Products We Recommend
After struggling with picky eaters and ear infections our foods just couldn't kick, we were on the search for a quality dog food. We had been feeding Fromm Puppy Gold for several years, but recently we were introduced to Life’s Abundance Nutritional System. We were so impressed by the quality and high standards and the amazing testimonials from customers and field representatives of this company, that we decided to switch all of our dogs and puppies to the Life’s Abundance Nutritional System. Here at Cedar Bend, we have made it our focus to protect the health and future, while maintaining the integrity, of the Multi-generational Australian Labradoodle Breed and to offer our Cedar Bend Labradoodle families healthy, gorgeous, and sweet-tempered puppies that will bring doodle love and silly laughter to their home. We know that nutrition is an integral part of that equation.
Life’s Abundance does not leave factors that impact safety and quality to chance. Their commitment to providing customers with premium products goes well beyond the formulas and the individual ingredients. To ensure the safety and quality of the final product, they exercise strict control, from preparation to packaging to storage. Immediately after each product is prepared, it’s shipped directly to one of their three climate-controlled warehouses. Their shipping departments take pride in the speedy yet careful handling of products, ensuring that all orders arrive in great condition so that valued customers will enjoy the products exactly as intended. Fresher food is more nutrient-rich. While leading brands stockpile tons of food for months on end, Life’s Abundance dog food is made weekly in small-batches so it’s only 4-to-6 weeks when it’s delivered.
Here at Cedar Bend we feed all of our dogs and pups Life's Abundance All Life Stages dog food.
Life’s Abundance All Life Stage Dog Food is holistically balanced and provides the nutritional harmony that’s important to help
your canine achieve and maintain optimal health. The natural dog food recipes contain only the finest ingredients, like …
A proprietary blend of vitamins and minerals
High-quality protein from chicken meal for strong muscles
An antioxidant system including vitamins C & E
Prebiotic fiber & guaranteed probiotics
A selection of nutritious vegetables
Omega-3 fatty acids for healthy skin & a shiny coat
Calcium & phosphorus for healthy teeth and strong bones
Dietary fiber to help maintain a healthy digestive tract
No artificial flavors or colors
No corn, wheat or corn/wheat glutens
We are also proud to be a Life’s Abundance Independent Field Representative, and invite you to visit our Life’s Abundance Website to explore the variety of products offered for your Dog or Cat. Health is more than just eating right and exercising – it’s about cultivating the right attitude and making a commitment to feel better… to be better. At Life’s Abundance, they understand commitment. They pledge to provide the best possible products for customers, to help them live longer, healthier and happier lives. They provide an array of superior quality, safe and effective products that are inspired by nature, informed by science and born of a commitment to improving the health of people, pets and the planet.
We recommend stainless steel food bowls for easy cleaning. We use these Bella bowls that are stainless steel and easy to wash. Click link below to get yours!
This water bowl is a LIFESAVER if you want a clean house!!
The slopper stopper stops the dogs beards from getting into their water bowls and eliminates water droplets all over your house. We highly recommend this and it's definitely worth the $50.00 price tag to not have constant water drops all over the place.
There are so many brushes on the market, and we feel like we have tried them all! Here are our favorites:
The Chris Christensen pin brush for everyday, all over brushing. This brush is a bit pricey, but is the best brush for all over brushing we have found and it lasts forever! We have had ours for years and use it on all of our dogs.
The metal combs work great for head, tail and legs and allows you to brush all the way down to their skin to prevent matts.
We like the double door, 30 inch, medium crates with a divider. (Standard dogs will need the 36 inch crate)
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A mat cutter is a must have! doodles can be prone to matts, especially if they aren't
brushed on a regular basis. This helps cut the mats out without pulling on the
dogs hair and causing pain.
