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Learn How to Support a Military Service Dog
(Article Credit: Life's Abundance July 2017 Blog Post)
Recently, one of our military canines received a hero’s farewell. In Muskegon, MI, hundreds gathered to witness the passing of Cena, a black Labrador who retired in 2014 after serving three tours of duty sniffing out explosive devices in Afghanistan. After his recent diagnosis of terminal bone cancer, his caretaker made the decision to end Cena’s life with dignity, and some well-earned fanfare. Cena was one of many military service animals who have saved countless lives for decades.
For those of us who don’t serve and are fully entrenched in the civilian way of life, military life can feel like foreign territory. Given that so many have given so much, we’re left to wonder, “What can we do to help?” Open your heart to the following possibilities:
Foster During a Soldier's Deployment: Active military service members often have dogs and cats. They also have unique hardships of extended out-of-town training, deployments and living far away from a network of family or close friends. These difficulties may bar service men and women from being pet parents (or worse, surrendering a pet). Did you know that there are organizations that exist to “matchmake” service members with volunteer pet boarders? These groups seek private homes and boarding facilities that would care for a military foster pet for short periods such as a couple of weeks, up to one year or longer. If you live near a military base, check for a regional service in your area or visit one of the national services like DogsOnDeployment.org.
Adopt a Hero: In an ideal scenario, a retired military working dog (MWD) would ultimately be adopted by their handler, but this is not always possible. If you are a fan of dogs who demonstrate a real drive and purpose, perhaps you have a place in your home for a retired hero! The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act was cause for great celebration because it means that retired military working dogs are now, for the first time, assured of being returned to the U.S. Previously there was tremendous advocacy and expense required on the part of the handler or other caring humans to get these dogs back home. Some adoption organizations currently have waiting lists for MWDs, but this new act could mean an increase in the number of retired working dogs seeking forever homes. To learn more about retired MWD adoption, please check out U.S. War Dogs Association and Mission K9 Rescue.
Make a Contribution: There are approximately 2,500 U.S. Military Working Dogs currently in service around the world. Consider spending the time to assemble a care package for one, two or even a few of these remarkable canines and their handlers. A little bit of comfort can go a long way towards helping service members endure conflict hardships and feel connected to home. There are also a handful of non-profit groups that facilitate medical care, housing and adoption for retired military dogs – all of which need financial assistance.
By-the-way, let’s not forget our local law enforcement agencies! These groups are often under-funded and under-equipped for their K9 officer programs, relying on grants, private donations and out-of-pocket contributions from their officers. Project Paws Alive works to centralize fundraising efforts for departments actively seeking help. Or simply contact your local fire rescue, sheriff or police department to learn about their specific needs and how you might be able to help.
Become an Advocate: As ‘excess and out-of-service equipment’, Retired MWDs do not receive government funding to support their integration into civilian home life. It’s not uncommon for them to have costly medical needs, or to be without a safe place to heal from the effects of Post Traumatic Stress. Others simply need temporary housing or even just transportation to their new forever home. There are also ‘guardian angel’ volunteers who keep track of MWDs re-apportioned to private contract companies in hopes they may be assured a loving home when their service finally ends.
In light of everything our service members do for us (human and canine), embrace that patriotic spark and let your gratitude inspire action.
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Learning CPR Just Might Save the Life of your Best Furry Friend.
Learning CPR may save the life of your dog. The techniques that you learn here are also great for cats but with one difference. Watch the video to learn more.
(Life's Abundance is more than just pet food. They are are also well know for supplements for humans.)
Gluten-Free Living Magazine selected Life's Abundance Probiotic for inclusion in its April 2017 issue.
Providing your body with a regular source of “friendly” bacteria is important. There was a time when you could get healthy bacteria through foods but today most foods are so overly processed and pasteurized that the healthy bacteria aren’t alive by the time you ingest them. That’s why a daily probiotic is so valuable. There’s an ecosystem of bacteria (known as the intestinal microbiota) living in your intestines, which contains both “good” and “bad” bacteria. When the balance is tipped toward “bad” bacteria due to many factors including lack of sleep, stress or other causes, it may affect your digestive health and overall well-being.
The Life’s Abundance Probiotic formula was developed with an award winning probiotics manufacturer in the USA, focused on supplying the highest quality strains that are vigorously tested using top technological advances.
