Wysong Dog Food Review

December 5, 2011

Wysong freeze dried raw food
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Wysong holistic dog food raw

Wysong Raw Food for Dogs

Price per 4bags- 8lbs $40

Since 1979, the company’s focus is researching the best holistic and organic dog food. Wysong was started by a health professional (Dr. R. Wysong) with the specific purpose in mind of preventing and reversing pet disease through proper pet feeding. Dr. Wysong has a B.S. in biology + chemistry and a DVM in veterinary surgery and medicine. The company started out with human products. Products are made in America with a manufacturing plant located in Lake Mills, WI.

Wysong has advised pet diet rotation and products designed that create the true holistic qualities of fresh, whole natural foods. According to the company’s research, any heat above 118 F destroys the living complexity of food and creates toxins. Ingredients are maintained at -20° F for an extended period of time to impede and destroy food-borne pathogens. This special process does not destroy important raw natural food attributes.

Rated 4/5 on Dog Food Advisor, but no recommendation on Dog Food Analysis (see Wysong’s defense to the review)

*** TBD I have not actually tried this food yet. If you have any strong recommendations or warnings, please advise *** This food caught my attention when I met a fellow customer at the pet store. He had several bags of this food and said he’s fed it to his dogs all their lives, which are now 16 years old! Products are complete with fresh meat, organs, bones, plant nutrients, collagen, proteo- glycans (chondroitin, glucosamine), vitamins and chelated minerals.

Wary of the high protein content. Higher protein sometimes results in intestinal distress. There doesn’t appear to be a lot of advertising or marketing behind the brand so not many are familiar with it. It appears they have had a few recalls in the past.

Ingredients (Archetype)
Chicken, Chicken Giblets, Ground Brown Rice, Ground Wheat, Ground Corn, Ground Oat Groats, Poultry Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols as a source of vitamin E), Eggs, Plums, Dried Wheat Grass Powder, Dried Barley Grass Powder, Whey, Dried Yogurt, Lecithin, Citric Acid, Sage Extract, Rosemary Extract, Dried Kelp, Fish Oil, Salt, Garlic, Black Pepper, Artichoke, L-Carnitine, Direct Fed Microbes (Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus lactis Fermentation Product, Dried Yeast Culture, Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus niger Fermentation Product), Ascorbic Acid, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein (Min) 24.0 %
Crude Fat (Min) 12.0 %
Crude Fiber (Max) 4.5 %
Moisture (Max) 12.0 %

Very good reading on the Wysong website about pet nutrition and research.

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