We have tried SO many dog beds! This one is by far the absolute best! This dog bed completely unzips to a blanket making it so easy to throw in the wash and have it come out and zip back together again, looking good as new. Use code 'CedarBend' for a 15% discount! Link
We absolutely love the Life's Abundance Shampoo and bath mist! Both smell amazing and leave our dogs hair so silky soft!
All of our puppies go home with a 'Charmed Collars' collar, but if you are looking for a collar for your own fur baby, I HIGHLY recommend a Charmed Collar! We love working with Barbara and she has amazing high quality collars in the cutest designs!
Doodles are known for their intelligence! Five minutes of a toy that stimulates their brain is as exhausting for a doodle as 20 minutes of physical exercise.
If Doodles are not given an opportunity to use their intelligence in constructive ways, they often will find ways not so constructive, so keep those brains busy!
Here's some of our favorite interactive toys!
Leave in conditioner:
This is the best stuff ever! We use this after we bathe our dogs. After they are toweled off, we rub this all over their fur and then blow dry them, they smell so amazing and it makes their fur incredibly soft. I always get so many compliments on our dogs coat after I have used this. (And it smells amazing!)
Puppies chew. They 'teethe' just like human babies do and they need something to chew on. If you don't provide something for them, they will find something for themselves (like your couch legs!) So its important to have things on hand they can chew.
Note: NO RAWHIDE! Rawhide is one of the number one causes for intestinal blockages in dogs. So please, don't give your puppies rawhide.
We recommend bully sticks!
Our dogs are bathed at the groomers every other month, so we don't have to bathe them at home too often. However, when we do, this is a lifesaver. If we take a trip to the beach, farm, or if our dog just needs a bath in-between grooming, this is one of our favorite 'dog purchases' we've ever made.
Another chew favorite are antlers, they last forever and puppies and dogs alike really seem to enjoy them.
You can purchase them online or find someone with a farm willing to share some antler sheds with you. (Deer 'shed' their antlers every spring, so sometimes you can get lucky and find a deer shed yourself!
Training treats: These treats are small and easy to chew and perfect for taking outside with you to reward puppy when they go potty.
These everlasting treats are perfect to put in the kennel with your puppy to keep them happy and quiet!
You can buy replacement treats to stuff the toy with again after they have finished the first one, in our experience though, they last a long time!
Dog clicker and treat pouch. Clicker training is one of the quickest ways to teach puppy they did something 'correct'. A treat holder easily attaches to your hips and keeps treats easily within reach so you can reward puppy quickly.
A play yard is nice if puppy still wants to play but you need to get stuff done too. If you are food prepping in the kitchen and can't keep an eye on puppy but still want them near you, you can put them in a play yard with some toys and puppy stays safe and you can still get stuff done. Also great in houses with young kids to keep puppy from jumping or getting youngsters while you are busy doing something else. Also a great safe place to put puppy outside for short periods of time.
A training treat pouch allows you to focus on your dog, hands free! Sometimes juggling the leash, a clicker and treats can be pretty difficult, this is so handy to have, especially on walks!
Our puppies are de-wormed every two weeks at our house, but we do recommend de-worming them the first three days they get to their new house.
This is the de-wormer we use and recommend.
Hanging bells on your door and using puppies paw to 'hit' the bells on your way out to potty can help teach puppy how to indicate to you they need to go outside.
Eventually puppy will learn they can go to the bell on their own and ring it and you will let them outside to potty.
This matt is awesome!! We use it when we are doing quick grooms at home like cutting our dogs bangs and need them to stand still for a minute. Its also great for brushing them or cleaning out their ears. I cannot recommend this enough!
Perfect for washing paws in the winter and muddy spring! This allows you to quickly wash your dogs dirty paws when they come inside your house! Its a must have for dogs in the mid-west!
If you leave during the day and are looking for a camera to check in on your dog, I highly recommend the Wyze camera! It's extremely affordable and you can check in on the live feed from your phone anytime you want. It also has the capability to talk incase you want to tell your pooch hello!