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Hi, I have been feeding my cats Wysong Vitality Feline Dry for quite some time now, that I buy from one of your distributors nearby. I just came across the following on the Web and would like a response from you regarding the issues and the very bad ratings that Susan Peters dished out for just about all of your pet products. I also buy your dog food and have always had trust in your products and even recommend it to friends and family, but I would like some clarification on the issues that she raises. Thank You.
Wysong Vitality Feline Diet Dry Food Cat Food Rating Pet Food Danger Gauge 66% Safe - Healthy Pet Foods Total Score = 20/30 Ask Susan Peters - Wysong Vitality Feline Diet Dry Food Healthy Pet Foods? Pet Food Danger Gauge 66% Dangerous and Toxic To Pets Most of the ingredients of this product are by-products of beer or wine production. Poultry Fat and Fish Oil are used to encourage a cat to eat ingredients they normally would not eat. The use of Corn, Wheat, and Soy are causing such awful conditions in pets including:
Abnormal nail growth
Dry and itchy skin
Early pet death
Hot Spots on the skin
Moles and warts
Fermentation Products - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Sugars are the common substrate of fermentation, and typical examples of fermentation products are ethanol, lactic acid, and hydrogen. However, more exotic compounds can be produced by fermentation, such as butyric acid and acetone.
Yeast carries out fermentation in the production of ethanol in beers, wines and other alcoholic drinks, along with the production of large quantities of carbon dioxide. Grain fermentation solubles are an inexpensive by-product of human food and beverage production which add little or no nutritional value to pet foods. Alcohols can cause the same damage to an animal's liver and brain as they cause in humans. But the effects can be deadly on animals since they are much smaller than us. The smaller the animal, the more deadly the effects can be. Even a small amount of alcohol may cause vomiting and damage the liver and brain.
Bacillus subtilis - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - widely used as additives in laundry deteregents may contaminate food but rarely causes food poisoning.
Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Important clinical infections caused by Enterococcus include urinary tract infections, bacteremia, bacterial endocarditis, diverticulitis, and meningitis. " WHAT ARE THESE PEOPLE THINKING? This thing can't be killed with ampicillin and does not serve any useful purpose in a pet's diet. WHY WOULD THESE PET FOOD PRODUCERS ADD SUCH INGREDIENTS AS THIS to our pet's diets"?
Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product - Fermentation Products - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Sugars are the common substrate of fermentation, and typical examples of fermentation products are ethanol, lactic acid, and hydrogen. However, more exotic compounds can be produced by fermentation, such as butyric acid and acetone.
Lactobacillus casei - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - most common application is industrial for dairy production.
Saccharomyces cerevisiae - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - also known as Brewer's Yeast, Ale Yeast, Top-Fermenting Yeast, Baker's Yeast, and Budding Yeast - It is one of the major types of yeast used in the brewing of beer.
Aspergillus niger - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Used in cider and wine clarification. One of the most common causes of otomycosis (fungal ear infections), which can cause pain, temporary hearing loss and, in severe cases, damage to the ear canal and tympanic membrane.
Aspergillus oryzae - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - to saccharify rice, potatoes and grains for fermentation in the making of alcoholic beverages as huangjiu, sake, awamori and shochu.
Yogurt - milk products can be toxic to pets past the age of weaning.
Garlic is known to be toxic to cats and dogs.
Oats, barley and other grains are toxic to cats.
The misinformation and incompetence displayed in this material is astonishing. Unfortunately the Internet permits anyone to proclaim themselves a pet food expert.
Wysong is led by natural health doctors who have been developing nutritional products for the past 35 years. Thousands of veterinarians have used our products and we have almost 250 veterinary clinical consultants. Our success is entirely due to word of mouth due to the beneficial results people experience. Our products have been fed to tens of thousands of animals through multiple generations without ONE toxic event such as this libelous critic proclaims. http://www.wysong.net/testimonials.php.
That--actual experience with our products--should tell you all you need to know. Nevertheless, her outrageous claims will be briefly addressed:
1. Wysong ingredients are not by-products of beer and wine production. See: Healthier Grains. Also, Wysong does not use many of the ingredients she cites, but not for the reasons she puts forth.
Animal fat is the natural fat consumed by carnivores. There are nutritional factors within animal fat that are even cardioprotective and anticarcinogenic. They contain important essential fatty acids, fat-soluble vitamins and other fat-soluble nutrients valuable to carnivores. See: Lipid Nutrition.
Again, one must always keep in mind the aphorism: The dose makes the poison. Every ingredient can be shown to be toxic in one form or another and at one dose or another--even oxygen and water. That is why Dr. Wysong's Optimal Health Program recommends varying the diet. It is only when foods are eaten in high doses and continually that problems with components may occur.
It is a common practice now in the pet food industry to demonize various ingredients in order to create markets. This is a distraction to pet owners since there are far more important factors to consider in pet feeding. Please review our Don't Be Fooled section.
Also, consider signing up for our free program, The 100 Pet Health Truths. The 100 Pet Health Truths will equip you to become a discerning and educated pet owner. We have condensed Dr. Wysong's 30 years of health wisdom into 100 short and easy messages enhanced with fun graphics and videos. You will also receive coupons totaling $100 for free Wysong products interspersed throughout the program.
If you have any more questions, or need further clarification, please feel free to contact me via e-mail.