Grains

Customer
Wow, you people are way off base! Grains are the NUMBER ONE cause of allergies!!!

You would be served well to change your formula to that of ORIJEN. Look it up and learn something, most MD's, Vets and even common knowledge and producers of Dog Food know.

Answer:
Thank you for your letter. Wysong is headed by Dr. Wysong and we are affiliated with over 300 Veterinary Clinical Consultants. Wysong has a 35 year history and has pioneered virtually every holistic and natural pet food innovation that promotes health. Our foods have been fed to hundreds of thousands of animals through multiple generations. The results are health, not disease (see http://www.wysong.net/testimonials.php). We are neither inexperienced nor naive.

We do not disagree that grains can cause allergy...but so can any other ingredient, particularly if fed relentlessly. There is no controlled scientific study proving that grains are the "number one allergen", only perpetuated myth and lore. Please note the following:

"...Diagnosis requires dietary elimination-challenge trials and cannot be made on the basis of clinical signs, routine clinicopathological data, serum antigen-specific IgE assay, gastroscope food sensitivity testing or gastrointestinal biopsy..." Guliford, W. Grant, et al. Food Sensitivity in Cats with Chronic Idopathic Gatrointestinal Problems. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 15 (1), 7-13, 2008. In other words, there is no way to determine the tolerance to a food by merely evaluating an ingredient label.

We have formulated over 100 animal foods and supplements with a range of ingredients, including those that contain no grains, to permit people to maximize pet health with rotation and variety.

Information in the 14 books Dr. Wysong has written, our websites www.wysong.net, and www.wysongpethealth.net, www.wysongepigen.net), and the 100 Pet Health Truths will clarify why just a focus on grains is not the path to health.