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FIV

Question:
Hi, I received my recent order for archetype and nurture, and my cats are crazy about them! However, I notice the warning about raw meats on the package and have concerns about feeding to my fiv + cat. I know raw meats can contain pathogens that his weakened immune system may not be able to fight off, but does tnt processing remove these risks? Also, does it need to be refrigerated?

Answer:
Yes you can feed any of the Wysong diets, including the raw diets to a FIV positive cat. Since the food is considered a raw food, we are required by government agencies to put a raw food safety disclaimer on the bag.

Wysong raw diets are shelf stable at room temperature, but the shelf life can be prolonged if refrigerated., or best, frozen

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Question:
Ok, I'm really confused. I just found this on his vet's website:

NO RAW FOODS
There are currently numerous fad diets involving raw foods for pets. It is crucial that one not succumb to these popular recommendations when it comes to the FIV+ cat. Uncooked foods, meats especially, can include parasites and pathogens that a cat with a normal immune system might be able to handle but an FIV+ cat might not. Stick to the major reputable cat food brands.

He has also been vomiting today, so maybe best not to risk it with the tnt processed raw food. Does wysong have a cooked food made from high-quality meat that he can try?

Answer:
Due to Wysong's highly concentrated, unique, natural nutritional formulation, animals that have been previously fed a commercial diet often have lower concentrations of the necessary digestive enzymes and probiotics needed to digest a more natural diet, such as Wysong, sometimes causing digestive upset in the beginning. It often takes time for their digestive tracts to rebuild these natural digestive tools. Patience is the key. Some animals take longer to adjust than others, which can be up to a month or more.

For help on transitioning to Wysong please follow this link to the Learn Section on the Wysong website: http://www.wysong.net/pet-health-and-nutrition/how-to-transition-to-wysong.php.

As an alternative, you could try the Epigen products which are not raw.

Please also see these articles about raw pet foods:

Should You Feed Raw To Your Pet?

Wysong Raw Pet Food Safety Features

Raw and Fresh Diets

Combining Raw With Wysong

Raw Pet Food Deceptions

The Case Against Raw Frozen Pet Foods

If you wish to try other high meat/protein foods, we would recommend the new Epigen™ (chicken, fish, venison and Epigen 90™) and the Au Jus™ canned diets.

If you are looking to boost the immune system of your cat, also consider Immulyn™ (supports immune health), as well as our Foundation Formulas, Wysong Salad™ (contains beneficial sulforaphanes found in cruciferous vegetables) and Wysong Wild Things™ (antioxidant fruits and vegetables).

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 35 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.