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Chicken Fat

Question:
I am tryting to find a product with a healthy fat source. My understanding is that added "chickenfat" is the spun off byproduct fat from poultry processing that may have sat for long periods of time and is then chemically processed. Not what I would want to feed to my dogs. If you have validated information otherwise, I would like to know. Since I would never buy Epigen with that ingredient in it.

Answer:
The word by-product has nothing to do with the nutritional value of a food. It only has to do with what is or is not tasteful for human whims. In the wild, the model for health, carnivores eat "by-products" every time they consume prey.

In a broad sense, "rendered," means any form of processing or human manipulation. In that sense, most ingredients and products in pet foods are rendered when making the final product. Wysong uses some ingredients, which have been processed (rendered) if these ingredients add superior nutritional qualities to the end product.

The only way to escape all rendering is to obtain wild prey and feed it raw.

As for validation, Wysong chicken fat comes from human grade, FDA and USDA inspected facilities and has been fed to hundreds of thousands of animals through multiple generations for over thirty years with decreased vet bills and long life being consistently reported. Some Wysong fed pets have lived into the unprecedented late twenties!

For more information on the ingredients in Wysong products, please see the learn section on the Wysong website: http://www.wysong.net/learn/.

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.


Question:
Does you Venison food have clarified chicken fat? I am looking for a food that will work for my dog with allergies. He has allergies to chicken but I hear that if the chicken fat is clarified it won't cause an allergic reaction.

Answer:
No, Wysong does not use clarified fat. Clarifying reduces nutrient quality. However, our chicken fat is not likely to cause an allergic reaction.

With regard to potential allergies, the only way to know is by test feeding. Processing changes allergens in foods and thus simply reading a label does not give certainty. Most pets supposedly allergic to one ingredient or another in Wysong, will show no reaction other than health if our diets are fed following the principles in the Optimal Health Program™. True allergies are also generally to a protein; fat is unlikely to be an allergen.

Also, attempting to treat allergies by removing an allergen, which is often impossible, solves only part of the problem. Focus needs to be redirected to feeding foods, which will enhance immune system health and prevent allergic reaction. Additionally, no food should be fed day in and day out. Variety is the key and prevention of toxicity and allergy.

Please follow this link for more information about allergies and pets: http://www.wysong.net/pet-health-and-nutrition/the-food-allergies-are-cured-myth.php.

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.