Two of the most important criteria for evaluating a probiotic are whether it can survive passage through the stomach by resisting gastric acidity and survive the intestines by resisting bile acids - both of which our probiotic formula have proven to do in research studies.
Life’s Abundance Probiotic formula has a potency guarantee of at least 25 Billion CFUs per capsule and a shelf life of 2 years at room temperature. Unlike some other probiotic formulas with shorter shelf lives, ours is guaranteed to stay stable, longer at room temperature.
Some of the benefits of the probiotic formula are:
Buy ItYou might be surprised to learn who is currently making the majority of the dog foods in the commercial market place. They include some of the same companies that make many of our household items like toothpaste, potato chips, laundry detergent, candy and more. Here's just a few:
Life’s Abundance Pet Foods are carefully created by renowned formulator and Holistic Veterinarian, Dr. Jane Bicks. Her primary focus is pet health and nutrition. She is the author of three books on pet care and nutrition and has served on professional boards including the Cornell Feline Health Center. Dr. Jane served as the President of the Veterinary Medical Association in NYC and was appointed by former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to help start one of the largest animal shelters in the United States. She has also appeared on many network television and cable programs and numerous radio stations as a veterinary expert.
Dr. Jane is dedicated to the creation and advancement of the purest pet products she can make and has a mission to help pets live a longer, healthier, happier life. Her food is carefully made every couple of days and is quickly and carefully shipped to your home as fresh as it can be. The ingredients are routinely inspected for safety and are purchased from strict, reliably consistent sources.
Unlike, many other pet food brands, Life's Abundance Dog Food has never, ever been recalled.
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Are you convinced your dog is smarter than the average canine, but weren't sure how to prove it? Well, now there’s an easy way to estimate your dog’s cognitive powers. Watch Dr. Sarah explain how to test your dog's cognitive skills.
(Video is from the January 2015 Life's Abundance Newsletter.)
Even though it’s frosty outside, there’s never been a better time to go for a hike. However, there are some precautions you should take to enjoy the Great Outdoors. In this wintry episode of Pet Talk, Dr. Sarah offers helpful tips on how to safely stroll through a winter wonderland. Also covered are protections against cold-weather conditions like hypothermia and frostbite, great doggie gear and how to stay safely visible during hunting season. .
(Video is from the November 2014 Life's Abundance Newsletter.)
Many consumers place ‘blind faith’ in the pet food industry. The general consensus is that if a food is on the store shelf, it must be nutritious and safe. But the sad reality is that many pet products (including food and treats) are routinely recalled, but not before there have been dreadful consequences.
Life's Abundance was started in 1999 and has never had a single recall. To this day Life's Abundance remains a small, private company that still uses a hands on Veterinarian formulator. Life's Abundance pet foods are the careful creation of holistic Veterinarian, Dr. Jane Bicks and are proudly made in the USA.
(Below is a list of Pet Products that have been, at one time or another, recalled.) If you are interested in finding out the latest Pet Food recalls, please visit the Animal Health Foundation.
Have you ever asked yourself, "If pet food companies are concerned about providing the best nutrition possible, why do they make differently priced foods?
That's a fair question and one that deserves a fair answer.
If two foods that are made by the same company are marketed and sold as 100% nutritionally complete and balanced for your pet, yet one is more expensive than the other, what's the difference? If both pet foods are of equal quality there is no need to spend money on the higher priced food, right? But if both pet foods are not of the same quality, then we have to question the nutritional benefits of each food!
Life’s Abundance pet foods only come in one variety – The Best They Can Make. While they understand most people want to watch their budgets and not spend more than is necessary, they also understand that you get what you pay for. Most people never consider that buying cheaper foods can lead to more expenses down the road with regard to vet costs, nutritionally related ailments, and shortened life spans. They may also not realize that it often takes twice the servings of a cheaper food to equal one serving of Life's Abundance, which eliminates any perceived cost benefit.
The philosophy is simple, people who love their pets want to feed what is best, not what is cheapest!
If you have a dog residing in your home, it's very probable that you've experienced an excited dog pawing to get your attention. Dogs paw to communicate, but their claws can cause severe skin injuries, and, depending upon the size of the dog, this behavior can even knock you off balance.
In this episode of Pet Talk, Dr. Sarah, staff veterinarian for Life's Abundance, explains why dogs paw and how to teach them proper manners. your dog .
(Video is from the August 2014 Life's Abundance Newsletter.)
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