Wysong Epigen Dog Food Recipe

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  • Wysong Epigen Dog Food Recipe
  • Published on: September 23, 2015
  • Last modified: January 29, 2016
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Review Summary:

This starch free recipe is a unique type. There are meats and meat meals that provide protein with all the essential amino acids a dog needs. In addition there is meat protein isolate (similar to protein supplement human body builder may use) and gelatin that are key items that help make the protein level tremendously high. There are numerous vegetables and fruits, but they are very low on the ingredient and even below “salt’. Thus, their nutritional contribution is likely insignificant. The added minerals are “protienate” to help aid the body to absorb them. Disappointingly Wysong has not taken the extra step to provid mineral and vitamin content info nor calorie values too. Overall, with the very high protein levels and diverse nutrient sources from wholesome ingredients makes this excellent candidate to consider for your dog.

Pros

  • Contains multiple good straight meat sources
  • Provides both Omega-3 and 6 fatty acid content
  • Very high in protein
  • Chelated / Proteinate minerals for better body absorption
  • Cons

  • Does not provide Calories content info
  • No information on mineral and vitamin content levels
  • Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    60% (min) 15% (min) 4% (max) 10% (max) 2% (Est.)

    *Values by Guaranteed Analysis.
    **Estimated carbs do not include fiber.

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:

    Calories NA (per cup)
    Vitamin A NA
    Vitamin C NA
    Vitamin E NA
    Calcium NA
    Phosphorus NA
    Selenium NA
    Zinc NA
    Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid) NA
    Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid) NA
    Omega-3-acid 0.2%
    Omega-6 fatty acid 2.0%

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    1. Organic chicken
    2. Chicken meal
    3. Turkey meal
    4. Potato protein
    5. Meat protein isolate

    Chicken is a good start and source of protein that effectively covers each of the essential amino acids a dog needs, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.

    Chicken meal and Turkey  meal are rendered parts from grinding carcasses and/or remains after the main meat is removed. There are pros and cons to meal. Its advantage is it provides lots of protein with the essential amino acids that a dog needs for a relatively lower cost and contains low moisture content relative to straight forward named meat ingredients. However, it goes through an extensive heating and processing to ensure it is safe to eat. Not much flavor is preserved and other nutrients are wiped out.

    Potato Protein is a good supplemental protein to meat.  It is processed potatoes with most of the starch removed. At the same time, dietary fiber is eliminated too.

    Meat protein isolate is a power from that is the end product from animal parts that are converted to Gelatin, then further processing transforms it into a powered form that is mainly protein.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of

    Gelatin is derived from collagen obtained from various animal by-products. Typically it is made from parts of the animal not desired for straight consumption such as joints, ligaments, hide, etc..

    Dried beet pulp is a source of fiber, but the saponins it contains may cause irritation in the gastrointestinal tract. If you choose a dog food with this ingredient, then keep a careful watch on your dog and consider discontinuing use if there are any signs of discomfort or irregularities.

    Rosemary oil or Rosemary extract has a few health benefits and can be found in various dog food brands. One of them is an antioxidant. It can also improve or be a stimulant to the circulatory system. However, some say it is associated with epileptic seizure for some dogs. There is no concrete evidence of this, thus we suggest be caution about it and avoid it if your dog had any past seizures or instability.

    All Ingredients

    Organic chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, potato protein, meat protein isolate, chicken fat, gelatin, dried plain beet pulp, natural flavor, coconut oil, chia seeds, salt, calcium carbonate, tomato pomace, calcium propionate, taurine, choline chloride, organic barley grass powder, blueberry, dried kelp, yogurt (whey, milk solids, yogurt cultures), apple pectin, fish oil, yeast extract, citric acid, chicory root, hemicellulose extract, mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract, yeast culture, carrots, celery, parsley, lettuce, watercress, spinach, minerals (potassium chloride, zinc proteinate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, iron proteinate, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, manganese sulfate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate), vitamins (ascorbic acid [source of vitamin C], vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, calcium pantothenate, vitamin A supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid), dried bacillus licheniformis fermentation product, dried aspergillus oryzae fermentation product, dried aspergillus niger fermentation product, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bacillus subtilis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, dried lactobacillus lactis fermentation product, pepper

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by: Wysong Corporation
    Location(s): USA

    Recalls

    Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture or parent from 2013.

    • None

    *Recall information from FDA website.

     


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