Yes, our doctors are aware of these arguments.
Citric acid is used in conjunction with other ingredients to form our antioxidant system, Oxherphol™. It is used in miniscule amounts that could not conceivably lead to any health problems, but only benefits. The oxidation and free radical dangers it helps prevents far outweighs any imagined problems it could pose. Please remember, the dose makes the poison. Any substance, even water and oxygen, are toxic in high enough dosage.
With regard to fat, we try to emulate the natural diet of carnivores.
Please review our Optimal Health Program
. If you follow those principles, and do not feed any single food meal after meal, and keep down the carbohydrates (starches), you will have the best chance against gastric volvulus/dilatation.
Our new product, Epigen™, that contains no starch and is almost 70% meat, will be a great alternative meal to work into your feeding program. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter
so you can be alerted when that is available.
Thank you for your letter. We are very sorry for your loss.
Wysong uses citric acid as a part of its Oxherphol antioxidant system. As such it is incorporated at micro amounts. There is no evidence whatsoever that this could cause harm, but only benefit. Wysong's 30 years of experience feeding tens of thousands of animals through multiple generations bears this out. There is no controlled scientific evidence that citric acid at levels used to prevent fat oxidation causes gastric torsion.
If you wish to moisten food, just add water. Remember the important principle of variety and rotation. Be sure to follow the Optimal Health Program™ for best success against any potential health condition. (http://wysong.net/wohp/
Again, there is no good scientific evidence proving that the position of the head at feeding causes bloat.
Please study the Optimal Health Program™ carefully and follow it as best you can (http://wysong.net/wohp/
). That is the best path to health and prevention of conditions such as this.