I recommend that you order a bag before your pup goes to your home. This way, you can be sure that you will have it available. I will also be sending other samples with you.
The Life's Abundance food is very reasonably priced when compared with similar dog foods in quality. As it is so nutrient dense, you do not need to feed your dog as much as other brands. They also have much less waste and it is drier and less smelly than when I had my dogs eating other brands. My adult dogs eat about 2 -2.5 cups a day, depending on weather (we get very cold temps here).
If you want to see cost comparisons with other brands, click the link below:
Why Life's Abundance?:
One of the main questions we receive is why Life's Abundance is not available in pet stores. By law, all dog or cat food that is sold in stores must have enough preservatives in it for it be able to sit there for 2-3 years. Therefore, no matter how healthy some of the other brands are (and some are better than others), they have to meet that standard. Life's Abundance does not want to change its standard and add those preservatives; this is why it is made fresh and shipped directly to your door.
Here are some of the reasons why we so highly recommend this food for your pup:
1. No soy, no corn, no wheat
2. Not sold in stores - delivered fresh within 6 weeks of being made - usually a flat shipping fee of $8.25 regardless of how many bags you order, and save more on Automatic shipments to your door.
3. Made in small frequent batches - all ingredients are fresh
4. Formulated by a vet, Dr. Jane Bicks who devoted her life to nutrition (pharm. background) - she won 3 presidential award citations, has written books, has been on numerous tv shows, and she opened the largest animal rescue foundation in America.
5. ALL USA ingredients
6. No recalls
7. USDA and APHIS certified manufacturing plant
8. No by-products
9. LA has probiotics
10. LA has chelated minerals - which increases absorption by 45%,
11. LA has antioxidants, natural enzymes, etc.
12. Farm raised Cat Fish - no pcbs, mercury, arsenic, dioxins, lead, etc.
13. Hormone Free Chicken
14. Nutrient Dense: Feed less - less waste.
15. Life's Abundance gets a 5 star rating from Pet Food Advisory (the highest rating they can receive).
Your puppy has been raised since weaning on Life’s Abundance Large Breed Puppy Food and its mother was fed Life's Abundance Food throughout her entire pregnancy. We highly recommend continuing this food for your puppy, as we believe it gives them a longer lifespan and keeps them healthier.
Ordering and Feeding Instructions:
We recommend continuing the Large Breed Puppy Food until close to a year of age. At that point, slowly transition to the All Life Stage Dry Dog Food. We also highly recommend Life’s Abundance training treats (great for the training process), buffalo sticks (great for teething), wellness supplements (vitamins), and dental treats (cleans the teeth). I will be giving you samples of all of these items when you get your pup.
Everything made by Life’s Abundance is made with your pet in mind- to keep our pets as healthy as possible. They also carry products for cats.
When you order, you will create an account. After that, your information is stored for future use, making future ordering quick and simple. When I order, my shipments usually arrive within two days, a little longer if the order is made over the weekend or during a holiday.
If you put yourself on autoship, you get a discount and you can change your autoship at any time. Since they charge the same for shipping, no matter the size of bag, we recommend starting with the largest size bag (which for Large Breed Puppy Food would be the 35.3 lb bag). That way you can keep track of how fast your puppy is going through it and change the autoship if necessary. When you are on autoship, they will email you at least a week or two before your upcoming shipment to remind you of your next order, so you do not need to worry about an unexpected shipment arriving at your door. At that point, you can decide whether you need the shipment or if you want to extend the time till
your next order.
As pups grow faster at different stages, it is hard to say exactly how much they will go through in a period of time, but you can adjust your autoship at any time. At 8 weeks, your pup will probably be eating about 2.5 cups a day - so if you order the 35.3 lb. bag, that would last him/her for about 58 days. We recommend starting with the 8 week autoship frequency. If you are getting close to the end of that period of time, and figure you need it sooner, all you have to do is order and set your autoship for a more frequent schedule. On the flip side, if you do not need it right away, just bump up the time between your shipments. Again, Life's Abundance will notify you at least a week before your automatic shipment is processed, in case you have forgotten about it. Therefore, you do not need to stress about unwanted shipments arriving.
We feed the pups twice or three times a day- morning, noon, and evening- as much as they will eat at one time. We feel their bodies are the best judge of what they need, especially if they are going through a growth spurt. We use this method, rather than trying to measure out what we think they will need. They do not need food available 24/7, so offering them food twice or three times a day is plenty.
Once they reach adulthood, we do measure their food, and give them 2-2.5 cups a day, depending on the size of the dog and weather. This keeps them at a healthy weight. Many dogs today are given too much food - remember, a lean dog is a healthier dog!
When you order, go through our website: healthypetpantry.com or you can click on any of the food links from this website. This way we have record of your orders so that your orders are supporting kids' college funds. If you prefer, you can also order by phone: 877-387-4564 using rep ID # 20076040.
Please feel free to contact us if we can be of any assistance with the ordering process.