Jane Bicks, Holistic DVM Life's Abundance Product Formulation &
First and foremost, Dr. Jane is the ultimate pet person.
She shares her life with a dog, a goat, two horses, a monkey, and two cats. Her
pets are her family and she is dedicated to their health and happiness. Dr. Jane
knows you feel the same way about your pets and she has devoted her life to the
health and wellness of our precious companions.
Dr. Jane is responsible
for Life’s Abundance’s product formulation and development, and she consults
regularly with pet industry experts to ensure our cutting-edge formulas meet the
highest standards for quality and effectiveness.
Dr. Bicks has been involved with many Advisory
Boards including the Cornell Feline Health Center and
Canine Companions for
Independence. She served as the President of the
Veterinary Medical Association
of New York City and was appointed by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to help start the
largest animal shelter in the United States. Many network television shows and
radio stations have called on Dr. Bicks for her expertise on animal care. She
has also appeared on many network television and cable programs and numerous
radio stations as a veterinary expert. Currently, she can be seen on the Animal
Planet’s Petsburg series where she is a frequent guest host who discusses
solutions to common pet problems.
If you have any questions you’d like to
ask Dr. Jane, you are more than welcome to ask Dr. Jane your questions live. She
hosts a monthly call. Please contact us for details on the next upcoming Dr.
For years I’ve
been working to persuade countless people to recognize one simple notion – that
nutrition is the foundation of life. In my years at Life’s Abundance, I’ve done
my utmost to formulate foods and treats that help to establish and maintain this
important foundation. Our companion animals depend on us to provide much-needed
proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and other crucial nutrients – to help them
grow when they are young and to maintain health through their hopefully long
Many pet foods are made based upon formulas that, at least
on paper, fulfill the generally accepted nutritional requirements, which are
then labeled “complete” or “balanced diets”. As a veterinarian, my nutritional
philosophy differs from that of most pet food manufacturers.
years I’ve seen hundreds of undernourished puppies and kittens, whose ears, skin
and intestinal tracts are in various stages of decline. I’ve also witnessed them
respond positively to increased consumption of nutrients and whole foods, having
the effect of improving their health and shoring up their immune systems. I’ve
also seen far too many middle-aged cats and dogs on these diets pass general
examinations but lack energy, have dull eyes, are disagreeable, experience
urinary tract issues, suffer with skin and coat conditions. I know from these
professional experiences that for a food to be truly nutritional, it must be
formulated based upon different standards. These higher standards must take into
account the actual physiology of dogs and cats in addition to accepted
Dogs and cats are complex organisms. At Life’s
Abundance, we believe that a pet’s food must address all the many aspects of
their bodies and chemistries. That’s why we’ve included such a broad spectrum of
nutrients – every ingredient in Life’s Abundance is selected to enhance specific
parts of the body. The resulting balance of ingredients is combined in a very
particular way, which becomes our holistic formula — each ingredient working
with the others to fulfill the needs of every dog and cat.
me, there are many needs to fill! For example, some dogs have skin problems and
others do not. It is heartbreaking to see a dog, or cat, scratch excessively and
bite, further damaging their skin.
When formulating Life’s Abundance, I
selected ingredients to support all of the important bodily structures and
functions. However, I would like to touch on skin and coat health since biting
and scratching are among the top reasons pet parents take their companion
animals to the vet. Protein is crucial – especially for puppies and seniors – so
I selected highly-digestible, superior-quality proteins, putting in exactly the
amounts that both young and old require for optimal skin and coat health. We
also added flaxseed meal because it includes proteins that meats don’t have and
antioxidants which the skin needs for optimal health. Not only that, but
flaxseed meal contains a nice mixture of B vitamins and oil. We added Omega-3
fatty acids (from fish oil), as numerous studies have shown it’s essential to
skin health. As well as addressing the direct requirements of skin and coat, we
included ingredients to help enhance the immune system, a must for the
healthiest possible skin. Life’s Abundance has numerous vegetables because they
contain a wide array of antioxidants. Special easily-absorbed minerals were also
added because minerals work to improve the effectiveness of antioxidants (skin
just loves zinc). And since one of the largest immune organs is located in the
gut (GALT), several ingredients were selected to provide nourishment for this
important immune organ.
I hope that you can see the importance of
building a food based on the physiology of our precious companions. I truly
believe that Life’s Abundance represents the ultimate holistic pet food, with
all the ingredients necessary to help companion animals live long, healthy and
For all of you already feeding
Life’s Abundance, I thank you
for being responsible pet parents, and for being agents of positive change in
the lives of your companion animals.
Warmest wishes, Dr. Jane Bicks
Dr. Jane HealthyPetNet Foundation
We are pleased to announce
the formation of the Dr. Jane HealthyPetNet Foundation, Inc. This non-profit
foundation is dedicated to the promotion, establishment, maintenance and
management of animal rescue groups that are committed to rescuing abused animals
in the U.S. and Life’s Abundance is donating a portion of our net profit to help
support the operations of this extraordinary foundation.
View previous grant awards.
We look forward to sharing with you more about the progress of this foundation’s important work.
To find out how you can make a difference in the success of this noble
enterprise, please contact our office.
There are over 130 million
individuals in the United States alone who need your help. They cannot help
themselves. It is up to you. These individuals are America’s 67 Million dogs and
65 Million cats.
Did you know the maximum life span of our cats and dogs
is estimated to be 25-30 years? Sadly, our average pet lives only approximately
13 to 14 years. These innocent animal’s lives are being cut short.
talking to pet owners about the problems and offering them a solution, you can
help hundreds, even thousands of animal’s lives and earn a monthly, ongoing
income at the same time, For Life. Go into business with Dr. Jane Bicks today!