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I am frequently asked what we feed our dogs and what we recommend feeding our puppies. This is an important question, because providing the best nutrition for your dog can make a big difference in lifelong health & longevity. Our goal at Ross Fork Retrievers is to offer our customers superior quality English Cream Golden Retrievers that are beautiful, sweet-tempered, & healthy for years to come. While many factors contribute to longevity– environment, health care, etc., nutrition is vitally important.

A great starting place for researching dog food in general is We recommend (and require for our puppy buyers) ruling out all foods that are rated less than 4-stars. Although the people who run this site are very knowledgeable, we recommend further research as the site may not always be up-to-date on newer developments in canine nutrition. Keep in mind that to get 5 stars on this site, for the most part, foods must be grain-free. Because most Golden Retrievers need some fiber to have consistently solid stools, we prefer foods rated at 4 or 4 1/2 stars. Also, many 5 star foods have extremely high protein content. For some dogs, this is a good thing. However, foods with too much protein, especially with puppies, can cause upset stomachs.


We proudly feed our dogs Life’s Abundance All Stages System . We raise our puppies on Life’s Abundance Large Breed Puppy System to provide our puppies a healthy start & to help ensure a long and healthy life.

We are consistently impressed by the quality and high standards of this dog food. Life’s Abundance has earned a reputation for being trustworthy and using high quality ingredients. They have never had a product recall, a rare feat in the animal nutrition world. This company ships their product directly to the consumer’s home to ensure freshness. This is important because foods lose nutritional value the longer they sit in transit and/or on a shelf.

Life’s Abundance pet products were formulated by Dr. Jane Bicks, DVM, a holistic vet with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Bicks served as President of the American Veterinarian Association of New York City, earned three Presidential Citations, was appointed by Mayor Guliani to help establish one of the largest animal shelters in the world, is the author of three books on responsible care and treatment of pets, and has appeared on 48 Hours, Good Morning America, CNN, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and more. She also created a non-profit foundation where a percentage of all Life’s Abundance sales are contributed toward rescue and care for homeless pets.

Many of the ingredients common in pet food today can negatively impact the health of our pets. Wheat, corn, and soy cause stress on kidney and liver function and can also be major allergens. By-products such as chicken heads, duck bills, fish heads, chicken and turkey feet, bones and diseased & contaminated slaughterhouse meat can also be included in pet foods. BHA & BHT harm liver and kidney function and are known carcinogens. Ethoxyquin, which is used to stabilize rubber can also be used in pet food. These chemicals are often added to pet foods to provide longer shelf life, despite their negative impact on animal health. Needless to say, these ingredients are not included in Life’s Abundance products.

Ross Fork Retrievers believes SO strongly in Life’s Abundance Dog Food & Supplements, that we offer a 2 Year Free Replacement Puppy Guarantee on all of our Golden Retriever Puppies that are kept on Life’s Abundance Nutritional Systems.


While this dog food may seem more expensive at first glance, the cost is about $1.88 a day for a 70 pound adult dog. That’s less than many of us spend at Starbuck's every morning. You feed less dog food compared with other brands because your dog receives more nutrition. Dogs can digest and utilize the dog food efficiently. By feeding quality food, you are ensuring a long and healthy life for your beloved pet. Are they worth it? Of course they are.


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Recommendation Transition Guide:

Day 1-2: Feed ¼ Life’s Abundance and ¾ of the old diet.
Day 3-4: Feed ½ Life’s Abundance and ½ of the old diet.
Day 5-6: Feed ¾ Life’s Abundance and ¼ of the old diet.
Day 7: The transition period is over and you can feed the recommended amount of Life’s Abundance.

If you have any questions about feeding or transitioning to Life’s Abundance Dog Food, please click the envelope to email me.


Deanna Stevenson
Life's Abundance
​Independent Field Representative



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