As a pet owner, it’s very important to me to take care of their needs the best I can. This means giving them the highest quality pet food on the market. Finding organic or holistic pet food has not always been easy. Some products will say “all natural”, but they’re peppered with toxic ingredients. What are some ingredients we should avoid at all costs, whether it’s in human or pet food? And, is there a brand out there that only creates true holistic pet food?
Wysong is an awesome site that’s completely devoted to and serious about the well being of our beautiful pets. Established in 1979, Wysong Corporation is one of the true pioneers of natural, healthy pet foods and holistic pet health care & nutrition. They’ve developed cutting edge nutraceutically enhanced pet food with the view of preventing illness, and maintaining optimal health of all our animals. Their two main goals are (1) to educate pet owners with knowledge so they can make sound and healthy decisions about their pets nutritional needs, and (2) to provide natural and holistic pet food and supplements.
So, what are some ingredients we want to shun in pet food? Aflatoxins, Glyceryl Monostearate, Phosphoric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Corn Gluten, Wheat Gluten, Brewers Rice, Cereal Food Fines, Grain Fermentation Solubles, are just to name a few. The onus is on us to read the labels and research ingredients that pinch our spidey senses.
Just what kind of ingredients are in Wysong products that make them the ideal choice? Aside from meat, you’ll find healthy ingredients like flaxseeds, beet pulp, Montmorillonite clay, organic barley grass, blueberry, kelp, apple pectin, fish oil, carrots, parsley, rosemary extract, niacin supplement, and probiotics. These are just some of the wholesome ingredients found in each of their dry cat foods. I was really happy to read the long list of beneficial and wholesome ingredients. We personally would not deliberately eat foods known to be toxic, so consciously we should have the same attitude toward our pets food.
My gorgeous girls got to try out several of Wysong’s dry cat food options, and a few of their treats. Cats can be finicky eaters, so I really wasn’t sure how they would react to their introduction to Vitality and Nuture. As soon as I opened one of the bags, they were jumping on the counter try to get into it. They seem to like the smell before they indulged on the morsels. I used a different dry mix each week and mixed half a cup of each in with their regular food and they loved it. Vitality and Nuture promotes robust vitality and well-being during the adult years.
Epigen represents the first important kibble pet food innovation in almost 60 years (patent pending) and moves conventional dry extruded pet foods much closer to the high protein meat-based, starchless foods carnivores are genetically designed for. I was reading that pets don’t need starch in their diet, having a good ratio of protein and vegetables is better for them, and Epigen fulfill’s this recommendation. It’s actually good for both cats and dogs. My cats really enjoy eating this product.
My oldest cat is 10 years old, and she is actually a light eater. I also have one cat who just loves to eat her share plus a few more, so I like to give her a leaner cat food. Geriatrx is formulated for senior cats so they can digest the foods easily. It’s 34% protein, 15% fat, and loaded with a spectrum of high quality nutritional ingredients. For best results, it’s recommended you rotate your pet food with fresh foods, like Wysong’s raw cat food.
Just like we sometimes want a treat or snack, our pets are equally as deserving. Wysong has created some fabulous starch free and guilt free snacks for our furry family members. Dream Treats are raw meat treats that are processed with a unique True Non-Thermal manufacturing technology. They come in the shape of a fairly large disc. It’s far too big for a cat to bite into, so I had to break it up into tiny pieces for them. The treats come in chicken and rabbit flavors. Although my cats liked the rabbit flavor, they preferred the chicken.
Wysong also sells holistic food for dogs, ferrets, and horses. I was really surprised to see they also sell wholesome food and supplements for us humans. Check out their site, I know you’ll be impressed with their ethics and kind products they carry.
**You can enter a picture of your pet and win a Wysong product package here.